Underwater Paradise is a world where you create the inhabitants, plant life, and environment in a 3D abstract canvas. This is a very relaxed, free-flowing, intuitive project that will encourage thinking outside the box.
Day One – Today, we create our clay underwater objects. I will show you how to create an octopus and a jellyfish. I will also have some molds available to use for fish and shell shapes. If you bring your own shells, you can also use those. While those are drying, we will create our canvas, complete with textures you will make yourself from easy to find materials. The paper paste I will show you how to create will allow you to make an extremely textural canvas.
Day Two – Color, bling, and finishing touches are what today is all about. Your sea creatures and water life will need to be painted, as well as the canvas. I will show you how to use water and dry pigments to create a wonderfully blended effect. When your objects and canvas are dry, we will assemble them and add any ‘extra’s you desire. The last thing we will do is varnish your work to seal and protect.
Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:
The shared use of all paints, specifically Colourarte, Golden, Daler Rowney
The shared use of ‘oooh shiny’ stuff
The shared use of additives for texture
The shared use of molds
Odds and ends…
Students Need to Bring to Class
A selection of metallic paints (DecoArt is inexpensive and great for this)
16oz package of Creative Paperclay
16oz jar or Golden or Liquitex Light Molding Paste (it MUST be light)
8 oz jar of Liquitex Gloss Varnish
Various size brushes
spray bottle for water
paper towels and/or wet wipes
palette knife (used to spread texture paste)
Optional Items - small seashells or stones, if you would like to use them in your piece