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Create a Northwoods Switchplate


with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Aug 29, 2018 at 9:30 am

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $25  Materials: $10

Create a leaf-themed switch plate using polymer clay for your Northwoods home or cabin. Polymer is an easy-to-use medium that can be stamped, carved, scored, and painted to achieve the desired effect. Participants will have a finished switch plate at the end of the class.

Additionally, it is a chance for students to experiment with the medium before they consider investing in the supplies and clay. Polymer clay, as a medium, has many uses for creating unique jewelry, decorative bowls, art pieces, and figurines. Wear clothes you can get paint on.

About the instructor: Kay Vandervort remembers, “As children we could get out of doing dishes if we we read a lot. And, we could watch television if we had a project to work on, so I developed the habit of having a lap project---jewelry making, embroidery, sewing, or experimenting with a variety of artistic media. It is the exploration of color and texture that excites me about working with polymer. It can be manipulated, stacked, stamped, carved, and scored to create interesting layers and textures

Kay has a degree in secondary education and taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not-for-profit management. She has trained at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School.


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