11 Days & Updated Supplies List

August 22, 2023 Meetings 0

Our annual Labor Day retreat is 11 days away and registration is ongoing through 11:59 PM on Wednesday, 30 August.

We will have three guest artist demos and a Magical Mystery Tour Home Edition challenge. 

The 2023 guest artists are as follows. Click class name to download a class supplies list.

Demos will be recorded and available to registered event attendees after the event ends.

  • Pavla Cepelíková – Fall Ink
  • Suzanne Andrews – Reverse Mokume Gane
  • Nancy Benham – Eat the Tuna, Keep the Can UPDATED
    • Nancy says to have your clay sheeted and ready the day before her demo. You’ll need two strips of clay (silk screened, skinner blend, other design) about third thickest on your pasta machine. Strips should be about 10 or 11 inches long if you are using a tuna can. Shorter if you are using smaller cans. Strips should coordinate (or match, up to you).
    • We will send out the written instructions for the project next week.


Saturday, September 2

Time (Eastern US)Event
9 AMLeMoyne Art Ed Center open for setup
10 AMZoom Opens
1030 AMSuzanne Andrews – Reverse Mokume Gane
1 PMLunch Break
2 PMMagical Mystery Challenge Projects Reveal Part 1
230 PMNancy Benham – Eat the Tuna, Keep the Can
5 PMEnd of Day 1

Sunday, September 3

Time (Eastern US)Event
9 AMLeMoyne Art Ed Center open
930 AMZoom Opens
10 AMPavla Cepelíková – Fall Ink
1230 PMLunch Break
2 PMMagical Mystery Challenge Projects Reveal Part 2
230 PMMagical Mystery Challenge Voting
3 PMClaying, napping, snacking, chatting
5 PMEnd of Day 2

Monday, September 4

9 AM – 5 PM, LeMoyne Art Ed Center Open


This challenge is open to all attendees, and we hope everyone will participate! Patty, our Magical Mystery Maven, has come up with a great challenge for us and we will vote on the submitted entries. Prizes may be involved.

GOAL – Choose one of these objects to adorn or create. You have the option to combine two or more on the list.

You may start work on your entry immediately.

  • Bowl
  • Cardboard box
  • Picture Frame
  • Mirror
  • Switchplate
  • Outlet cover
  • Doorknob
  • Plate

Clay – must use

  • 2 hues of blue
  • 1 pearl
  • 3 hues of green 
  • 1 gold or silver
  • 1 purple
  • 1 hue of your choice

Clay – optional use

  • white
  • black
  • translucent

Objects or images to incorporate – minimum of two, maximum of 3

  • bling
  • chain or wire
  • animal paw imprint
  • fruit or flower
  • personal symbol of happiness or optimism
If possible, please send a picture of your finished object to Barb by Saturday, September 2. She will use it to compile an image for voting.