2020 CFAA Workshops

SIX different Workshops offered

An Opportunity to Explore new techniques


"Spiffy Spathes”
Offered both Thursday (2/20) and Friday (2/21) from 12:30 - 2:30 - Limit 30
Fee $75
Claudia Bates will teach you how to make your “ordinary” palm spathes POP using textiles to create intriguing, artistic textures. You will want to attend this workshop not only for the creative lesson on making your poor, tired palm Spathes explode with color and texture, but to inspire you to try things differently. You will go home with a texturized and colorized palm spathe that fits in a 24-26” suitcase.
More importantly, you will go home with a newly found skill! Handouts will be provided.


“Abstracting Arecas”
Offered both Thursday (2/20) and Friday (2/21) from 12:30 - 2:30 - Limit 30
Fee $75
Claudia Chopp will lead you in creating beautiful and imaginative ABSTRACTED ARECA PALM SHEATHS. Be part of our creative group and on the forefront of something new and different! Handouts will be provided


“Alcohol Ink Acrylics”
Thursday afternoon workshop on February 21st from 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Limit 30
Fee $75
Barbara Jacobson returns by POPULAR DEMAND and will lead a “make & take” activity. Participants will learn how to make REALLY COOL geometric acrylic design components using alcohol inks. Make sure to sign up early!!


“Techniques for Today”
Offered both Thursday (2/20) and Friday (2/21) from 3:00 – 5:00 - Limit 30
Fee $75
Kathleen Hawryluk and her talented friends will have four stations set up with four different techniques taught in small groups. Areca palm, Pandanus, napkins, plus supplied. Twenty minutes per station will result in four projects to take home.
New Ideas from New Friends!

“Creativity & Beauty from the Southern Hemisphere”
Thursday evening workshop on February 21st from 6:00 - 9:00 pm - Limit 40
Fee $175
Pilar Medellin, our featured designer from Mexico, is known for her creative and colorful designs. You will have a very rare opportunity to work with a designer who is famous throughout Central and South America! Create a colorful and USEFUL design with CONTAINER and COMPONENTS to use again & again!


“Crushproof Container”
Friday morning workshop on February 22nd from 10:00 - 12:00 pm - Limit 30
Fee $75
Claudia Bates - You will be provided with all materials to create a container that can TRAVEL - it will not BREAK – it is not foldable, but it is PACKABLE. Handouts will be provided.