Orlando Clay Fandango 2021

Please email me to see if space is available.
The all inclusive Lake Yale 5 day/4 night retreat. Meals and lodging are included. The instructors are Maggie Maggio, Deb Hart and syndee holt. Retreat Demos by all.

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Orlando Clay Fandango Options:
  • The All Inclusive Workshop Option:
  • (One day with each Instructor)

    Maggie Maggio
    (You can only take one Maggie Maggio class. You can not take both.)
    One Day Option -- "Dragontails: 50 Shades of Green"

    Maggie will guide you through the process of making a pinched polymer bracelet using a variation of the ColorWash technique. Start by mixing a personalized selection of colors and then make a customized Skinner Blend for use on your bracelet. While the bracelets are curing, Maggie will demonstrate variations of the Dragontail design, including the 'slinky" bracelet and show samples of the many different ways you can use the pinched polymer technique.

    Dragontails full details on Maggie Maggio's site.

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    Two Day Option -- "Inspiration from the 3rd Dimension"
    This class is currently Full.

    This new workshop combines a color class on the three dimensions of color with a project class that focuses on exploring the amazing sculptural (3D) capabilities of polymer clay. After experimenting with modern color mixing in polymer clay, we will go deeper into the world of color exploration by looking through a prism, mixing color in light, and customize a color blend in polymer clay to use for the project. Maggie will demonstrate the basics of her signature ColorWash technique as you make a sculptural floral neckpiece.

    Inspiration full details on Maggie Maggio's site.

    Deb Hart
    "Sea Turtle Boxes"

    Creating this fun sea turtle box is a student favorite! Boxes are such fun - not only do they make a wonderful canvas for inlaid cane designs, they also make wonderful gifts. In this class, I'll show how to create a unique sea turtle box form, create several polymer clay canes and faux turquoise blend, sculpt a simple sea turtle shape, decorate your box with cane inlay, and finish your box with my unique faux turquoise technique. In this class, we'll make the sea turtle box and a few simple canes. Please bring a selection of canes to decorate your turtle. Deb will have a limited selection of free canes and more for sale. If you're interested in pre-ordering a discounted cane set to use, please contact Deb.

    Included with this class is an extensive class booklet with detailed cane construction, faux stone instructions, box patterns, and instructions on assembling and completing.

    Experience level: All skill levels welcome.

    NOTE:  There will be a pre-conference class on canes with Deb Hart. This is an optional class. This class is going to be rainbow blend canes - an intro to color theory caning. It'll be a fun, easy way to make a variety of multi-color canes. To sign-up for this class please contact Deb Hart

    syndee holt
    "Three Ring Circus-New Acts"

    Everything you ever wanted to know about polymer clay and photography. This class will cover all the latest developments in polymer clay. You will get to use new products to make a lovely finished bracelet, pendant or earrings. syndee's classes usually have silkscreen, transfer and textural design as well as all the newest Sculpey products as well as syns current favorite "finds".

  • Retreat Only Experience Option
  • (No workshops included)

    If you are looking for a relaxing weekend and would like to pick up some new tips, tricks and techniques, this is the perfect option! This is an overview of the Retreat Only Experience.

    • Clay on your own, in a relaxed atmosphere
    • Attend demos.
    • Use of Lake Yale Campgrounds
    • Attend Fandango events

  • Beginner Option
  • (Workshops can be added)

    Beginner Class: Are you new to polymer clay? Would you like to learn the basics in a comfortable class setting? Then come to our beginner class. We will provide you with a basic tool kit for a small fee or a supply list and you can shop for the supplies yourself. We will contact you after you register about your options.

    Everyone who attends our new to polymer clay class will receive a one year free membership to the Orlando Area Polymer Clay Guild. If you are outside the Orlando Area, we will give you the contact information for a guild near you.

    The class will cover mixing clay, creating blends, molds and canes. Each student will leave with a finished project. We have two options either a one day or two day beginner class. If you sign up for the one day option then you can take 2 of the workshop classes or 2 days basic and 1 workshop class. To sign up for the Basic option on the next page scroll down to the heading Beginner's Basic Workshop. The Beginner's Basic workshop can only be taken once.