How to Create Look-Alike Puppets

with Barry Gordemer

Creating Look-Alike Puppets Learn to make puppets that look like people you know. You’ll learn techniques for identifying and creating the shapes make up an individual’s facial features. Then you’ll learn how to reproduce those shapes three-dimensionally in foam rubber and fabric. Understand the differences between a likeness and a caricature. You’ll also learn how to create unforgettable faces that burst with expression and life.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/creating-look-alike-puppets-course

Sculpting a Baby Angel Fairy

with Apryl Jensen

In this sculpting course, we will show you how to sculpt a toddler-aged baby in a crawling pose. She will have little angel wings coming out of her back made from feathers and other mixed media. She will measure about 5-6 inches long (when measured as standing) and between 3-4 inches as we sculpt her into her crawling pose on all fours. We’ll show you how to sculpt a face, give her life-like eyes, and how to sculpt each part of the anatomy, including tiny little chubby hands and feet. She will be full of detail, down to her tiny toenails. This little fairy is a one of a kind art doll and these are very popular to make. Babies and fairies are favorites for everyone, and to combine them together is a real treat. This sculpting course has 10 classes.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/sculpting-baby-fairy-course

Dimensional Art with Paper Clay

with Rogene Mañas

Join mixed media artist and author, Rogene Mañas for a fun 3-day onlone workshop creating dimensional wall art with paper clay. Create bas-relief images that have the look of carved wood and leave people wondering how they were made. Paper clay is an easy-to-use, air-dried clay that holds amazing detail, is non-toxic, and does not require baking or firing. It comes out of the pack ready-to-use and is available at most art supply and craft stores. This unique and innovative process is fun, flexible and forgiving, making it perfect for beginning and advanced students alike. Another amazing art course online!

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/dimensional-art-paper-clay-course

Basic Bottle Glass Fusing

with Jodi McRaney-Rusho

Learn how to make beautiful and creative fused glass art using bottle glass, molds and a kiln. Bottle glass is an inexpensive alternative to art glass that is also great for the environment. This fused glass course will take you through the absolute basics, including what tools you’ll need, all the way through multiple, increasingly complex projects. In this fusing glass course we will cover making fused glass art from whole bottles, two ways to cut bottles, how to make sheets of glass from cut bottles, fused donuts, fused bottle bottom molds with embellishments, kiln formed recycled glass beads and jewelry, Fuse and Fold animals-including two exclusive designs available only through this course. We will also explore how firing schedules work, what is happening at each stage and how to adjust your firing schedule. We will spend time reviewing common glass fusing problems and how to solve them.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/basic-bottle-glass-fusing-course

Making a Dragonfly Notebook Cover from Polymer Clay

with Andreea Corpodean

Get your hands on some polymer clay and learn how to make your own colorful dragonfly notebook cover. We’ll start with a white sheet of clay and we’ll go together through the entire process – from sculpting to painting – until we end up with a magical piece. You’ll learn how to make all kinds of textures, how to combine colors to create eye-catching contrasts, why small details matter and how to make a complex design out of simple things. We’ll talk about colors, play with mica powder and acrylic paints, over-use the word ‘tiny’ and also eat a lot of chocolate during this whole time! And we’re not stopping at the front cover! We’ll also create the back cover and the spine to have the whole notebook covered in magic and bright colors. We’ll work with tons of details, so don’t forget to bring your patience!

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/dragonfly-notebook-cover-course

How to Make French Beading Flowers

with Shahar Boyayan

Learn how to create beautiful beaded flowers using the French Beading technique. You will learn: Basic Framing, Spikes, Loops, Loop around Lacing …and much more! All while creating gorgeous flowers that you can use for decor, head bands and art pieces! Come make a whole garden of French beaded flowers. No French necessary.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/french-beading-flowers-course

Glueing the Nose on a Look Alike Puppets with Barry Gordermer

“The same nose made of polymer clay would be heavier. Not a lot heavier because it’s, it’s such a small piece. Now I’ve stuck this on. I want you to notice anatomically what I have done here. The laugh lines on a person’s face, radiates out from the corner, the top of the nostrils. I see some people when they do dismiss a technique as they put the nose on top of these lines. All the laugh lines, all the demarcation of the cheeks goes underneath, but it should radiate from these corners down. So if we look at the photograph of George’s face, and this is true on, all people, the laugh lines radiate from the top of the nostril outward. So to get your anatomy, right, and yes, we are doing puppetry cartoony kind of things, but you have to be sort of remain true to certain anatomical, features that feature.”

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/creating-look-alike-puppets-course

Placing the Center of a French Beading Flower with Shahar Boyayan

Learn how to create beautiful beaded flowers using the French Beading technique. You will learn: Basic Framing, Spikes, Loops, Loop around Lacing …and much more! All while creating gorgeous flowers that you can use for decor, head bands and art pieces! Come make a whole garden of French beaded flowers. No French necessary.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/french-beading-flowers-course

African Violet Pedal for a French Beading Flower with Shahar Boyayan

“African violet has about four paddles usually. So I started the same way about one inch loop. Don’t forget to pinch with your finger. So you don’t have wire showing that, that if you look at my every now and then that happens to me. Do it twice. And now I just feed some more beats and I go around it like this and I have another loop. See, same thing, one, two. So this is the reason you cannot do 3, 4, 5 twists because you might be thinking, oh, but it’s easier. So I bench, I want them close. Together. Can you do another one? I am going to do four of them. So I have my one inch thing here bench. So the one to the reason I cannot do 3, 4, 5 is look here. I twisted three times and I have a gap here with wire that I will not be able to do anything about it.”

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/french-beading-flowers-course

Teaching Techniques for Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“So the way you start, you don’t have to taper these end, but there is going to be a little space in here. So what we’re going to do is take the first one. You can choose any spoke. They’re all exactly the same. So you start under and you don’t want to extend it past here, but you start under, and then this is over, under, over, and then I’m going to stop. I still have quite a bit of length on here, but you only want to weave as a section about this far. So under, over, under, over, under, and then stop. Now, some people have a tendency to keep going. So if you have to use a closed pen or something to close, been out there to make yourself stop do that. So this is at an angle. So I’m going to work toward the left. I’m going to pick up another piece and I’m going to start under, and then over, under, over under now, I’m going to stop. The reason I am not going any farther is because when I get these all in and I get back here, I’m going to have to do a reverse weave or a back weave or backwards, whatever you’d like to call it, to get those final ones in.”

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/beginning-basket-weaving-course

How to Make French Beading Flowers with Shahar Boyayan

Create beautiful beaded flowers using the French Beading technique. You will learn: Basic Framing, Spikes, Loops, Loop around Lacing … and much more! All while creating gorgeous flowers that you can use for decor, head bands and art pieces! Come make a whole garden of French beaded flowers. No French necessary.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/french-beading-flowers-course

Making Ornaments from Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“I wanted to start off by showing you how to put a backing on an ornament or, you know, any free form piece that you do. And, so these are the backings. I’m just going to show you. I have a, just a simple heart here and I cut out, I put it on a piece of paper and I traced around it and they cut the paper out and I’m just gonna glue it on the back with some white glue and just paint that on, paint that on the back. There’s really not much to it other than one little part. And that is the, when you put it on, you want to make sure that you don’t rub down the top of it because that’s where I’m going to put a string. I’m going to just set that on there.”

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/dimensional-art-paper-clay-course

Enjoying the History of Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“It’s a really hard basket to make too. And I figured out how to teach it a little bit easier than the way I learned it because you lay them out this way and then you weave in crossways and then you weave in crossways and shaker cheese basket. I do. I would think of it. I knew I would think of it. So it’s an all, it’s a very traditional shaker. It’s called a shaker cheese basket because what they would do is they will line this basket.”

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/beginning-basket-weaving-course