|Bird Peeps||Friday, July 31, 9:00 AM|
|This workshop is 6 hours.|
Student Level: All levels
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This is a one day mixed media workshop where you will pull out all the creative stops to make a whimsical little creature called a Bird Peep: Little bird bodies designed with "human" personas instead of beaks! Working with polymer clay, inks, paints, wire and other materials you will build your Bird Peep, just bursting with sweetness!
A rudimentary bird-shaped armature quickly takes flight when you cover it with textured polymer clay and highlight with paints to showcase the detail. Experiment with the application of alcohol inks, enjoying their translucency, blend-ability and plethora of colors! They can be combined with other materials available to use in class to achieve a richly layered surface for your bird.
A selection of face molds from the teacher's personal collection will be available to choose from to use for the face of your Peep. You will be able to optionally glaze the face or leave it a matte finish. Your Bird Peep is designed to stand on its own two legs and the finished size will be approximately 4 to 5 inches tall. You will have the option to give it a sparkly "crown" using metal bead caps topped with beads, and with the hand-formed heart that adorns it you will find your Bird Peep simply irresistible. Please join me and let your creativity soar!
Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):
Student should bring:
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 ARTU19, contact:
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.