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Ancient Cultures and New Frontiers: Magic with Polymer Clay - A Gualala Arts Workshop
Gualala Arts Center
Gualala, CA
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Ancient Cultures and New Frontiers: Magic with Polymer Clay - A Gualala Arts Workshop
Gualala Arts Workshop
Ancient Cultures and New Frontiers:
Magic with Polymer Clay
Instructor: Dayle Doroshow
Saturday & Sunday
October 2 - 3, 2010
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Register by:   September 15, 2010
Tuition:  $125 members of Gualala Arts, $140 non-members
Materials fee: $10

The exciting medium of polymer clay lends itself easily and uniquely to book arts, assemblage and jewelry. The mystery of ancient cultures and far-away places will inspire this workshop as we learn a cornucopia of techniques that include transfers, carving, texturing and imprinting, three-dimensional elements and intricate colored clay designs.

Day One: You will learn to make imitative ivory with intricate images transferred permanently onto the clay via three different techniques. We will also explore antiquing and ageing the clay to highlight images and carvings. Next learn techniques to embellish the clay with metallic powders and foils, textures and impressed designs. You'll create book covers, jewelry, collage and/or assemblage pieces.

Day Two: You will learn how to create molds from your own treasures and then how to use these molds to make three-dimensional sculptural pieces to use in assemblage, quilt embellishments, jewelry, etc. After lunch we'll concentrate on the intricate colored clay designs of Venetian Millefiore, to create jewelry and/or book and collage elements.

Dayle Doroshow is a mixed media / polymer clay artist and owner of design studio Zingaro, stamp of distinction. She trained in traditional ceramics at Columbia University Extension program in New York City and sold her pottery in Greenwich Village shops. She continued with the study of Book Arts through the California Crafts College extension program and at San Francisco Center for the Book. Her jewelry, home decor, ethnic figures and handcrafted books can be seen at art shows and galleries on the West Coast. Dayle enjoys teaching and sharing the creative process in workshops across the United States and in France. Her work can be seen at

   "I have always been intrigued and excited by the mystery of ancient cultures. Dreams of archeological ruins and travels to far-off places have long influenced my art work. Upon discovering polymer clay, I've enjoyed creating art with a pioneering medium while still reflecting my passion for the magic of past civilizations and their artisans."

Class must be paid in full at registration. Payments can be refunded until the "register by" date; after that date, no refunds. Classes are filled on a first come first served basis until all spaces are filled. All classes are subject to minimum and maximum enrollment. If the class does not fill, you will receive a full refund. Please check that your class has filled before the first meeting date.

Materials List:
Work Surface- piece of acrylic, glass, cutting mat or sheet of heavy paper
To roll out clay- acrylic rolling rod, brayer, glass jar or pasta machine
Polymer Clay Cutting Blade
Xacto Knife
Needle Tool or long needle
Objects for impressions and molds such as jewelry, rubber stamps, small
knickknacks, charms, found objects
Small Black/white photocopy imagery- use a machine(like Xerox or Canon) that uses carbon toner- NOT inkjet
Powdered eye shadows and/or Pearlex powders
Speedball Linoleum carving tool or wood carving tool- small V gouge
Polymer Clay: FIMO or FIMO SOFT if possible- small blocks- 2 ounce
2 blocks White
1 block Champagne or Sahara (Tan)
1 block black
3-5 blocks colors of your choice but have a range of warm and cool colors



Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Rd
Gualala, CA 95445
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Gualala Arts
On BPT Since: May 08, 2008
David Susalla
707-884-1138, Sus@...

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