Polymer Clay – Christmas Decorations + Cards

Tutor: Jane Burnley

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Get in the mood for Christmas and create a beautiful collection of festive decorations for your home, tree or Christmas cards. Polymer clay (common make – Fimo) is available in a wide range of colours and you can add your own effects to create lovely unique decorations. This wonderful ‘plastic’ type clay is easy to handle and is baked hard in a domestic oven. It is easy to use at home and you can produce high quality individual pieces very quickly. Jane’s guidance on the use of colour and techniques for combining colours will ensure you go home with an enviable collection of decorations .

– Learn what makes for a successful design
– Learn how to blend colours
– Learn various techniques to make patterns, textures and effects
– Learn how to finish the piece for a professional look
– Learn how to use your decorations in greeting cards

There will be a £6 materials charge payable on the day

Please click the title bellow to find out if there’s anything you need to bring with you.

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

All materials and tools will be provided however if you do have any of the following please bring them along as the more the merrier!

Small cutters no bigger than approx 70mm (2 1/2 ins)
Ribbon of your choice
Small glass beads of your choice

“The tutor was fantastic and loved the finished results and the alchemy of making beautiful jewellery!”

– Sue

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