Sculpting Creatures in Clay - Polymer
Create your own custom sculpture from your imagination, with the use of Sculpey Medium - a polymer clay.
with Polymer Clay
In this class, you will learn the entire process of creating an original sculpture in polymer clay. From materials to armatures to clay sculpting and even painting, this class has everything you need to breathe life into your own original work of art.
17 instructional videos span nearly 6 hours of playtime as you are guided through every step of the sculpting process. Both real time demos and time lapses are included, highlighting key points of sculpture creation. Clear visual and verbal instruction are given every step of the way.
The instructor has 20+ years of sculpting experience and shares plenty of tips throughout the duration of the course. Get ready to learn a lot and have a ton of fun doing it. All you need to bring is your ideas and a few basic materials. (Please see the "Materials List" below under "Introduction and Materials".)
No previous sculpting experience required. This class was created with the beginner in mind but even seasoned sculptors are sure to pick up a few new tricks along the way. It is recommended that you have some artistic knowledge (drawing, painting etc) as this is a highly creative course.
Class membership includes access to discussion boards where you can share your ideas and meet your fellow students.
All videos are presented with optional closed captions. English language only.
Welcome - Start Here
Class IntroductionFREE PREVIEW
Materials ListFREE PREVIEW
Drawing an Armature Map
Building a Simple Armature
Reinforcing with Apoxie Sculpt
Blocking with Sculpey
Refining Pt 1 - Basics and the Face
Refining Pt 2 - Anatomy
Detailing the Head, Neck and Tail
Texturing the Limbs and Body
Smoothing with Isopropyl Alcohol
Sanding the Baked Sculpture
Finishing with Apoxie Sculpt
Using Spray Primer
Painting Basics and the Base Coat
Painting Shadows & Highlights
Painting the Final Details
Color Theory Resources
Share Your Work
Thanks for Joining In!
No. This is a video based class that allows you to learn at your own pace. There are no lectures to attend and no assignments to hand in. Plus, once you pay, you have lifetime access to the content and all future updates.
No. This class was created with the beginner in mind and will take you through the entire sculpting process from the ground up. However, it is recommended that you have some artistic experience (drawing, painting, etc.) as this is a very creative course that requires you to design your own concepts.
Check out the "Materials List" in the "Introduction and Materials" section above to see a list of the materials used in this class.
No. One of the best things about polymer clay is that you can bake it in your home oven. No kiln or special oven is required.
In this class, you will learn how to sculpt a freestanding quadrupedal creature. These are the main takeaways you can expect from this course.
Build a simple armature with wire and epoxy clay.
Work with polymer clay to build form.
Use tools to sculpt anatomy, detail, and texture.
Smoothing and sanding techniques.
Fully paint a sculpture with acrylics.