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CANCELLED - It's All In Her Head Saturday, August 1, 12:00 PM  
Lisa Renner $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: The goal - allow students creative freedom in working with polymer clay to achieve an end result that is of their own vision. Whether a beginner or advanced the balance of design and fun is always part of this class. Polymer clay experience not required.
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media, Polymer Clay, Sculpting

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Polymer clay, acrylic paint, chalk, and alcohol inks are just some of the elements you will use to transform an ordinary tin into a unique tool caddie for the tools of your trade! Measuring approximately 4" in height, these imaginative tins are perfect to contain your favorite markers, pens, colored pencils, paint brushes, scissors, or even cosmetics such as eye pencils or brushes!!

You will use polymer clay and molds from the teacher's personal collection to form a prominent face which will proudly grace the front of the tin. Simple sculpting techniques will be shown so that you can customize the face in your own way. It can be surrounded by clay elements cut from abstract border cutters, or from clay designs made from push molds such as leaves. Placing innovative textures in the clay surrounding the tin puts your own creative mark to your piece and will really make it sing!

Please join me in a fun-filled day creating a unique, one of a kind and functional vessel you can truly call your own.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $30 includes:
  • A metal tin
  • Detailed handout
  • Ball-tipped drink stirrers for sculpting and mark-making
  • Use of: face molds and dry release
  • Metal knitting needles (for smoothing seams and sculpting) Rubber-tipped clay shapers to share
  • Chalk and a few soft brushes
  • Alcohol inks and small paint brushes to apply
  • Alcohol in spray bottles
  • Some selected texturing implements and rubber stamps
  • Apoxie Sculpt
  • Toothpicks
  • Liquid clay
  • Select colors of acrylic paint
  • Foil to make rings for baking the tins
  • Batting
  • Border cutters
  • Metallic rubs
  • Mica powders

Student should bring:

  • Polymer clay (Please bring Original White Sculpey by Polyform. It comes in a 1.75 lb. box. You will not use the entire box in this project so you can share with a friend if you wish.)
  • Pasta machine
  • Clay slicing blade
  • Work surface (a smooth tile works great. You need something you can cut against like tile or glass.)
  • Acrylic paint: Burnt umber or black acrylic paint to antique the tin, Flesh color for face
  • Paper towels
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Cheap 1" natural bristled paint brush for antiquing
  • Small 1/2" paint brush for painting the face
  • Plastic container for water


  • If you'd like to surround the face with embellishments other than clay, you can optionally bring colorful beads, crystals, gems, sea shells, metal components, etc.

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: lisarenner@tx.rr.com
Website: www.lisarenner.com