This workshop is
for intermediate and advanced students. Students will be sculpting bas-relief
style beads with an emphasis in surface texture detail and cane application.
Students will learn how to sculpt Hedgehogs, Dragons, Rooster/Hen and a Giraffe
from both photo reference and instructor-drawn examples. Students will learn
how to break down the shapes of these animals and how to apply those shapes to
sculpting in a bas-relief or low-relief style on a base bead. Students will
also learn how to make complex canes and how to apply those to mimic “quills,
scales and feathers” A Giraffe will be taught to teach the students how to
apply a coat pattern and how to create realistic wrinkles and hair texture.
Students will also learn how to use speciality tools and scalpels to facilitate
and ease sculpting in a low-relief style as well as in 3-D. Some photo and
diagram reference will be provided to the students to better illustrate shape,
anatomy and composition breakdown.
Day 1: Quills &
Cane Demo: A complex cane
demo will be show how I make my complex canes that will be used for quills,
scales and feathers. Students should come to class with pre-made/prepared cane.
Some cane will also be provided by the instructor.
Hedgehog: Students will make
a practice bead to learn how to apply glass cane to mimic quills. After the
quill practice bead, students will learn how to make a bas-relief style
Hedgehog. If time allows, an additional demo of a 3D Hedgehog will be shown at
the end of day.
Dragon: Dragons will be
taught the second half of the class. Students will learn different recipes for
dragon scale canes and how to apply them. The teacher will provide the students
with 3 different dragon tutorial handouts. The dragons can be any colour the
student wishes and are encouraged to make cane at home unique to them and their
vison of a dragon. The teacher will demo a basic western-style dragon that the
students are welcome to embellish and elaborate upon.
Day 2: Feathers
Amazon Parrot: The first
half of the day will be spent focusing on sculpting an Amazon Parrot and
applying complex cane in such a way as to mimic “feathers” Students will make
a practice bead to learn how to apply the cane to create the look of feathers.
The second bead of the day will be to sculpt a Amazon Parrot and apply the cane
“feathers” A handout tutorial will be provided by the instructor. We will then
chat about how these can be expanded upon and used to create other types of
Fur: There are a few
different animal choices available for the “fur” component of the class.
Students can choose a Camel, a Koala or a Panda bear. Students will learn how
to apply layers of glass to create a coat/pelt and how to use speciality dental
tools and scalpels to create wrinkles, skin texture and hair/fur.
If time allows, an
additional demo or either an elephant or a rhino will be shown at the end of