Upcoming Classes

SOLD OUT

Meisha Barbee’s “Design with Optical Extrusions (Illusions)” Class

If you would like to be put on the waiting list email
Kathy Hepburn (classinfo@sdpcg.com.

Don’t Miss This Two Day Class
with the Award Winning…Meisha Barbee

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, 2019 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM,
WHERE: Northminster Presbyterian Church, Youth Room
4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE: Beginner, Intermediate, and up
CLASS SIZE: Minimum 10 – Maximum 20
COST: $175 Members; $195 Non-members
(Clay included courtesy of Polyform; free parking; local food franchises or BYO lunch)
MATERIALS LIST: click for Meisha’s Optical Extrusions Materials List. Clay provided by Sculpey

A class with Meisha Barbee is inspiring. Known for her pleasing color palettes, intricate designs, and dynamic compositions in wearable art, Meisha shares her many techniques for students to create personal designs unique to their own sensibility.

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.

On the first day, students will make an array of small canes in a pleasing color palette to be used creating the finished pendant. This will include using an extruder to create some elements. The second day of the class will focus on constructing the pendant. Meisha will share her simple construction and finishing techniques, so every student should go home with a finished work they can be proud of.

REGISTRATION
SDPCG MEMBERS have priority registration until SEPTEMBER 1st. Members will receive another email which will contain a secret password which will allow ONLY MEMBERS to fill out the form up to this date.

NON-MEMBERS may register AFTER SEPTEMBER 1ST. At that time the Member password question will be removed.

Don’t delay or you may lose your chance to learn from one of polymer clay’s master of color and design. After you fill out the form you will get a confirmation email with a payment link via Pay Pal.

Here’s the REGISTRATION FORM. Click it.

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.

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

OUT OF TOWN VISITORS:
Hotels close to the class venue with easy access and relatively reasonable rates.
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, Wyndam San Diego North, 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd. San Diego, 858-278-0800
Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Central, 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd. San Diego, 858-573-0700


SOLD OUT – syndee’s 3 Ring Circus

If you would like to be put on the waiting list email
Kathy Hepburn (classinfo@sdpcg.com.

WHEN:   Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 2019  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM,  
WHERE:  Northminster Presbyterian Church, Youth Room
4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE:    Beginner, Intermediate, and up   
CLASS SIZE:  Minimum 10 – Maximum 16
COST:   $120
(Clay included courtesy of Polyform; free parking; local food franchises or BYO lunch)
MATERIALS LIST: click for syn’s Three Ring Circus Materials

A class with syndee holt is non-stop fun – trying many techniques and learning what interests you most.  syndee’s wide and deep knowledge of polymer clay trends and techniques, her “hot off the design and production line” connection with Polyform, and her playful approach to teaching make this two day class a full-on learning adventure.   

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!

The three rings of the circus will focus on techniques more than project-based learning.  The photos are examples of strategies demonstrated and applied in each “ring”. 

Ring 1:  Sculpey Tool Roundup
syndee will show you all the weird little tips and things she’s worked out with some of these tools.  It’s quick, and she’s been told its (clay) life changing!

Ring 2:  Surface Treatments
Let’s get dirty!  Gelli plates and transfers? Silkscreens? DONE! Got alcohol pens?  Colored pencils? Let’s color!  Paints? Did someone mention paints?  Yes – we can explore them all!

Ring 3:  The Liquid Lab
Let’s remove the veil of mystery that surrounds Liquid Sculpey (LS)!  Using LS and silicone molds, mix-ins, using LS clear as a glaze – and making friends with a heat gun!

REGISTRATION:
The class is now full. Please contact Kathy Hepburn (classinfo@sdpcg.com. Let her know that you’d like to be put on the waiting list.

After you fill it out you will get a confirmation email with a payment link via PayPal.  SDPCG Members have priority registration until APRIL 8th then the class is open to non-members. Don’t delay or you may lose your chance to learn from one of polymer clay’s innovators. 

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.  

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


It’s a SoCal Collaboration! 
Don’t Miss Taking a Class
(one, or two, or three) with
Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg

Lynne Anne Schwarzenberg is one of the masters of polymer caning and composition and is coming to California.  While she’s “in the neighborhood” we’d like to offer some classes! 

Just in case you want to skip all the details and go to sign up, here’s the San Diego Classes

REGISTRATION FORM

ALL THE DETAILS…

The San Diego Polymer Clay Guild and the Orange County Polymer Clay Guild are cooperating to make three of Lynne Ann’s classes available from:
Friday, April 5th thru Sunday, April 7th, 2019 By doing so, members of both guilds and other clayers can participate in one, two, or all three classes  Two classes will be held in the San Diego location at Northminster Presbyterian Church and one class will be held in the Orange County location at the Piecemakers Country Store.  Please Note: Class offerings and registration information listed separately by guild and location below.  Read all the information and choose your class(es)!

Take two classes in San Diego for a discounted price! See the details below and pricing under Registration for San Diego Guild Classes information



Classes Sponsored by the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild,
At the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Youth Room
4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

HOORAY FOR POLYWOOD!

  • Friday, April 5th from 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Level of Experience: Confident beginner and Up
  • Cost:  $95 ($90 plus $5 materials fee)
  • Premo Clay provided by Polyform (they also manufacture Souffle and lots of other cool stuff) 
  • Get your  Polywood Materials List HERE

Fauxwood was one of the first things Lynne Ann made with polymer clay, and in the past 25 years, she’s spent countless hours getting it down to a science…and now you can learn all the “little secrets” in her faux wood technique that has even fooled woodworkers (briefly, she admits!)

You’ll learn several recipes for certain types of wood, texturing, manipulating the grain (tight vs loose, direction, even the occasional knot in the wood), cutting, patterning, constructing marquetry type designs and finishing properly.  Students can expect to make several shades of faux wood and a pin, pendant or set of earrings.  You won’t believe how simple this realistic Poly-Wood technique can be!

PICTURE PERFECT BUDS CLASS

  • Saturday, April 6th from 10 AM to 6 PM.
  • Level of Experience: Confident beginner and Up
  • Cost: $95 ($90 plus $5 materials fee)
  • Premo Clay provided by Polyform  (please thank syndee Holt for all her efforts on behalf of the Guild. And ask her to pass it on to this generous manufacturer)
  • Get your Picture Perfect Buds Materials List HERE

Learn to use polymer clay canes to create gorgeous, realistic or Avatar-like supernatural pods and buds! We’ll make a beautifully shaded petal cane, create these awesome little buds that work great as beads, earrings, pendants and more.  Learn to form, reduce and manipulate the petal cane, construct a realistic looking pod and add sculptural elements like twisted calyx points.  Learn to antique and shade the pods for more realism and finally, the best way to finish the piece without all the tedious sanding!
Please note: This picture demonstrates an assortment of pods, but students will be making just one petal cane and a couple of pods due to time constraints.  However, each student will make enough cane to swap pieces with the others so that they can make several other pods with the techniques they’ve learned.

REGISTRATION for San Diego Guild Classes
Opens March 11, 2019

Take two classes in San Diego and save $10!

After you fill out 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. 

MEMORIAL FUND: 
There will not be a drawing for one reduced price entry for these classes. Instead, the Memorial Funds will go towards the cost of the room. That makes the classes more affordable for more people. 

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. 

SDPCG Class REGISTRATION FORM



Earrings, Earrings, Earrings!

Class Sponsored by the Orange County Polymer Clay Guild

Piecemaker’s Country Store
1720 Adam’s Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Earrings, Earrings, Earrings!
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019 from  10:00 AM t0 5:00 PM
  • Level of experience: Confident beginner and up, some caning experience useful
  • Cost: $75 for the class, and $10 for a kit of filigree and findings, Total cost $85

In this fabrication class, Lynne will spend some time teaching some of her caning techniques and you may bring some of your own if you have them.  You will use your own or Lynne Ann’s canes to create delicate layered earrings that combine petals and leaves with Swarovski crystal and metal components. Learn to combine canes with small filigree pieces as well. Please note this class USES canes, and making canes in class will be limited.  

For questions, contact Jill Kollmann at 714-785-5834 for and questions and email her at mkollmann@att.net to express interest and get on the list to receive the materials list.  Checks for payment, made payable to Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg can be mailed to Jill at 11157 McGee River Circle, Fountain Valley, CA


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).