Upcoming Workshop in New York City…

 Confident Color/ Tropical Flower Inspirations
Two day workshop with Lindly Haunani
Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th, 2010

For registration details please visit the New York City Polymer Clay Guild’s web site here

 Make a sumptuous tropical floral arrangement using simple polymer clay canes that can be used as a focal point for a necklace or be worn as a brooch. Several of the most amazing, inspiring joys of nature including torch ginger, birds of paradise, orchids, ferns and palm fronds will provide inspiration.

Lindly will walk you through designing and mixing a cohesive color scheme that includes lights, darks, petals, leaves and appropriate background colors for your cane collages.

Then learn how to construct the blended canes and practice some useful sculpting strategies. Pulling the assemblage together, as a series of wearable color sample brooches will be part of the fun learning experience

Join Lindly Haunani, a nationally recognized colorist for a fun and illuminating weekend 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. Ask questions, be ready to laugh and increase your color confidence.

This workshop is appropriate for a beginner or as a refresher/expansion course for the more experienced polymer clay artist. 

 Materials list = Polymer Clay

6 oz. White
2 oz. Black
4 oz. Yellow – your choice- cadmium yellow, zinc yellow, yellow OR golden yellow
2 oz. Blue – your choice- cobalt, ultramarine, turquoise
2 oz. “Red” – your choice- magenta, fuchsia, carmine

2 oz. your favorite color- can be a package color or a color you have pre-mixed

4 oz. scrap – if you don’t have scrap please bring black

Optional: If you prefer really bright vibrant colors-please bring

2 oz. Neon or fluorescent yellow and
2 oz. Neon or florescent Pink

Please condition your clay prior to class (this is especially important if you are using Fimo classic or Kato brand polymer clay) as this will save time during class (and alleviate frustration if you happen to have some very stiff clay. Sheet the clay on the thickest setting of your pasta machine.

For this particular workshop I don’t recommend Sculpey 111, Fimo soft or studio brand clay as we won’t have the luxury of letting the canes set-up for slicing.

Supply List

A polymer clay work surface
A pasta machine (prefer six inch model if you have both sizes)
Cutting blade
A small box or container to carry your leftover canes home in
Deli paper or plastic wrap to wrap you leftover clay in
Digital camera or notebook and pen for taking notes
Small selection of findings= pin backs, barrette  backs and ear wires or clips

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