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Bugging Out: Insects, Arachnids and Bugs in Metal Clay

Bugging Out: Insects, Arachnids and Bugs in Metal Clay

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  • Over 9 hours of in-depth instructions
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  • Captions available in English, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Spanish, French and Swedish

What you will learn:

01

Class 1:

  • Introduction and project overview

Class 2:

  • Roll and form the flat and curved version of the body and dry.
  • Roll and form the flat and curved version of the Elytra and dry. 

Class 3:

  • Creating a back for the curved body, making a bezel for the flat body. 
  • Make 2 sets of wings. 
02

Class 4:

  • Reviewing of the previous steps
  • Discussing the pros and cons of "Refining as you go" versus "Refining at the end".

Class 5: 

  • Attach the bezel to the flat body
  • Discuss leg design and placement on the body

Class 6:

  • Create the legs for both body versions and let dry
  • Attach the legs to the bodies
03

Class 7:

  • Review the previous day's steps
  • Create the bodies. Attach together and dry

Class 8:

  • Assembling and reinforcing the bug
  • Review the firing schedule and how best to support the piece

Class 9:

  • Fire the completed piece
  • Finishing touches, adding jump rigs, and chains.

BONUS

  • Bonus class: How to create the rivets for the wings
  • Bonus class: Using silly putty to clean and test textures
  • Bonus item: Materials list
Bugging Out: Insects, Arachnids and Bugs in Metal Clay
Bugging Out: Insects, Arachnids and Bugs in Metal Clay
Bugging Out: Insects, Arachnids and Bugs in Metal Clay
Bugging Out: Insects, Arachnids and Bugs in Metal Clay
Bugging Out: Insects, Arachnids and Bugs in Metal Clay
Bugging Out: Insects, Arachnids and Bugs in Metal Clay
Bugging Out: Insects, Arachnids and Bugs in Metal Clay
Bugging Out: Insects, Arachnids and Bugs in Metal Clay

About the course

Join Master instructor Michael J. Marx of Unsane Art in an exploration of all things creepy crawly! In this advanced technique course, you will learn how to design, create, fire and finish your own piece of wearable sculpture using hollow- form, sculpting, coil rolling and texture layering techniques. Starting with a basic understanding of the method, students can push the design possibilities with further embellishment and their own creativity. We will also cover methods of using glass in your designs if time allows.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Bugs in Metal Clay

Time table:
9 hours

Level:
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Jewelry makers, people interested in precious metal clay

Main objective:
Learn how to create a piece of kinetic jewelry in metal clay

Prerequisite:
None

Michael J. Marx Curious Mondo Instructor

About the instructor

Michael J. Marx / Unsane Art

I have been a sculptor and artist as long as I can remember. My childhood gifts were art supplies as often as they were toys or books. I was born in Massachusetts in 1969 and lived there for 18 years, before becoming a born-again Californian in 1987. I currently reside and work in Alameda, California where I have lived since 2000. In the beginning, I sculpted in FIMO, a polymer clay, and this honed my ability to transform my visions into 3-D images. In 2000, I took my first PMC (precious metal clay) class and was hooked. PMC’s affinity for texture, flexibility of form, and choices of finishing techniques make it ideal for me as an artist. The combinations of fine detail, high texture and varied forms are not easily achieved using traditional methods of casting and fabrication. While my main focus is making wearable sculpture, I also work in mixed-media.

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