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Most listed classes and events
 take place at:

Maureen Carlson's Center for
Creative Arts

102 Water Street, Jordan, MN 55352

Location: Maureen's is approximately 35 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Adult Classes at Maureen's
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On-Line Classes with Maureen
Kids' Classes   
2014 Summer Schedule and Info

Open Studio and
Private Classes:
Six students are needed to schedule a listed class as a private class. Call to arrange a time: 952-492-3260, or e-mail Maureen at maureen@weefolk.com Private class fees are a minimum of $60 an hour or $500 for an 8-hour day plus evening studio time.  Questions? Call Maureen at 952-492-3260
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  Guest Instructors scheduled to date for 2014
January 2014         

January 10, 2014


Maureen Carlson:
Basic Techniques for Making Beads from Polymer Clay

Friday,  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Skinner BlendClass Description: Learn the basic techniques for using polymer Clay to create beads. Included will be the Skinner Blend, Mokume Gane and the principles of Millefiori.
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February 2014    
February 1, 2014 AP0201

Ann Poulson:
Ruffled Felt Scrarf

Saturday,  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

felted scarfClass Description: Want a wool scarf to snuggle up in this winter?

Come join the fun of learning how to felt. Not only will you learn the basics of wet
felting, but you will also learn to make and use pre-felts.

Create your own finished design to wear.
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March 2014    
with Maureen

March 15 through Dec. 15, 2014

This is a self-study class.  Go at your own pace.


Maureen Carlson:
A Santa Playshop
On-Line Class

Private Class Videos on vimeo.com

Pdf files, posting photos, asking questions on a private Yahoo Group

Santa Playshop Samples
ON-LINE CLASS with Maureen

In this on-line playshop we'll explore quick and easy ways to create Santa Claus and St. Nicholas figures using push molds, polymer clay, paper, wire, acrylic paint, fur and fabric.

Size ranges from 10 inches to 24 inches tall. Your choice. Come create with Maureen! No two ever the same! Materials available 24/7 until Dec. 22, 2014.

Quick and easy patterns.

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April 2014
April 4 - 6, , 2014 bk0404

Barb Kobe:



Close-up of card image You will create the card images using an  intuitive collage process using images from  your own artwork as well as images you gather from other resources.

Once done you will use your Dancing Heart Wise Woman Deck to support you and your life process; motivate and inspire you to take action. You will use them to break through and dance through creative blocks, fear, self-doubt, procrastination and shame. MORE ...


Dayle Doroshow

 Creative Sparks

Ignite Your Imagination

A retreat and workshop experience!

CLASS is On-Hold for now!

Creative Sparks

Ignite Your Imagination

This energizing workshop with internationally recognized instructor, Dayle Doroshow, is designed to jumpstart your inspiration, get you thinking in new ways creatively and deepen your current art work. 

Dayle is the author, along with Cynthia Tinapple, of the book Creative Sparks.

Since this class is on-hold for now, try the book version in Dayle and Cynthia's book. You can fine it on-line at

May 2014    
June 2014    
June 12 - 14 , 2014 dk0612

Diane Keeler

Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Character Dolls in the Alice in Wonderland Series with Diane Keeler

Description: This year's project is TweedleduTweedledee and Tweedledumm
and Tweedledee from Lewis Carroll and the Alice in Wonderland stories. Diane's mixed media characters are charming interpretations of the two brothers. The project is perfect for both the sculptor and the seamstress, or those of us who are wannabes!

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July 2014    
Friday - Saturday, July 11 - 12, 2014

Maureen Carlson:
Walking Sticks with Character


Create a very personal walking stick by starting with a purchased or found stick, then using Apoxie Sculpt and Polymer Clay to create faces and embellishments.

In the class you'll explore basic sculpting techniques, plus ideas for turning your personal symbols and metaphors into embellishments.

This class is repeated on July 21 and 22, 2014.

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Friday - Sunday, July 18 - 20, 2014

Maureen Carlson:
Sculpting the Faerie Folk


Learn the basics of sculpting and creating clay characters in this 3-day class. Or, if you are already a maker of clay characters, come and refine your skills!

 This 3-day class concentrates on armatures, sculpting faces, using push molds and creating clay fabric.

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Monday and Tuesday, July 21 and 22, 2014 MC072114

Maureen Carlson:
Walking Sticks with Character


Create a very personal walking stick by starting with a purchased or found stick, then using Apoxie Sculpt and Polymer Clay to create faces and embellishments.

In the class you'll explore basic sculpting techniques, plus ideas for turning your personal symbols and metaphors into embellishments.

This class is a repeat of the July 11 and 12 class.
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August 2014    


September 2014    
September 7 - 12, 2014

With optional 7th day on Saturday, September 13, to attend the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Maureen Carlson:

Fantasy Week with Maureen

A Week of Polymer Clay Exploration and Discovery

The studio is open around the clock for you to use during this week.

Class Description:  If you could create anything that you wanted to from polymer clay and mixed media supplies, what would you make?  Would it be a character, a doll, a wall piece, decorative items, jewelry or yard art?  Would it be made from polymer clay or fabric, Apoxie Sculpt or paper?  Would it involve paint or ink or textures, items from nature or from the local antique stores?

While Maureen doesn't promise that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is possible during Fantasy Week, she does promise that this will be a week for concentrating on your dreams and visions of artistic success.

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October 2014    
October 24, 2014 MGC102414

Maureen Carlson:
Make Your Own Cabochons from Polymer Clay 

2-Hour Mini-Class with

Friday,  7:00 - 9:00 PM

  CLASS IS CANCELED. Maureen is going to enjoy open studio time!
October 25,
Doris Coghill


Doris Coghill:
Bead a Cab Bracelet 

Saturday,  9:00 AM - Noon

Class Description: Create a delicate beaded bracelet featuring either a purchased cabochon or one that you design yourself from polymer clay. Cab Bracelet

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October 25, 2014

Doris Coghill


Doris Coghill:
Make a Twisted Wire Necklace 

Saturday,  1:30 - 4:30 PM

Class Description: Learn how to combine wire Twisted Wire Necklaceand a delicious variety of bead styles and shapes to create this intriguing necklace.

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October 26, 2014

Doris Coghill


Doris Coghill:
Crochet a Necklace: Wire Crochet

Sunday,  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Class Description: Wire Crochet
Yes, this necklace is
crocheted using wire
and beads. And you
can learn to do it!

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November 2014    




December 2014    



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Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts
102 Water Street
Jordan, MN 55352

Send Mail to:  Maureen's, C/O Wee Folk Creations, 18476 Natchez Ave., Prior Lake, MN 55372
phone at center: 952-492-3260
Home office: 952-447-3828

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