27 videos, step by step, beginner cane workshop
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Just finished this first workshop on how to make canes, and I must say I learned so much. This is exactly what I have been looking for, someone who could explain cane making in a step by step that process that I could replicate. I watched the videos, went into my studio and began to create all of the canes Alice showed. I finally have results I can be proud of, and I say thank you so much for doing this workshop. My only question now is when do we get more workshops. If you are only going to take one online class let it be this workshop. Thank you Alice for your hard work, and your dedication to helping others learn the joys of polymer clay.
I’ve made so many fish with my cane mapping technique that I decided that it was time to do another cat. The first one I made into a bracelet. This one is in a frame and ready to be sent to the fun folks at the Orlando Area Polymer Clay Guild to be auctioned off at Orlando Clay Fandango.
I’m hoping that this picture is clear. I’ve been holding off posting anything much because I’m in the middle of cataract surgery, one eye down and one to go. It it truly a miracle I think. I was having so much trouble seeing and can’t wait for the end results. But right now things are a bit blurry.
But as soon as my new lens at set, watch out. Who knows what I’ll be able to see now. hehe.
I had a fantastic time at this year’s Orlando Clay Fandango! Here are all the instructors, the morning we are leaving after having such a wonder time teaching and demonstrating. Be sure to start saving for next year… save the date…May 1-5, 2014
I wanted to mention that I will be teaching my Pen and Ink one day workshop at the Orlando Area Polymer Clay Guild on Saturday June 29th. They meet in Winter Garden, FL . If you are interested in this workshop contact the guild for more information.
We were lucky to have Iris Weiss from Polyform attending and supplying clay for our classes. Thank you Polyform and Iris.
Then there was Penny Jo Couch, Syndee Holt, LInda Hess, Suzanne Ivester, and me, Alice Stroppel.
Here are some of of the wonderful suns made this weekend.
I’m glowing (no pun intended ) to be teaching at OAPCG’s Fandango this year, May 2 – 6th. I’ve so enjoyed attending and demonstrating at this event in past years, so being able to teach is just delightful.
I’m going to be combining a little bit of fun to make canes, adding a bit of sculpting and then throwing in a cool closure technique. I’ll also be showing you how I contour the design to finish the edges nicely, it’s a technique I use in many of my pieces. So bring your favorite canes and your smile, we’re going to have some fun.
I’ve been holding this closure technique since last year. This project was designed for Fandango and I haven’t shared it anywhere else. You can use this closure in so many other ways, I made this cat using the closure to create an articulated head and tail. It’s simple and easy to do.
My fellow instructors are Suzanne Ivester and Syndee Holt. Plus this year they’ve added pre-classes on Thursday with Penni Jo Couch and Linda Hess, so I hope you come on down to beautiful Lake Yale and join us for a fun filled four days.
Tomorrow morning bright and early I’m leaving my husband home with the dog and cat and I’ll be on my way to Orlando Area Polymer Clay Guild’s Fandango. I can only manage to get away for one day, but I just couldn’t miss all the fun with the Saturday night auction. Plus I could stand knowing all those clayers were only 2+ hours away and I wasn’t going to see them again this year.
My plan is to see if a can’t get the instructors and demo artists together again like last year for a short video. I have to laugh when I think about last year and how hard it was to get everyone in one place long enough to film. You can watch it here.
Having worked as director of my local Art League plus various other jobs that include set up, organization and manpower, and don’t forget the dreaded……clean up, I can tell you that this group made the Orlando Clay Fandango Retreat 2010 a dream for both students and teachers.
I want to thank the group you are about to see in the following video, Eva Walker, Nancy Welch, Brenda Moldthan, Nita Baker, Tanya Johnson, Mary Jenkins, as well as all the volunteers that aren’t in the video. I had a marvelous time and I can’t think of one person that didn’t come away from the experience with clay under their finger nails and a smile on their face. It was that much fun.
I wanted to show you these wonderful people who made my claying possible and brightened each day with their smiles. Thanks ladies!
I did say in the video that we were in Orlando, when in fact we were at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center outside of Leesburg, Florida. Three day of very little sleep and lots of clay, makes my brain do strange things. But other than that, I’m telling the truth…….it was Sterling.
p.s. they’re taking deposits for next year and you can save $25.00 by signing up before the 30th of April, 2010.
I just sent my registration in to the Orlando Area Polymer Clay Guild for the Orlando Clay Fandango 2010. I excited to be going and to be meeting some of the people I have gotten to know online.
Fantasy Garden Mirror - Christi Friesen
It should be an wonderful experience with classes with Christi Friesen, Julie Picarello and Sarah Shriver. Maureen Carlson and Barbara McGuire will be giving evening demos.
Sarah Shriver - Beautifully mixed Skinner blends
Come on and join me and all the other enthusiastic Polymer Clayers that will be gathering for this 3 day – 4 night Workshop/retreat. They have several different options for you to choose from. Take the full workshop experience or just come and clay on your own. Take a minute to check it out. OAPCG