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Lindly Haunani

Lindly Haunani
Cabin John, MD 20818

Background Information

Years Teaching:  15
Years Teaching Clay:  15
Years Working w/Clay:  16
School or Studio:  Art League in Alexandria, VA
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  COLOR!
First Experience With Clay:  Curiosity-walking past Kathleen Dustin's studio at the Torpedo Factory in Aleandria VA
Past Teaching Experiences:  The majority of these listings are either for a series of workshops at a school or a week long intensive...
2004 Art League School, Alexandria, VA
West Virginia Polymer Clay Guild, Charlestown, WV
Torpedo Factory Children’s Art Camp
Maureen Carlson’s Center for the Arts, Jordan, MN
2003 Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild, Pittsburgh, Pa
Torpedo Factory Children’s Art Camp, VA
Art League School, VA
Bead & Button, WI
Maureen Carlson’s Center for the Arts, MN
Ravensdale, WA
2002 Elevating an Art Form, WV
Torpedo Factory Children’s Camp, VA
Maureen Carlson’s Center for the Arts, MN
Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild, CN
New Jersey Polymer Clay Guild, NJ
Art League School, VA
Embellishments, OR
Bead & Button, WI
2001 Torpedo Factory Children’s Art Camp
Courting the Muse, PA
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN
Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota Graduate School
Art League School, VA
2000 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN
Artful Journey, FLA
Four Corners Weaver’s Guild, CO
Philadelphia Polymer Clay Guild, PA
Bead and Button, OR
Ravensdale, WA
Art League School, VA
1999 Spilt Rock Arts, University Minnesota Graduate School, MN
Arrowmont school of Arts and Crafts, TN
Hand Workshop, VA
Colorado Polymer Clay Guild, Co
Mid-Atlantic Fiber Conference
New Hampshire Polymer Clay Guild
Embellishments, OR
Baby Island Art Lodge, WA
New York Polymer Clay Guild, NY
Art League School, VA
1998 Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota Graduate School
Detroit Metro Polymer Clay Guild, MI
Columbus Polymer Clay Guild, OH
Making History National Polymer Clay Guild Conference, TN
Mid- Atlantic Fiber Conference, PA
Shepherdess, CA
Embellishments, TX
Old Church Cultural Center, NJ
Art league School, VA
92nd Street Y. NY
1997 Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota Graduate School,
92nd street Y, NYC
Shepherdess, CA
Embellishments, TX
New York Polymer Clay Guild, NY
Art League School, VA
1996 Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota graduate School
Embellishments, TX
New York Polymer Clay Guild, NY
Art League School, VA
1995 Ravensdale,WA
Japanese Exchange, DC
Delaware Valley Polymer Clay Guild, PA
New Jersey Polymer Clay Guild, NJ
New Hampshire Polymer Clay Guild, NH
Journey of the Heart, CA
New York Polymer Clay Guild, NY
Florida Society of Goldsmiths, NC
Art League School, VA
1994 Florida Craftsmen’s Guild, FLA
Cedar Lakes, WV
Art League School, VA
1993 Florida Society of Goldsmiths, NC
Art league School, VA
1992 Lee Arts Center, VA
1990 Bead Designer’s International, MA
1989 The Bead Collector, MD
Publication Experience:  The New Clay Two, Nan Roche, Flower Valley Press
1999 - Designing with Polymer Clay, Barbara McGuire, Krause Bead & Button Magazine- Sand Jade and Crayon Brights
1998 - Bead & Button Magazine- Cover article- Wearing a Chuckle, Tantalizing Translucents, Video, Mindstorm Productions, Roses, leaves and More, Video, Abba Dabba Productions
1997 - Artist’s at Work- Polymer Clay Comes of Age- Lindly Haunani and Pierrette Ashcroft, Flower Valley Press, Invitational Polymer Clay Calendar, Ford and Forlano, The Cutting Edge of Polymer Clay- Masters Invitational Catalogue
1996 - Creating with Polymer Clay, Leslie Dierks, Lark Books, First Steps in Handmade Jewelry, Carol Grape, Northlight
1994 - Polymer Clay Calendar- Ford and Forlano, Bead & Button Magazine- Mokume Gane
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  No
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  10
Maximum Number of Students:  18 (with scholarship assistant)
How Far Will Travel:  USA
Reimbursed Expenses:  Negotiable

Class Prep Time:  Lifetime
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  7
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
I enjoy traveling to teach polymer clay workshop and have been doing so for the past fifteen years. The more popular months- Oct, March-May and August book quickly, as soon as you have some tentative dates in mind let me know.

My rate for teaching is 100/two -days/person with a ten person minimum. I prefer a class size or 14-18 participants. Should more than 16 people register then there is space for an anonymous unpaid, scholarship person that will be expected to help with baking and passing out materials.

The classroom space needs to be clean, well lit and ventilated. Each student will need a work area 36 x 24 inches. I will need two separate tables for display and demo. Unless I am bring the baking equipment (this is NOT an option if I am flying in), we will need two large convection ovens and/or three toaster ovens with appropriate thermometers, extension cords and an exhaust fan (or way to ventilate the room). For workshops that include buffing and sanding access to water or several wash tubs.

The timing for the lunch break will be determined by the location- nearby carry-out? and the flow of the workshop. I will need a pitcher or bottle of water to drink throughout the workshop. I prefer a home stay over a motel, I am an omnivore who eats very lightly for breakfast ­caffeinated coffee is a must and I am fond of light beer. I am not allergic to animals.

One Day workshops

Chocolate to Wear
Intermediate level
One day workshop
Materials fee= 15 (includes clay)
Wearable chocolate is no-carb, fat-free and delightful to the eye. Using custom made molds and specific sculpting techniques, you will explore strategies for making evocative replications of your favorite chocolate, Learn how to mix convincing versions of milk, bittersweet and dark chocolate using polymer clay and to capture the maker’s marks of world class chocolateurs. Then have fun designing a sampler necklace or bracelet while learning valuable polymer clay techniques, tricks and tips.

Tropical Flowers
Intermediate level
One day workshop
Materials fee 12 (includes clay and findings)
Make a sumptuous tropical floral arrangement using simple polymer clay canes that can be used as a focal point for a necklace or be worn as a brooch. Several of the most amazing fetes of nature- torch ginger, anthuriams, birds of paradise and palm fronds will provide inspiration. You will select from a variety of possible color ways, learn how to construct the blended canes and practice some useful sculpting strategies. Pulling the assemblage together will be part of the fun learning experience.

Haunani Gane
All levels
One day workshop
Materials fee= 12 (includes polymer clay and findings)
Glistening, gossamer, intriguing layers of polymer clay characterize this version of Mokume Gane.which is an adaptation of an ancient layered metalworking technique. You will learn the keys to color selection, how to tint translucent clay, make a mokume block and useful strategies for multi-layered construction. Discover what works best for beads, sculptural surfaces and flat pieces that have the illusion of real depth. Explore ways to manipulate the surface finish to accentuate the beautiful designs you have created.

Two day workshop

Dancing with the Rainbow
Learn how to create blazing, simmering or evocative color schemes. This multi-sensory approach makes learning about color fun! Define your color preferences, learn how to recipe/replicate colors and increase your color confidence. This workshop is ideal for anyone desiring to enhance the color impact in their work- whether you work with watercolors, colored pencils, collage, fibers or polymer clay.

Understanding how to utilize the three properties of color: hue, value and saturation, to your advantage add cohesion and impact to your work. Learn why the “rules” as they are outlined in many color reference books, rarely provide satisfactory results. We will begin with exploring your color likes and dislikes and de-mystifying the vocabulary of color design. During the afternoon session we will explore custom mixing pigment primaries using polymer clay and how to mix to match colors. The second day will include exercises to explore color harmonies and how proportion and simultaneity can magically change the look of your color schemes as you construct a series of colorful polymer clay fabrics to be fashioned into a “crazy-quilt” mirror frame. Come with an open heart and mind and prepare to be amazed.
Supply fee: 30$/person

I have been teaching color workshops using polymer clay, music, collage and movement to enhance the participants understanding and joy or working with color for the past ten years. In a conference situation where there are dozens of technique driven classes offered, often a FUNdamental color class is overlooked as a first choice because: a) the artist took a dry academic class years ago and was frustrated by all the rules and rubber cement b) the juicy tantalizing prospect of leaving the workshop with a completed beautiful piece is too tempting c) the artist is concentrating on skills that are applicable to the product line they are developing or d) a color workshop sounds scary . In my mind nothing could be further from the truth- my color classes are gentle, fun and explain why one should “break all the rules”. Aside from impeccable craftsmanship and originality nothing else defines, enhances and makes a piece(s) sing as intensely as appropriate color choices will. It is easier to concentrate on exploring and perfecting new techniques and design challenges when one experiences a sense of ease and “rightness” in color selections.

Here is what some of my students have said after taking one of my color workshops-

“Incredible! This workshop has changed my life, I see the world with a deeper appreciation of the richness and breadth of color around me AND I know how to mix those colors” Elizabeth R. Minn.

“I’ve struggled with making color choices for years. I wish I had taken this workshop as my first polymer clay class. Looking back I now understand why many of the safer color combinations I was using weren’t optimal and just didn’t work...” Mary B. CA

“I have always admired the polymer clay work of Cynthia Toops, Maggia Maggio, Laura Liska and Pier Voulkos. I never thought I would be able to create my own beautiful color combinations. “Pat K. WA

“During college I took four color courses and read dozens of books, so when my friend Heather asked me to take this workshop with her I was reluctant to spend a whole weekend on color. Was I wrong! I am so glad I came. Lindly was both knowledgeable, funny and wise.” Keith S. FLA

“This was a great workshop. I am an engineer and was worried that everyone else would be experienced colorists. Lindly was patient with my beginner questions, very organized and addressed all levels of skills throughout the week.” Susan V. NY

Supply List
Glue stick
Work surface
Cutting blade
Pasta Machine if you have one
Pin tool
Gallon Zip Lock bag of magazine clippings- no faces no words-just images. The easiest way to do this is to take five magazines, rip out all the pages that have color pictures (often one side is much more interesting than the other) then go back and trim any edges and written copy, larger images may be cut into pieces @3”x3”- try not to spend too much time editing or musing over the color schemes- just keep cutting until you have about 100 clippings

I will need...
Three tables for demo and display ­preferably 30 x 60 (one can be a round)
Blackboard and/or whiteboard
Either pin-up space or painters tape for the collages
One large calibrated oven with thermometer, hot pads, baking surfaces per 6 students either in additional adjacent room or in hall with exhaust fan or small room fan
Several bottles of Peligrino, evian or store brand spring water

Your Guild can help by providing work surfaces, blades and pasta machines to people who have never worked with polymer clay.

Tantallizing Transluscents
You will explore some of the magical possibilities inherent in translucent polymer clay, while learning about tinting strengths, strategies to enhance translucency and the how and why of inclusions. Learn how to make Haunani Gane, Lindlyite and a chameleon, three inspirational techniques designed to spark new ideas in your studio. Make three different pendants and leave with an enhanced understanding of the tantalizing alchemy of polymer clay.

1 Large Brick FIMO 00 Translucent
2 oz black Premo or pre-conditioned Fimo

Please bring:
Work surface
Pasta Machine (no motors!)
Tissue Blade
Pin tool or small knitting needle
Your magical hands
Something to take your work home in- small box, plastic baggies

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Teaching is an incredible honor, learning experience and juggling act...make something uniquely yours, be yourself and have fun!"

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