Lynn Yuhr

Picasso-Inspired Portraits in Polymer Clay

Thursday, March 26, 2020
11am – 5pm

Classroom: 1
Class Fee: $150 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $25, pay teacher at class
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These abstracted faces in polymer clay were inspired by Picasso. They will pop with any outfit and can either be worn as a pin or a pendant! The bright color-blends capture the light and the layered shapes provide depth for these pieces. Polymer is the perfect medium to play with color and shapes in this whimsical take on a 20th Century master artist!

Color mixing and color blends are the key to this project. A cut and paste technique will be used to create the base veneer, while overlaying line work is the final touch. The pendant is built in steps with multiple bakings allowing your work to have a professional finish.

Special Instructions for Students: pasta machine, roller/brayer, tissue-slicing blade, work surface, optionally magnifiers and task light

Skill level: All levels





Mod Mondrian Lariats

Friday, March 27, 2020
10am – 4pm

Classroom: 1
Class Fee: $150 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $25, pay teacher at class
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Colors and patterns inspired by Piet Mondrian, a 20th century abstract artist, are used to create deceptively simple but graphically powerful polymer clay cane. Yet, the impact of this cane is dramatically altered by scale. The objective will be to combine the various canes with supporting solids and stripes to create veneers that will be used for a focal piece for a fun, lightweight lariat that is finished with a few coordinating accessory beads.

Introduction to caning, building a Mondrian-inspired cane and reduction of square canes will be the first half of the class along with considering the effects of scale. The second half of the class explores the use of veneers for a pleasant design. We will also be creating a variety of accessory beads that will add the finishing touch for the buna cord lariat.

Special Instructions for Students (what they need to bring) pasta machine, roller/brayer, tissue-slicing blade, work surface, optionally magnifiers and task light

Skill level: all levels





Gone Fishin’

Saturday, March 28, 2020
10am – 4pm

Classroom: 1
Class Fee: $150 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $25, pay teacher at class
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Colors pop with this fun and whimsical fish design that moves as you wear it. This class will provide an introduction to polymer clay and some of the basic foundation canes that are jumping off points for more complex designs. Only three or four basic canes are needed to decorate a stylized-skeleton of a fish using micro-veneers or simple cane slices. Once strung together, you will have landed ‘the big one’ . . . . or at least a little one with big impact!

A brief introduction to polymer clay basics that includes color mixing, color blends and basic caning. These foundation canes will then be used in a variety of ways illustrating how useful these basics really are.

Special Instructions for Students (what they need to bring) pasta machine, roller/brayer, tissue-slicing blade, work surface, optionally magnifiers and task light

Skill level: all levels




 


Lynn Yuhr has lived in Miami most of her life, growing up living on a boat and then becoming a professional field geologist. She has always had a love of nature and the vivid colors that surround her. She often uses these colorful palettes from nature as a focal point in her contemporary jewelry, art journals and mixed media endeavors. She loves being creative and is passionate about polymer clay. She holds a firm belief that the act of creating something softens one’s heart and opens one’s mind. With this philosophy, she readily shares her creative techniques and teaches both locally and nationally. She is a founding member and past-president of the South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild (2005) and is an active member of the South Chapter of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. She loves blogging about creativity, traveling, art journaling and yes, polymer clay at the www.theflyingsquirrelstudio.wordpress.com