Polymer Clay: Marbling and Mokume Gane with Susan Gantz
Saturday, July 21
10:00 am – 4:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break
If youve ever dismissed polymer clay as too “cutesy” or a medium for children, you havent seen it in the hands of a master like Susan Gantz!
This process oriented class, suitable for all skill levels, will focus on color choices while you create marbled and abstract designs in polymer clay. Attend to learn tips about value and hue as well as techniques for stacking and manipulating layers of polymer.
Mokume Gane (pronounced moe-koo-may GAHN-ay) is the Japanese term for woodgrained metal. In polymer clay terms, it is a method of stacking, constructing, or otherwise layering polymer clay to achieve a variety of interesting and beautiful designs.
Students will explore a variety of design options and techniques, which will result in pieces which can be used as pins, journal/mixed media embellishments, beads, earrings, etc. Most supplies provided
, including polymer clay and more: download complete information on what is provided as well as your own minimal supply list
(PDF, 99K). You will leave class with a minimum of two finished pieces.
Class fee, $72.00 plus a $15 kit/supply fee.
About the Instructor:
Susan Gantz has been working with, and teaching, polymer clay classes for more than a decade. She creates polymer clay and mixed media jewelry as well as polymer clay buttons and embellishments for her one of a kind sweaters and vests made with multiple yarns. Her work has been shown regionally in the D.C. area.