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Interested in learning more about creating with polymer clay? Consider taking one of my polymer clay and mixed media classes. I offer classes in my studio and at local art and craft stores. Classes are currently taught in Massachusetts and the New England area.
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Found Poetry Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)
Found Poetry Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are the artistic blending of ATCs and the random expression of found poetry. When combined, these two art forms result in funny, imaginative, and quirky ATCs.
In Found Poetry ATCs, we’ll
- create inspired phrases from randomly chosen words
- create polymer “paper” using liquid polymer clay
- embed the phrases, add color and images to the polymer “paper”
- attach the polymer “paper” to a substrate
- add additional embellishments for a truly inspired ATC, and
- swap ATCs at the end of class.
Want to see more? Watch this short video for a class overview and to see more samples: Found Poetry ATCs
Polymer Clay Boot Camp 1: Introduction to Polymer Clay
In Polymer Clay Boot Camp 1, you will learn about polymer clay from the ground up. In this three-part workshop, we will discuss the basics of polymer clay (brands, handling, finishing), learn foundation techniques, and create artwork using these techniques. Weekly topics include: The Four Fundamental Canes, Exotic Wood Grain Metal, The Fantastic Faux. (Option-Classes may be taught in the workshop format or individually.) Minimum number of students required: 4
See an overview of this workshop in the video Polymer Clay Bootcamp 1 Overview
Session One: The Four Fundamental Canes-Learn four fundamental cane techniques that are the foundation for making more complex canes. Just enough to whet your appetite.
Session Three: The Fantastic Faux– Learn how to create some of the most popular faux gemstones and imitation natural materials with polymer clay, including jade, bone, abalone, and turquoise.
Polymer Clay Boot Camp 2: Advanced Polymer Clay Techniques
In Polymer Clay Boot Camp 2, you will learn advanced polymer clay techniques over three sessions. Each class focuses on a specific advanced technique, introduces you to liquid polymer clay, and builds upon the skills you learned in Polymer Clay Boot Camp 1. You will leave each class with a piece of artwork inspired by that day’s technique. Weekly topics include: Sassy Blends, Liquid Clay, and Capturing an Image. (Option-Classes may be taught in the workshop format or individually.)
Liquid Polymer Clay Bookmarks and Art Tags
In this class, you will learn how to create bookmarks and art tags with liquid polymer clay. First you will learn how to use liquid polymer clay as a resist with rubber stamps to create art tags. Then we will explore how to make polymer clay paper with multiple thin layers of liquid clay. We’ll stamp, color, and embellish the polymer clay paper to create personally inspired bookmarks. You will leave class with several art tags and bookmarks. Minimum number of students required: 5
Polymer Clay Art Dolls
Art Dolls are a popular form of creative expression. In this introductory class, you will learn how to sculpt a whimsical art doll head and build a strong body armature. We will explore the faux wood grain metal technique, mokume gane and create inspiring polymer clay fabrics to clothe your art doll. Then you can make your art doll even more personal by adding your favorite charms and embellishments. You will leave class with a finished art doll and foundation techniques that will allow you to further explore this form of creative expression. Minimum number of students required: 4