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Sun. 3 May, 2015

MDPAG 2015 Retreat

Thu. 30 Apr, 2015 4:00 am - Sun. 3 May, 2015 1:00 pm

The Metropolitan Detroit Polymer Art Guild (MDPAG) announced its 2015 Retreat, taking place April 30 - May 3, 2015. The guest artist for the event is Kathy Bingaman. Here website site is www.bingamandesign.com


We have 65 members and the guild has been around for 21 years. We meet on the 3rd Thursday between the months of March and November from 7:00 pm - 9:00pm.

We have clay days that are open to nonmembers. Children must have an adult. Throughout the year we have guest artists. Must be a member. Those days are announced on the MDPAG.org site.

Meeting are mixed with demos, make and take, mini clay events, and a chance pick out DVDs and books from our large library. The guild has several out reach programs like Bottle of hope, Beads of courage, and Trina's Way.

Contact Membership Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Translucent Weekend with Laura Tabakman

Fri. 1 May, 2015 10:00 am - Sun. 3 May, 2015 5:00 pm
"Coloring Translucent Clay" 1. 5. 2015
The day will be spent testing how many ways we can find to add color to translucent clay and how different brands behave. It is all about experimentation; at the end of the day you’ll have lots of samples as reference for the future or for the workshop on the following days.
Translucent Polymer Workshop” 2. - 3. 5. 2015
Translucent polymer clay can seem invisible, but is it really? When used wisely it can add depth, making a piece visually intriguing; it can be finished to a glass-like surface; and of course being semitransparent allows light to pass through it. We will take advantage of these properties during the workshop. Students will learn several translucent-based canes and surface techniques.
Day 1- Canes
Organic moving layers.
Translucent-heavy canes (stripes, circles and dots)
Day 2 – Surface techniques
Drawing with pencils, markers, etc. on layers.
Translucent over gold or silver leaf, several variations.
Alcohol inks after curing.
Sanding and buffing translucent to a glassy shine.
Finishing and assembling techniques.

Nikolina Otrzan Rome Italy Masterclass

Sat. 2 May, 2015 3:00 am - Sun. 3 May, 2015 1:00 pm

L'artista croata Nikolina Otržan ci insegnerà 2 progetti esclusivi e meravigliosi presso Via della Lucchina, 62 (Ottavia) a Roma

Il corso del sabato si concentrerà principalmente sulla sua esclusiva tecnica del "Faux Enamel" - ma non solo a seconda di quanto tempo ci rimane ci mostrerà dal vivo anche come fare il "silk screening"

Domenica invece ci concentreremo sugli inchiostri: "Stamping Fun" e poi una chicca speciale: ci farà vedere come realizzare l'effetto di imitazione legno ^_^

Polymer Clay Adventure Virtual Retreat

Sun. 3 May, 2015 11:00 am

Polymer Clay Adventure Virtual Retreat is a Celebration of Art for polymer clay and mixed media enthusiasts at all skill levels - beginner and beyond.

22 Teachers, 24 Video and PDF lessons, 52 Weekly Activities for a full Year! Officially begins Jan 1, 2015.

On the surface? It’s about learning new techniques and projects in polymer clay, and adding mixed media to spice things up.

But really? It’s about connection, community, and honoring the creativity in all of us.

It’s designed for people who love to create and meet kindred spirits, and want to immerse themselves in unlimited learning  without breaking the bank or leaving family and work obligations behind.

Visit www.PolymerClayAdventure.com to sign up for this Year Long Adventure!

Mon. 4 May, 2015

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Tue. 5 May, 2015

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Wed. 6 May, 2015

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Thu. 7 May, 2015

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Fri. 8 May, 2015

Christi Friesen - Stained Glass Explorations

Fri. 8 May, 2015 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join international artist and teacher, Christi Friesen, for a fun, fascinating workshop where you will create several faux stained glass pieces that can be pendants or wall art -- or you can hang your pieces from the window and let the light shine through!

You will learn the techniques of making translucent blends, composition tricks and using surface treatments to mimic a stained glass effect.
All skill levels are welcome. All supplies included.

To get more information or your seat, check out Palmer Metals' website, or give them a ring at

+ 44 845 644 9343

More info at: http://www.christifriesenart.com/product-p/class-palmer-stained.htm

Sat. 9 May, 2015

Christi Friesen - Orchid Pandas

Sat. 9 May, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christi Friesen, award-winning author, will teach you how to use polymer and mixed media to create adorable pandas, shyly hiding in an orchid garden. Your art can be a focal bead, brooch or wall piece.
Emphasis is on sculptural technique, embellishments as accents and FUN. Individuality and creative process are stressed.
ALL materials and supplies are provided. ALL skill levels are welcome.

To get more information or your seat, check out Palmer Metals' website, or give them a ring at + 44 845 644 9343.

more info at: http://www.christifriesenart.com/product-p/class-palmer-panda.htm

Christi Friesen - Steampunk Whale

Sat. 9 May, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Christi Friesen, international polymer clay artist, in this whale of a good time! Use polymer clay, combined with vintage findings, to create this swell steampunk whale. Your creation can be used as a pendant, brooch, or a small piece of fantastic wall art.

Emphasis will be on polymer clay sculpting techniques, use of surface effects and tricks for creating steampunk styling. Individual expression and creativity is also what this class is all about!
ALL materials and supplies are provided. ALL skill levels are welcome.

To get more information or your seat, check out Palmer Metals' website, or give them a ring at 44.845.644.9343.

more info at: http://www.christifriesenart.com/product-p/class-palmer-whale.htm