How to Sculpt Nighttime Creatures in Polymer Clay


Join polymer clay artist Melissa Terlizzi for 3 days of sculpting night flyers. In a new art course perfect for spooky autumn crafting, Melissa will share how she makes 3 of her most popular clay creatures: an upside down-hanging bat, a sweet-faced owl, and a mysterious green luna moth. Straightforward tips and techniques on working with polymer clay will make this sculpting class a must-see for anyone who loves creating animals—whether they have been sculpting with polymer clay for years or have yet to crack the plastic on their first packet of clay.


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In-Depth Instructions

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What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • Intro and bio
  • Overview of what class will cover
  • “Little Brown Bat”
  • Shape armature for bat body
  • Create body and add facial features, ears

Class 02:

  • Texture and cut out wings
  • Finish bat
  • Bake

Class 03:

  • Paint bat
  • Add wire “feet”
  • Finish
  • Show how to make bat with wings open (if time permits)

Class 04:

  • “Saw Whet Owl”
  • Create owl body armature
  • Build owl feet

Class 05:

  • Create polymer clay cane for owl’s tail feathers
  • Shape armature for the tail, and make tail
  • Baking the tail
  • Begin feather canes for: Wings

Class 06:

  • Create feather canes for:
  • Head/face
  • Chest (light and dark)
  • Insert feet and tail into body

Class 07:

  • “Saw Whet Owl Part 2”
  • Feather the underbelly/chest

Class 08:

  • Construct wings and attach
  • Create eyes and beak
  • Lay out face

Class 09:

  • Finish adding facial feathers


  • BONUS CLASS: Create wing cane and “eye spot” cane for a luna moth
    Reduce cane and slice to create luna moth
  • BONUS CLASS: More complex canes for a different owl (Great horned owl)
  • BONUS ITEM: Owl class procedure & materials
  • BONUS ITEM: Luna moth class procedure & materials
  • BONUS ITEM: Little brown bat class procedure & materials
  • BONUS ITEM: Chat transcript

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Nighttime Creatures in Polymer Clay

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Sculptors, crafters, anyone who loves polymer clay, sculpting, or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn how to sculpt a hanging bat, an owl and a luna moth in this online sculpting course.



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