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Santa Playshop On-line Class

A Santa Playshop
with Maureen

Instructor: Maureen Carlson

Type of Class:
Video Class via 2 DVDs or On-Line Videos


There are two ways to take this class.

1. A DVD Format


2. An On-Line Video Class

Create at Your Own Pace!

Students in either option will also receive, via email, the address for the private class website page where the class pdf files, FAQ, patterns and tutorials will be posted.


 Santa Playshop Santas

Class Description:
In this playshop we'll explore quick and easy ways to create Santa Claus and St. Nicholas figures using push molds, polymer clay, paper, wire, paint and fabric.
Use the information to make one character or make a whole series in different sizes and in a variety of styles.

These are fun and friendly Santa designs, not labor intensive or detail perfect. Quick and easy patterns make these Santas and Elves a Do-in-a-Day projects! Well, that might be a slight exaggeration. Maybe a couple of days!!!!!


Register for either version of the class via the links at the bottom of this page.

 A Santa Workshop

Finished sizes of the figures created in this class range from 10 inches to 24 inches tall. No two ever the same! Quick and easy patterns. You get to choose the type of Santa depicted and the size.

Do we have to use the What A Character Push Molds?

Answer: No. Purchase of molds is not required.
You can use your own molds or choose faces that you sculpt . In that case you would just use our techniques and patterns.

2. Which molds do you use in the class samples?

Answer: For figures that are 11 to 24 inches tall we'll be using:
What a Character molds F3, F4 and/or F5 for the faces and F6 for the hands.  If you want smaller hands, you can also use hand mold f10, which includes 2-inch and 1 3/4 inch hands.

For slightly smaller characters, 9 inches to 12 inches tall,
you might choose to use our molds F1 or F17 for the faces and hand mold f10. For the tiniest Santas, the even smaller hand mold f11 can be used.

Of course you don't have to use more than one face mold as each mold can be tweaked to create a multitude of faces. If you're not familiar with these molds you can see them at .  


Experience Level:
All Levels



Includes Two DVDs (computer or TV viewing) mailed to you, to watch as often and as long as you like.

Video Class
With this option you can open the on-line video page 20 times, to watch for as long as you like each time until you close or refresh the page. To access the page again you will need to sign in with your password.

BOTH versions of the Santa Playshop Class Include almost 3 hours of exclusive class videos, divided into 5 segments.

Video segments that were created exclusively for this class are:

(A) Introducton (9 minutes)

(B) Segment 1: Armatures (37 minutes)

(C) Segment 2: Body Shapes (10 minutes)

(D) Segment 3: Clothing (56 minutes)

(E) Segment 4: Hair and Beards (57 minutes)

PDF FILES for the class include:

1. A Note From Maureen, 2 pages

2. Outline and Supplies, 5 pages

3. Clothing, 6 pages

4. Recommended Books, 2 pages 


UNTIL THEN: To get started, view our free videos on at

The videos that most relate to this on-line class are:
How To Use our 3-inch Face Mold
How to Use Our 2-part Hand Mold

NOTE: These two videos are also included on the DVDs as extras, for your convenience. 


Registration Form
To Register:  click "Purchase Class" below. 
Then you can choose which class you want.

For questions: email:

Purchase Class
Santa Playshop
DVD class= $49.00
On-Line Class=$30.00

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Jordan, MN 55352
Center: 651-460-0725
Home Office: 952-447-3828

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