Description

Polymer clay has come a long way in its relatively short lifespan. The past 30 odd years have seen its popularity grow as artists discovered its incredible versatility. The added advantages of a low cost medium, able to be baked in a home oven without a kiln made it very attractive to the wider artist movement.

This is a hands-on workshop where you'll make earrings or jewellery components such as pendants or brooch faces, as well as beads in a variety of shapes. Things don't have to be complicated to look great!

This polymer clay class is intended for the complete beginner. Students who have already worked somewhat with polymer clay may find that this course covers material they are already familiar with and should consider additional polymer technique classes. 

ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES COVERED

  • Types and brands of polymer clay
  • Essential and popular tools and equipment
  • Basic polymer clay handling skills, including conditioning, sheeting, texturing, cutting, shaping and piercing
  • Working with colour, including custom colour and effects
  • Compatible decorative materials
  • Proper curing procedures
  • Finishing your work for a professional look
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Class Schedule

Duration: 6.5 hours

What you will learn
  • Types and brands of polymer clay
  • Essential and popular tools and equipment
  • Basic polymer clay handling skills, including conditioning, sheeting, texturing, cutting, shaping and piercing
What you will get
  • All polymer clay required for the projects in this workshop
  • The loan of a school polymer clay took kit during the class
  • Comprehensive notes
  • Tuition
  • Take-away food containers are good
  • Additional polymer clay, tools and equipment will be available on the day for purchase from the studio.

What to bring
  • Notebook and pen
  • Your own polymer clay tools (if you have them)
  • A container to take home any unbaked clay. Take-away food containers are good
What to wear

OH&S protocols at SJS require all students to wear CLOSED IN shoes and for long hair to be tied back. We recommend wearng glasses instead of contact lenses and to wear minimal jewellery in a studio environment.

Appropriate for

No previous experience required.


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Sydney Jewellery School

Vendor sincce 2015

Sydney Jewellery School (SJS) is Australia's leading independent contemporary jewellery facility for students wishing to learn the art of jewellery making, multi-media creative arts techniques and object 'd art creation.

The school operates from our own premises and dedicated studio space in Rosebery, an inner South/East suburb of Sydney. Housed in the Heritage Listed Leda Building our air-conditioned studio is flooded with natural light and is equipped with the latest tools and equipment.

SJS also provides space for people wishing to access bench space on a casual or daily basis.

We cater for both the beginner through to the accomplished artisan with a range of classes and techniques: Beginner classes; Class modules to build your skill level; Specialist techniques; Master classes; Visiting artists program; International teachers program.

Many of our classes and the equipment needed to participate are only available within the framework of formal University/TAFE training, SJS is proud to be able to offer short courses in these techniques to all.

Our classes are surprisingly affordable and extremely competitive. Compare for yourself.

The studio has a fully equipped kitchenette and a substantial library with a large selection of books and DVDs on Jewelry and Craft.

Our Director Menaka Cooke and Studio Manager Jae Brown and the wonderful teaching faculty at the school look forward to welcoming you to the studio and to helping you turn your creative dreams into reality.

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