Millefiori Garden in Polymer Clay

June 22 - 23

Millefiori Garden in Polymer Clay

WEEKEND ONE (2-days): June 22 – 23, 2019   Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Millefiori Garden in Polymer Clay

Millefiori is an ancient technique that can be described as a combination of sculpting and painting. This technique has been applied to many different types of media, such as: Glass, Ceramics, and Wood. Wanda will share her years of experience as an artist in the technique of Millefiori using polymer clay.

Polymer clay is a medium that allows for the mixing and blending of colours to create depth, variety and contrast. Students will learn to create a variety of floral and fauna “canes” and will take slices of these components to create 3D and 2D ‘Floral Paintings’. Finishing techniques will then be demonstrated.

This class is open to students who are have some experience with polymer clay, more experienced polymer clay artisans and artists who are interested in the use of colour and pattern in another medium.

Workshop level: Intermediate


  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies but for this class, most supplies will be provided.
  • COURSE COST: $319 (Includes $291 tuition and a $28 materials fee for supplies that will be provided by the instructor)

Tuition includes daily lunch and snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package, which includes breakfast and dinner is available separately. Click here for further details.


Wanda Shum

Wanda Shum is a B.C. grown artist who was formally trained in Electronic Communication Design at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design; she’s been an independent artist for over 18 years with a variety of works to her name.  Wanda’s works are recognized for their bright and whimsical qualities.

Currently, she’s working with polymer clays in a technique called ‘millefiori’, which is like a combination of painting and sculpting. ‘Millefiori’ or ‘A Thousand Flowers’ is a traditional Venetian glass art that involve the formation with fused glass rods that has a pattern throughout. The modern version of this is created by laying different coloured polymer clays together. The cane is then sliced to reveal the design within.

This technique has allowed her to create unique jewelry and accessories.   Her latest body of work, especially her teapots have moved beyond the framework of form and function into the realm of collectible art.

Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register before April 15th to avoid disappointment.  
CONFIRMED: This workshop has met the required registration numbers and will be running.

Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal.

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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.