Mari O'Dell
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Polymer Basics 
The Treehouse is a very special venue.

Class size is limited to six participants. the Treehouse provides the use of work surfaces, pasta machines and basic tools. Workshops held elsewhere require participants to provide these items themselves. These classes have a minimum of six and maximum of twelve students.

Some workshops are only taught at the Treehouse because of the need to access certain tools and supplies. These workshops are marked with an asterisk (*).
Mari is also appearing in Chicago at the IPCA Retreat... For more information, please visit

Workshop 1      POLYMER  BASICS

Spend a day learning the basics of polymer clay with the author of The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay (Lark Books) Basics chapter. Proper conditioning, curing, tools, tips and techniques to get you started on your polymer clay journey will be covered in this workshop.

10:a.m. to 5:00p.m. with a lunch break
Fee: $100.


Workshop 2        DEEP TEXTURE

Participants will use several techniques to achieve texture using photo polymer plates. These deeply textured polymer sheets will be used to veneer beads and create domed discs.

Three hour workshop
Fee: $50



Do you have a PCE A.C.E. or M extruder but haven't used it yet? Learn what this great tool can do.
Using the A.C.E extruder and basic discs, participants will create a sample bead strand. Some surface decoration techniques will also be introduced. Learn to be comfortable using this wonderful tool.

10:00.a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a lunch break
Fee: $100



Using the Artway A.C.E. extruder and Mari's specialty discs, participants will learn this exciting new way to create complex shaped canes with the patterns already in place while extruding. Imagine blends, stripes, dots,ikats, cut and insert and more, going intro the A.C.E as a plug and coming out as a complex leaf, flower, insect, or other complex disk shape. See it to believe it!

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a lunch break.
Fee: $100


Workshop 5          Button, Button, Who Made That             
                             Fabulous Button?

In this workshop, students will use Artway shape frames to create a series of fabulous buttons. Several decorating techniques will be covered as well as how these buttons might be antiqued, glazed, or sanded and polished.

Three hour Workshop
Fee: $50


Workshop 6          "CARD PARTY"*

Explore several greeting card layouts, then decorate the cards using the hundreds of stamps, stamp inks, punches, ephemera available for use at the Treehouse.

Three hour workshop-
Fee: $50.

Patterned Plug Extrusions

Deep Texture   
Button Button

Extruder Basics Bootcamp  
"Card Party"    

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