Applying Texture to a Fiber Clay Bird Sculpture with Joanie Wolter

“I’m going to start showing you some texture. I haven’t put his wings on him yet, but this part of the texture, I want to make sure I do before I get the wings on. Cause I want to make sure there’s plenty of texture underneath his wings, and I’m going to do this text. You’re very much like the idea on the thigh feathers, when I showed you how to do those. And so I, again, I’m using my wipe out tool. I’m using the pointy end and anytime I’m working on the top, I’m holding up the bottom. So I went my tool and I’m digging in deep because I want this texture to really show up.”

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

Applying the Cheeks for a Baby Angel Fairy Sculpture with April Jensen

“So now I’m going to go ahead and add in those cheeks because that’s going to help me see the rest of the shapes much better. So I’m just going to make some little balls of clay and I’m going to keep them about the same size. So I’m adding the same amount to either side, or if you notice that one size side is off, like maybe you made it too big or one side is too flat or something.

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

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.”

Learn more about the course here:
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.”

Learn more about the course here:
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

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.”

Learn more about the course here:
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.”

Learn more about the course here:
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….”

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

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

Learn more about the course here:
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!

Learn more about the course here:
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

Safety Advice for Freeform Shapes Glass & Stone by Jack Hoque

“When you’re working in rock mainly silica, make sure you have a good mask. I have a better one at home, but it’s gonna, it would be hard to talk through it. So I’m hoping this one’s better because at some point in this carving course, I’m going to be using this Silicon carbide wheel, which is not good to breathe in. It’ll silicate, your lungs you’ll get silicosis or whatever. It’s just really, really bad to breathe in. Pretty much any dust from lapidary is bad debris then. So if at any point you’re hafting to work at dry, which you shouldn’t really, unless it’s part of my policy. For pre polish, but mainly you work in water. So if you’re working in water and you keeping it wet,
or you’re working with, with a, extended fluid, which is a Silicon based fluid that keeps the diamond on your bits. You’re not going to have to worry
about a mask as much.”

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

Teaching Techniques For Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“So you’ve got your length. So what you do is you find the good side of your read. Of course, you need to take it under, you can start anywhere. You take it under so that this is sticking out on the outside of the basket. Then my piece of round red, I’ve put the ants together and I’ve put it together like a hair, a pen, you know how a hairpin has that, that looped look that I’m going to hook it over this. This is the hardest part of this technique is getting it started. So I hooked it over there. I’m not going to push this down just yet, so you can really see the technique. So we’re going to have X’s on the outside of every other one. So I’m just going to take this. It doesn’t matter which one you take first, as long as you’re consistent with it. So this I take down this one up, so I make this X.”

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

Applying Clay to the Armature of a Baby Angel Fairy Sculpture with Apryl Jensen

“I think first we’re going to put some of the clay on, on this armature, cause I’m just itching to get this clay on there. So what we’re going to do is that
just to kind of take these pieces that I’ve needed and conditioned, and I
make them into little pancake shapes, and these are probably about
a quarter of an inch thick and I’m just going to wrap it on, I’ll wrap it around. And when you put this on, you just want to make sure that you’re
pressing the clay up snug against the armature. So you’re not leaving air
pockets and speaking of air pocket, that was great timing.”

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