Artful Afternoons in Annandale

Join me for one or all of this series of polymer clay workshops. Learn valuable tips, tricks and techniques for working with polymer clay. No previous experience necessary. Leave with a completed project, inspiration for future projects, and an enhanced understanding of your artistic self. Please email me for registration details


  • Rainbow Pens Saturday October 20th, 2007 1-4
  • Fall Leaves Saturday November 17th, 2007 1-4
  • Painted Layers Pendant Saturday December 15th, 2007 1-4
  • Wearable Chocolate Saturday January 19th, 2008 1-4
  • Glistening Brooches Saturday February 16th, 2008 1-4
  • Petal Lei Saturday April 19th, 2008 1-4
  • Sizzling Stripes Saturday May 24th, 2008 1-4

These afternoons are designed to be both fun and stress free. No worries, no lugging equipment or scrambling to find everything on a supply list. Your class fee includes everything you need to complete the project. Lindly provides the work surfaces, pasta machines and the necessary tools. Classes are conveniently located two blocks inside the beltway. Register early. Class size is limited. $45 includes everything you will need to complete your project.

Rainbow Pens

Saturday October 20th, 2007 1-4 Upper Conference room

Although the techniques you will learn here sound like it, this class is NOT to be mistaken for a Japanese cooking class! In this session, you will learn how to make a tiger roll, a spiral roll-up and a rainbow zipper cane out of a polymer clay rainbow roll. You will use these polymer clay canes to cover a sumptuous set of ball point pens to use in your studio or give as gifts. Inspirational strategies for using these techniques to make jewelry or other artful objects will also be demonstrated.

Fall Leaves- Three Pins to Wear

Saturday November 17th, 2007 1-4 Upper Conference room

Take a break from raking leaves to make some leaves, You will learn how to mix the luxurious colors of fall- the russets, slates and olives- using polymer clay. Several exciting surface decoration options will be demonstrated. From these you can create your own unique brew to make a sheet of polymer clay that can be cut into a selection falling leaf pins to wear or give as gifts.

Painted Layers/ Sophisticated Metallic Pendant

Saturday December 15th, 2007 1-4 Upper conference room

Explore combining pearlized clay and alcohol based inks into a layered mokume block. This version of polymer clay mokume gane (an adaptation of an ancient Japanese metalworking technique) yields sleek, subtle patterning enhanced by the translucency of the inks and the chatoyance of the pearlized clay. You will make an elegant pendant that you wear home or give as a holiday gift.

Wearable Chocolate

Saturday January 19th, 2008 1-4 Upper conference room

Wearable chocolate is no-carb, fat-free and delightful to the eye. Using custom made molds and specific sculpting techniques, you will explore strategies for making evocative replications of your favorite chocolate, Learn how to mix convincing versions of milk, bittersweet and dark chocolate using polymer clay and to capture the maker’s marks of world class chocolateurs. Then have fun designing a sampler necklace or bracelet while learning valuable polymer clay techniques, tricks and tips.

Glistening Brooches/ Haunani Gane

Saturday February 16th, 2008 1-4 Upper conference room

“Haunani Gane” is a polymer clay adaptation of mokume gane an ancient Japanese layered metalworking technique. Glistening, gossamer, intriguing layers of polymer clay characterize this version invented by Lindly. You will learn the keys to color selection, how to tint translucent clay, how to make a mokume block and useful strategies for multi-layered constructions. You’ll also explore ways to manipulate the surface finish to accentuate the beautiful brooch you will create.

Synchronicity and Simplicity in Action= Petal Lei

Saturday April 19th, 2008 1-4 Upper conference room

Join Lindly Haunani, an acclaimed colorist- best known for her sensitive use of color AND her somewhat colorful sense of humor- for a fun and enlightening Artful Afternoon. Expand your repertoire of bead shapes to include petals, while learning exactly how to make this shape successfully using polymer clay strategies for combining canes and tweaking their profiles will be presented.

Learn how eccentric bead shapes can enhance or establish exciting stringing rhythms while experimenting with scale, proportion and emphasis. You will learn how to make a “perfect” Skinner blend that will be fashioned into a subtle shaded round blend that incorporates contrasts of hue, value and saturation. You will then use your “mother cane” to construct a set of petals that can be combined to fashion a beautiful Lei necklace. Come with your two magical hands and your sense of humor: be prepared to be amazed and leave with an enhanced sense of your artistic sense.

Sizzling Stripes/ Textile Inspirations

Saturday May 24th, 2008 1-4 Upper conference room

Join Lindly Haunani, a nationally recognized colorist for a fun and illuminating workshop. While you may know just what colors you like, exactly how to mix them, using them in harmonious combinations can be challenging. Learn how to add impact to your polymer clay work with increased color confidence. You will learn strategies for designing and mixing cohesive color schemes, including how to choose a level of saturation within your comfort zone.

You will learn the secret to making successful “skinny” skinners and use these to explore making several different “sizzling” stripe patterns as laminates. In addition to having fun, you will leave with a series of wearable color samples. You will increase your awareness of how appropriate color choices and contrasts can add impact to your work. See how the three properties of color: value, hue and saturation dazzle and change when proportion, juxtaposition and surface are consciously adjusted. Ask questions, be ready to laugh and increase your color confidence.

Driving directions: The Packard Center is located in Annandale Community Park at 4022 Hummer Road. General orientation: If the Beltway were the circle around a clock face and noon was Wheaton and route 66 was nine o’clock, then the park would be just inside the edge at roughly 8 o’clock. The park is two blocks in from the Beltway, just off Little River Turnpike.

Get off the Beltway at Little River Turnpike (Rte. 236) and go east toward Annandale. Immediately get into the left lane, and make a left at the first light onto Hummer Road. Drive about a block and a half until the road starts to bend to your right. You will see a sign on the LEFT side of the street for Annandale Community Park; that’s what you’re looking for. Turn left into that driveway. When the driveway splits, take the fork to the right.

Continue up the hill and park in the parking lot on the left by the Packard Center. When you enter the front door, you will be in Artisan United’s Gallery. Go straight ahead to the rear of the building and make a left at the end of the hallway. The large conference room where the workshops are held will be on the second floor.

NOTE: If the Fairfax Public Schools are closed for a weather emergency then the Packard Center will be closed and class will be cancelled.


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