Polymer clay is an accessible, colourful and versatile material – a lot of fun to use, but even better with some introductory tips to get you going.
There are different types of clays and bake times, and different techniques to create shapes, blend colours, emboss, and express your colourful polymer visions!
In this class we will focus on creating jewellery from slabs of decorated polymer clay. On a thin spread of flat polymer clay you can add all sorts of colours and shapes which are then rolled together to create a sheet of patterned polymer. You can then make different sorts of jewellery from your slab using cutters.
There are no rules when it comes to your design – whatever you create is singularly yours!
What will we cover?
In this class we will learn to:
- Condition the clay
- Cut out shapes
- Mix colours – creating effects or new colours
- Lay out our slab design
- Roll our slab design
- Bake the polymer, plus tips on how to do this at home
- Use jewellery connectors
- Wheelchair Accessible Venue
- Gender Neutral Bathrooms
- Quiet Spaces
- Discounted Early Bird Tickets
- Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreted Upon Request
Who will be teaching?
Maddy (she/her) is a crafty hobbyist based in Narrm who has a big heart for colour, expression and over-the-top jewellery. She enjoys working with all sorts of materials and mediums, and repurposing everyday items into expressions of art and fashion. As a musician, these wonky and not-so-wonky creations often find their way onto stages around Melbourne.
Maddy also enjoys carving and printing lino cuts, paper collage, and combining the two.
Photo: Laneway Learning work
Any other ways we can support you with accessibility? Just shoot an email to Maddy (she/her) at email@example.com.