Please visit my other internet locations
Artforward @ Etsy
for artwork
Artsource @ Etsy
for supplies
Yahoo Store for Barbara McGuire
products
YouTube
for video tutorials
2013 POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOPS
Florific Petal Cane
    My new favorite! - one exciting cane teaches color,
    contrast, movement and line. Each petal can then
    be shaped differently to form a new flower design.
    The petals in these samples are radiating from a
    polymer cast of a vintage buttton, molded and
    polished to a gleaming shine.

    FEE: 4 hrs $75

    Supplies needed: black, white and translucent clay,
    work surface, flexible and stiff polymer blades,
    pasta machine, roller, small dish for sanding and
    soft rag. All other materials supplied.
Polymer Story Dice
    Cast your mood with a pendant that features molded
    polymer faces and words of wisdom. The techniques are
    easy and the results are fabulous, especially when the
    dice is stacked dramatically in a unique pendant. Class
    project creates the dice and students are encouraged to
    embellish the pendant with complimentary beads and
    chain to make a balanced fashion statement. A real
    potpori of techniques in one class!

    FEE: 4 hrs $75

    Materials needed: White, ecru and translucent clay, Liquid
    Sculpey, All other materials supplied.
    Everybody loves a butterfly and what a great building block
    these colorful creatures are for beautiful work. This class
    offers a choice of either butterfly or dragonfly canes with a
    painterly effect in mind. The first presentation will consist
    of color blending and the rest of theclass in building the
    canes. The final summary will focus on working with the
    canes to make bead sets, pins and gorgeous jewelry
    applications, complete with professional finishing.

    Fee: 6 hours $85

    Materials needed: A basic supply of white, black,
    translucent and pearl clay is required. Students will need
    work surface, blade, pasta machine, acrylic roller with
    handle. All other materials and tools supplied.
Dragonflies and
Butterflies
Complex Face Canes
    Faces – the most challenging cane of all! But an investment
    you will have for years to come. This class helps to
    understand shape, proportion, and coloring to create a
    life-like image with personality. Individual component
    canes includes eyes, nose, lips, brow and optional cheeks
    (as time permits). Also includes a demo of how to adjust
    and embellish a finished face cane for use in work.
    Prerequisite! – this is an advanced class. Students should
    have complete knowledge of a Skinner Blend and previous
    cane building and reduction experience.

    FEE: Face Canes - Two days (12 hrs) $190.

    Materials needed 1 ¼ lb translucent clay, black, white,
    brown, ecru, eye color and pearl clay, work surface,
    blade, pasta machine, acrylic roller with handle. All other
    materials and tools supplied.
POLYMER CLAY & Mixed Media
Earrings by Design
    Big, bold and modern, these earrings are show stoppers!
    The better news is that options for highlights are
    essentially scrap from your ‘surface design’ table. You will
    learn the secrets of creating a few key caned elements,
    and how to balance a design with texture and bright
    brbilliant color. The earrings are completed with
    embellished spiral ear wires integrated into the design.

    FEE: 4 hrs $75

    Materials needed: black, white and translucent clay, work
    surface, flexible polymer blade, pasta machine, and roller.
    Students should bring or arrange to borrow wire tools
    including a flush cutter, round nose and chain nose pliers.
    All other materials including bead accents and Sterling
    wire are supplied. Gold filled wire and additional sterling c
    also available at a surcharge.

    Art meets Doll in this feminine reflection of stories wrapped
    up in time. The winged doll tells a personal journey through
    a poem scribed on the wound spindle. Polymer is the
    ultimate building block as the body and face take form in
    your hands. A wondrous mixed media expression.

    FEE: 6 hrs. $85 Includes spindle.

    Materials needed: Polymer clay white & translucent, work
    surface (preferably tile), flexible polymer blade, pasta
    machine and acrylic roller with handle, stiff bristle brush for
    antiquing, soft rag. Students are welcome to bring clay
    surface designs, canes or found objects to include in the
    assemblage. All additional materials supplied by the
    instructor.
Personal Story Dolls
Diva Dolls
    Create as many Divas as you wish with this popular
    expression of a female form. The class focuses on making
    the doll, but finished work can be worn as a pendant, pin,
    or captured in a frame. Working in translucent clays, this
    technique invites inclusions. A crash course on molds is
    also included as you enjoy Barbara’s collection of faces,
    textures and script.

    FEE: $4 hrs $65 Class fee includes templates, and a 3x5
    impression stamp for texturing (a $16 value).

    Materials needed: Polymer clay – 2 blocks translucent, work
    surface (preferably tile), flexible polymer blade, craft knife,
    pasta machine and acrylic roller with handle, bone folder,
    stiff bristle brush for antiquing, soft rag, 400 & 600 grit wet
    sandpaper, small dish for sanding. All additional materials
    supplied by the instructor.
POLYMER CLAY MOKUME GANE
Intentional Mokume
    Develop Barbara’s favorite Brand of Mokume Gane one
    step further with design by intention. Since random
    mokume slices have a delightful element of surprise, just
    imagine what you can do with an intentional element
    added just where you want it – even after the slicing! This
    class also explores the use of an alternative to real gold
    leaf while still creating luminous, iridescent and metallic
    layers. New design applications for 2012.

    FEE:5 hrs. $85 Class fee includes 5x7 stamp set (a
    $20 value).

    Supplies needed: black, white and translucent clay,
    work surface, flexible and stiff polymer blades,
    pasta machine, roller, small dish for sanding and
    soft rag. All other materials supplied.

2014 Class Descriptions for Polymer Clay Techniques
Barbara offers both private and group lessons (increased rates apply to private classes).  Class includes
written instructions. Please contact Barbara for special rates if you are hosting a class at your location.
Samples and additional images for press will be sent as dates are booked. Class prices are an average and
will vary dependant on location, number of students and inclusion of materials. Thank you for your
interest!

By email:  
barbara@barbaramcguire.com
By phone:  678-654-7055 / 828-689-8623
Build a Bird! – 3 hrs. $45 Learn the impact a little form can create making this puffed up bird sing! Class
fee includes 5x7 stamp. Work is one sided and can be worn as pendant, brooch, bead component.
Class creates bird only (not complete necklace) Students must supply pasta machine, clay, 400 & 600
grit wet sandpaper, small dish for sanding, stiff bristle brush for antiquing, soft rag.
Fanciful Filigree – 3 hrs. $45 Create a double sided starburst of color that focuses on defining effective
contrast. Includes pre-made canes and filigree. Work is double sided and can be worn as pendant or
bead component.
Master molds – 3 hrs. $45 Great opportunity to create mold castings from Barbara’s extensive
collection of textured findings, artifacts and doll faces. Antiquing, sanding and buffing bring out the
relief in molded components. Students must supply mold compound, translucent, ecru and white clay,
400 & 600 grit wet sandpaper, small dish for sanding, stiff bristle brush for antiquing, soft rag.
Beginning Color Blending – 3 hrs $45 A full class devoted just to color, featuring the Barbara Blend, an
interpretive way to use the Skinner blend in creating hue and value in the same blend. Instructor will
illustrate transforming blends to beads with simple spiraling. Students must supply clay and pasta
machine.
Beginning Graphic canes – 4 hrs $55* *Bonus – small face cane for embellishing a finished pendant.
Choosing color, rolling, stacking and stretching, this basic beginner’ s class is the foundation to beads
and decorative surface design. Students must supply clay and pasta machine. Recommend - Beginning
Color before taking this class.
Beginning Floral canes - 4 hrs $55* *Bonus – small leaf cane and face cane slice for embellishing a
finished pendant. Choosing color, rolling, stacking and stretching, this basic beginner’s class is the
foundation to floral beads and decorative surface design. Students must supply clay and pasta
machine. Recommend - Beginning Color before taking this class.
Beginning leaf canes - 3 hrs $45* *Bonus – small floral cane for embellishing a finished pendant. Choosing
color, rolling, stacking and stretching, this basic beginner’s class is the foundation to leaves and
decorative surface design. Students must supply clay and pasta machine. Recommend - Beginning Color
before taking this class.