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Sun. 10 Jul, 2011

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Mon. 11 Jul, 2011

Go Organic

Mon. 11 Jul, 2011 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ronna is teaching two different classes at the IPCA retreat pre-classes. She is teaching Pod Necklace and Go Organic with Polymer Clay . She was asked a few questions about the classes and here is what she had to say…. Pod Necklace Why did you choose to teach this class? Students get to learn so many techniques when they learn these simple pods, and they also get an opportunity to make a project that they will (probably) finish in class. Plus, of course, they’re fun to wear — as pendants, as brooches, reduced into tiny earrings … and more. What do you expect the students to get from this class? Students will learn about texture and color, about how to combine texture and color, how to work in multiple layers, design considerations around “physics” as well as the aesthetics. They will also get inspiration in the whole idea-to-design-to-construction process. If you could share one thing about your journey as an artist what would it be? Every mistake and misshapen piece of yuck that you design is part of the process of achieving art. Each step informs the next in your journey. For clay newcomers, what would be your best advice? Play around! Polymer clay is so affordable, you can give yourself freedom to experiment and goof around. Go Organic with Polymer Clay Why did you choose to teach this class? I love organic jewelry! The only thing more fun than making it is teaching others how to do it too. What do you expect the students to get from this class? I’ve found that students are often hungry to make the leap from following instructions for specific projects to finding their own voice in polymer clay, but they don’t have the confidence to move forward on their own. By combining lots of instruction in specific techniques with guidance about how to then take those techniques to new places, students are able to empowered and liberated. 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('cloak0d26bbc3ba62af320129627f1d71aa5d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy0d26bbc3ba62af320129627f1d71aa5d = 'ronnaround' + '@'; addy0d26bbc3ba62af320129627f1d71aa5d = addy0d26bbc3ba62af320129627f1d71aa5d + 'comcast' + '.' + 'net?subject=Organic%20Clay%20Class'; var addy_text0d26bbc3ba62af320129627f1d71aa5d = 'Ronna via e-mail';document.getElementById('cloak0d26bbc3ba62af320129627f1d71aa5d').innerHTML += ''+addy_text0d26bbc3ba62af320129627f1d71aa5d+''; .

Making it Big!

Mon. 11 Jul, 2011 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Do you want to make fabulous art jewelry that is dramatic, lightweight, comfortable and gorgeous? Does the idea of “going big” make you weak in the knees? Join Loretta in this fun-filled exploration of construction techniques and fine craftsmanship for the creation of big, beautiful beads. Try new and different lightweight core materials, make armatures, and learn hollow-form construction. Whether you like round, organic or geometric forms, once you know how to create large, lightweight elements your imagination will soar with the possibilities. Instructor: Loretta Lam Date: Monday, July 11 & Tuesday, July 12 (2 days) Level: Intermediate Min # of Students: 10 Max # of Students: 20 Price: $200.oo US Kit: $7.00 US Prerequisites: A good basic skill set with polymer. Special Tools: Loretta will have everything “extra” in a kit but will also provide a list for those who have their own supplies to bring. 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('cloakf5bbceef29d16aa8e25503f74853ea95').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyf5bbceef29d16aa8e25503f74853ea95 = 'trinkets' + '@'; addyf5bbceef29d16aa8e25503f74853ea95 = addyf5bbceef29d16aa8e25503f74853ea95 + 'lorettalam' + '.' + 'com?subject=Making%20it%20Big%20Class'; var addy_textf5bbceef29d16aa8e25503f74853ea95 = 'Loretta via e-mail';document.getElementById('cloakf5bbceef29d16aa8e25503f74853ea95').innerHTML += ''+addy_textf5bbceef29d16aa8e25503f74853ea95+''; .

Tue. 12 Jul, 2011

Making it Big!

Tue. 12 Jul, 2011 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Do you want to make fabulous art jewelry that is dramatic, lightweight, comfortable and gorgeous? Does the idea of “going big” make you weak in the knees? Join Loretta in this fun-filled exploration of construction techniques and fine craftsmanship for the creation of big, beautiful beads. Try new and different lightweight core materials, make armatures, and learn hollow-form construction. Whether you like round, organic or geometric forms, once you know how to create large, lightweight elements your imagination will soar with the possibilities. Instructor: Loretta Lam Date: Monday, July 11 & Tuesday, July 12 (2 days) Level: Intermediate Min # of Students: 10 Max # of Students: 20 Price: $200.oo US Kit: $7.00 US Prerequisites: A good basic skill set with polymer. Special Tools: Loretta will have everything “extra” in a kit but will also provide a list for those who have their own supplies to bring. 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('cloaka357db9f0d3e56ea016b6e9935411396').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya357db9f0d3e56ea016b6e9935411396 = 'trinkets' + '@'; addya357db9f0d3e56ea016b6e9935411396 = addya357db9f0d3e56ea016b6e9935411396 + 'lorettalam' + '.' + 'com?subject=Making%20it%20Big%20Class'; var addy_texta357db9f0d3e56ea016b6e9935411396 = 'Loretta via e-mail';document.getElementById('cloaka357db9f0d3e56ea016b6e9935411396').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta357db9f0d3e56ea016b6e9935411396+''; .

Circular Celtic Style Scarf Pin

Tue. 12 Jul, 2011 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop participants will create polymer sheets decorated with screen printed designs, textured with laser cut photo polymer plates and patterned with multi-colored extruded shapes. These sheets will then be cut and re-formed into a circular scarf pin with a decorative cap on the stab pin. These polymer sheets make great inserts for metal clay. This workshop would be a wonderful addition to the technical toolbox of metal clay artists. Instructor: Mari O’Dell Date: Tuesday, July 12 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) Level: Intermediate Min # of Students: 6 Max # of Students: 12 Price: $100.oo US Kit: $25.00 US Prerequisites: An open mind and generous spirit Special Tools: If you have an ACE one inch extruder or a M (Artway larger extruder) extruder with small barrel insert, bring it along. Task light, pasta machine. 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('cloak22b557344422ddb2249bc6afa9daef21').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy22b557344422ddb2249bc6afa9daef21 = 'Juanymari' + '@'; addy22b557344422ddb2249bc6afa9daef21 = addy22b557344422ddb2249bc6afa9daef21 + 'aol' + '.' + 'com?subject=Celtic%20Pin%20Class'; var addy_text22b557344422ddb2249bc6afa9daef21 = 'Mari via e-mail';document.getElementById('cloak22b557344422ddb2249bc6afa9daef21').innerHTML += ''+addy_text22b557344422ddb2249bc6afa9daef21+''; .

Pod Necklace

Tue. 12 Jul, 2011 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to make beautiful pod necklaces. Along the way, youll learn how to form, texture, blend, carve, antique and marble polymer clay. Since this class will cover a variety of techniques, each student will emerge with an original, unique creation. Beginners can use this class as an introduction to polymer clay, and experienced polymer clay enthusiasts will learn new tricks. Techniques for incorporating PMC into pod necklaces will also be covered. Students will also learn how to adapt the pod technique to bracelets, brooches, rings and earrings. Clay supplies for this class are being provided by Polyform Products Company. Instructor: Ronna Sarvas Weltman Date: Tuesday, July 12 ( 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) Level: All Min # of Students: 10 Max # of Students: 25 Price: $100.oo US Prerequisites: None Special Tools: Along with the usual polymer clay tools/materials, students should bring one standard-sized light bulb and at least one smaller light bulb. 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('cloak34db4a1e4ded103457c6315928d5ce72').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy34db4a1e4ded103457c6315928d5ce72 = 'ronnaround' + '@'; addy34db4a1e4ded103457c6315928d5ce72 = addy34db4a1e4ded103457c6315928d5ce72 + 'comcast' + '.' + 'net?subject=Organic%20Clay%20Class'; var addy_text34db4a1e4ded103457c6315928d5ce72 = 'Ronna via e-mail';document.getElementById('cloak34db4a1e4ded103457c6315928d5ce72').innerHTML += ''+addy_text34db4a1e4ded103457c6315928d5ce72+''; .

Wed. 13 Jul, 2011

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('cloakff985362c945162512483097cb4e7a17').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyff985362c945162512483097cb4e7a17 = 'trinkets' + '@'; addyff985362c945162512483097cb4e7a17 = addyff985362c945162512483097cb4e7a17 + 'lorettalam' + '.' + 'com?subject=Design%20Boot%20Camp%20Class'; var addy_textff985362c945162512483097cb4e7a17 = 'Loretta via e-mail';document.getElementById('cloakff985362c945162512483097cb4e7a17').innerHTML += ''+addy_textff985362c945162512483097cb4e7a17+''; .

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('cloakc2e3badeb3c6178e36cea0aed9177b5e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyc2e3badeb3c6178e36cea0aed9177b5e = 'silastones' + '@'; addyc2e3badeb3c6178e36cea0aed9177b5e = addyc2e3badeb3c6178e36cea0aed9177b5e + 'aol' + '.' + 'com?Subject=Rings%20Class'; var addy_textc2e3badeb3c6178e36cea0aed9177b5e = 'Ponsawan via e-mail';document.getElementById('cloakc2e3badeb3c6178e36cea0aed9177b5e').innerHTML += ''+addy_textc2e3badeb3c6178e36cea0aed9177b5e+''; .

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 Polyclaykunst.de 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.

Thu. 14 Jul, 2011

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.

Fri. 15 Jul, 2011

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.

Sat. 16 Jul, 2011

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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