Soap Carving: Sculpting a Polar Bear

Dan Gallagher

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13 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:37
    • 2. Materials needed

      2:20
    • 3. Making a Popsicle Knife

      3:54
    • 4. Basic cuts

      3:30
    • 5. Water acts like glue.

      1:28
    • 6. Sharpening your Popsicle knife

      1:30
    • 7. Laying on the pattern

      1:57
    • 8. Carving

      10:43
    • 9. Shape your soap

      7:32
    • 10. Round the edges

      3:00
    • 11. Focus on the head

      5:24
    • 12. Work on the feet

      8:26
    • 13. Finishing details

      8:01

About This Class

This course is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to be creative and learn how to carve.  With a little patience, you can transform a regular bar of soap into a piece of art.  We will gather and go over the tools needed, learn the beginnings of how to carve a bar of soap. Basic cuts will be explored and the process of taking a 2 dimensional pattern to a 3 dimensional object. Finishing techniques are discussed for you to choose how you want your polar bear to look.  Some materials needed to complete the project are: black sharpie, three toothpicks, cup of water, cotton swab, sandpaper, plastic knife or popsicle stick, pattern (provided in the course), and bar of soap (I prefer Ivory Soap)

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