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Ancient Ones Monday, August 6, 9:00 AM  
Helen Shafer Garcia $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All
Type of Workshop: Proccess & Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media, Sculpting

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These beautiful sage beings entice a sense of prominence and attitude in a whimsical way. They are structured with paper clay, an air-dried clay, that is easy to work with. The techniques for sculpting will include stamp designs, molds, and other thoughtful textures. I'll have all sorts of animal and human face molds for you to use. Learn how to work with wire armatures and attachments. Add as many do - dads and embellishments as you want to tell your story. We'll work with antiquing techniques with acrylics to define and age the creatures. Irridescent and metallic colors will add a touch of sage and prominence.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $20.00 kit fee includes:
  • 1: 16 oz. bag Creative Paper Clay
  • Patina fluid acrylic paints
  • Iridescent fluid acrylic paints
  • Nails
  • 18-gauge wire
  • Sandpaper
  • sponges

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • A variety of tools to use as we work including:
  • Ceramic tools
  • Extra wire cutters
  • Clay molds
  • Stamps
  • Extra paint
  • Deli wrap
  • and other tools

Student should bring:

  • 1: ½" flat acrylic brush
  • 1: ¼" flat acrylic brush
  • 1 small round detail brush
  • 6 or more fluid acrylic colors. I recommend Golden fluid acrylics 1 oz or 4 oz bottles - 3 warm and 3 cool colors plus 1 bottle white fluid acrylic
  • Small bottle of Weldbond glue: Michaels, Ace Hardware
  • Small charms, Milagros, beads, buttons to embellish your creatures. I will provide 18 gauge wire so plan accordingly. Bring other gauges of wire if needed
  • Small round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Water container
  • Pencil
  • 1 roll paper towels
  • Heat gun or hair dryer if possible

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU18, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Some workshops may require that you bring paints or supplies that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for paints or supplies for pick-up at the on-site Mixed Media store when you arrive at ARTU18, contact:

Beach Flea Market

Email your order to: beachfleamarket@sonic.net
call: 707-486-6262

Questions: henstudio@gmail.com
Website: henstudio.com