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Design Boot Camp

Wed. 13 Jul, 2011 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Are you struggling with a necklace or pin design? Do you have great polymer or PMC ideas that end up being just so-so jewelry? It doesn’t have to be that hard. In this exciting, stimulating workshop you will learn basic design principles that will shorten your learning curve and help you make better jewelry. There are many hands on experiments and tricks of the trade to help you out of sticky design situations. Bring your jewelry and spend time learning to analyze and critique your work in a safe and open environment. Learn how to bring intention and awareness to your design process and bring out what you really want to say. Once you have the tools of basic design and develop your “critical eye”, you will be making your best jewelry ever. Instructor: Loretta Lam Date: Wednesday, July 13 Level: All Min # of Students: 10 Max # of Students: 25 Price: $105.oo US Prerequisites: None To register and receive a complete supplies list, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakf261e98eaa94e6e63b8e9e872d1f8681').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyf261e98eaa94e6e63b8e9e872d1f8681 = 'trinkets' + '@'; addyf261e98eaa94e6e63b8e9e872d1f8681 = addyf261e98eaa94e6e63b8e9e872d1f8681 + 'lorettalam' + '.' + 'com?subject=Design%20Boot%20Camp%20Class'; var addy_textf261e98eaa94e6e63b8e9e872d1f8681 = 'Loretta via e-mail';document.getElementById('cloakf261e98eaa94e6e63b8e9e872d1f8681').innerHTML += ''+addy_textf261e98eaa94e6e63b8e9e872d1f8681+''; .

Bevy of Rings

Wed. 13 Jul, 2011 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  Learn how to construct a variety of rings using Polymer Clay, decorate one with a few slices from your existing canes. We will also learn how to make Watermelon Ring using Mokume Gane and a Faux metal ring with twists and stitches. You will have a chance to view my entire collection of 365 rings from the Ring a Day project and discover the endless possibilities of Polymer Clay combined other media. A total of 3 rings will be made and finished Q&A plus additional demos at the end of the session Instructor: Ponsawan Silapiruti Date: Wednesday, July 13 Level: All Min # of Students: 3 Max # of Students: 10 Price: $95.oo US Prerequisites: None Special Tools: Wrench sockets Other Supplies: Clay and wire for the rings will be provided. Bring your own canes to decorate the rings and share. Small scale sculpting techniques will be taught. Bring small tools, needle nose pilers, small wire cutter, a small table lamp and magnifying glass, etc. To register and receive a complete supplies list, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak3d119803beed517b1b38c6be578f89d4').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy3d119803beed517b1b38c6be578f89d4 = 'silastones' + '@'; addy3d119803beed517b1b38c6be578f89d4 = addy3d119803beed517b1b38c6be578f89d4 + 'aol' + '.' + 'com?Subject=Rings%20Class'; var addy_text3d119803beed517b1b38c6be578f89d4 = 'Ponsawan via e-mail';document.getElementById('cloak3d119803beed517b1b38c6be578f89d4').innerHTML += ''+addy_text3d119803beed517b1b38c6be578f89d4+''; .

Bettina Welker: Hinged Bracelets

Wed. 13 Jul, 2011 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bettina is a German graphic designer who has also worked as a jewelry designer and polymer clay artist since 2003. She is a co-founder of the German polymer clay group and works as executive director and spokesperson for international liaisons for the group. Bettina  was asked a few questions about this class and here is what she had to say…. Hinged Bracelet Why did you choose to teach this class? There are many beginner’s and intermediate level classes out there, most of them technique oriented. There is not much really new left to develop or teach – technique-wise, that is. So I wanted to develop a really advanced project class for some time now. I learned that many students prefer project classes over techniques because they go home with a finished piece of jewelry, which they can proudly wear and show off;) Knowing that bracelets are very en vogue these days, this class seemed to be a perfect fit. What do you expect the students to get from this class? I’m thinking that this class will give my students a hint of how to work as exact and neatly as possible to achieve a perfectly shaped and finished piece of jewelry. This elaborate kind of bracelet will only work and stand out if it’s built with accurateness. If you could share one thing about your journey as an artist what would it be? I’m really thankful for the support and encouragement the PC community gave me from the first day I worked with polymer clay. Without this ongoing support I’d probably never have taken the leap into being a polymer artist and especially into teaching. Teaching is very rewarding for me – nothing compares to the thankfulness of happy and satisfied students:) For clay newcomers, what would be your best advice? Keep your eyes wide open. Inspiration is everywhere. And of course: Try everything, check out techniques, experiment with the medium, take classes (live, online or from books/DVDs) and practice as much as you can to find your voice with this fabulous art medium. To register and receive a complete supplies list, please refer to this page. Cost: • 125 USD (workshop kit included)

IPCA Biennal Retreat 2011

Wed. 13 Jul, 2011 4:00 pm - Sat. 16 Jul, 2011 4:00 pm
The official IPCA sponsored Retreat in Chicago Illinois. Refer to this article for more information. Click here to register.
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