Laurie Mika: Clay and Collaged Cubes

Laurie Mika
Clay and Collaged Cubes
Wednesday 5th April
Full Day Workshop

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Cubes provide a perfect foundation for exploring a myriad of mixed media techniques. In this class, students will be guided through the basics of creating a focal point out of polymer clay. Techniques for creating successful transfers on clay will be highlighted as well as stamping and altering the clay surface.

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Students will use polymer clay with molds to create three-dimensional embellishments for their cubes. We will also discover ways to collage on the sides of the box using a variety of imagery that look hand painted. Rubber stamping and stenciling are additional techniques that will be covered. These beautiful cubes will have a set of “legs” to stand on! The optional evening “clay crown” class is the perfect topper for these unique art pieces.

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Kit Fee $15 includes: a 3.5 inch square cube, wood legs, acrylic paint and supplies, gold leaf, collage images, Rub n Buff, mica powder, Staz-On ink, gel medium

Student Supply List:

4 (2oz) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay to include a package of white or tan clay for transfers. Make sure the clay is somewhat soft before buying, if it is rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft and then placing in a baggie.

Rolling pin or large diameter, 1.5 inch PVC pipe works too about 10-12 inches long

Paintbrushes to include a one-inch flat brush and a small detail brush

A pencil with an eraser

Small bottle of Weldbond glue

Doo-Dads- just a couple of jewelry parts, halo, crown, wings, glass rhinestones, rhinestone chain, ball chain, metal findings, bead caps, buttons, beads, charms, small glass pearls, tiny mirrors (see pics for ideas). Stay away from plastic/ adhesive rhinestones!

Optional: Desired collage elements, I have plenty of female figures to share.

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