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

How to Create Look-Alike Puppets with Barry Gordemer

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

Curious Mondo, Proud Winner of The Telly Awards

Curious Mondo is a proud winner of the Telly Awards. Bronze in the online category.

The 42nd Annual Telly Awards Honors Winners Netflix, Jennifer Garner, HBO Latin America, Microsoft, RadicalMedia, Condé Nast, Adobe, Nickelodeon, and Partizan

Continued surge in remote and virtual productions embodies ingenuity of creative leaders while Al Jazeera Media Network takes home esteemed ‘Telly Company of the Year’ award

New York, NY (May 25, 2021) — The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has announced this year’s winners, including Jennifer Garner’s “Pretend Cooking Show” series, RadicalMedia’s “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” documentary series, Partizan’s “Fantastic Voyage” campaign, and much more. Under this year’s “Your Stories Defy The Limits” theme, standouts encompass the artistic and technical innovations that have surfaced in direct response to the challenges presented by 2020 and 2021. Additional winners range from NetflixMicrosoftCondé NastHBO Latin America, and Nickelodeon to BET DigitalAdobePlaystationBBC Global News, and PAPER.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by the Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology, such as WarnerMedia, NBC News, Framestore NY, and Vimeo to name a few.

View all of the winners of The 42nd Telly Awards at www.tellyawards.com/winners.

The 42nd annual Telly Awards received a 15% increase in entries from the previous year. The growth was driven by a significant rise in remote and virtual productions, with many brands taking to animation for the first time. The Telly Awards is also proud to name Al Jazeera Media Network as this year’s ‘Telly Company of the Year’. A trailblazer in bringing to life limit-defying content, Al Jazeera’s breadth of work, particularly its “A Day in Wuhan” and “Stricken Beirut” along with “About Cinema” series, perfectly embodies the creativity and storytelling efforts the Telly Awards have long shined a spotlight on.

“In the face of a year like no other, the visual storytelling community has continued to defy the limitations of our new world. Achievements have been both societal, such as embracing social media platforms to raise awareness about injustices and promote solidarity for movements, as well as geographical, like developing fully remote pipelines for dispersed teams”, says Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “This year’s submissions doubled down on what we already know about the industry. Creativity cannot be stopped. Collaboration will always prevail. New ideas and stories will always find a way to break through to an audience.”

In recognition of the industry’s evolving cultural change, The Telly Awards continued its commitment toward supporting the talent, voices, and narratives of underrepresented artists around the globe. At the start of the season, The Telly Awards welcomed Ghetto Film School and UK-based We Are Parable as media partners. This mission was also reflected within the international and multidisciplinary judging lineup, which was bolstered by the joinings of Shalini Sharma of NBC News, Ryan Honey of Buck, Andrew Wareham of Taxi Group Australia, Karyn Spencer of Whalar, Amy Tunick of WarnerMedia, Jamie Elden of Shutterstock, Kavita Lokchander of Thrive Global, Meghan Oretsky of Vimeo, and Andrew Rowan-Robinson of Framestore NY.

On the heels of a hugely successful virtual screening series, The Telly Awards has also rolled out its first-ever original and monthly interview series to further celebrate creators who have pushed the boundaries of possibility.

Entitled “Hot Takes ”, it features unfiltered discussions presented by a chosen industry expert. The latest installments include “Will Change The Future of Content and Media?” from Josh Ness of Verizon 5G Labs and “Brand Strategy In a Post-Pandemic World ” from Dushane Ramsay of Square, with many more to come.

Finally, it was a standout year for the ‘People’s Telly Awards’, which are given to the most-loved pieces chosen by the Telly Awards audience and, this year, received the most public votes in the history of the category. Winners include Square’s “Black Owned”, a stirring film series chronicling the lives of Black business owners across three of the nation’s most populous cities, the Walt Disney Company’s “Cooking with Pixar”, and WeTransfer’s “Doubt. Create. Repeat.” global brand campaign. The latter boldly calls on the creative community to harness feelings of doubt in pursuit of their ideas.

View the 42nd Annual Telly Awards Winners Reel below!

42nd Annual Telly highlights from this year’s winners include:

Use of Stock Footage

  • The Walt Disney Company won for “Star Wars: The Animals Strike Back” in Branded Content
  • Adobe won for “Adobe Care Help Channel” in Non-Broadcast
  • Les Beaux Films won for “Bob Dylan Retrospectrum – On The Road” in Non-Broadcast
  • Viewstream won for “Meet Zazu” in Online Commercials

Virtual Events & Experiences

  • PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs won for “Face the Facts: Election 2020 Youth Town Hall” in Online
  • Christie’s won for “ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century | Livestream” in Online
  • CK Productions won for “Tomorrowland – Around The World – First Digital Festival” in Immersive & Mixed Reality
  • Jump! Creative won for “YouTube: Dear Class of 2020” in Social Video

Influencer & Celebrity

  • Viacom Velocity won for “Bad Boys For Life – Couples Therapy” in Social Video
  • CBS Interactive won for “The Late Late Show: Best of Gordon Ramsay & James Corden” in Social Video
  • The-Artery won for “The Small Things (ft. Snoop Dogg) | SodaStream” in Branded Content
  • FORTUNE won for “Collin Morikawa – The Sky’s the Limit” in Branded Content

Remote Production

  • The Walt Disney Company won for “Our Star Wars Stories” in Branded Content
  • ViacomCBS won for “U.S. Cellular – Fathers On the Frontline” in Non-Broadcast
  • Nickelodeon won for “Staff Meeting Quote Tape” in Non-Broadcast
  • Partizan won for “Pictures” in Branded Content

Museums & Galleries

  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture won for “gOD-Talk 2.0: Digital #BlackFaith” in Social Video
  • J. Paul Getty Museum won for “The Getty Villa” in Non-Broadcast
  • Christie’s won for “Jonathan Yeo Studio Visit” in Branded Content
  • Litton Entertainment won for “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation” in Television

Curious Mondo – Where You Conquer New Possibilities!

Creating is an adventure! The better we learn to express ourselves and create with our hands, the more possibilities we bring into our lives! Our hands have power to change lives! Come experience a new age in online courses at Curious Mondo, where you conquer new possibilities! https://www.curiousmondo.com

Pinning the Fur for a Fantasy Fox Posable Art Doll

So you start with your elbows and this is the trickiest part because you’re first going all kinds of directions. You make sure to pin the elbow first because these parts lining up is the most important. They are not actually elbows. They look like elbows and that’s why I’m saying it. And you want to make sure both first your edges are right next to each other, and then I’m just working that fur down. So it’s not going to be in my seam. And just make sure when you’re pinning you pin on the same side. And now you can start working your way down the legs in the belly. I usually pin the belly next, just because it’s usually a little bit cleaner. You just make sure you’re first going down on this body part. I usually pan a little bit more than I need to just to make sure that they’re all gonna stay where they’re supposed to go when you’re sewing. So the reason I trimmed that one little piece is because I have a seam right here and that for that was showing is not going to be inside the scene. So I just wanted to trim it. So it’s out of my way.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/fantasy-fox-posable-course

Giving an Experience Gift

Did you know that 3 out of 4 people rather receive an experience gift than anything else?

More people want memorable experiences over the latest iPhone or designer bag
Research shows that sharing an experience with someone can make them happier in the long run over giving them something like a purse or smartphone.
And there is also evidence that experiential gifts make the giver and receiver feel closer and more connected.
“Making memories is much more interesting than more stuff.
Americans spend $16 billion on holiday gifts that end up in the garbage
So this year, embrace the trend. Give your friends and family a Curious Mondo course. Something they will cherish for a very long time.

Check our online programs here

Turtles in Polymer Clay

The turtles in polymer clay.course thought by Melissa Terlizzi was a huge hit. We saw so many pics on our Facebook group I love Arts and Crafts from students that made turtles. So cool! This was another 3 day class full of content, tips and tricks. Melissa really did an amazing job and we are so grateful she is one of our Curious Mondo Instructors.

If you missed the live version of this course, you can get it on-demand with lifetime access here: Turtles in Polymer Clay

Intermediate Sculpting with Paverpol

I hope you didn’t miss the Intermediate Sculpting with Paverpol with Beverly Oliwa course. It was so good!

She covered a lot and made the most beautiful art doll!

Several techniques were covered and new ways of creating a better garden sculpture

 

You are lucky because you can still own this course on-demand.

and now we also offer a Paverpol Certification.

Beginning Stained Glass

Beginning Stained Glass is proving to be super fun and frustration free. Cheryl has a way of showing people the ways around common problems when doing stained glass.

Yesterday she showed how to use a pattern, cut glass and grind.
Today how to foil and solder. People just loved the soldering part.

Tomorrow there is a lot more of stained glass course

Sculpting and Costuming an Anthropomorphic Character Bunny

Sculpting and Costuming an Anthropomorphic Character Bunny

We are on day 2 of the class Sculpting and Costuming an Anthropomorphic Character Bunny and Karen is working on the face details and the head of the bunny, sculpting the ears making it as realistic as possible. She is also teaching how to do the texture of the fur.

Sculpting and Costuming an Anthropomorphic Character Bunny
Sculpting and Costuming an Anthropomorphic Character Bunny

Remember to purchase the Sculpting and Costuming an Anthropomorphic Character Bunny by clicking here.

Sculpting and Costuming a Character Bunny with Polymer Clay

Sculpting and Costuming an Anthropomorphic Character Bunny

Karen Baker is here this week at Curious Mondo teaching a fun, dynamic, and super in-depth course taking you through the entire process of sculpting a character animal doll.

  • How to make an armature
  • Sculpting
  • Costuming
  • …and much more!

You can purchase the Sculpting and Costuming a Character Bunny with Polymer Clay by clicking here.

Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass

Today’s class was a blast. We learned How to create shapes and textures with different diamond bits. We cant forget to mention that we had several positive comments from Curious Mondo’s audience about this course but it’s not over yet. We still have one more day to go. Remember to purchase this amazing course; Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass

Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass
Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass
Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass

How to Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass

Today’s class; Reverse intaglio of a heart coming out of a rib cage set in a sterling silver prong setting. Both lapidary work and metal work done by Jack Hoque. Remember to purchase the course How to Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass with a bonus clicking here.

 

How to Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass

Today is class number four and Jack will be teaching how to create shapes and textures with different diamond bits.

Don’t forget to purchase the course How to Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass by clicking here.

Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass
Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass
Carve Reverse Intaglio Into Quartz Crystal and Glass