Polymer Clay Canes for Beginners

27 videos, step by step, beginner cane workshop beginner Cane Tutorial What people are saying about this tutorial. jennifer rose 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.

Online Workshops with Alice Stroppel


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Fandango! Orlando Area Polymer Clay Guild

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.


OAPCG Clay Fandango Volunteer Committee

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’m Going to Orlando Clay Fandango 2010 Are You?

Mokume Gane - Julie Picarello

Mokume Gane - Julie Picarello

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

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

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