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Digital Drop-in: Clay Pins

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

Sign on for a live artist-led tutorial on experimenting with craft and design processes using recycled materials found at home. During this fun and informal workshop, MAD Artist Studios alum Natalia Arbelaez will lead participants in making wearable pins using air-dry and oven-bake clay.

MAD’s Digital Drop-ins are for participants of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. Following the demonstration, participants will have time to independently work on their project and share with “neighbors” in the virtual class.

All Digital Drop-ins will be 45 minutes. Registrants will receive an email 24 hours in advance of the program with instructions for accessing the workshop on Zoom.


  • Air-dry clay (such as Das modeling clay)
  • Oven-bake clay (such as Sculpey)
  • Cup of water
  • Brushes
  • Wooden skewers
  • Butter knife or plastic knife
  • Safety pins of various sizes
  • Optional: any fun kitchen, baking, or pottery tools that can be used to add decoration


Natalia Arbelaez is a Colombian-American artist born and raised in Miami, Florida to immigrant parents. Arbelaez’s ceramics employ traditional Latin American and Amerindian processes and iconography to consider the ways historical and personal influences impact cultural identities. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is included in collections such as the Everson Museum and The Frederik Meijer Gardens. Arbelaez was recognized by the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts as a 2018 Emerging Artist, and was a resident artist in the ceramics program of the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Arbelaez received her MFA in ceramics from The Ohio State University and a BFA with a concentration in sculpture and ceramics from Florida International University.

Acompáñenos en nuestro taller de manualidades en español, el próximo sábado 5 de Diciembre. Inscríbete para participar en el taller de artes y manualidades.

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