Colorful Workshops…

magnetquiltGreat news.. (at least for me) my upcoming workshop next weekend in Atlanta is totally “‘sold out” and wait list only.

Great news… for YOU if you would like to take a color workshop with me on October 2nd- and/or the  3rd & 4th in Jordan, Minnesota (at Maureen Carlson’s Center for the Arts– there are still spaces left.

Note: If you have never been to Maureen’s – it is a truly magically creative place to take part in a workshop – this will be my seventh year of teaching there …

retrocanesExtruded Color Magic  Friday October 2nd
 Learn how to use a polymer clay extruder to create several different patterns including a retro-cane. Strategies for maximizing color contrasts, stacking the colors and playing with the extrusions will be presented. You will choose between several different options: including earth pastels, rainbow brights and near neutrals to orchestrate a successful dynamic color scheme  Using the core adapter, you will explore making several different versions of tube beads that may be incorporated into a bracelet or necklace design. You will then use your cane to make a memory wire bracelet.
Color Magic- “Quilted” Polymer Poetry Saturday and Sunday October 3rd & 4th 2009

Remember those magnetic poetry sets that were all the rage several years ago on refrigerators across the country? Using the Tumbling Blocks quilt pattern as inspiration, you will make a colorful set of poetic polymer clay tiles that can be infinitely rearranged on a magnetic board. These pieces will allow you to explore different color combinations; while examining first hand the importance of value contrast and spice notes in a color scheme.

As an artist one of the most direct ways to impart voice and message to your work is to make confident, intentional color choices. Through a series of guided exercises you will explore the power of intention as it applies to making confident color choices…while having fun making an array of tiles to use on your changeable color board.

Different strategies for incorporating words with polymer clay will be presented along with possibilities for surface treatments.

Supply List for Lindly Haunani’s Workshops at Maureen’s Center for the Arts 2009
I very much am looking forward to seeing you at Maureen’s Magical Center for the Arts this October. Below are the two supply lists = one for Friday’s workshop and one for the weekend workshop. The MOST important things to remember to bring is yourself, your two magical hands, sense of humor and willingness to experiment.

Note: Maureen no longer sells polymer clay onsite, so you will want to purchase and condition the polymer clay in advance. If you are taking both workshops- I would recommend that you pick one of the mixing palettes (red, blue, yellow) from the weekend workshop supply list to use on Friday.  
Supplies for Friday’s Workshop= Extruded Color Magic

A polymer clay work surface
A pasta machine (prefer six inch model if you have both sizes)
Cutting blade
Pin tool
A bone folder, burnisher or tablespoon (to be used for smoothing laminates)
Wax paper, plastic wrap or candy wrap paper – to store you flat sheets before and after class- without the inherent leaching of deli wrap or plain paper
Ten sheets of plain white paper 81/2” x 11” – the stuff you use for everyday printing in your computer printer
 A small box or zip lock bag to take your work home in.
Polymer Clay Extruder (Makings Brand) –if you already have one –if not I will have several on hand to share

Clay for Friday Workshop

Choose the brand you already use (if you don’t have a preference -or this is your first time working with clay then I would recommend Preemo) – FIMO Classic, Kato Clay or Preemo. I don’t recommend that you use Sculpey three, FIMO soft or Cernit

NOTE: Please take the time to condition all of your clay before class , not only does this save time in class…it allows you much more time to explore all the different variations .

2 oz. “red” – this could be Fuchsia. Magenta
2 oz, Blue – this could be Cobalt, Ultramarine or Turquoise
2 oz. Yellow- this could be Zinc, Cadmium Yellow
2 oz. White
2 oz. Black

 

Supplies for the Weekend Workshop = “Quilted” Polymer Poetry

A polymer clay work surface
A pasta machine (prefer six inch model if you have both sizes)
Cutting blade
Pin tool
A bone folder, burnisher or tablespoon (to be used for smoothing laminates
Wax paper, plastic wrap or candy wrap paper – to store you flat sheets before and after class- without the inherent leaching of deli wrap or plain paper
Ten sheets of plain white paper 81/2” x 11” – the stuff you use for everyday printing in your computer printer
Selection of any clay cutters you have on hand- ovals, circles, diamonds, hearts –if you already have them –if not there will cutters available to share
Small selection of polymer clay canes- ONLY if you have these available in your studio- no need to make some specifically for the workshop.
Any small scale letter/word stamps you have on hand in your studio
A couple of your favorite texturing tools

Clay for Weekend Workshop

Choose the brand you already use (if you don’t have a preference then I would recommend Preemo) – FIMO Classic, Kato Clay or Preemo. I don’t recommend that you use Sculpey three, FIMO soft or Cernit

Chose one combination from the following list –

Bright Vibrant Purples or the Crayola Primaries or Softer colors or Metallics or “Outrageous”

Bright Vibrant Purples Palette

2 oz, Fuchsia or Magenta
4 oz, Cadmium Yellow
2 oz, Ultramarine blue
2 oz, White
2oz. Black
2 oz “wild card” clay= package of your favorite premixed color
1lb of scrap (If you don’t have “scrap” – bring black or perhaps a brick of a color that you have on hand

The Crayola Primaries Palette
 
2 oz, = 1 oz Red or Cadmium red mixed with 1 oz. Magenta
4 oz. Yellow cadmium or zinc
2 oz, Cobalt Blue
2 oz. White
2 oz. Black
2 oz “wild card” clay= package of your favorite premixed color
1lb of scrap (If you don’t have “scrap” – bring black or perhaps a brick of a color that you have on hand

Softer Colors Palette

2 oz, Fuchsia or Magenta
4 Oz. Yellow cadmium or zinc or a combination of the two
2 oz, Turquoise
2 oz, white
2oz, black
2 oz “wild card” clay= package of your favorite premixed color
1lb of scrap (If you don’t have “scrap” – bring black or perhaps a brick of a color that you have on hand

Metallics Palette

2 oz, Red Pearl
4 oz. Yellow =2 oz, Yellow mixed with 2 oz. gold
2 oz, Blue pearl
2 oz, white pearl
2 oz, black
2 oz “wild card” clay= package of your favorite premixed color
1lb of scrap (If you don’t have “scrap” – bring black or perhaps a brick of a color that you have on hand

“Outrageous” Palette

2 oz. red= 1 ounce of neon pink and one ounce of fuchsia or magenta mixed together 
4 oz, yellow= 2 ounces of neon yellow mixed with 2 ounces of zinc yellow
2. oz blue = turquoise, cobalt or ultramarine
2 oz. white
2 oz black
2 oz “wild card” clay= package of your favorite premixed color
!lb scrap clay (if you don’t have “scrap” bring black or perhaps a brick of color that you have on hand

 

NOTE: Please take the time to condition all of  your clay (including scrap) ,  not only does this save time in class…it allows you much more time to explore all the different variations . It sounds like “lots” of scrap clay- this will be used to back your polymer “quilt pieces.

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