This workshop will show you how to create 2 different patterns in polymer clay that together form a pretty flower, plus how to blend 2 colours into a seamless colour blend design known in the polymer clay world as a Skinner Blend. The design will be in cane form (just like a piece of seaside rock with the pattern running through). We will then use the cane to make pretty, summery beads, buttons, brooches and more. Lots of design ideas for bead and button shapes will be demonstrated and will have your head buzzing with ideas to take home.
List specific skills and techniques that will be taught in the course:
- Conditioning clay
- Blending colours
- Various bead, button and pendant shapes
- Reducing canes
Please indicate what levels the course is suitable for:
Suitable for all levels including complete beginners
Materials are not included in your course fee.
All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £10, payable to the tutor during the course.
Students - please bring with you:
The tutor will provide everything required, however you may wish to bring the following if you already have them:
- Pasta machine (cannot be used for food prep after)
- A glass work surface (no sharp edges) or at least 6 x 6-inch square smooth ceramic tile.
If you have additional tools and materials that you would like to bring with you if you are very keen to use them, then please do so if you wish. You may not need to use them however – the tutor has listed all your essential needs for this particular course above.
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.
Timings and Refreshments
The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Please aim to arrive between 9.30am and 9.45am to allow for a prompt 10am start.
Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with home-made cookies in the morning, a complimentary sandwich lunch and home-made cake in the afternoon.
Special Diets: As people’s diets, intolerances special diets and preferences are so many and varied, we are not able to cater for these. However, we will be able to cater for a gluten free diet so PLEASE TELL US ON ARRIVAL if you need a gluten free option