Classes

Creative Journey Studios has nurtured relationships with artists from around the world to foster the love of polymer clay. We invite these artists to teach their techniques and ideas to small groups of eager students at our facility. Classes range from single day one-on-one for those new to working with polymer to multi-day workshops from leading artists in the polymer world. We have created a comfortable, well lit classroom that fosters the sharing of information and successes.

The following is a list of tentative classes for 2022! Nothing is locked in stone yet but we are working on it. I’m pretty confident you will be excited to see what we have planned! If the Covic 19 crisis calms down and people continue to get vaccinated, we may be able to schedule someone for the fall of 2021!

*Ellen Prophater – February 2022 – 3 day workshop.  Mokume Gane – a polymer exploration
*Donna Greenberg – March 2022 – 5 day workshop.  Working with polymer and paint
*Ellen Prophater – April 2022 – 3 day workshop.  TBD
*Bonnie Bishoff – June 2022 – 5 day workshop.  Designing custom necklaces with polymer and metal work
*Julie Picarello – July 2022 – 3 day workshop.  A new look at polymer and Mokume Gane
*Leslie Blackford – August 2022 – 3 day workshop.  Polymer nightlights and boxes
*Lynda Gilcher – August 2022 – 3 day workshop.  New ways to use your extruder with polymer canes
*Lindly Haunani – September 2022 – 3 day workshop.  New ideas in color studies using polymer
*Laura Tabakman – September 2022 – 5 day workshop.  Creating in larger scale, with an eye toward polymer installations
*Ellen Prophater – October 2022 – 3 day workshop.  TBD

*Jeff Dever – October 2022 – 3 day workshop. TBD
*Celine Charuau – November 2022 – 3 day workshop.  A new look at combining polymer surfaces with wood and metal

Registration will open November 1, 2021. Classes run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a time set aside to run to lunch. We are fortunate to have several good choices for lunch right here at the center and right across the street.

We are happy to take your deposit as soon as you have checked your schedule and have determined that you want one of the twelve spots available. Closer to the time of the class, we will send out more information on what to bring to class. We will post further descriptions of the classes as they become available from the instructors. We try to highlight the artist’s work in the gallery so you can know what to expect. We also try to have a trunk show ahead of class so you can meet the artists and have first crack at their new work.

Important Class Policies: In order to be able to book the teachers’ travel we need a firm commitment, so we have instituted a $100 non-refundable deposit at the time of sign-up and full payment of the balance 90 days prior to the class. If we have to cancel the class, you will be refunded any payments you have made. We will maintain a wait list to try and fill your spot if you have to cancel, but make no promises.

We are planning a series of pre-class trunk shows for the artists to showcase their work to the community as well as to the students. Make sure you follow us on Facebook to see when these exclusive events are to occur.

Don’t get confused by the old dates and old announcements. I’m working as fast as I can to ‘clean up’ the blog and make it as informative as I can!