Friday, August 2, 2013

Alice Stroppel is coming to Michigan to Teach at our Guild ~ Come join in and learn with us.

Very Excited Our Guilds Featured Instructor is
Alice Stroppel
I am so thrilled to learn from her.
She is coming to Michigan, Wayne County area
October 18, 19, 2013
Two days of amazing lessons.

Want to learn more?
Visit our Guild site
MDPAG Presents
Two One Day Workshops
With Alice Stroppel

October 19, 2013
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
October 20, 2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

First day of class:
You can also purchase her online tutorials via clicking these photos to her Etsy.

Pen & Ink On Polymer Clay - Day 1
Alice Stroppel
“But Alice, I can’t draw at all”. I’ve heard this so
many times and I’ll tell you the truth, you don’t have to
be able to draw a masterpiece to create something fun
and colorful and ready to wear in a day. I’ve developed
a few simple steps that will have you producing you
own fun and funky characters or just brightly colored
graphics in no time.
For those of you who already express yourself
with pen or brush, this is the perfect way to display
your artwork on little masterpieces of wearable art.
Not only will I walk you through all the steps in
this workshop, you’ll go home with at least one finish
item and the enthusiasm to make more.
This is a beginner class, experience with polymer
clay would be a plus but not a requirement. If time
allows, we’ll make both a bracelet and a pendant.
I’ll show you exactly how I cover my bracelet blanks, draw the designs, add color and finish
with a protective coating.
We’ll combine some simple pre-made canes with unusual stamp shapes to create fun and funky
face pendants. I’ll have the stamps from Barbara McGuire that you can use and you should bring your own
pre-made canes to add to the design. I used black and white canes on the pendant in the picture.
You’ll receive a free face pattern sheet as a hand out and a link to my Pen and Ink video.

Alice Stroppel
Canes and Contours
Day 2

I love the complicated and the simple, the complex yet
easy. I usually experiment until I find the fastest, easiest
way to construct my canes. On day 2 we’ll explore some
bright and bold easy canes that make giant statements.
I’ll even show you how to make my very cool dot... dot... dot
You’ll learn how to create this flat and fabulous
bracelet using my contouring method. We’ll spend some
time finishing the bracelet and I’ll share several things that have helped me
produce a more professional piece.
This is an intermediate class. You will need to condition your clay and choose your favorite
colors and white to create at least four Skinner blends ahead of time. Please use the full packages
(2oz) of both the white and the colored clay to make your Skinner blends. We will use each blend
to make several canes. I encourage you to bring lots of pre-made canes that compliment your
skinner blends.
I’ll demonstrate the Stroppel Cane using the scraps from the cane we’ll make. You can make
your own from your scraps and incorporate some in your designs.


To Find Alice Here are her links:


Well I hope to see some of you at the classes its going to be a lot of fun and lots of claying going on.
If you have any questions you can email
Susan Kaplan - Education Coordinator @ MDPAG
635 Oak Avenue
Birmingham, MI 48009


As Always Thank you for stopping by and supporting me and my blog. I look forward to hearing from you and any comments are appreciated and welcomed.
Hugs and Love,


1 comment:

Maddy Nupp McDonald said...

Kimi, this sounds wonderful! I wish I was nearby so I could enjoy meeting her and learning from her! Plus it'd be so great to play clay with people besides my xoxo