Scoring Techniques for Basic Glass Fusing with Jodi Mcraney-Rusho

“With larger pieces of glass, sometimes it is easier to isolate the thing you want to cut out, before you start cutting the details, because if you have an errant run, like for example, if I were trying to run this little square right here around the edge of the head and it went wrong, it could actually take out that whole side of the glass too. So this way, if I do go right down that centerpiece, I minimize the possibility of ruining the whole piece of glass. And this is true of art glass as well. Just gives you a greater ability to maneuver around it.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/basic-bottle-glass-fusing-course

Sculpting Leaves for Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“So when I do leaves smooth this over here, I often will do them separately and place them. So a one trick you can do to, to start off your leaf making is kind of to cut some, what is that like a diamond shape, because that is kind of a leaf shaped to begin with. So I don’t need to trace off those leaves as long as I can make them put this here can make them about the the size that they’re supposed to be. I don’t really need to trace those.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/dimensional-art-paper-clay-course

Sculpting Feet for a Polymer Clay Frog in a Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

“So, what I do is I just roll up that foot piece or the hand, I guess I should be calling it and I’m going to flatten it out and I make sort of like a paddle shape, kind of like that. And then I’m going to do the same for the other side. I always lay my hands and feet out. Side-by-side because so many times I’ve done hands where I’ve done two left hands and it’s Oh, it makes me so mad. Cause I’ll, I’ll come up with one and I’ll think it actually looks pretty good.”

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/polymer-clay-frog-pond-course

Importance of Drawing in Painting Watercolour Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“This is your first date with your painting? Basically I considered, if you think of the painting and you as a marriage between artist and, product, if you skip the first date, which is the drawing and the second date, which is the value study and go straight to the painting, chances are you’re, we’re going to get into a marriage where you get kind of lost and you have to figure things out when that water split much harder to do. You can make a whole bunch of decisions and understand your subject much better if you actually draw instead of trace. So there’s me off my bully pulpit plus. Okay. You just have more legitimacy as artists. If you see the drawing stage, you’re going to, be able to translate that to the brush just as well as you can to the pencil. So don’t skip this state. That’s my advice. Draw every day, get good at it and observe. This is, the first date of any piece of art.”

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/watercolour-portraits-course

Finding Stress Relief in Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“And I’ve often said basket making is like any other craft or art that you do when you do something in repetition, knitting, crocheting painting. And I once had a student who came fairly regularly and she came one evening after work. And she said, you know, I almost didn’t come. I have a splitting headache. And I said, well, you can reschedule if you’d like, Oh no, I’ll go ahead and try it. About 20 minutes into the class, I went and I asked her how her headache
was and she said, what headache? So there’s the answer to the headaches craft glasses.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/beginning-basket-weaving-course

Placing a Stone on a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“And now I will, you know, I told you we were going to use a stone here, so I’m already going to see how it looks there. And this is a bead, so it has a hole in it, which is why I’m going to have to, hide that. Cool. So, I’m going to actually, carve some of the clearly, because I don’t, if I just push the stone into this area here, it’ll just expand on the sides and I don’t want that. So I’m just going to get, take out the tiny piece of this and, make it slightly larger using the bowl.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/dragonfly-notebook-cover-course

Drawing the Chin While Painting Watercolour Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“So here’s the tip of the chin. Now, one of the things I need to see is the angle that it goes back. And I want to see what is the relationship between the tip of the nose and the chin. What is that implied line there? So the tip of the nose to the edge of the chin is almost vertical. I’m going to draw that angle so I can find this mapping point and his head is slightly tipped back. That’s why it’s looking like he’s jutting out his chin. Then we called this the Lennon pose when we took the picture. So his chin is jetting out.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/watercolour-portraits-course

Creating the Body of a Polymer Clay Frog in a Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

“So first step is just going to be to wrap the clay around your foil core and how you do that is really up to you. It’s not, you want to trim off the excess, you don’t, we don’t need all that thickness. If your clay is too thick, it’s going to, it could, it could, crack on you. If you have areas that are much thicker than others. So I try to trim off what I don’t need. So let’s just move this aside for a second. I’m actually gonna get rid of this tile for a minute. I will put it on this because then it’ll be easier to move the tile than it will be to lift the frog once it has its legs on.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/polymer-clay-frog-pond-course

Tool Techniques for Freeform Shaping Glass & Stones with Jack Hoque

“So this table may be covered with, with white dust, but it’s easy to clean up. Right now. I’m just going over the lines. I want everything to be a nice, smooth motion. I want everything to be as deep as all the way around the cuts. So the cut, I want it to be completely the same depth so that there’s no Rocky movements in these cuts. So if there’s a lot of rocky movements in the cuts, it’s going to be hard to get those scratches out with the polishing steps. And I’m going to kind of want to, change the shape of this stone to make it a little interesting. So I’m going to go around the side of it as well, and kind of change that shape of the sound, just so that….”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/carve-glass-and-stone-course

Detailing the Eyes While Painting Watercolour Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

Learn the basic planes of the human head and evaluate pigment choices for a variety of skin tones. Make your next masterpiece by taking this watercolor portrait online course. Over 9 hrs of pure instruction by Watercolor artist Colleen Reynolds

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/watercolour-portraits-course

Creating Feathers for a Fiber Clay Bird Sculpture with Joanie Wolter

“So we’re working on these feathers to make them so that you can, when I’m in the back end of your bird, or I, you know, sometimes I’ll make little buns for the hair. You can put photos wherever you want to that’s this is your choice, but this is how you do it. All right. So I sprayed this. Remember I’m putting my wire down. I want the wire delay as flatly as possible and laying that down. And then I’m taking my snake and I am laying it on top here. I want this up a little higher because I’m going to pull this down and I could use the extra link up on top to make sure that that wire gets covered.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/sculpting-fiber-clay-course

Working on the Eyes for a Baby Angel Fairy Sculpture with Apryl Jensen

“I bet that’s quite a common problem to have, right. That is the tricky part with the inset eyes. Like the, the hand-painted ones are tricky to paint, but they’re super easy to sculpt in and draw. So the sculpting process with it is really easy that way. but the inset eyes are super easy cause you don’t have to paint them. So you don’t have to deal with any of like the tiny little pupil. But they can be trickier to get looking in the same direction or to not be like walleyed or, so those kinds of the each had their own challenges. So you kind of just have to play around with both of them and get used to how they are.

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/sculpting-baby-fairy-course

Acid Etching Techniques For Basic Glass Bottle Fusing with Jodi McRaney-Rusho

“So what I’m doing here is just putting acid etching cream on the high parts of the pattern. Now don’t worry too much if you color outside the lines with this, because when we fire it again, the parts that are acid etched, that don’t have mica, we’ll just fire polish. So they will not even be visible. So don’t really, don’t get so wrapped up in the perfection of this, that you paralyze yourself with inactivity. So, there’s the shell and we’re going to do the lighthouse and the turtle very quickly.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/basic-bottle-glass-fusing-course

Sculpting Eyes for a Polymer Clay Frog in a Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

Ever wondered how polymer artist Melissa Terlizzi sculpts her whimsical frogs and toads? Here is your opportunity to find out, as she shares with Mondo Makers all the techniques and tricks to making a big green bullfrog! In this 3 Day sculpting course, Melissa will not only demonstrate how to make the frog, but will also create a raised pond for it to sit in, elevating a simple “sculpt” into a story-telling piece of art. With swamp-tastic bonus classes also planned, this course is a must for anyone who loves creating animals out of polymer clay, and enjoys getting carried away with color and detail. Great course on polymer clay!

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/polymer-clay-frog-pond-course

Learn to Paint Watercolour Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

Join Colleen Reynolds and learn the basics planes of the human head and evaluate pigment choices
for a variety of skin tones. Make your next masterpiece by taking this
watercolor portrait online course.

Learn more about the course here:
https://www.curiousmondo.com/watercolour-portraits-course