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Programs vary from month to month so we get the chance to learn something new or explore a unique way to play with polymer clay. Each meeting also has a Show & Tell portion so be sure to bring one of your works with you. We love to share what we’re working on with other clayers!
PLEASE NOTE! January’s meeting will be held on January 8th, 2020
When: Every first Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Artworks, 201-2nd Avenue, Edmonds, WA 98020
December 4th Meeting: Holiday Party & Potluck!
Bring food to share and items for the Raffle (optional) and Brown Bag Exchange (optional).
Raffle: You may donate any item to this NWPCG fundraiser. Donated items will be displayed with a cup in front of each. Tickets are sold for $1 and you place your ticket(s) in the cup corresponding to the item you want to win. All proceeds go to fund Guild activities. We typically see donations in the form of lovely handmade clay creations, crocheted or knitted items, clay books, clay supplies and other craft supplies.
Brown Bag Gift Exchange: This is not a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange; bring something that you would want to receive, with a value of about $25-$30. (Some popular ideas are clay-related items and chocolate!)
Each participant brings a gift in an unmarked brown paper bag and adds it to the gift pile. Everyone randomly draws a number. They select gifts in that order — with a twist… The person assigned with #1 picks out a gift and opens it so all can see what it is. Then the person assigned with #2 gets the choice of ‘stealing” #1’s unwrapped gift or choosing a wrapped one from the pile. If #2 steals #1’s gift, then #1 must choose and open another wrapped gift.
NOTE: Gifts can only be stolen once!
As subsequent players take their turns, they either select a new gift or take an already opened gift from any of the other players that has not been stolen before. Any player who has a gift ‘stolen’ either choose a new gift or take an already-opened gift from another player. Continue until everyone has had a turn for a gift. After the last turn, the person who started (since she/he didn’t get a chance at the beginning) can put back the gift and “steal” a gift according to the rules.
NWPCG Saturday Clay Days in Lake Forest Park
(2020 days to be announced)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155
Polymer Clay Classes for Beginners- Free!
When: Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Artworks- 201 Second Avenue, Edmonds, WA
NWPCG instructors teach the basics of working with polymer clay in this FREE adult class open to the public. This is a great opportunity to learn and ask questions from the experts and have a hands-on experience. Come see how fun, versatile, and satisfying this medium can be- expand your artistry!
All materials are provided. Children age 10 and up are welcome and MUST be accompanied by a parent. (We work with sharp blades!)
Please check back here for our next class. They are scheduled approx. every six months.
NWPCG at the Evergreen State Fair- Monroe, WA
When: Saturday & Sunday, August 24th & 25th and Saturday & Sunday, August 31st & September 1st
NWPCG volunteers were demonstrating new and inspiring techniques for fairgoers- plus free giveaways while supplies lasted. Come see us next year in Building 500 and ask all the questions you ever wanted to know about polymer clay- we have the answers.
Clay Camp 2019
When: Annual Event; May 16th- 20th, 2019
Where: Camp Huston, Gold Bar, WA
Clay Camp is a long standing tradition started in 1995 by the Northwest Polymer Clay Guild. It attracts polymer clay artists and hobbyists from all over! Clay Camp provides participants with a 24-workroom, delicious food, and a great selection of polymer clay and crafting classes in a fabulous venue surrounded by nature.
To find out more about Clay Camp, please go to our Clay Camp page.
4th Annual Gingerbread House-Making Party
When: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Artworks- 201 Second Avenue, Edmonds, WA
We have a blast at this all-day event and it keeps growing! We make 1/4 scale polymer clay ‘candies’ ahead of time and bring them to share. Then we build and decorate gingerbread houses and ornaments out of polymer clay while eating all the wonderful potluck goodies. This event is open to members and non-members alike. All children MUST be accompanied by their adult! (Not recommended for young children.)
Other Outreach Projects
Our primary goal is to share the joy of polymer clay and we do this at every opportunity we get. If you have an event in mind and would like to invite NWPCG, contact us at outreach [@] nwpcg.org.