Posts Tagged 'color workshop'

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. 

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Upcoming Workshop in San Diego

I will be teaching Textile Inspirations: Stripe Blends Gone Wild in San Diego on April 17th & 18th – more information can be found here

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Colorful Links…

analyzingcollagecolors2Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to teach a workshop for the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild- Dancing with the Rainbow- . Two of the artists in the group have posted about their experiences on their blogs

The European polymer clay community has a new web site- Voila!  This week their design focus is “Colour” 

It has been delightful to read Jeanette Kandray’s new blog- as she works through the exercises and projects in Polymer Clay Color Inspirations- which includes her experiments with Kato clay primaries.

Our  book is featured in the November 09 issue of Crafternews– a newly launched crafts newsletter – the “Read Full Article” link brings readers to a summary of the book, sample pages, and links to reviews.

Cabin Fever Clay Festival…

Registration for Cabin Fever Clay Festival 2010 will be opening soon…in the meantime Kathryn Ottman has started posting information about the classes on the Festival’s blog– (and take a look at last year’s events).



“CFCF 2010 is just around the corner. This will be the 3rd year of this hands-on instruction rich event. This year, we have a couple of metal clay offerings as well as many new polymer clay project classes. Pre-conference workshops will run from Friday, 19 Feb. through Sunday, 21 Feb. and include instructors Jeff Dever, Lindly Haunani, Maggie Maggio, Barbara McGuire, Nan Roche, and Cindy Silas. Additional conference fun begins on Sunday, 21 Feb. and runs through Thursday Feb. 25. Instructors include Tony Aquino, Maureen Carlson, Louise Fisher Cozzi, Dayle Doroshow, Grant Diffendaffer, Laurie Mika, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Lisa Pavelka, Sarah Shriver, and Ronna Sarvas Weltman. Registration will begin in early August. For additional information, please send an email to: or check back on the festival  blog. We hope to see you there!”

The Gift of the Color Explorers…

colorexplorers2005In November 2005,  a very special group of artists  – Dayle Doroshow, Jan Frame, Hollie Mion, Judy Kuskin, Carole Simmons and Cynthia Tinapple-  agreed to meet with  Maggie Maggio and myself  –  as “Color Explorers”.

What a  fun and illuminating week we all had at a spectacular vacation rental, The Butterfly House,  north of Santa Fe, New Mexico  …  and Yes!

  • we made margaritas and watched the sun go down on the patio
  • composed round poems and laughed while  John elegantly scribed the words down in straight lines
  • we watched water fountains gather in the midst of a couple of spectacular Tibetan singing bowls
  • made omelets from freshly gathered eggs
  • hiked the nearby mountains
  • gathered small bags  of sacred healing earth at the shrine…. Continue reading ‘The Gift of the Color Explorers…’

Upcoming Workshop at the Artway …

cabinI will be teaching “Textile Inspirations in Polymer Clay- Stripe Blends Gone Wild” this summer –  Saturday August 22nd and Sunday 23rd- at the Artway  in Damascus, Maryland. To register 800 844 0138



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Textile Inspirations in Boston…

bargello4I will be presenting my workshop = Combining  Colors with Confidence  /Textile Inspirations for Bead Designer’s International  in Lexington (Boston) MA, April 25th and 26th. The registration is now open to non-members and the  information is here.  You can see this class in action in NYC at or view the results of Rita Simm, who took her “homework”  from this workshop very seriously here.


Combining Colors with Confidence/Textile Inspirations –two day workshop

logcabinweb1  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 (or not), using them in harmonious combinations can be challenging. Learn how to add impact to your work with increased color confidence while learning several valuable skills for working with polymer clay. Continue reading ‘Textile Inspirations in Boston…’

Almost Perfect Color Mixing…

azI was looking over my blog statistics this evening and was surprised to find that the second most searched for article was last year’s April Fool’s day post!

Last weekend I taught a workshop for the Arizona Designers Craftsmen in Tucson, Arizona… if you live in that area or plan to visit, check out their web site, as they have excellent facilities and host many different kinds of workshops that would be of interest to jewelry designers. For example: last month they hosted Nancy Worden.

Halfway into the workshop I noticed that the stripe blends that I was mixing were getting more and more desaturated…then I realized that when I gave this workshop in Florida my demo colors became brighter and brighter, until they included a yellow that was a mixture of  half cadmium yellow and half neon yellow and the “red” became a mixture of half fuchsia and half neon pink. These two primaries were then tempered with 25% white before making my blends. Last month in Kentucky my demo colors were “softer” and hinted of the beginning of the burgeoningof spring – Cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue and fucshia- with about 10% mud= equal parts of these three primaries.

green100And in Tucson, I was using these same three primaries with 10% white and almost 20% mud. While this is not my usual palette, I realized on the drive back to my home-stay, I had been mixing the colors seen in the local landscape! Wonder what I will be mixing for my demo in Boston?

Special thanks are in order to my lovely hostess Pat Glover  and Barbara Sosna of the Tucson Polymer Clay Guild- who generously loaned her convection oven to the group for the weekend.

Colorful Spring…

arrowmont2.jpgI will be teaching a one week intensive workshop on color = Textile Inspirations in Polymer Clay at The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee the week of April 6th-12th., 2008. “Immerse yourself in this illuminating workshop designed to increase yourcolor confidence inspired by classical textile patterns. Although the primary medium of this workshop is polymer clay, it is ideal for anyone- whether you work with watercolors, colored pencils, collage, fibers or polymer clay. Learn the secret to making successful “skinny skinners” that will be used to make nine different laminated textile patterns including the log cabin quilt design, spirals, Seminole patchwork, Bargello, and a variation of nine patch. Also leave with a series of wearable color samples, including brooches, earrings and a necklace. “For more registration information= Arrowmont.



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