Upcoming Classes

Don’t Miss These Classes with Carol Blackburn: “Retro-Mod Pendants and Pins” & “Art Deco Lidded Pots”

February 1 – 3, 2019 in Sunny San Diego, California

The holidays are close and your loved ones are worrying about what gift to give you. Make it easy for them. Print out this email and “accidentally” leave it where they will be sure to see it. 

A class with Carol Blackburn is fun and surprising.  Her use of color, playful designs and surprising techniques for creating patterns are a special treat.  Carol is an excellent teacher, an inventive artist, and a precise “builder” of polymer clay jewelry and sculptural forms.

Class #1: Retro Mod Pendants & Pins

TEMPORARY HOLD! Only 1 Seat Left!

As of 5:31am Dec. 27, 2018.

HERE’S THE LINK TO THE REGISTRATION FORM

After you complete the Registration Form you will get a confirmation email with a payment link via PayPal. Don’t delay or you may lose your chance to learn from one of polymer clay’s masters.

The subject line of the email will be, “SDPCG – Here’s your Carol Blackburn Class(es) Registration & Payment Link“.  It should arrive in your email within 4 hours. If you don’t see it, do a search of your emails. It may have landed in your spam folder. 

If you fill out the registration form and get an OUT OF STOCK note when trying to pay, the class is full. Email kshepburn@gmail.com to be put on the waiting list

WHEN:   Friday, February 1, 2019  9:30 AM – 5:30 PM,
WHERE:  Marina Village Special Event & Conference Center:  Room E1
1936 Quivera Way, San Diego, CA 92109 (near Sea World)
Phone: 619-222-1620, www.MarinaVillage.net  (see site map for room location below)
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE:   Confident Beginner, Intermediate, and up
CLASS SIZE:  Minimum 10 – Maximum 25
COST:  Members: $115;  Non -Members: $135
(FIMO clay included courtesy of Staedtler USA; free parking; onsite deli or BYO lunch)
MATERIALS LIST: click for Retro Mod Pendants and Pins

In this workshop, students will make hollow free-form shapes and use blends and patterned polymer veneers to create colorful pendants and pins.

Students will learn blend making, an unusual but quick cane pattern, and an easily made striped sheet.  They will discover techniques for making large, lightweight hollow forms.  The construction for the pendant and pin are similar but the pendant can be finished with an extruded coil bail and the pin has a pinback fixed to its back.

Each student’s finished piece will be unique because of their personal choice of colors, shapes, and pattern variations.

Class #2: Art Deco Lidded Pots

SOLD OUT!

As of 12:49pm Dec. 16, 2018.

Want to be put on our Waiting List? Email kshepburn@gmail.com.


WHEN:   Saturday and Sunday, February 2nd and 3rd, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
WHERE:  Marina Village Special Event & Conference Center:  Room E1
1936 Quivera Way, San Diego, CA 92109 (near Sea World)
Phone: 619-222-1620, www.MarinaVillage.net  (see site map for room location below)

LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE:   Confident Beginner, Intermediate, and up
CLASS SIZE:  Minimum 10 – Maximum 25
COST:  Members: $235;  Non -Members: $255
(FIMO clay included courtesy of Staedtler USA; free parking; onsite deli or BYO lunch)
MATERIALS LIST: for Blackburn Pots Class

In this two-day workshop, students will make a colorful lidded box using just a few blended colors of polymer.  Students will learn the construction of the box, starting with a cardboard form and then making the base shape and the lid out of scrap clay.  While the base shape is baking, we will create the patterned sheets using her “Missoni” inspired zig zag patterns plus a simple stripe sheet.  These patterns will form the main patterned area of the box.  There will be several bakings during the construction of the box at which time other components will be made.  The lid will end with a fun twizzle top or left plain as desired.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 
Please review the guild’s cancellation policy at the end of the registration form before completing your class registration and making your payment.

ROOM LOCATION FOR CLASS:

If you have questions not answered in the material accessible from the website link in the preceding paragraphs, email Kathy Hepburn (classinfo@sdpcg.com).



SOLD OUT

Email classinfo@sdpcg.com to be put on the Waiting List. If an enrolled student has to cancel, Kathy will contact those on the Waiting List in requesting order.

Helen Breil “Mad About Bowls” – for SDPCG Members ONLY

Don’t Miss A Unique Learning Experience:
Helen Breil’s Mad About Bowls Workshop
Facilitated by Kathy Hepburn and a Conversation with Helen Breil

WHEN:   Saturday, December 15th, 2018  Doors open 8:30 AM; Class 9:00- 4:30 PM  (before the Guild’s Holiday Party)
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE:   Confident/Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and up
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Purchase of Helen’s Mad About Bowls video (included with class fee). Please note:  Cost adjusted at registration for those who already own the video.
MATERIALS LIST: Click HERE
CLASS SIZE:  Minimum 10; Maximum 20.
COST:   $30  (includes video) plus cost of materials

HOW TO REGISTER: All paid members will receive an email invitation that contains a link to the class registration form and payment method.

  • Have you admired Helen Breil’s meticulous work in polymer clay?
  • Are you amazed by her unique and enchanting sense of style and design?
  • Would you like to learn from her precise and clear instructions by video and written materials and share the experience with others?

Join this unique group learning experience facilitated by Kathy Hepburn, using video and written materials created by Helen, and a live video link with Helen to ask questions, receive input and guidance, and show off your own “madness” about bowls.

In this class participants will create one of Helen’s three charming bowls portrayed in the picture above.   We will be creating the rectangular bowl (on the right in the picture) which, when finished, measures 4 x 2.25 x 1 inches.  In the future, you can enlarge the diagrams to make a larger size AND create the other two, somewhat more complicated bowls.

The learning process for this class has been described as “watch-do, watch-do”. The teacher will be Helen herself via her video/demo, with students watching as a group and then taking next steps in the creative process with support from Kathy as a facilitator.

Participants will purchase OR must already own Helen’s online class. As a participant, you will learn a simple way to create your own texture sheet, make a clay focal point for the bowl bottom, use a template and paper form to shape a rectangular shaped bowl and a base, and use paint and metallic highlights to enhance your design.

The “take home” is 1 texture sheet and 1 completed bowl.

Corliss Rose – Landscape Polymer Pendant Workshop

SOLD OUT

WHEN:   Saturday, July 28th, 2018; 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM,
WHERE: Holiday Inn Express, Encinitas/Cardiff, CA; 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, 760-944-0427  –  just off the Birmingham Exit of the 5, and across the parking lot from great Mexican fast food at El Pueblo – (our favorite buy-your-own lunch source)
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE:  Absolute Beginner, Intermediate, and up
CLASS SIZE:  Minimum 10, maximum 16 participants
COST: $106

SDPCG MEMBERS ONLY UNTIL JUNE 30

A class with Corliss Rose is a special treat.  Our neighbor in Orange County and a member of our guild, Corliss is an excellent and inventive teacher who draws on her experience as a metalsmith to add unique metal findings to any project.

To create these eye-catching pendants, participants will learn different and striking techniques for coloring on polymer clay with acrylic paint.  You’ll be using two simple shapes that will be combined to make beautiful pendants or brooches and matching earrings.  You will be shown how to permanently embed findings, distress/texture surfaces and do expert finishing.  No need to worry about precise cutting,  Your clay cuts do not have to be perfect, but your results will be!  Individual one-on-one time will also be available for questions concerning color, texture, and construction.

The “take home” is 1-2 pendants or brooches, and 1-2 sets of earrings.

REGISTRATION:
Fill out the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM and then you will be sent a confirmation email with a PayPal payment link.

THE SECRET PASSWORD
Copy and paste this 8 character string into the password field in the registration form:  xVA67u+A

If you’d been a member you would have gotten this information almost a month ago. Join SDPCG and get first chance to register for classes.

QUESTIONS?
If you have questions not answered in the material accessible from the website link in the preceding paragraphs, email Kathy Hepburn (kshepburn@gmail.com).

 

DEB HART – Rainbow Painterly Pixel Bangle

SOLD OUT

Deb Hart Pixel Bangle Demo

REGISTER & PAY NOW

When:   Sunday, June 24th, 2018; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, followed by an after-class lunch with Deb
Where: Holiday Inn Express, Encinitas/Cardiff, CA; 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, 760-944-0427  –  just off the Birmingham Exit of the 5, and across the parking lot from great Mexican fast food  at El Pueblo – (our favorite buy-your-own lunch source)
Level of Experience:  Confident Beginner, Intermediate, and up
Class Size: limited to 16 participants
Cost: $25

Registration and Payment Deadline is 11:59pm  June 20th

Since Deb Hart is already here in San Diego for her Faux Turquoise Sea Turtle Box class…she has offered to do a pop-up, mini-demo/class where she will demo one of her newest project tutorials recently featured on Polymer Clay Daily and available on her website. Join the class and stay for a casual lunch with Deb!

Watch the live demo; and “play along” to learn new skills and create the project.

Deb will demonstrate how to make a colorful rainbow painterly pixel bangle bracelet, including how to make a set of pixel canes using custom rainbow blends; how to create and make tube bead blanks; and how to use the pixel canes to create this colorful bangle.

Participants can complete their project on their own using Deb’s PDF tutorial.  All participants will receive a discount code to purchase their own copy of the project PDF tutorial from her website for a reduced price of $5 (usually $15).

WHAT TO BRING:
A materials list will be sent to registered participants in advance of the class. But at at minimum you will need:

  • An Extruder
  • Square clay extruder disk
  • Clay core extruder adapter
  • Clay
  • Work surface
  • Pasta machine.

SKILL LEVEL:
The canes and  blends are beginner skill level and require basic cane reduction knowledge.  Participants will come away with a “how to” knowledge base, but may not be able to complete the project within the mini demo/class time-frame.

REGISTRATION: (https://goo.gl/forms/bffuPma8t7IvgWjz2)

If you have questions not answered in the material accessible from the website link in the preceding paragraphs, email Kathy Hepburn (kshepburn@gmail.com).