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Laura’s presentation will be prerecorded and available to all attendees after the Summit ends on August 6, 2023.

Registration for PAS is open through July with a finite number of spaces available.


Laura LePere

Studying archaeology and geology gave Laura a love of the outdoors. After college, she spent nearly 10 years living overseas and traveling, being immersed in other cultures. Always fond of animals, she more recently became a birder—now having seen over 800 species.

With these varied experiences, it’s no surprise that Laura has worked with many creative media. Professionally, she spent 8 years hand-drawing maps and 16 years as a website designer. Creativity for fun included textile arts, jewelry design, and mosaics. In 2008, she discovered polymer clay thanks to Christi Friesen and Laurie Mika and was captivated by its versatility.

More recently, she studied traditional 2-D art media—receiving a Certification in Nature Art in 2019 from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute. She now teaches polymer clay classes there. Her recent work focuses on wall art combining polymer clay with traditional 2-D media.

In addition to the IPCA, Laura belongs to the Tucson Polymer Clay Guild, the Tallahassee Polymer Clay Guild, and the Southern Arizona Arts Guild. Her mixed media work with polymer has been exhibited in juried, invitational, and solo shows at diverse venues across Arizona and as far afield as Germany.

  • International Polymer Clay Association
  • Tuscon Polymer Clay Guild
  • Southern Arizona Arts Guild


4 Ps: Paper – Paint – Polymer – Pencil

Combining polymer clay with traditional art media in collage compositions expands your artistic horizons while also being playful. In this session we’ll paint paper with abandon, add polymer clay, and then use pastel pencils and colored pencils to add details to both.

Goal: Learn how to add interest to wall art by combining polymer with traditional art media.

Examples of LAURA’S Work

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