POLYMER CLAY SCULPTING
With its vast applications in many forms of art, polymer clay is becoming increasingly popular. In this class, your student will learn how to condition a block of clay and complete several projects throughout the whole school year, which will be baked in an oven either in class or at home* to turn them into lasting handmade jewelry, decor, or gifts.
We will make beads, charms, figurines, miniature food, among other things, culminating all their knowledge toward the end of the school year into a larger sculpture with the use of a wire armature.
*The actual baking time of polymer clay depends on the size of the piece. Some days we may have enough time to bake them during class time, but most often, the student may need to bring their project home to bake. Polymer clay is non-toxic; however, some people and pets are sensitive to the fumes released when baking. Polymer clay must not be burned. Baking can be done in a regular oven with proper monitoring and ventilation. Still, it is recommended to get your student their own dedicated toaster oven to use just for clay, if possible. That way it is portable and easily cleaned. ($20-30 at Walmart)
Students will need to supply:
- Oven thermometer for at home whether using stove or toaster oven.
- Sketch pad and colored pencils
Time: 11:30 - 1:00
Teacher: Mrs. Lacy Bucy
Cost: $18/week for 32 weeks and a one-time $60 material fee