with Lindly Haunani
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August 9 - 14, 2015
4:00 pm Sunday - 4:00 pm Friday with evening studio time
Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts
in Jordan, MN USA
and on registration form
Class Fee: $550.00
Experience Level: All levels
5 1/2-day class
Class Minimum: 2
Class Maximum: 8
Translucent Polymer Innovations
Instructor: Lindly Haunani
Have you been longing to return to the joy of childlike play,
self-consciousness and predetermined notions of skill and perfection?
With Lindly’s guidance (and samples) you will be encouraged
to playfully experiment with edges, scale and shape shifting to
create your own unique polymer garden elements.
The choice is yours
whether to make a statement necklace, a diorama or a garden shrine
Come prepared to have
fun, play, grow and learn new approaches to playing/working with
polymer while nourishing your creative self.
Leave with a completed
joy garden to wear or display, along with several useful strategies
designed to encourage more play in your home studio.
Further details to aid you in your decision will be included
in your supply list.
In this class
you will explore the art of designing and mixing a coordinated color
palette using translucent polymer. Learn the parameters of proportion
for tinting and strategies for increasing (and decreasing) the vibrancy
of your colors.
how embracing intuition and intention will guide you to a deeper
understanding of the expressive and transformational power of informed
color choices in your work.
Lindly will guide you, step by step, as you make a set of five color-coordinated
canes that will feature translucent clay blends, embossing powders
and opaque accents. Then you will discover how a simple cane slice
can be transformed by manipulating the edges, folding, stretching
or texturing and then possibly combined with other shapes to create
Flowers, leaves, vegetables, pods, stems or even
purely fantastical garden elements are some of the possibilities
to be explored.
is best known for her sensitive use of color and gentle and empowering
teaching style. She
has over twenty-five years of experience as a polymer clay workshop
leader and has taught hundreds of workshops ranging from three-
hour seminars to weeklong residential intensives.
In addition to many private collections her work is part
of the permanent collections of RAM, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
the Newark Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the
Meinge International Museum in San Diego. She has a BFA, in Printmaking
from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
She is one of the founding members of the National Polymer Clay
Guild (now the International Polymer Clay Association), co-author
of Artists at Work and Polymer Clay Color
and Projects for Creating Successful Palettes. Her work has been
featured in eighteen books.
Lindly lives in Maryland and often fantasizes about being a food
stylist, a stand-up comic or a fabric designer as she works with polymer.
Each class session will begin with an optional guided meditation designed to tap into your inherent joyful wisdom.
Discover how embracing intuition and intention will guide you to a deeper understanding of the expressive and transformational power of informed design, form and color choices in your work.
Learn how to enhance the flow of your creative decision-making process.
Immerse yourself in the powerfully magical, healing and restorative atmosphere of Maureen Carlson’s Center for Creative Arts during this weeklong workshop.
Enjoy the on site garden and warm inviting studio space.
Experience the synergistic pleasure of being part of a gathering of artistic “gardeners” as a participant in group discussions designed to generate aesthetic and technical solutions.
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If you are
staying in the dorm, be sure and read the suggested list of what to
bring, at the bottom of this page: