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Wings of Fire: Polymer Clay Dragons (Flex)

Does your student love dragons? In this five-session flex class, I will teach how to use tools and shaping to create polymer clay dragons. I will also post weekly facts and discussion questions about the dragons in the classroom.
Amanda Bestor
27 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
8-13
year olds
1-12
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific

Available Times

Pacific
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn:
-Different techniques related to making things out of clay.
-How fun and relaxing it is to talk, brainstorm, and create with others while creating things with polymer 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.
-How to post art on a Padlet.
-Fun facts about the dragon tribes in the Wings of fire series.
I am an experienced classroom, afterschool program, and summer camp teacher.
None
Polymer clay in different colors. (Please be sure to get polymer clay and not Playdough, cloud dough, or plastalina.) 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.) Aluminum foil Optional: You can glaze the polymer with polyurethane after it is cooked, making the pieces shiny and stronger. This kit from Amazon includes tools and clay: https://www.amazon.com/POZEAN-Modeling-Sculpting-Accessories-Beginners/dp/B07XXWXBDP/ref=asc_df_B07XXWXBDP/?tag=&amp=undefined&linkCode=df0&hvadid=385286500556&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14717096924917179729&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9021381&hvtargid=pla-842312931008&ref=&adgrpid=81184155729&th=1 This kit is more expensive. but I love all of the colors and tools. It lasts me months while teach polymer classes. https://www.amazon.com/Polymer-Modeling-Earringsculpey-Jewelry-Sculpting/dp/B08L3RRMWJ/ref=sr_1_21?crid=1VADSPS5PCDSP&keywords=Polymer+clay&qid=1665115835&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI2Ljc0IiwicXNhIjoiNi42OCIsInFzcCI6IjYuMTMifQ%3D%3D&s=home-garden&sprefix=polymer+clay%2Cgarden%2C217&sr=1-21 You can also get clay at Michaels or JoAnn's. Polymer clay will not dry out if exposed to air.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There is no formal assessment, but I like to see students leaving class confident about trying other projects on their own.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week 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.)

Students will have access to a class Padlet where they can see images of and like the work of others. All posts need to be approved by me, so only appropriate posts will go up. The Padlet works like a giant bulletin board where students can see their peer's work and get more ideas about what to try on their own. They can also ask questions in the classroom and share techniques that work. in their posts. When parents enroll in the class, they will get a QR code and a video on how to post on Padlet. Padlet is free to join. I just log in with my Google account.

My pre-recorded videos are saved as individual YouTube links so that I can share video lessons that are 30-60 minutes long.
I will use Google slides to share images for reference photos or to post questions about characters in my weekly posts. At the beginning of each class, I will have students fill out a Google form where they can vote on their favorite character, book, and dragon type.
Padlet, Google Slideshow images of polymer clay creations, Video of how to access the Padlet to share designs that students made. Discussion questions will be centered around the books in Tui T. Sutherland's series, Wings of Fire (All books)

Teacher

Amanda Bestor
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Creative Courses for Lifelong Learners
27 total reviews
47 completed classes

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