Polymer Clay Art Club: Sculpt Something New With Clay Every Week! (Beginner)
In this ongoing art class, learners get together to practice polymer clay sculpting skills while having interesting conversations. We vote and create a new masterpiece each week. This is a great class for beginner to intermediate artists.
Heather Stewart-Williams (DragonVault)
150 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 65 learners
Once per week
learners per class
How does an “Ongoing” course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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*Click "Show More" for the class schedule and voting options* This class is a great way to learn more about sculpting with polymer clay while making new friends. Students will get the chance to learn about many different basic sculpting techniques, color blending, and the use of sculpting tools. They will enjoy interacting with each other through some conversation prompts each week, as well as spontaneous conversation. Students can discuss any topic of interest as long as they speak...
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 many years. I have also been teaching elementary school aged kids for over three years. I have used polymer clay with my students in my own classroom.
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. -Sculpting tools such as ball tools, rubber tipped tools, cutting tools, a roller, etc. (plastic or metal is fine) -A smooth surface to sculpt on: I use a ceramic tile from the home improvement store. You can also use a silicone mat, a baking sheet, or even a piece of cardboard covered with parchment paper that is taped down. Occasional/Optional Tools -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. -Translucent Liquid Sculpey (Not for every class. This is noted with a * where needed) -Sculpey Gloss Glaze (Optional) -Small paint brush (to use with the glaze) I recommend using the brands Sculpey Premo, Sculpey III, or Fimo. They are the best to work with and easiest to find. There are a variety of shades in these brands, so you can choose which shade of the colors that you would like to use. The clay comes in 2oz. blocks, and you can usually find it at Michael's or JoAnn's. Amazon has some colors as well, but they are usually priced higher. There are also a few websites that sell the clay in multiple colors, but please allow time for shipping if you choose to shop online. Those are: "Polymer Clay Superstore" www.polymerclaysuperstore.com "Sculpey" www.sculpey.com **Your learner may use different styles of clay (modeling clay, air dry, play doh), but be aware that different types of clay do not always work the same way. If different styles are used, the results will vary.**
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes 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 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.
Heather Stewart-Williams (DragonVault)
Certified Teacher, Homeschool Mom, Artist, and Writer (Special Education and K-12 Certified, Nearpod Certified Educator)
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
150 total reviews
149 completed classes
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...