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Polymer Clay Art Club 2: Sculpt a Fun, New Sculpture Every Week! (Intermediate)

In this weekly art class, learners get together to practice polymer clay sculpting skills while having conversations. We vote the week before and create a new sculpture masterpiece based on the theme each week.
Heather Stewart-Williams/DragonVault (She/Her)
196 total reviews for this teacher
16 reviews for this class
Completed by 93 learners
year olds
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
60 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will improve their understanding of creating various armatures.

Students will improve their understanding of basic sculpting structures and techniques.

Students will improve their understanding of patterns, symmetry, and color blending.

Students will be able to discuss various subjects using knowledge and experience while respecting the viewpoints and input of others.
I have been working with polymer clay for almost 12 years. I am a professional polymer clay artist and have a successful business using clay.

I also taught elementary school aged kids for over 4 years. I have used polymer clay with my students in my own classroom with great success.
Typically there is no homework except to bake your sculpture after class. Baking time will vary depending on the size of the sculpture. Students will be completing their projects separately, but they are encouraged to collaborate and make projects that can be grouped together as well.
-Polymer Clay in a Variety of Colors: I recommend a variety pack to start with, or at least the primary colors and some neutral colors. Students sometimes have favorites, and they can always add to their clay supply as they find what they like. See artist notes below for branding recommendations. -Aluminum Foil: This will not be used in every class, but learners will be notified when it is needed based on the project of the week. -Sculpting tools such as ball tools, dotting tools, rubber or silicone tipped tools, cutting tools, a roller, etc. (plastic or metal is fine) -Translucent Liquid Sculpey (Not for every class) -Other colors of Liquid Sculpey are optional, but so much fun! -Sculpey Gloss Glaze (Not for every class) -Small paint brush (to use with the glaze) -Toothpicks and /or jewelry wire (not for every class) Artist Recommendations: I recommend using Sculpey III, Sculpey Premo, Fimo, Kato, or Cernit brand polymer clay as they are easier to find. Of these, the Sculpey III brand is the least strong but soft to work with. If you are looking for sculptures to be stronger, Sculpey Premo and Fimo Professional hold up better after baking but they are less soft. Fimo and Cernit both have varieties that are softer as well, but the same applies. Kato can be more firm sometimes, and bakes at a lower temperature so it is best not to mix with other brands. These brands all come in 2 oz. bars available at stores like Michael’s or JoAnn’s, or online at Sculpey or the Polymer Clay Superstore. I have also recently tested the "Crafter's" brand by Hobby Lobby. The Crafter's Collection Craft version is similar to Sculpey III or Craftsmart. The Crafter's Collection Advanced is extremely similar to Fimo Professional. I would choose the Advanced over the Craft Collection. Please allow time for shipping if you choose to purchase supplies online. Clay bars are typically $2 - $4 per 2 oz. per bar. You can also buy multi packs that can sometimes be cheaper. The clay will not dry out if exposed to air, so it will last a while and can be used for other projects! **My favorite clay for softness and durability right now is Cosclay, but it is more of an investment. They come in larger, 8oz - 16oz boxes. This clay is soft to work with, but also very durable. You can find it at or on Amazon. The variety packs that are off branded on Amazon are sometimes okay, but they often have very soft clay that is a little tough to work with. Some kids like it that soft, but others may get frustrated with the texture as it is difficult to use to make details. If you have any other questions about tools, materials, or colors then please send me a message. **Your learner may use different styles of clay (modeling clay, air dry, play doh), but be aware that different types of clay do not work the same way and I will not be able to give advice for some techniques with other types of clay. If different styles are used, the results will vary.**
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parental supervision or guidance is suggested for inexperienced or younger learners. Polymer clay should be used on a non-porous surface (a metal sheet pan covered with parchment paper, or a piece of marble, or a ceramic tile, or just parchment paper laid out). Learners should avoid touching their mouth when working with polymer clay. Learners should also wash their hands thoroughly after working with polymer clay.

Parents will need to help their learner cure the sculpture by baking it in the oven after class. Place the sculpture on parchment paper or an index card on a baking sheet. Bake for the amount of time given in class at 275 degrees (275 is for Sculpey Premo; For other brands, please check the packaging for the recommended baking temperature). Let it cool completely before handling.

This class typically has more girls than boys, but any learner is welcome. They all get along great!


Heather Stewart-Williams/DragonVault (She/Her)
Lives in the United States
Certified Teacher, Homeschool Mom, Artist, and Writer (Special Education and K-12 Certified, Nearpod Certified Educator)
196 total reviews
205 completed classes

About Me

I was an elementary school teacher for over four years, and I am also certified in Special Education. I enjoy teaching every subject, including art and music! I want students to have fun while they are learning. When students have fun and make a... 
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