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Working with Polymer Clays with Steve Ford and David Forlano August 5 & 12, 2021 4:00-6:30 PM ET
$310.00

Working with Polymer Clays 

with Steve Ford and David Forlano
Virtual Two-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform
 
August 5 & 12, 2021 | 4:00-6:30 p.m. ET
 
Based on student feedback from our first class, students will learn the many qualities that make polymer clays an ideal material for jewelry, and personal expression. Students will learn the basics about different brands of polymer, how they are different and when to use each. Techniques about mixing colors by hand and machine, building canes, reducing complex cane shapes, curing, and finishing treatments will be covered, with an emphasis on adapting techniques from other media.  Both Steven and David will be teaching from their respective studios in Philadelphia and Santa Fe.  David will be demonstrating his approach to building organic pattern canes for use in “transparent layering”.  He will show some ways to explore the use of these canes as surface treatments.  David will also be demonstrating working with polymer dust as a surface treatment.  Steve will teach the techniques of vertical cutting and reduction with a roller-hand process that minimizes waste, as well as a different kind of “transparency”; that is, a caned illusion with high-key and low-key color palettes.  In between demos, there will be power point presentations about Ford/Forlano’s jewelry and how it’s evolved over the last 32 years. Each day will conclude with a question-and-answer period.
 
 
 WORK SHOP DETAILS:
  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
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  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask questions. Participants will have access via Zoom to viewing the recorded demonstration  for two weeks.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferrable with a $25 transfer fee.
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