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Date: Sunday, February 19, 2012 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Categories: US SOUTH
Contact info: Barbara Forbes-Lyons

Award winning mixed media artist Dayle Doroshow will be teaching three workshops at the LeMoyne Art Education Center in Tallahassee. The workshops include a variety media including polymer clay, collage, image transfer, hollow forms, fibers, bookmaking and jewelry design. The workshops are being hosted by the Tallahassee Polymer Clay Art Guild.

Dayle Doroshow trained in traditional ceramics at Riverside Bell Tower Pottery program and the Columbia University Extension program in New York City and sold her pottery in Greenwich Village shops. She is the owner of design studio Zingaro, Stamp of Distinction in California.

The Messengers and Storytellers workshop is on Saturday, February 18, 2011. Students will explore the mystery of three-dimensional figures, creating figures of polymer clay using a variety of surface design techniques and embellished with beads, fibers and personal treasures. Inspiration will come from earlier cultures and also from easy whimsical designs collaged from two-dimensional imagery. Doors and hiding places will be explored as part of the design. The Messengers can have secret places to hide a message or object, the Storytellers can house a small book and both can incorporate removable jewelry.

On Sunday, February 19, Rattle Beads and Pendants workshop includes a survey of ancient cultures as inspiration for sound-making beads and pendants. There will be several ways for creating the rattles along with easy variations. Techniques for surface designs will be many and varied and include millefiori applique, embossing and texture. Carved and sculptural elements will adorn the rattles and also serve as bead caps.

The final workshop, The Unfolding Pyramid, will take place on Monday, February 20, 2011. Explore the mysteries of ancient civilizations as students peek through windows, unlock and walk through doors into the world of sculptural books. Using polymer clay, beautiful papers, and other elements, students will create freestanding, three-dimensional ”books that are sculptures” or visa versa. Personal imagery, found objects and other mixed media will be combined with polymer clay to create a pyramid structure that unfolds to reveal a hidden surprise. Polymer clay techniques include transferring photocopy imagery, carving and antiquing, making and using three dimensional clay pieces.

Each workshop costs $125, with multi-day discounts available. Lunch is included each day and a casual reception with the artist is scheduled for Friday, February 17, 2011.

3 Days $300.00 Incl Fri Night reception, lunch for 3 days
2 Days $225.00 Incl Fri Night reception, lunch for 2 days
1 Day $125.00 Incl Fri Night reception, lunch for 1 day
Discount for current Tallahassee Polymer Clay Art Guild OR IPCA Members: $10 Discounts cannot be combined

Registration Information

To reserve your space in the workshops, send a $25 per workshop nonrefundable deposit to:

Tallahassee Polymer Clay Art Guild

410 Vinnedge Ride

Tallahassee, FL 32303-5140

Please indicate which workshop(s) you want to attend, your contact information including email, and any special dietary needs. We will attempt to honor dietary needs to the best of our ability but cannot guarantee we can comply with extremely specialized requests.

Final payment is due by January 31, 2011. No refunds will be given after January 31, 2011.

The minimum registrations needed for each workshop is eight (8) students.

For lodging information, please contact us for options in the vicinity of the class location.