Dates: August 5-6, 2017
Class Times: Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9am-2:30pm
Instructor: Christine Damm
Open Studio: Sat 7-9pm
Beads, buttons, jewelry elements—the possibilities are endless once you’ve mastered this easy technique. No color mixing required! Using polymer clay-- an easy-to-use, oven-cured modeling medium-- we’ll texture our clay shapes, apply a reflective acrylic coating and then add layers of brilliant color with a transparent liquid finish, producing a stained-glass appearance. Beginning to advanced students from any discipline-- mixed media, journaling, painting or jewelry arts--can benefit from this class. Just bring your curiosity and a well-developed artist's or crafting skill-set. The instructor’s extensive collection of both organic and traditional texture plates will be available, as well as all clay, paints and enamel-effect colors. All curing is done in a simple toaster oven—no open flames or high temperature required for these stunning enamel effects. Coaching with color choices will be provided and you’ll come away with the confidence and skills to tackle projects on your own.
Material Cost: $25
About the Instructor:
Christine studied art at New York University and The School for American Craftsmen at R.I.T. She was Featured Designer in Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine - Fall 2011 and was one of 12 artists showcased in Polymer Clay: Global Perspectives by Cynthia Tinapple, whose website Polymer Clay Daily frequently features her work. She has been teaching polymer clay classes at art retreats since 2011 and gives workshops at her home in Braintree, VT.