Be inspired by dots – whether its the stories depicted in Aboriginal dot paintings or the paint effects of pointillism. During this one day workshop with artist, Jane Burnley, you will discover how polymer clay, a wonderful plastic based multi coloured ‘clay’, can easily be moulded to create some fabulous dotty effects. The clay is hardened in a household oven, so is a great medium to use at home and is not expensive to buy.
Using a simple image, either abstract or otherwise, Jane will teach you simple techniques, to make a picture by using small dots from polymer clay. When baked, your picture can then be mounted in a frame (provided) or it can be used as a coaster. Warning! Using Polymer Clay is very therapeutic and can be addictive!
– Learn what makes for a successful design
– Learn how to blend colours
– Learn various techniques to make patterns, textures, effects and colour mixing
– Learn about polishing and finishing
Please note there will be a £6 materials charge payable to the tutor on the day.
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What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Bring along any ideas for designs you like and wear clothes you don't mind getting messy.