Upcoming Workshops and Classes

Polymer workshops and Bead-weaving classes are listed below. Registration information is available on the various web sites listed.   If you have questions, email me at kyfoss@comcast.net.  I look forward to seeing you in class!
•Nature's Art:  Beadweaving Classes are held on Saturdays from 10:30 - 5:00.  The dates and topics are below.    My workshops are listed under the "Intermediate to Advanced" tab. http://naturesartvillage.com/the-shops/absolute-beads/advanced-beading-jewelry-making-classes/

Saturday, March 4, 2017:  Superduo Bezel for Rivolis!
Rivoli crystals are beautiful!  The question is how to capture them so you can wear them.  Come learn how to use superduos to make elegant bezels that are quicker to stitch than using traditional peyote.  Make a pendant, join several to make a bracelet or even use two for earrings.  Materials:  The sample is made with  a  14mm rivoli, superduo beads, and seedbeads size 15. A size 16 rivoli would also work well.









•POLYMER Workshops at Meiklem Kilnworks (on the Franklin/Bozrah border)

 Here is a listing of my  new workshops  for through August,  2017.    The dates and topics are below. Registration information is available on the web site:  http://www.mkwcenter.com/

Saturday, July 15, 2017  Reversible Tile Bracelet!  ~ 9 am - 2 pm
Make 2 pieces at one time! In this project, we will learn to make surface sheets with 2 different designs that, through a series of steps, will turn into tiles with reversible sides.  The tiles will then be assembled into a bracelet you can wear right away!   Materials:  Clay in colors that are complimentary or will work well in a Skinner blend, pasta machine, glossy work surface, sharp tissue blades, needle tool, ruler, rubber stamps, permanent ink pad (black), 1mm elastic bead cord, size 8 seed beads.  Instructor will have elastic cord, seed beads and ink pad to share, or you may bring your own.


Saturday, August 12, 2017  Adjustable Tube Bead Lariat!  ~ 9 am - 2 pm
This workshop will give you the opportunity to try several different techniques and put them all together in a lovely, wearable piece of art.  We will start with a fun square cane, use it to cover a tube bead, create end caps and end beads, and learn how to "thread" the tube bead with buna cord to allow the straps to be adjustable.  Materials:  Clay in 2-3 colors of your choice as well as white and black, pasta machine, glossy work surface, sharp tissue blades, and small circle shape cutters.  Instructor will have buna cord and dowels for tube formation to share, or you may bring your own.






Polymer Workhops at ThistleBeads

•As of July, 2016, I am also offering Polymer Clay workshops at Thistle Beads, 24 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT  (860) 739-6552.  Here are offerings for the Summer of 2017.  Join us!


Kaleidoscope Cane Fun!   ~  Sunday, July 23,  2017  ~ 1 - 4 pm

This cane is a lot of fun. It’s relatively simple to make, and will look different every time you make one.  Your choice of colors and basic shapes will make a great difference in the overall look of the cane, and experimentation is encouraged. You will use the same base to create both a round and a square cane.


Materials: 
•Pasta machine
•Large glass/glossy tile work surface
•Tissue blades
•Polymer clay: Colors of your choice.
•Cutters:  square, triangle, round
•Bead-baking pins if desired
•Findings as appropriate


 Calla Lily 3-D flower with leaves   ~  Sunday, August 6,  2017  ~ 1 - 4 pm

Come learn to make a sculptural Calla lily flower in polymer!  We will made 3-dimensional calla lilies as well as leaves to compliment the flowers.  Size, details and use are up to the artist.  This will be another fun workshop!





Materials:
•Pasta machine
*Large tile or glass work surface
•Tissue blade
•Clay in your choice of colors
•Shape cutters - circle, oval or tear drops work best.
•Toothpick
•Corn starch
•Cotton Batting
•Genesis medium

•Findings (optional)

Pearl-X Powders & Real Leaves   ~  Sunday, September 17,  2017  ~ 1 - 4 pm

Here is a great project for fall.  We will be using pearl-x powders, polymer clay and real leaves – bring any that intrigue you!  The samples can be used as pendants or pins, but your imagination will take you in any direction you wish. 

Materials:
 •Pasta machine
*Large tile or glass work surface
•Tissue blade
•Clay in your choice of colors
•Pearl-x powders
• small paint brushes for the powders
•Shape cutters
•acrylic roller
•Toothpick
•Real leaves – bring any you like
•Findings (optional)
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The photos below provide an idea of the variety of projects we've done in the past.