Pottery is fun but what about doing your own paper clay recycling old magazines and newspapers around the house? Double win! Paper clay has many advantages; it’s much lighter so it can be used for mobiles or ornaments, even giant earrings! It’s quite easy to work with even for beginners and you can pretty much make it with things you already have at home!
In this class, we’ll make a fun garland or window decoration but you can also plan for all sorts of fun decorative items.
What will we cover?
We’ll be learning about:
- Paper clay recipes and the difference with papier maché
- What materials work best and how to make the best paper clay
- Then we’ll get started moulding our items
- Demo of painting and finishing steps
What will you need?
- Newspapers, catalogues, leaflets… basically thin paper – cut these in pieces and put them a bowl with hot water a few hours before the class.
- Toilet paper
- Paper or craft glue
- Wire or thread/needle
- We won’t have time to paint the items in class but they can be painted with any acrylic or spray paint. If we have time, we’ll demo a few options for final touches and decorations.
- Closed Captions
- Early Bird Cheap Tix
- Free Tix for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreter Upon Request
Who will be Teaching?
Maria Yebra has crafted many weird and wonderful things since getting hooked on crochet, and she shows no signs of stopping!
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