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Morro Bay Art Association hosting workshops in polymer clay 

 

–Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present world-renowned mixed media artist, Christi Friesen for three individual polymer clay workshops on April 26, 27 & 28, 2019.

Friesen is an award-winning artist, specializing in polymer clay, embellished with mixed media. She uses a variety of gems, pearls, beads, fiber, artifacts, metal and found objects in her jewelry, figurines, vessels, 2-dimensional art, and sculpture.

Friesen teaches throughout the United States, France, Italy, Ireland, Australia, Japan, and Cruise ships. Throughout the world, Friesen uses humor and positive energy to encourage students to stretch their creativity, technical skills, and artistic confidence. Her work explores the exuberance of life, stating, “It seems to me that one of the joys in life is to be interested. Interested in what you do, interested in what surrounds you, interested in what you experience.”

Friesen has been featured in numerous publications, juried exhibits and competitions. She has authored eleven how-to books on the subject of creating with polymer clay and has her own line of water-based metallic paints.

Workshops:

Steampunk Whale: April 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Create a fun whale using polymer clay, then embellish it with mixed media in a steampunk style. Not into steampunk? Use crystals for a bling whale or leave unembellished. The finished piece can be a brooch or pendant or a small wall piece. All materials are provided.  All skill levels welcome, no prior experience required. There will be a special meet & greet with the instructor, April 26, 4-6 p.m. The cost is $55 for members/$65 for non-members. Pre-register at www.artcentermorrobay.org, or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/. May cancel a registration up to 10 days of a scheduled workshop for a full refund.

 

Painting with Polymer Workshop: Brooches. April 27 2-5 p.m.

Polymer clay is very versatile. In this workshop you will explore creating bas relief style sculptural pieces and adding painterly details with pastels and real gold leaf. The finished pieces can be a brooches or pendants or even small wall pieces. All materials are provided. All skill levels welcome, no prior experience required. There will be a special meet & greet with the instructor, April 26, 4-6 p.m. The cost is $55 for members/$65 for non-members. Pre-register at www.artcentermorrobay.org, or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/. May cancel a registration up to 10 days of a scheduled workshop for a full refund.

 

Polymer & Mixed Media Exploration Workshop

You will explore sculpting with polymer clay to create a butterfly that can be a brooch, pendant or wall piece. You will learn how to form an artful bowl and use powders to decorate it with incised line art. Polymer can mimic stained glass! It’s easy and very addictive – you’ll explore this technique as well. After creating polymer clay sculptural anemones, you’ll use resin to create a delightful tide pool brooch. You will use epoxy clay to combine polymer and range of embellishments to create a small mosaic piece that can be a personal adornment or a decorative embellishment. All materials are provided, all skill levels welcome, no prior experience required. There will be a special meet & greet with the instructor, April 26, 4-6 p.m. The cost is $100 for members/$120 for non-members. Pre-register at www.artcentermorrobay.org, or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/. May cancel a registration up to 10 days of a scheduled workshop for a full refund.

 

All classes will be held at Art Center Morro Bay, located at 835 Main Street in Morro Bay.

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