Dimensional Art with Paper Clay

Rogene Mañas retired from her international card company, PhotoTidings, in 2006 to focus on art-making. She studied at the University of Oregon and worked with numerous professional artists in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, Italy and France in developing her skills. After becoming an accomplished plein-air landscape painter, she made a sudden departure in style and materials after spending winters in Mexico. Inspired by the allegorical nature of Latin American folk art, she shifted her focus from the external world to the internal one. Now as a contemporary folk artist, she makes art about her own thoughts and feelings, often combining nature images with human forms. In her book, Artful Paperclay, published by North Light Books in 2016, Rogene shares the unique and inventive paper clay and mixed media techniques that make her work stand out. She teaches workshops in Oregon and Mexico, and her work may be seen in galleries in Oregon, California and at her website, www.rogenemanas.com. In 2011, she was featured on Oregon Art Beat, a regional program on PBS showcasing Oregon Artists. In this course with Rogene, you will learn how to create bas-relief images that have the look of carved wood and leave people wondering how they were made. Paper clay is an easy-to-use, air-dried clay that holds amazing detail is non-toxic, and does not require baking or firing. It comes out of the pack ready-to-use and is available at most art supply and craft stores. This unique and innovative process is fun, flexible and forgiving, making it perfect for beginning and advanced students alike.

If you want to check out how to create paper clay art, you can get lifetime access to the course at Curious Mondo’s Instant Access Courses.

The Magic of Double Weave on a 4-Shaft Loom

Deanna has been taking classes continuously for the past 40 years and has been teaching for 30 years. She taught weaving at the University of Utah for eight years. She has shown her work and won awards throughout the intermountain area. Because of all her practice and knowledge, there is nobody else that you would want to teach how to do a double weave and make it on a 4-shaft loom. The course will go into more detail about Deanna, she will tell you the material and tools needed as well as the books that she likes. She will help explain ways to make the warping faster and easier as well as different threadings and why Deanna changed her way of doing it. She help to describe to you basic lifting to get two layers, shuttle manipulation to put in folds, tubes and openings, and weaving a double (triple) width piece and how to keep the fold smooth. There are so many different possibilities when it comes to using the double weave to your advantage. You can make a piece that is double the width of your loom, a tube that can turn into a bag or a pillow, pick up a pattern or design, and many more possibilities. Anyone who is interested in weaving, fiber art, or anyone who is looking to start a new hobby or career. 

If you want to check out how to create a beautiful double weave on a 4-shaft loom, you can get lifetime access to the course at Curious Mondo’s Instant Access Courses. 

EP 50 – Joshua Von War-Bear – Creativity in Focus

Tune in as we have a candid conversation with Joshua Von War-Bear about leather work, creating art, life as an artist, cosplay, playing with tools, and much more!

EP 49 – Roxanne Vigos – Natural Dyeing – Creativity in Focus

Tune in as we have a candid conversation with Roxanne Vigos about natural dyeing, creating art, life as an artist, eco-dyeing, playing with fibers, and much more!

EP 48 – Lisa Pavelka on Resin – Creativity in Focus – Jewelry Series

Tune in as we have a candid conversation with Lisa Pavelka about making jewelry with resin, creating art, life as an artist, mixed-media jewelry, and much more!

Lisa produces beautiful pieces with Polymer clay and her branded techniques and Magic-Glos. She has taught several classes on Curious Mondo!
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EP 47 – Asia Raine – Jewelry Series – Creativity in Focus

Tune in as we have a candid conversation with Asia Raine about jewelry making, creating art, life as an artist, organic jewelry, and much more!

Asia is also one of our instructors at Curious Mondo, Check out her How to do Etching with Electricity class!

EP 46 – Jana Benzon – Polymer Clay Series – Creativity in Focus

Today it’s all about polymer clay mushrooms with Jana Benzon! Tune in as we have a candid conversation with Jana about sculpting, creating art, life as an artist, polymer clay, and much more!

Jana’s work is so realistic, and and can be widely incorporated in the polymer clay sculpting work or used as Jewelry! She has taught a class showing how to make her realistic mushrooms on Curious Mondo!
Check it out!


EP 45 – Erik Jensen – Painting with Computer Keys – Creativity in Focus

Today it’s all about upcycled art from computer keys with Erik Jensen! Tune in as we have a candid conversation with Erik about upcycling, creating art, life as an artist, and much more!

EP 44 – Teddy Bears and Friends with Michele Freeman – Creativity in Focus

Today it’s all about teddy bears and friends Michele Freeman! Tune is as we have a candid conversation with Michele about teddy bear making, life as an artist, and much more!

EP 43 – Rogene Manas – Sculpting Series – Creativity in Focus

Today it’s all about wonders in paper clay with Rogene Manas! Tune is as we have a candid conversation with Rogene about paper clay, life as an artist, and much more!

EP 42 – Lisa Pavelka – Polymer Clay Series – Creativity in Focus

On today’s episode of the Creativity in Focus podcast we chat with Lisa Pavelka. Lisa will share with us her creative process, talk about her art, her amazing polymer clay pieces, how she gets inspired and much more!

Lisa produces beautiful pieces with Polymer clay and her branded techniques and Magic-Glos. She has taught several classes on Curious Mondo!
Check Out Lisa Pavelka’s Classes

EP 41 – Stephanie Chavez – Metal Clay – Creativity in Focus

Creativity in Focus 2019 starts with Stephanie Chavez and her work with precious metal clay! Stephanie is one of our favorite mentors on Curious Mondo, and has taught several classes on PMC. Some of her available courses are: Beginning Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Jewelry, Intermediate Metal Clay Jewelry, How to Make Rings in Metal Clay