Teaching in Tucson

I will be teaching two fun one day workshops in Tucson, Arizona at the end of January,  just before the start of the Gem and Mineral Show. The workshops, combining color studies and the Watercolor technique, are $75 each – both for $125  – plus a $20 per student per day fee to cover the Tucson Polymer Clay Guild costs.

If you would like to sign up for one or both of the workshops contact Mary Breeding at the Tucson Polymer Clay Guild: colymerplay@gmail.com. Come and join us!

Saturday, Jan 26th: Fishtail Flip Pendant             Beginner to Intermediate Level

Learn how to bring out the richness of color in polymer clay by washing thin sheets over a white base. Start by making a color collage to inspire your palette for the workshop and then practice instinctively mixing colors using the Maggio Mixing Map as a guide.

After mixing your project colors, Maggie will demonstrate the basic versions of her Watercolor Technique and show you how to make a sampler set of simple flat beads that will allow you to play with color, shape and visual texture.

After making and baking your own beautiful collection of flat color-washed beads in many
shapes and sizes you will select five beads to combine into a fun reversible pendant which
we will finish in class using rubber cording. You can then take the rest of your beads home
to put together into jewelry of your own design.

Kit Fee : $15 kit fee includes colored clay, handouts, stringing materials and group

Materials to Bring: In addition to pasta machine, work surface, and blade, bring Premo Polymer Clay, minimum of 6 oz (195 g) of dark scrap or Black clay and 4 oz (130 g) of White clay. Colored clay provided. Magazine clippings in a plastic zip-lock bag (at least 100 clippings with the white backgrounds and text trimmed away.)

Sunday, Jan 27th:  Landscape Brooch       Intermediate to Advanced Level

In this fast-paced workshop you will learn how to mix customized colors inspired by your favorite landscape, explore what nature can teach us about adding depth to our work, practice troubleshooting to get gorgeous color combinations, and collage a mini landscape brooch to take home.

Start by instinctively mixing colors to match your landscape using the Maggio Mixing Mapas a guide. Once you have the colors you need, Maggie will demonstrate her advanced Watercolor techniques for creating color washed sheets to mimic Sky, Mountains, Trees, Fields and Water. Have fun exploring new ways to combine a variety of standard polymer techniques with the Watercolor technique as you make your personal collection of sheets.

Play with tearing and laying out your sheets until you have an abstract collage that feels inspired by your landscape and then mount your collage in a 2” (50 mm) brass frame without using glue.

Kit Fee: $15 kit fee includes colored clay, handouts and group supplies.

Materials to Bring: Premo Polymer Clay, minimum of 6 oz (195 g) of White and 2 oz (65 g) of Black. Colored clay provided. In addition to pasta machine, work surface, and blade, students should bring one or more magazine clippings or photos of landscapes to use as inspiration.

Materials to Bring: Premo Polymer Clay, minimum of 6 oz (195 g) of dark scrap or Black clay and 4 oz (130 g) of White clay. Colored clay provided. Magazine clippings in a plastic zip-lock bag (at least 100 clippings with the white backgrounds and text trimmed away.)

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