Sunday, August 26, 2012

Paper mache clay workshop

With TS Isaac headed our way and the weather prediction for Friday including a 70% chance of rain, I knew that painting plein air was out. Just the previous week, at lunch, some of the artists had been discussing doing a paper clay workshop with Laura Ballard. So I contacted Laura to see if she could do one for us on short notice, Friday morning, contacted the museum to see if we could use their clay room, and sent out an email to our members. Eight of us wanted to participate, so the workshop was on!
We had so much fun when we met in the clay room at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts to take the workshop showing us how to have fun with paper mache clay. Instructor Laura Ballard took us through the steps of preparing our own clay, molding a leaf, and then making more free-form objects: can you recognize our star, starfish, heart and bowl?
The workshop fee included the provision of all materials. The workshop space was ideal for the 8 of us to learn the craft. We all enjoyed our morning so much that we agreed that we'd like to do once a month workshops from now on.

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