Hanging by a Wire!
Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay

with Melissa Terlizzi

In this course, we will demonstrate how to make 3 different polymer clay pendants: a big-eyed chameleon on a leaf, a tropical tree frog, and an exotic goldfish. Students will learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal, how to add texture and attach all the features. We will also provide tips on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. We’ll also discuss paint options and other embellishments. Join us for this fun and educational Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay online course.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/animal-pendants-polymer-course

How to Create a Heron Paverpol (Fabric Hardener) Sculpture

with Beverly Oliwa

In this Paverpol course we will build a Heron sculpture from beginning to end. Is your yard a boring landscape? Imagine a 4 ½ foot heron standing in your garden, keeping watch over your flowers and vegetables in the summer, and providing beauty all winter! This online Paverpol class is a great way to take some time for yourself, or get together with a friend for a fun experience.

Learn more about the course here:https://www.curiousmondo.com/paverpol-heron-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

How to Sculpt with Fiber Clay

with Joanie Wolter

In this Fiber Clay Sculpting Class, you’ll learn to make a bird out of Fiber Clay, an easy to use medium that doesn’t have to be fired. I use only four shapes, a ball, snake, potato, and pancake, to teach you to create sculptures you’ll be amazed you built. You’ll learn to put together simple armatures using all kinds of materials to use as the foundation of your piece. You’ll even learn how to finish your piece to make it look like a bronze!

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/sculpting-fiber-clay-course

Sculpting 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!

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

Painting in Details for Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

Learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal, how to add texture and attach all the features. We will provide tips on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. We’ll also discuss paint options and other embellishments. Join us for this fun and educational Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay online course.

Learn more: https://www.curiousmondo.com/animal-pendants-polymer-course

Creating Texture For Animal Pendants In Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

Join Melissa Terlizzi for this fun and educational Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay online course. Learn how to make 3 different polymer clay pendants: a big-eyed chameleon on a leaf, a tropical tree frog, and an exotic goldfish. Students will learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal, how to add texture and attach all the features. We will also provide tips on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/animal-pendants-polymer-course

Shaping the Throat of Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay

In this video clip we’ll show you how to shape the throat of animal pendants in polymer clay Join us for this fun and educational Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay online course. You will learn how to make 3 different polymer clay pendants: a big-eyed chameleon on a leaf, a tropical tree frog, and an exotic goldfish. You’ll also see how to blend the clay and shape each animal, how to add texture and attach all the features. We provided tips on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. We’ll also discuss paint options and other embellishments.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/animal-pendants-polymer-course

Safety Tips for Painting a Fiber Clay Birds Sculpture with Joanie Wolter

“I have already painted this with the black power techs and I’ve sprayed it with the black flat, spray paint outside in my little spray booth outside. What I want to talk to you about before we move on to the actual, painting is the fact that when you’re spraying with it, be cautious about what you’re breathing in.

I have a mask that I used, I put on to kind of filter the air. And if you look at the floor after you sprayed for any length of time, there’s all kinds of spray paint dust on the floor. And if you’re not careful, all that’s going into your one. So I want you to be real careful about wearing a mask.

I keep brushes and I even have a pumice stone in the shower so I can keep everything off my hand anyways, just be cautious. All right. that’s my golden rule of when I’m out there painting.”

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/sculpting-fiber-clay-course

Creating Loops for Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizi

And I’m in a fold under, so was just double checking that I want it kind of facing this way a little bit. So just folding under the, the top and pressing that down. Just making sure that it’s facing the right direction. And you want to make sure that’s nice and attached and then enrolling it down. So it’s kind of like the arm on a teacup or something, and then press it down. And then you kind of look at it from the side and make sure that it’s not squished down such that you can’t get your wire through. So I think I’ve got plenty of room. And I’m trying not to ruin my texture on there too much.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/animal-pendants-polymer-course

Adding Layers for Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

“So I’m going to do a, say a stripe here, kind of like a Y shaped stripe in the middle and then another stripe, right by the tail. So I’ll start with that. Y shaped one. And just do exactly that. I know I’m not in the center of the tile, but okay. So I’m just gonna cut out a Y. This may not be long enough. Let’s let’s check it out. Actually. Hope nobody’s noticing how rusty my blades are. I was just going to go on there, kind of like that, and I’m going to trim those edges off so that it looks like it’s going around his back and then I’ll do another stripe.”

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/animal-pendants-polymer-course

Papering Backgrounds for Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

Join mixed media artist and author, Rogene Mañas for a fun 3-day online 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

Getting Creative While Making a Fiber Clay Bird Sculpture with Joanie Wolter

“I just want to make it fluffier. So I’m just taking my little picker stick and I’m seeing what it looks like. I’m like, not even like this, but this is playtime. So you can try it. If you don’t like it, you just fix it. You can do that. You don’t have to be worried that, Oh my God, I ruined this piece because I don’t like what I did. That’s just not how this kind of clean works. And actually, I don’t want it to go on the side like that. It’s not going to go off the side. So I’m just going to kick that off there. Cut this off here and see how this looks when I put it on the front of him. So return him around so you guys can see as well. So here he is. And I’ve screwed up his tail a little bit, but then I’m re fluff it, it will be fine. So this would come in front like this almost looks like an apron. Now he’s turned him into a real native American, I’m going to cut this as a, too big of a piece. If I just wanted to be feathers. If I wanted to dress him up in an apron, that would be another story I could do that, but that wasn’t my intention. So this will be here kind of laying in over.”

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/sculpting-fiber-clay-course