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.”

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Sculpting the Feet for a Baby Angel Fairy with Apryl Jensen

“What I’m going to do is kind of cut in or the toes will be kind of just like that. Then I’m kind of pushing in on this side a little bit more so we can kind of give it its endemic shape there and then move it towards the heel. Have to pick it up. I just kind of bring that all back to the heel there. See, from the side, that’s looking pretty cute. A little bit on the tiny side now. So I’ll just push that up a little bit more. I kind of stretch it out a little bit again, too.”

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How to Carve Freeform Shapes From Glass and Stone with Jack Hoque

“So I’m going to grab my sandpaper and kind of shape, shape this and shaping it on, on a flat surface helps a lot. Grit of the sandpaper. The grit of the sandpaper is three 20 grit wet, but I would recommend getting a nice wood sandpaper. That’s a little bit faster than this. This is just kind of all I grabbed when I left the door from home. So right now I’m just kind of, I’ve got it at an angle. I’m kind of creating a point on it again, kind of like the top part, but then I’m going to roll it like this to kind of create that ball right now. I’m just sculpting it into the small ball shape that I want.”

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Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

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 will learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal, how to add texture and attach all the features. Great tips provided on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. Join us for this fun and educational Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay online course.

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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

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

Hanging by a Wire! Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

This is a fun and educational Polymer Clay online course. Learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal and how to add texture and attach all the features. You’ll learn tips on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. We’ll also discuss paint options and other embellishments.

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Sculpting on Baby Fat for a Baby Angel Fairy Sculpture with Apryl Jensen

“Okay. So now we’re going to give her a little bit of a fat rolls. Let’s see. I want to use Johnston three and one. It’s a good one to do. And what I like to do to just kind of score them in. So you’re not really cutting. You’re just like, kind of pressing it at an angle a bit. And then usually you do a couple of them as they go. Let’s see, I’m going to do some rights. I just want to push on that a little bit to make that look a little bit more elbowy and then up here, and then I like to do it right here, too, right on the elbow.”

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Painting the Body of a Polymer Clay Frog in a Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

“So I have a really dark, dark chocolate brown, and I’m going to start painting that and I painted over everything, except the eyes. I try to avoid the eyes and I’ll start with just one side of the frog too. I’m I’ve the, paint’s not going
to dry, but I don’t want to get my hands in it. I’m trying to avoid is his belly.”

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Detailing With Darks When Painting Watercolor Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“So I’m just gonna put a couple of dark. So usually on a face, the darkest dark should be the eyeball area, and I’m just going to hint at it. Must’ve been an American, ask him that question And I’m just going to soften that whole area. Try to get a hint of a pupil and that. Face of the eye. Notice I haven’t gone to my little brushes and I’m going to take this blue and I’m going to create this cast shadow from the lens or the, your piece of the glasses and the cast shadow.”

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Problem Solving for Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

This is a course for an experience level and for beginners who are ready for some different techniques. Create and design your own basket!!

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Detailing Tips for a Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“When you go to make something like this, that has a lot of little pointed edges. those are more easily achieved after it’s, after the clay is dry and I’ve got one here, that’s got some little ragged edges on it. And so I’m just going to start cleaning that up. And I’m just pressing down on a cutting mat with my knife.”

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Painting the Base for a Fiber Clay Bird Sculpture with Joanie Wolter

“When you’re doing bird. So I have used a lot of color on my birds. It’s a partly artistic license, partly because most birds, I mean, if you get the light hitting on them, just right. All the colors that show up in that bird are amazing. So here I’m putting on this color. And you can see why I tell you not to use your best brushes for doing this. Well, this does look a lot more jade when you put it on.”

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Adding Texture to a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“With weight before I placed this, I want to do something else. I want to add some texture to this area. So I will use the tip of, for mechanical pencil to do that. Okay. You see, it makes those tiny circles. Now we won’t see much of them, but especially on the top area, we won’t see them at all. So it’s done and now I’m really going to take my noodle back and I will place it. It’s deep. We’ll go here and it will go like something like this.”

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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!

Color Detail for a Polymer Clay Frog in a Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

“I think the eyes are always going to be the most important of any little animal that you make. But all these extra little details and ridges, and that’s what really makes them special. So just doing as many spots as I can. And then when you get, you run out of clay or you get sick of doing this, you can stop and put them on and see how they look. So I think I’ll do that. We’ll stop right here and just carefully remove your plastic wrap. Some of the spots will, will come out on the foil. So you should just generally start with those. So now I keep saying foil it’s plastic wrap. So let me move those aside for a second. Okay. We’re running out of room here. Saw me, I’m doing here. Okay. So just take your spots and start putting them on to the frog’s back. And I generally start with the larger ones and don’t pay any attention to the colors. I just randomly put them on.”

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