Polymer Clay Classes, Events, and Workshops

A listing of polymer clay events, classes, workshops. While it’s great to learn from books and tutorials, many feel that the best way to learn is directly from a teacher at a polymer clay class. It’s certainly a lot of fun! Here’s a directory of polymer clay classes, events, and workshops. These classes often fill to capacity with the sponsoring group’s members, so if a class is open to the public it’s a good idea to register right away.

Because it’s common for people to travel (even internationally!) to these events, planning usually takes place far in advance of a polymer clay class or event.

Matrix Canes

Workshop

April 1, 2019 to May 25, 2019

online, , CA

an online MasterClass in cane making

  • Dan Cormier
  • Tracy Holmes

For more information contact: Dan Cormier at info@dancormier.ca

Faux Bakelite Tile Bracelet

Workshop

April 6, 2019

Houston, Texas, US

1 day workshop Faux Bakelite Tile bracelet with Randee Ketzel. On the workshop You will learn How to make hollow tile and seamless bracelet construction, will hand sculpt the decorative elements, embellishment, antiquing, finishing and stringing.
Project varies according to the students wishes – this is just one example.
Date: April 6, 2019
Price: Member 55$, Non-members 65$.
Location: 2001 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006 (second floor)

  • Randee Ketzel – Faux Bakelite Tile Bracelet

For more information contact: any board member, listed on our webpage at

Weekend Intensive with Christi Friesen at Allegory Gallery

Workshop

April 12, 2019 to April 14, 2019

Ligonier, Pennsylvania, US

The Weekend Intensive kicks off with an art opening featuring new work by Christi Friesen. The opening for, “Happy, happy, joy, joy” starts on Friday, April 12th from 5PM to 7PM. The next day is devoted to Polymer & Mixed Media Assemblage. Sunday is the last day and there are two workshops. Students can learn how to make a fun Steampunk fox and then a jeweled insect later in the day. Christi is an internationally-known instructor and author who teaches all over the world.

  • Christi Friesen – Polymer clay and Mixed Media

For more information contact: William Jones at info@allegorygallery.com

Orlando Clay Fandango

Retreat

May 2, 2019 to May 6, 2019

Leesburg, FL, US

An all inclusive Lake Yale 5 day/4 night retreat. Meals and lodging are included. The instructors are Maureen Carlson, Lynn Yuhr and Toni Ransfield. Retreat Demos by various artists.

  • Lynn Yuhr — Making your Mark with Kandinsky
  • Toni Ransfield Street — The Art of Pen Making
  • Maureen Carlson — Figuratively Speaking with Dorothy

For more information contact: Eva Walper at zevacat@gmail.com

Maggie Maggio Workshops

Workshop

May 28, 2019 to May 30, 2019

Trosa, Trosa, SE

2 workshops with Maggie Maggio, “Inspiration from the third dimension” and “Color inspiration 2.0, testing the new metallics”

  • Maggie Maggio – Color

For more information contact: Karolina Söderberg at kontakt@hobbyrian.se

Metchosin International Summer School of The Arts- 3D Crackle Polymer Clay Workshop

Retreat

June 29, 2019 to June 30, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia , CA

A 2 day polymer clay workshop at the wonderful Metchosin International Summer School of The Arts. Learn a crackle clay technique and apply it to figurative sculptures, canvas and wearable art.

  • Gera Scott Chandler – Crackled 3D Effects With Polymer Clay

For more information contact: Marla Lynn Smith at ed@missa.ca

Polymer Clay Carnival Australia 2019

Workshop

August 16, 2019 to August 18, 2019

Perth, Western Australia, AU

Learn contemporary techniques through hands on workshops with world class teachers

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For more information contact: S Ward at info@2wardspolymerclay.com.au

PolyAnglia

Workshop

October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019

Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Three day polymer clay workshop with Cara Jane Hayman, Tina Mezek, and Ginger Davis Allman

  • Cara Jane Hayman
  • Tina Mezek
  • Ginger Davis Allman

For more information contact: More info soon at

Into the Fall BioSystems

Workshop

October 5, 2019 to April 6, 2019

Arden, near Asheville, NC., US

Students will learn freeform sculpting of realistic leaves, branches, acorns, mushrooms etc and how to bring color and realism to then with Genesis oil paints. A demo will also be given in how to attach all the separate elements to a cradled gesso board to create 3 dimensional wall piece suitable for hanging.

  • Donna Greenberg – Into the Fall- Natural leaves Biosystem

For more information contact: Bridget Downey at bridowney@yahoo.com

IndyJam 2019

Workshop

October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019

Plainfield/Indianapolis, IN, US

Pandora, Deb Hart & Elaina will be teaching at this Fiesta themed event.

  • Pandora
  • Deb Hart
  • Elaina

For more information contact: Pandora at Tinypandorastore@gmail.com