The Simple Gifts Collection

Folk Art Figures by Trish Randal

2021 Workshop/Teas Dates & Projects
Pine Grove Farm,
Cardington, Ohio

Hopefully a Fall Workshop & Tea will be scheduled soon!

My web-site is in the process of being updated and information on 2021 workshops and
teas may not be posted.  
Because of this
, please contact me at
if you would like further information.  


Dough Art Creativity Workshops   -   "Learn, Laugh Linger and be Inspired!"

We all possess a creative spark! We are born with the tools - our innate imagination, curiosity and
playfulness.  But many of us are plagued with fear, self-doubt and uncertainty about our
creativity.  I hope you will spend a few hours with me to re-discover or perhaps
discover the
beautiful gift of creativity.  

In each workshop you learn the basics of bread dough sculpture while creating a different project.  
Basics include mixing your clay from bread and glue, using simple shapes to create a each figure,
and finishing techniques to preserve your figure for generations to come.

Workshops also include an elegant "Afternoon Tea" with tea sandwiches, scones, indulgent
desserts and a duo of teas .  Register early because classes fill quickly   Scroll down to see
complete registration and location details.   

Workshop Notations -

Fees and Location for workshops & tea parties
are listed in class descriptions.  I  will be teaching
at Pine Grove Farm, in the farmhouse I grew up in.  The 250-acre farm is located just north of
Cardington, OH., off I-71 exiting at  OH-61 W (exit 140).  It is approximately 45 min. from
Columbus, 2 hours from Cleveland, 3 1/2 hours from Pittsburg.

Registration:  To register please e-mail me at or call me at 614-565-7639  
Workshops must be paid for at time of registration to reserve your spot.  Cash, check or charge is
accepted.  Class size is limited to only 7 participants.  Don't hesitate to ask to added to a waiting
list for full classes.  

Supples:  The fee includes everything you need  except the optional finishing kit (polymer resin,
brush,screen and container $5.00) available the day of class.

Cancellations: There is a 14-day cancellation policy.  If your space cannot be filled within that
two week time I will be happy to mail you all instructional hand-outs used in class, but no class
refund will be made.  Thank-you for your understanding.  

Out of town guest
might want to check for comfortable lodging.  I
would also suggest the Rose Heart Inn, Mt. Gilead, Ohio.   It is only about 15 minutes from Pine
Grove Farm.  Further information can be found at


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My Story
Show Schedule  

Many people, exclaim, "What Me Creative?"  when they consider taking one of my workshops.  I believe creativity
belongs to all of us!
It is my pleasure to provide a joy-ful lighthearted day while providing the best I can in  instruction.  You will find it a
place where all are warmly welcomed to learn, laugh, linger and be inspired!
This is what we did in 2020...

"Sweet Joy" Angel Workshop

Saturday May 2 or  May 9th 2020
11:00 - 4:00

Class Fee - $68.00

Location: Pine Grove Farmhouse, Cardington, Ohio
(scroll down to Workshop Notations for more details.)

Afternoon Tea:  "Little House on the Prairie " inspired tea                             

Class Fee:  $68.00

Description:  "Sweet Joy," welcomes spring!  During the workshop you are invited to make one or
all three of these sweet little cherubs. They are created using the same basic instructions and
believe it or not cookie cutter shapes! Watch what  happens when you combine bread, glue and
dishwashing detergent to make this magical clay.  Even if "creative" isn't a word you use to
describe yourself, I promise you will love this day.  PROMISE!

Welcome the season with an
"Little House on the Prairie" inspired tea.    The menu includes trays
of dainty scones, tea sandwiches, herb strewn savories and flower bedecked sweets.
"It Is the sweet simple things of life which are the real ones after all."  Laura Ingalls Wilder