Upcoming CAFEs

    • Friday, April 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio

    Jan Pini will show us how to get started with polymer clay.  $3 studio fee and approximately $10 materials fee. If you already have some polymer clay supplies, please bring them (I will have extras), including:
    Polymer clay-dedicated pasta machine (clay conditioning machine)
    Polymer clay-dedicated oven, such as a toaster oven
    Cutting mat with inch marks
    Needle-nosed pliers
    Craft knife
    Tissue blade (very sharp blade used with PC)
    Roller (usually acrylic)

    Any clay tools you have

    We will be making a "kaleidoscope cane" made using your choice of color combinations. After reducing the triangular cane to about 1.25" on each side we will use slices to make a pendant, earrings, a ring bowl and cover a pen. Here are some color combinations I was playing with.

    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    • Friday, May 24, 2019
    • Touchstone Center for the Arts, 1049 SR2003, Farmington, PA 15437
    • 16

    A specially designed get-away for McMurray Art League artists/friends combining our CAFÉ classes (sessions focusing on various crafts taught by fellow attendees) AND two optional Touchstone-taught 2-hour classes, meals, and lodging. For all the details and schedule, click here.

    ACTIVITIES: The schedule allows for CAFEs, when we can share our knowledge of various crafts with one another in a bright large studio space (or work on whatever you want). We can also take part in TWO opportunities to experience classes taught by Touchstone’s instructors. We chose a JEWELRY MAKING project and INTRO TO BLACKSMITHING as the two class offerings. We are relying on members to come forward with CAFÉ ideas.

    ACCOMMODATIONS: There is a 2-story dorm which will accommodate up to 16 people – 2 single beds per room. The rooms are not fancy, but seem comfortable and offer handicap accessibility. Two rest rooms are available on each floor (total 4). We need to bring our own bedding and towels.

    $90 for 2 nights lodging
    $70 for 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner at Touchstone
    $20 for studio rental
        Add optional workshops:
    $50 for Blacksmith class ($10 materials fee) 9:30-11:30 Wednesday May 22
    $50 for Jewelry making class ($10-$30 materials fee) 2:00-4:00 Wednesday May 22
    $280 TOTAL (plus materials fee)

    Additional costs include dinner the first night at Maywood Restaurant, and breakfast on the way home. We are excited to offer this CAFÉ AWAY at Pennsylvania’s Premier Craft School – TOUCHSTONE CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Check out their website for more information. https://touchstonecrafts.org/ Contact Sandy Conley at conley1973@verizon.net to reserve your space at the CAFÉ AWAY. We expect this to be a popular event, so do not wait to SIGN UP! Touchstone requires us to sign a contract guaranteeing at least 12 people to stay at Touchstone and at least 8 people for each workshop session.

Past CAFEs

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 CANCELLED - CAFE - Judy DiGiacomo, Popup Easter cards
Monday, March 18, 2019 CAFE - Anne Trimble, Flip greeting cards
Thursday, February 21, 2019 CAFE - Bill Karaffa, Portrait Drawing
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 CAFE - Origami Holiday theme
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 CAFE - Group watch of "Loving Vincent"
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 CAFE - Group watch of Bill Hosner video "Painting the Figure in Plein Air"
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 CAFE - Group watch of Barbara Jaenicke video (Edges & Editing)
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 CAFE - Group watch of "Tim's Vermeer" video
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 CAFE - Origami Spring/Easter theme
Monday, March 26, 2018 CAFE - Dry Felting Glasses Case
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 CAFE - Group watch of Barbara Jaenicke video (Color Temperature)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 CAFE - Group watch of Barbara Jaenicke video (Color Harmony)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 CAFE - Group watch of Barbara Jaenicke video (Composition)
Monday, February 05, 2018 Award Ribbon-Making Party
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 CAFE - Popup greeting cards
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 CANCELLED (Weather) - CAFE - Origami figures
Monday, November 13, 2017 CAFE--Make a box from a card
Thursday, November 02, 2017 CAFE - Group watch of Barbara Jaenicke pastel video
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 CAFE--Alcohol Inks on Tile
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 CAFE--Ink and Gouache
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 CAFE--Watercolor Collage
Friday, February 19, 2016 CAFE-Grape Cluster Beaded Wine Charms with Jan Pini
Monday, September 21, 2015 A Collaboration of Art and Poetry Meeting
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 CLASS FULL-CAFE-Creative Art for Everyone, Botanical Drawings using Colored Pencils
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 CANCELLED - CAFE Away at Sandscrest Retreat 6/17
Monday, June 16, 2014 CANCELLED - CAFE Away at Sandscrest Retreat 6/16
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 CAFE - "Greeting Cards with Micron Pen and Watercolors" with Darlene Sanders
Thursday, December 12, 2013 CAFE - "Simple Bracelets" with Theresa
Thursday, December 05, 2013 CAFE-Polymer Clay Gingerbread Ornaments with Denise
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 CAFE - 'Altered Papers" with Darlene
Friday, October 25, 2013 CAFE Away 10/25
Thursday, October 24, 2013 CAFE Away 10/24
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 CAFE Away 10/23
Thursday, September 19, 2013 CAFE--Zentangle with Polly
Thursday, August 08, 2013 CAFE - Collage II with Darlene
Thursday, July 11, 2013 CAFE - Acrylic gel with Catherine POSTPONED
Thursday, June 13, 2013 CAFE - Collage with Darlene
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