Friday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm
Polymer clay is a versatile medium. A large part of its popularity is that it is easy to work with and only requires a home oven to cure the clay. We will be discussing the various types of polymer clay and each of their characteristics, so you know how to pick the right clay for your project. You will also be introduced to the works of well-known polymer clay artists and their particular styles.
Over the 2.5 days, you will learn basic cane building and color theory and design your own necklace, brooch, and / or earrings.
Registration fee of $260 for FTWG members and $295 for all others.
Materials fee of $10 for jewelry findings, blades, cording, and cleaning kit.
- A pasta machine
- A 12″ x 12″ smooth tile
- An acrylic rod
- Students who sign up for the class will receive a syllabus with a detailed supply list
- The instructor is contacting a polymer clay company regarding a donation of clay for the class. If they are unable to donate, students will need to bring 5 to 6 blocks of polymer clay. The instructor will know a couple months before class, and will let students who are signed up for the class know if they need to bring clay or not.
Rhonda Altman is a newly retired nurse who enjoys mixed media. Retirement has allowed for more concentration on various types of art; spinning, weaving, knitting and polymer clay.
Born and raised in Maine, her art reflects traditional processes while incorporating new techniques. She believes it is extremely important to share these art forms with others so they can be passed onto the next generation.
Her classes always include color, whimsy, learning and laughter. Rhonda has taught at the FTWG conference in the past. She has also taught at the OAPCG Fandango and at the Fiber College of Maine. Her work has been published in Polymer Café and Donna Kato’s “ The Art of Polymer Clay”.