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LINE – A Worksheet For Creativity

Some Line Examples

Helen Wyland-Malchow has been teaching the guild design elements at the Zoom guild meetings..
She started with LINE. Download the Worksheet here.  (was sent out with the June NAN).
She went over different elements/attributes of Line.

Take something you love and represent it as LINE and do the exercises on the worksheet. The pictures are examples that Helen showed to explain the different concepts. Play with it and have some fun!

We will share our worksheets at the ConneCTion Challenge Zoom meeting on July 3.
Looking forward to seeing all we do!

"The Horizontal and Vertical Ovals show the Contrast between the Straight Static Lines and the Movement at the Ends Created by the Curvilinear Lines" ~Helen

"When you feel the urge to mindlessly scroll through Facebook, take out the worksheet and play with the exercises" ~ Carole

Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings until Further Notice

We will be hosting our guild meetings via Zoom until further notice.
The link, meeting ID, and password will be in the newsletter that will be emailed out a few days prior to the meeting.
Hope to see you there!

And (for those like me who are a little vain) here is a zoom youtube link from Libby that has good lighting tips: https://youtube/ACNGhPKnmok 

Also another tip - (I'm SO Vain!!!!...) You can go to Zoom -> Preferences -> Video and in "My Video you can check "Touch up my appearance" which softens up everything 😉

Weekend of Clay March 14 & 15, 2020

Class Pictures for WEoC2020

Weekend of Clay at the Foxon Firehouse, 1420 North High Street, East Haven,
March 14th and 15th.  (Located at the corner of Rt 80 and High St in East Haven)
Classes BY Members of the guild FOR Members of the guild.

Sat am - Butterfly Koi Fish in Polymer Clay -  Debbie Jaffe
Sat pm - Grunge Roses - Denise Fitzsimmons
Sun am - Insert YOUR Style Here - Carole Monahan
Sun pm - Illuminated Resin - Christy Sherman
Times are 9:00 - 12:30 and 1:30-5 each day Please set up between
(the workroom will be open Saturday evening for extra clay time)

Class fees are $15 each class, payable to the Guild.
Carole will take your payment at the WEoC.

Membership dues will need to be paid to take the classes.
Materials fees paid directly to the teacher on the day of the class.
You can take all 4 classes or any of them.

For Class Descriptions Please Click Here!
(This was emailed to members on 3/4/20)

Clay ConneCTion ’18 Prize Winners

We were so fortunate to have so many prizes to share with our lucky attendees.

Our goodie bags were filled with many samples of clays from Polyform, Apoxie Sculpt, clay and cutters from Makin's, and generous coupons from Makin's, Sculpey, Marvelous Molds, ComposiMold and Craftcast.
They were generous and also donated items for our raffle. Other donations were given by R J Crafts and many of the attendees. Thanks to all of you for making this such a successful and fun retreat!

ValHallCraftCastWinner

 

Weekend of Clay March 10 & 11, 2018

Weekend of Clay at the Foxon Firehouse, 1420 North High Street, East Haven,
March 10th and 11th.  (Located at the corner of Rt 80 and High St in East Haven)
Classes BY Members of the guild FOR Members of the guild.

Sat am - Mitten Beads - Diane Villano
Sat pm - Goddesses with Prerogatives - Carole Monahan
Sun am - Sculpting Flowers and Butterflies in Relief - Christy Sherman
Sun pm - DragonsEyes - Christy Sherman
Times are 9:30 - 12:30 and 2-5 each day
(the workroom will be open Saturday evening for extra clay time)
Class fees are $15 each class, payable to the Guild.
Membership dues will need to be paid to take the classes.
Materials fees paid directly to the teacher on the day of the class.
You can take all 4 classes or any of them.

You can see the finished pieces from our 2017 WEoc on our Weekend of Clay March 2017 Page!

Pics from CWOS

Here are some pictures of our displays from City Wide Open Studios at the Armory.
We were in Room #210 which was actually 5 separate rooms.
Helen and Carole shared the big (entry) room. Lori had a small room off of the main room and Sharon was in the corner room with the other guild members.
We were joined by Eric (who made plastic mixed media art and stuffed animals) and Anne (who sketched dream interpretations).
It was a great time and we met a lot of interesting people!

Looking into Lori's Room - Infinite DeZignz

A closer view of Lori's room.

Looking into Carole's room from Lori's Room

Carole's Display

Carole's Cameooos

Helen's Display - Silver Thumb Designs

The Guild's table display with work by Debbie, Marilyn, Laura, Melinda, Gerry and Sharon

2 of Sharon's Lamps and necklaces by Gerry, Marilyn, and Laura.

Sharon's display with her Clay Relief Etchings.

Sharon's display with her prints and Gerry's necklaces

Some of Sharon's framed prints.

One of Sharon's Lights

Another of Sharon's Lights

Weekend of Clay March 25 & 26

Weekend of Clay at the Foxon Firehouse, 1420 North High Street, East Haven,
March 25th and 26th.  (Located at the corner of Rt 80 and High St in East Haven)
Classes BY Members of the guild FOR Members of the guild.

Sat am - Baby Seals - Christy Sherman
Sat pm - Woodland Fairy Doors - Debbie Goodrow
Sun am - Floral Chain - Debbie Jaffe
Sun pm - Gelatin Printing - Tracy VanBuskirk
Times are 9:30 - 12:30 and 2-5 each day
(the workroom will be open Saturday evening for extra clay time)
Class fees are $15 each class, payable to the Guild.
Membership dues will need to be paid to take the classes.
Materials fees paid directly to the teacher on the day of the class.
You can take all 4 classes or any of them.

You can see the finished pieces on our Weekend of Clay March 2017 Page!

Traveling Exhibit – Stamford

The guild's TRAVELING EXHIBIT was installed for the 1st time in Stamford at the Ferguson Library. It was set up to a series of oooohs and aaahhs and several Bottles of Hope requests as well.
You can stop by and visit we will be there for the summer through the end of September.

Trip to New England Polymer Artists Guild

Road trip to Franklin MA for the guild meeting of the New England Polymer Artists Guild.

The meetings are held at Ann Marie Donovan's home. (during the week she runs a daycare, so there is plenty of room) Meetings start at 10am with guild business discussed, then the rest of the meeting is open for claying. A wonderful lunch is prepared and shared.
It's a wonderful group and they have plans to bring in many guest instructors.

For more info about the guild, check out their Facebook page
New England Polymer Artist Guild

Weekend of Clay Classes for 3/5 & 3/6

The vote is in and classes have been selected for the 2016 SCPCG Weekend of Clay!

Dates: Saturday March 5 & Sunday March 6
at the Foxon Firehouse, 1420 North High Street, (intersection of Route 80 & North High St) in East Haven.

The classes are:
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Mica Magic with Diane Villano
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Ode to Spring with Debbie Goodrow
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Easy Bargello Cane with Lisa Gauthier
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Transfer Pin with Michelle Pini

We keep the workroom open in the evening until 9-ish on Sat for whoever wants to clay.
(You don't need to take a class to clay with us on Saturday night)