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How to Make
Clay Characters
Polymer Clay
Maureen Carlson

Online Class

Class # mc040822

Dates and Times:
2 Fridays, April 8 and 22

2:00 - 6:00 PM CT USA

2 Saturdays, April 9 and 23

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT USA

Experience Level: First-time to Intermediate sculptors

Format: Online via Zoom plus pdf instructions sent via email 

Class Minimum: 3
Class Max.: 10 

Class Fee: $175.00 

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Requirements for Zoom

You will need a computer, laptop, tablet or phone that has a camera installed or attached as a webcam. We recommend that you use your largest screen rather than your telephone if possible.

Zoom is free for you to use but it will save time if you download the Zoom app to your device before the class begins. If you are in the USA, you can do so here:  Zoom Link

For other countries, do a Zoom search for your country.

INVITATION: Once you have signed up for the class you will be sent helpful tips for working with Zoom as well as a link to the Zoom class.


proportions of characters

Tree Man

Fantasy Group
Class Description:  This class will cover the basics of working with polymer clay to create clay characters.

As for the type of characters, that's up to you. Come to class with an idea of who you would like to create and why.  You are encouraged to create a back story for your character to help you imagine what it might be wearing, carrying, feeling and pondering. Every character has a story, whether you know it or not. Discovering its story makes the creation process a lot more fun, and, more forgiving.

Keep in mind that if you are a new sculptor it is much easier to make characters with large or exaggerated features than it is to make delicate fairies or sweet princesses. A sense of humor is also a great help!

The figures that Maureen will be demonstrating will be 6 to 10 inches tall. The size that you make will somewhat depend upon the oven that is available for you to use to harden the polymer clay. Characters can also be created in parts and then assembled after hardening.
Maureen will do multiple demonstrations of her step by step process for creating her signature characters. There will also be technique handouts for your reference as you go about building your skills.
Clay Character 1
The ability to imagine and then create clay characters is a skill
 that develops in layers, with each
one that you create being a step towards mastery.

BUT, if you are a beginner, be bold! This is a learning process. Students will be encouraged to imagine, to plan, to learn, to play, to get in touch with that part which yearns to create.  The focus will be on setting an atmosphere where wonderful things might happen, and usually do ...  

If you are an experienced sculptor, you may know most of the basics, but every tip gained is a bonus for you. Come prepared to ask questions regarding some of the sculpting problems that you may be having.

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Until then, something to think about:
Sculpting is about training your eyes to see, your heart to feel and your hands to move the tools.

Policies regarding Registrations and Cancellations
 Registration Policies
Registration Form
A. Class # mc040822
Clay Characters 2022
4 Sessions

Two Fridays, April 8/ April 22
2:00 - 6:00 PM CT USA
Two Saturdays, April 9/ April 23
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT USA
 (GMT-6) (Chicago/Minneapolis)

↓ Class Fee: $175.00 ↓

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