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Ancient Ones

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 21

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$ 170  

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. Iridescent and metallic colors will add a touch of sage and prominence.

Supplies provided by the Instructor: I will provide ceramic tools, extra wire cutters, clay molds, stamps, extra paint, deli wrap, and other tools to use while we work.

Supply fee $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of clas includes:
1 -16 oz. bag Creative Paper Clay,
Patina fluid acrylic paints, iridescent fluid acrylic paints, nails, 18-gauge wire, sandpaper, sponges, paper armatures, masking tape.

Supply list to bring to class:
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
1 roll paper towels
Heat gun or hair dryer if possible

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