Whimsical Animals: A Beginners Course in Air Dry Clay- Part One | Suzette Hussey | Skillshare

Whimsical Animals: A Beginners Course in Air Dry Clay- Part One

Suzette Hussey, Artist, Skillshare Teacher

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14 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. Welcome!

      1:23
    • 2. Supply List

      4:41
    • 3. Lesson One: Building the Armature

      3:09
    • 4. Lesson Two: Adding the Clay

      4:36
    • 5. Lesson Three: Sanding the Sculpture

      1:16
    • 6. Lesson Four: Attaching the Legs

      4:04
    • 7. Lesson Five: Adding Gesso

      0:49
    • 8. Lesson Six: Painting your Sculpture

      4:00
    • 9. Lesson Seven: Adding your Eyes

      1:47
    • 10. Lesson Eight: Attaching the Base

      2:12
    • 11. Lesson Nine: The Finishing Touches

      4:08
    • 12. Your Class Project

      0:28
    • 13. Thank You!

      0:37
    • 14. Supplement: Fixing Cracks

      3:02

About This Class

Whimsical Animals: A Beginners Course in Air Dry Clay is a series of courses where you learn how to sculpt with air dry clay. Sculpting whimsical animals is the perfect way to learn how to use air dry clay. You don't have to worry about getting it perfect, it's whimsical! Who cares?

In part one of this course, you will learn how to sculpt a whimsical bird. We will cover:

1) the basic tools needed

2) forming a simple armature for your sculpture

3) adding air dry clay to your armature

4) smoothing your sculpture

5) adding a base and sanding your sculpture

6) painting and embellishing your sculpture

For your class project, I want you to make your own whimsical bird sculpture and share it in the project section of the course. Make as many as you like! You are welcome to upload at any stage of the process and I will happily give you feedback and help you along the way.

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I have over ten years experience sculpting with air dry clays making anything from a life-sized Scooby Doo to miniature mermaids and art dolls and I am a member of the Creative Paperclay Design Team. My clay of choice for this course is Creative Paperclay® simply because it is my favorite clay to work with. However, this course is no way affiliated with Creative Paperclay® Company.

In the Project and Resources Section, you will find a PDF of the supply list and a template you can print and use to help you shape the armature for your bird. The template is letter sized.

Music Credits

Modern Jazz Samba

"Modern Jazz Samba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Fig Leaf Times Two

"Fig Leaf Times Two" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Laid Back Guitars

"Laid Back Guitars" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Soda Pop

Credit: Music:https://www.purple-planet.com

Get Happy

Credit: Music:https://www.purple-planet.com

Outcast - Purple Planet

Credit: Music:https://www.purple-planet.com

Sunny

www.bensound.com

Ukulele

www.bensound.com