Canemaking and Coverings: Polymer Clay for Mosaic
in Sacramento/Carmichael at my home/backyard.
Making making making! We will make several batches of polymer clay tiles, each batch a different pattern/technique. You will learn all about my favorite equipment and supplies and where to get them, the ways in which a mosaic artist can use polymer clay tiles in combination with more traditional mosaic materials like stained glass, how to form and shape tiles in many different shapes, and more.
Applying applying applying! We will create a small abstract design that shows off your tiles. You will learn about substrates, adhesives, and the many ways you can shape, trim, and fit these tiles using a variety of tools. If you are a mosaic maker, you will find working with this material so much easier than glass, ceramic, etc.!
June 27 (10-5) & 28 (10-3)
Price: . 200.+ 40. materials fee
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Join me for a fun exploration into polymer clay canes and patterns in this 2-day workshop! You won't believe how easy, surprising, and convenient these polymer clay creations can be! I am wholeheartedly looking forward to passing these techniques on to you! It is an amazing material, especially for mosaic artists and embellishers who create work for hanging indoors.
You can make tiles in the color, size, shape, and thickness you need! Wouldn't it be nice to be in charge of whether your tesserae is matte, or shiny, bright or subtle, flat or 3d, opaque or semi-transparent?
You will learn all about supplies and tools and where to purchase, conditioning, creating several easy canes and how to combine them in interesting ways, how to shape and cut tiles, how to cure them, adhering, and even things you can do to further shape and cut fully baked/cured tiles, etc.
By the end of the workshop you will have many polymer clay tiles to take home for your future polymer clay mosaic shenanigans as well as a small mosaic piece (that may or may not be finished).
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Please email Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or to make your reservation. It's gonna be fun!