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Class Description and Registration
Class # dd0427  
      April 27 - May 3, 2014

Creative Sparks
Ignite Your Imagination

Instructor: Dayle Doroshow

Type of Class:
 Part of our
Expressive Arts series of classes

To Register for this Class:  
 Registration Form
  or scroll down to Registration Form

Class Description:

This energizing workshop will jumpstart your inspiration, get you thinking in new ways creatively and deepen your current art work.  Each day we'll create our art inspired by a different Creative Spark- Color, Texture, Words and Story, and Visual Imagery.  Through a series of inspirational and fun, non-threatening exercises, we will explore how to find the kernel of an idea, how to grow the idea, what to do when challenges arise and what questions to ask to refine and deepen your ideas.

The workshop will focus on polymer clay techniques and combining the clay effectively with other mixed media.  You will play with a cornucopia of mixed media- polymer clay, papers, fabric, fibers, beads, wire. Well create jewelry, polymer clay books, three dimensional figures and wherever your imagination leads you.

Our small group format will let us brainstorm together along with personal consultations/chats and will be a week of a rich creative stew.  

I like what Jasper Johns says: Inspiration comes from doing.  Do something, then do something to that and then do something to that. That will be our motto for the week along with "hands, hearts and minds all working together". Leave class with fresh ideas, new ways of working and techniques to expand and develop your personal designs and art work. 


To see more of Dayle's work, visit:

Dayle Doroshow Artwork   

Date and Time:
4:00 PM
, April 27 through
4:00 PM Saturday, May 3, 2014

Experience Level:

This class is designed especially for people who are currently creating artwork, in any media, but who wish to expand creatively.

Polymer clay will be used in class along with a variety of other materials. You do not have to be an expert in the use of polymer clay in order to take the class.

Format: 6 1/2-day class

Sunday, 4:00 pm through Saturday at 4:00 PM,. with daytime teaching sessions, work time, breaks and evening studio time.

Class Minimum: 4
Class Maximum:


Class Fee: $650

Dorm Fees: Variable, see Dorm Info


 Creative Sparks Folding Books  

Supplies needed for class 

Also bring

Work Surface

To roll out clay: An acrylic rolling rod and pasta machine (if possible)

Xacto knife

Polymer Clay cutting blade


Needle tool or long needle

Objects for impressions and molds: old and new jewelry, buttons, rubber stamps, brass charms, found objects, etc.  
Favorite small black/white photocopy imagery - use a machine with carbon toner not inkjet (Dayle will bring some to share)
Metallic Powders like Pearlex powders, Fimo Metallic Powders, or eyeshadows (Dayle will bring some to share)

Gold and/or Silver leaf (Dayle will bring some to share)

Colored Pencils- if you have- (Dayle will bring some to share)

Baby Powder or cornstarch for release (I have lots, Dayle, so you can skip this one)

Speedball linoleum carving tool (or woodcarving tool) small v gouge 

Small pack of babywipes for cleanup

Needle nose and roundnose pliers-(We will have some on hand to share) 

Small beads, charms, personal treasures, wire, fibers to incorporate with the clay (Dayle will bring some to share)

10 favorite images from magazine, books, personal photos
Acrylic Paints- Burnt Umber, some Metallics (I will bring some to share)
Polymer Clay: a good assortment of colors (both warm and cool colors), white, black, ivory and translucent. As far as amounts go- condition plum-size amounts and have extra clay on hand if we need it
or if you are new to Polymer Clay: 2 ounce blocks these amounts are guess-timates for what you will need:
3 blocks white
2 blocks Tan (Champagne or Sahara or Ecru)
2 blocks black
2 blocks translucent
5-10 blocks colors of your choice
If you have: Any old/new canes and mokume stacks

       For the dorm:

If you are staying in the dorm, be sure and read the suggested list of what to bring. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Dorm Info

Registration Form
 Click Registration Information for policies regarding registrations and cancellations

To Register by mail
, please use this printer friendly form.
To Register by phone, call:
                   651-460-0725 at Maureen's
                   952-447-3828 at Wee Folk Creations Home Office
                   or, if outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area,
To Register on-line, click "Class Registration" below. 
Both class and dorm are subject to availability.  We will contact you after we receive your registration.


Maureen Carlson's Center For Creative Arts
102 Water Street
Jordan, MN 55352
Center: 651-460-0725
Home Office: 952-447-3828

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