Polymer Clay

Beads, Broaches, Bracelets and more!*

(Afternoon Elective)

Polymer clay is a versatile and pliable medium that can be made to look like a variety of art materials like glass, wood or fabric. Polymer clay can be moulded, stamped, painted, vanished and drilled. In this elective, you will learn to create vibrantly coloured beads, decorative broaches and beautiful bracelets. Learn the basics of working with polymer clay to create your own unique pieces of jewellery.
The Polymer clay elective is suitable for everyone and will focus on the process of forming patterns and using colour. Learn how to condition the clay, mix colours, make impressions and use contrast as well as reproduce, shape and pierce beads that are the same size. Create simple canes which can be used to make a variety of different patterned beads and broaches. Learn how to create texture using polymer clay tools. Form pendants, keyrings, earrings and other one-off items by hand. Learn how to finish your polymer clay creations using varnish and how to string your beads into bracelets and necklaces.
Included in this class:
Elective notes
Polymer clay (with more available for purchase if required)
The loan of polymer clay tools and pasta machines
What to bring with you:
Note book and pen
Polymer clay tools and pasta machine (if you have them, but not required)
A take away container for any unbaked items.
*Please note there is an additional add-on elective fee of $35 to help cover the cost of materials and other items for this elective. 
Stephanie Quinn is a qualified teacher who currently works as a Visual Art Specialist. She has a Diploma in Clothing [Industry Studies] and a Diploma of Arts [Graphic Design]. Stephanie is involved with a range of artistic endeavours including polymer clay creations, drawing, face painting, fabric art, millinery, mime, watercolour, wearable art, handicrafts, handmade books, scrapbooking, quilting and sculpting. 
Polymer Clay is offered as a Afternoon Elective at FATA 2019. Minimum and maximum registration numbers apply to all electives and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Please ensure that you have indicated a second choice for both Morning and Afternoon Electives when registering online in case your first choice is unavailable.