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Kathleen Davis Workshop
"Dragons, Toads and Friends"
February 18, 2006
This class will run at the same time as the
February Clay Day
10 am - 5 pm
$50 per person
Kathy for more information
Polymer clay- I like a base of flesh colored clay- then
add bits of colored clay. The flesh clay can be Premo – or any
similar clay. I would recommend having at least 1/2 pound and a
variety of colored clays to add. This can be any clay that you
like- Premo, Kato, Sculpey 3. You just need a selection- you
never know what inspiration my strike. Greens are good for
frogs- but I like to add browns and golds too! A dragon could
be any color!! Realize you may be making a couple of pieces…..
maybe even 3 or 4!!? It just depends upon you! So bring plenty
Armature material- aluminum foil. Wire can also be used
for more complicated forms. Steel floral stem wire is good-
about 18 gauge. Tin-coated Copper wire is excellent for larger
figures- use 12 gauge. Heavy foils and wire mesh can be used
for wing armature- if necessary.
red, burnt sienna, pearlescent or
metallic- I will have some available for your use.
Clear coat finish- Golden Brand
Black and white gesso- I’ll also have some available.
I have several available for
purchase. I prefer steel tools.
Large round-ended tapestry needle- or a knitting needle
Eyes- these can be pre-baked polymer clay, beads, or teddy
bear eyes… there are many possibilities! You can use any
material that will withstand the 250 baking temperature. I will
have eyes available for $5 a pair. You can also prebake polymer
clay to make eyes.
Pasta machines are welcome! (although I usually mix by
April 15, 2006
All day workshop
$65 per person, minimum 10 people
will be a class exploring Kaleidoscopic design. You will use a few
colors and simple canes to achieve the look
What you will learn:
Rainbow or multicolor Skinner
Making Kaleidoscopic designs
Packing together and matching the edges
Polymer clay in rainbow colors- red,
yellow, and blue, Turquoise, fucshia and neon yellow, Purple,
blue and fucshia, plus black and white.
You can pick three colors and black and white- 2 -2ounce blocks
of the colors and 1-2 ounce block of black and one of white.
Paper for notes