Art Meets Business – Episode 5

During these hard times we all tend to think about many things. Our heads get full of thoughts and preoccupations that we don’t know how to deal with. What am I gonna do? What if my business fails? Can I keep going? In this series, Art Meets Business, we are gonna chat about all sorts of life challenges and specifically about how to keep art going and enlightening the world! Come enjoy this conversation with our host and owner Shahar Boyayan who has many wise insights and experiences to share!

Placing the Cheeks on a Look Alike Puppet With Barry Gordemer

“So what’s going to happen here is this foam piece is going to go in inside the puppet there, and then the fingers will go underneath there. And so that’ll do it. And then this piece of foam core is going to go on the top because just my fingers in there, it’s going to cause that foam to push up and the foam core will give it just a little bit of rigidness sort of grips. But remember now I shortened the edges. We shorten those inside edges, to make this face a little more narrow. So I think I just want to shave a little off that inside back edge. So we keep those proportions nice and tight. Take taken off about a quarter. Won’t seem like much, but a quarter of an inch, five millimeters, add them together and it adds up to a half, an inch, 10 millimeters. Then you are talking about a significant noticeable change in the, in the features of the face.”

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

Tips for Using Clay Slabs – Fiber Clay Sculpting with Joanne Wolter

“I’m going to slap up some clay to use. However, this bird now often times because of a slab roller, and I do a lot of projects where I’m just wrapping clay around and getting started that way. Sometimes I can slip out some clay and I have a long plastic bin out in the garage and I can lay a slab out the clay, put a plastic down, put a layer of clay, plastic layer of clay. But anyway, so I fill the box. Then when I know I’m going to be working on something, I can pull out a big slab of clay. Now, the nice thing about this, is I can have that big slab of clay. It could be dry as a bone. And what I do is I can wrap it in a big wet towel and reconstitute it. So then I can go ahead and use that big slab whenever I want all I have to don’t have to, flatten it every time I can just use what I have reconstituted in a way I go.”

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

Art Meets Business – Episode 4

During these hard times we all tend to think about many things. Our heads get full of thoughts and preoccupations that we don’t know how to deal with. What am I gonna do? What if my business fails? Can I keep going? In this series, Art Meets Business, we are gonna chat about all sorts of life challenges and specifically about how to keep art going and enlightening the world! Come enjoy this conversation with our host and owner Shahar Boyayan who has many wise insights and experiences to share!

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

Art Meets Business – Episode 3

During these hard times we all tend to think about many things. Our heads get full of thoughts and preoccupations that we don’t know how to deal with. What am I gonna do? What if my business fails? Can I keep going? In this series, Art Meets Business, we are gonna chat about all sorts of life challenges and specifically about how to keep art going and enlightening the world! Come enjoy this conversation with our host and owner Shahar Boyayan who has many wise insights and experiences to share!

Rock Gathering for Freeform Shaping Glass & Stone with Jack Hoque

In this how to Carve on Glass and Stone Course online class, Jack Hoque will teach his techniques and tools he uses to cut, carve and polish semi-precious gemstones and glass into freeform shapes with polished grooves and bubbles. These cold working techniques (also known as a form of lapidary) will help you create one of a kind pieces that will definitely set you apart from the rest!

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/carve-glass-and-stone-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

Art Meets Business – Episode 2

During these hard times we all tend to think about many things. Our heads get full of thoughts and preoccupations that we don’t know how to deal with. What am I gonna do? What if my business fails? Can I keep going? In this series, Art Meets Business, we are gonna chat about all sorts of life challenges and specifically about how to keep art going and enlightening the world! Come enjoy this conversation with our host and owner Shahar Boyayan who has many wise insights and experiences to share!

How to Properly Secure a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“So I’m just gonna do this all around the notebook. Now be careful. You have to make sure that the glue gets to the braid part too, but also be careful because between the cover and the braidy, the border, there’s some tiny space where the glue can get out. Just think about how much glue you put anywhere. And now I’m going to take it and place it, make sure you place it the right way. Now, if you use super glue, wherever you put it at first, that’s where it stays. So you won’t be able to move it an inch. So now I’m just going to apply pressure. And I see I have a bump here, so I’m going to insist on this part here and apply some more pressure. Don’t be afraid to push on it. This has to happen to make sure that your cover stays.”

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

Painting Colors on Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“So once again, I’m going to start with what I know. I want to be a color on, I know the leaves in the, on the stem are going to be green. So I’m just going to start with those. This is transparent paint. There’s no white in this paint. Because it’s transparent, it’s going to let the black show through. So it doesn’t matter if it gets into the crevices. Although remember why the yellow always has. It always has some white in it. So as long as it’s thin, it’s going to work out. But if it’s thick, it’s going to come, you know, it’s going to cover over things.”

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

Art Meets Business – Episode 1

During these hard times we all tend to think about many things. Our heads get full of thoughts and preoccupations that we don’t know how to deal with. What am I gonna do? What if my business fails? Can I keep going? In this series, Art Meets Business, we are gonna chat about all sorts of life challenges and specifically about how to keep art going and enlightening the world! Come enjoy this conversation with our host and owner Shahar Boyayan who has many wise insights and experiences to share!

Tracing Features to Create Look Alike Puppets with Barry Gordemer

“So one of the first things that you can do, and again, this is something you can clearly do with tracing paper is just trace his features and this is both valuable and completely not helpful at the same time. And we’re going to show you what’s good and bad. So what I’m going to do is, trace over his features. And what you’re going to see in the tracing process is that the features that make up our face really aren’t the features that make up who we are. We are somehow more than the sum of our facial features. ”

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

Creating the Body for Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

“So for the texture on the body, I’m going to use this because I think this just, hasn’t neat, spotted kind of stripey look to it and you can use either side. One, one is more subtle. One is, a little bit more defined and I’m going to use the defined side. Remember this is the shelf lining that you buy at the supermarket. Or you can buy it at your curious Mondo. So I’m just going to roll over that and then you can see it leaves a nice pattern and then decide how you want to cut this out.”

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