Polymer Clay: Jewelry Series (Earrings) Winter-Themed & Holiday Earrings
In this one-lesson class, students will learn how to make seasonal earrings out of polymer clay and some tools used with polymer clay for jewelry making.
year old learners
learners per class
60 minute class
In this polymer clay art class, students will learn how to use clay techniques and tools to make jewelry. This class focuses on blending and shaping clay and adding tiny pieces with tools. I will show students how to use jewelry attachments once the clay is cooked. I will model new skills, as well as share some reference images for different styles of earrings. (I have a flex class that covers other topics, such as studs, pendants, charms, and figurines.) Students can follow along and make...
Students will learn: -Different techniques related to making things out of clay. -How to be patient and positive with yourself while learning new skills. -With the help of an adult, how to bake the clay to keep it intact.
I am an experienced classroom, afterschool program, and summer camp teacher.
Polymer clay in different colors. (Please be sure to get polymer clay and not Playdough, cloud dough, or plastalina.) (I like Arteza or Sculpey best) Tools: paint brush rolling pin or acrylic roller toothpick plastic knife or butter knife parchment paper to build and bake on Masking tape to tape down a piece of parchment paper to work on. (A silicone mat works as well.) (Jewelry pliers, jump rings, and earring attachments. These are included in many starter kits if you don't have any yet.) This kit from Amazon includes tools and clay: https://www.amazon.com/Polymer-32Colors-Accessories-Earrings-Supplies/dp/B09TZ54BQJ/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=Polymer%2Bclay%2Bkit&qid=1660255050&sr=8-7&th=1 Another Kit idea: https://www.amazon.com/QMay-Polymer-Modeling-Sculpting-Non-Toxic/dp/B07MLWCGGL/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=Polymer+clay+kit&qid=1660255164&sr=8-15 This first kit has cutters in it, but you can use any less expensive kit at well to get started or just buy various colors of clay. You can also get clay at Michaels or JoAnn's. Polymer clay will not dry out if exposed to air.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Polymer clay will need to be baked for the clay to stay intact. The instructions for baking are always listed on the package or kit of clay you purchase. I usually go with 275 degrees for 30 minutes (Covered with a foil tent, depending on the thickness of the clay.)