Fri. 30 Sep, 2011 12:00 pm - Sun. 2 Oct, 2011 7:59 pm
<b>The Houston Polymer Clay Guild announces the details for Lone Star Retreat 2011</b>
The retreat will be held at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in
League City, Texas from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2.
We have three fabulous instructors for this event:
<b>Leslie Blackford</b>; "Off With Your Head". You will <span style="font-size: 8pt; color: #000000"><span style="font-size: 8pt; color: #000000"><span style="font-size: 10pt">l</span><span style="font-size: 10pt">earn to create whimsical narrative sculptures that feature interchangeable heads made of polymer
clay over small light bulbs. </span></span></span>
<b>Merrie Bucshbaum</b>; "Mastering the Art of Color and Pattern". <span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000"><span style="color: #000000">Using
black and white plus one color of your choice, you will make a
fabulous sampler of patterns that you can use to make a variety
of beads for stringing or mosaics for tiles. </span></span>
<b>Lindly Haunani</b>: "Confident Color Mixing". <span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000"><span style="color: #000000">A colorful, fun and insightful overview designed to increase your confidence when mixing colors using
<b>For complete details about the classes and registration please click</b> <a href="http://www.houstonpolyclay.org/retreat_2011.htm" target="_self">HERE</a>
A fascinating workshop learning how to simulate a variety of semi-precious stones with polymer clay. Turquoise, Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Amber and Jade are among the many stones that are extremely realistic when made with polymer clay and then used in all kinds of jewellery including with metal clays. We will cover a range of recipes and learn how to make cabochons and beads.
Suitable for all abilities including beginners.
Sun. 2 Oct, 2011 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our October meeting will be at 1 PM on Sunday, October 2 at Michaels on Governor’s Square Boulevard. We meet in the classroom and if you want a cold (or hot) drink during our gathering, you’ll need to bring one with you. This will be an Open Clay Day – bring projects to work on, request a demo or help with a technique.
Sun. 2 Oct, 2011 4:00 pm - Sat. 8 Oct, 2011 8:00 pm
Previously full - now one new opening!
Have fun developing your personal color palette and style while learning Carols unique approach to kaleidoscope design and pendant construction. Topics will include:
Selecting a color palette you love for your master cane
Color mixing to achieve color harmony and strong value contrast within your selected palette
Ways to modify/control your clay for better caning results
Applying a painterly approach to component cane design (using new and old Skinner Blend techniques)
Component cane types, ranging from simple to detailed, and how to construct them (level of difficulty and types of canes will depend upon interest and experience of participants)
Strategies for complex cane design (how to use different cane types to create rhythm, balance, emphasis, contrast and flow in the master cane)
Constructing and reducing the master cane.
Slicing the cane with the “Simmons Slicer”
Information on how to store/transport/handle the slices.
Making and using angle templates
Combining sections of slices to produce a wide variety of beautiful, unique but coordinated designs
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