Click HERE to register for this fun Zoom workshop with a leading polymer clay artist and teacher.
It’s been a stressful year – and this fun class is sure to make you smile – maybe even laugh out loud! Capture character-rich critters using simple canes and your imagination. Make pins, pendants, earrings, necklaces, or a frame-able portrait of crazy birds, cats, and dogs. But most of all – have fun!
Join us for a seminar and presentation by guest artist Laura Tabakman. Laura will provide a live look at her use of translucent clay, translucent and colored canes, and other elements to create botanical sculptures (some wearable!). Learn about what inspires her work, her work process, and her approach to art installations. She will also present a slide show that will expand your view of polymer clay art and its place in galleries.
$25 for members
$30 for non-members
A portion of the ticket price goes to support the Guild’s ongoing expenses.
Laura Tabakman is a fiber artist and a polymer clay artist with an inventive approach to combining materials and techniques to create jewelry, mixed media sculptures, and art installations.
She has a passion for experimenting and working with different approaches to these materials – especially those that are sheer and translucent. Her personal work and creative process with polymer clay is mesmerizing – making you wonder…”How did she think of that?” and, “How did she do that?”
In addition to her own art, she is perhaps best known in the worldwide clay community as one of the lead artists/curators of the 2017 international collaborative exhibition, Into the Forest.
She is an award-winning studio artist, whose work has been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally and has been featured in books and magazines.
Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Northminster Presbyterian Church, Youth Room 4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117
Dayle Doroshow is a Mixed media/ Polymer clay artist and owner of design studio Zingaro, Stamp of Distinction in California. She trained in traditional ceramics at Riverside Bell Tower Pottery program and the Columbia University Extension program in New York City and sold her pottery in Greenwich Village shops.
Her jewelry, home decor, ethnic figures, and handcrafted books can be seen at art shows and galleries on the West Coast. In 2012 her work was acquired and shown at our own Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego.
Folded papers and books have been around since ancient times. With single sheets of paper, a bone folder, your hands and your imagination come explore a cornucopia of unique folded designs. These pieces of paper will blossom into effective pieces to communicate your message and art. This spirited hands-on workshop will guide you through at least ten fun, folded designs to use for books, cards, altered books and journals, brochures, invitations, and more. The book covers will be made of polymer clay and embellished with an assortment of polymer clay techniques.
In this workshop we will explore the three-dimensional world of sculptural books, triptychs and standing screens. Using polymer clay, papers, fabric, and personal treasures, we’ll create and layer images and text to tell a story, evoke a mood, or simply create something beautiful. Polymer clay techniques will include transfers, layering and collaging with translucent clays, several surface techniques and the successful integration of mixed media with polymer clay. We will bind the sculptural books with a text block of unusual papers. Triptychs and screens will be hinged and can be used as luminescent candle screens, wall pieces or standing sculptures. Leave the workshop with fresh ideas and techniques to incorporate into your personal style.
Friday and Saturday, October 25-26 2019 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
You’ll learn how to design & create 3D optical illusions by assembling polymer extrusions. Students will create a pendant composed of many elements that result in an integrated and beautiful work of art. Students will be encouraged to bring their own personality to the work by applying their unique color palette and design. Meisha will provide color consultation to those students who request it. For more details CLICK THIS LINK.
Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 2019.Two days. 3 different “rings” of polymer clay goodness:
Ring 1: Sculpey Tool Roundup
Ring 2: Surface Treatments
Ring 3: The Liquid Lab
In this “creative riot” of a workshop, students will have the opportunity to try new tools and multiple techniques. And if you want to make a “left turn” to make it your own, syndee says, “FINE!” Of course there will be bracelets! Of course there will be the KC Stripper technique! Of course there will be anything else new she’s come up with and is willing to share!