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Intro to Polymer Clay

Layl will be teaching upcoming classes virtually!  Sign up 3 days before the class to give us time to ship your supplies.  Or supplies can be picked up at Clay Squared before the class, just let us know when you are coming and we'll have your bag in the hallway to pick up.  You will receive a Zoom link the day before the class.  All clay supplies will be provided and a slicing tool to share if there are more than one participant per household.
Supplies you will need to provide yourself are:
  •  A "rolling pin" like a Crayola marker or other cylinder
  • Tinfoil if you want to make an animal.
  • An object to cover like a jar, frame, switch plate (Anything that won't melt at 275 degrees)
  • You will also receive a class handout.
  • Groupons are accepted for this class.
Day Date Time
Tuesday October 20th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday October 31st 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Ages 7 to 97 will learn magical techniques with colorful oven baked clay. Roll, flatten, wrap and then slice to reveal amazing designs like stars, flowers and swirls. Then take your slices and cover anything you choose from the collection of objects including frames, jars, boxes, utensils and pins. Or make a creature like a frog or owl! You'll be amazed what you can do!

Check out our Facebook Student Work Album for inspirational projects created over the years by students of our Polymer Clay Classes.

 

Contact Layl, layl@claysquared.com, for special arrangement dates.

 

Fees

  • $50 / class per student
  • Includes supplies

Coupons and Discounts

  • Groups of 3 or more discount: email Layl@claysquared.com
  • Groupon: Enter coupon code, gr40, to change the amount due to $0. The actual code on your Groupon doesn't work in our system.
  • Living Social Coupon: Enter code, LS40
  • Be sure to enter the number of participants in box next to "add to cart" button.  Then bring your actual Groupon or Living Social bar code to class (or have it on your phone) so we can scan it in person.

Upcoming Classes

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Five-Part Virtual Polymer Clay Teapot Class

Learn how to make several detailed canes like butterflies, flowers, and feathers that you will slice and add to your teapot. Layl will also teach the magical "Melting colors" technique and some other fun ways to blend colors to add to your teapot. This is the first time this class has been offered virtually so there may need to be some homework done depending on how fast everyone works.
In the end, you will have a fanciful one of a kind teapot that after you bake it in your own oven you can actually use it!
The deadline to sign up in time to get supplies shipped is September 16th.

$185 total plus $15 shipping (curbside available)

All supplies included - a small to medium size teapot, mixed colors, scrap clay, and 4 small Silly Millies of your choice.

Without supplies $120

This is a five-part course, you are paying $185 total for all 5 days.

Day Date Time
Saturday October 3rd

October 10th

October 17th

October 24th

October 31st

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

 

Check out our Facebook Student Work Album for inspirational projects created over the years by students of our Polymer Clay Classes.

 

Contact Layl, layl@claysquared.com, for special arrangement dates.

 

 


Have a Private Clay Get Together on Zoom

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P-P-P-Party On Zoom!

  • Birthday Parties!
  • Family get togethers from afar!
  • Team Building!
  • Fun and Relaxing for ages 7 to 97!

This is such a fun way to get together and create in this time when we have to be apart! Connect with your friends, family and co-workers whether they are across the street or across the country!  Polymer clay is fun and easy for even those that "claim" not to be artistic.

Layl will send the clay supplies out ahead of time and you will collect a few things from your home like an object to cover (i.e. a jar, switch plate, pen) or tinfoil to make a creature.  Then we will all gather on Zoom for some fun with color and clay!

A basic party starts with learning how to make two or three millefiori canes. Once the canes are crafted everyone can use their slices to cover an object or make an animal.  It's so fun to see what your friends and family come up with!

 

Fees

  • $125 / 2 Hour Class
  • $10 Supply fee / Person
  • $10 shipping per location, curbside pick up also available.
  •  Contact Layl to arrange: layl@claysquared.com

 

 


Other Classes

Email layl@claysqaured.com with suggested dates if you have interest in taking any of these classes.

Note: We need at least 4 people to run a class.

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Sun Sculpture Class

Create a 5 to the 7-inch sun with lots of glitter and polymer clay! Learn Layl's special sculptural stuffing technique and glitter techniques. Plus create your own millefiori kaleidoscope design to use on some of the rays of your sun. You will also use some of Layl's scrap pile for details like the eyes and mouth. This finished piece can be hung on the wall to bring you some sunshine year-round.

Sign up at least 4 days in advance in order to give us time to ship supplies.

 

Day Date Time
- TBD -

Contact Layl, layl@claysquared.com for inquires.

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Intermediate Millefiori Class

You will learn several simple techniques like the jellyroll, checkerboard, stripes, and bullseye. We will incorporate these techniques into more detailed designs to make flowers, stars, butterflies and more! I will supply the clay, pre-conditioned and pre-mixed, so we can learn a lot in one night. You will also learn some color mixing techniques and secrets. At the end of the class you’ll have beautiful canes to make into beads, buttons, magnets, or use to cover objects. No previous polymer clay experience needed but this class is a great step up from the intro class if you have already taken that.

Day Date Time
- TBD -

 

Contact Layl, layl@claysquared.com for inquires.

Fees

  • $75 for 1 student
  • $100 for two students signed up at the same time.
  • Includes supplies

Little Clayers Class

Got some little ones that want to play with clay?  This is your chance to introduce them to polymer clay- a clay that bakes in your oven- even more fun than play dough!  This class is designed for an adult to share the experience with one or more kids ages 3 1/2 to 7.  Have fun rolling and squishing and then add your clay to an object like a jar or a frame and bake it up in your own oven!  First group of two is $30; additional children are $20 each.

Choose a date:

Day Date Time
- TBD -

Contact Layl, layl@claysquared.com for inquires.

Fees

  • $30 for 1 adult and 1 child
  • $20 for additional child
  • Includes supplies
Flower 500

 

Flower Power Class

Make an 8 inch polymer clay flower that really bursts from the wall! Learn the mysterious fluffiness technique and the "McDill Twist". Then play in the glitter! Who doesn't love glitter!? We also delve into the mysterious new "Watercolor" technique which looks like painted watercolor but is really clay! You will make a pile of petals and then put them together to make at least one flower (maybe 3!)

Check out our Facebook Student Work Album for inspirational projects created over the years by students of our Polymer Clay Classes.

 

Day Date Time
-- TBD --

Contact Layl, layl@claysquared.com, for special arrangement dates.

 

Fees

  • $50 / class per student
  • Includes supplies

Coupons and Discounts

  • Groups of 3 or more discount: email Layl@claysquared.com
  • Groupon: Enter coupon code, gr40, to change the amount due to $0. The actual code on your Groupon doesn't work in our system.
  • Living Social Coupon: Enter code, LS40
  • Be sure to enter the number of participants in box next to "add to cart" button.  Then bring your actual Groupon or Living Social bar code to class (or have it on your phone) so we can scan it in person.

 


Guest Artist Classes: Laura Burlis

Laura Burlis is a sculptor and polymer clay artist who has studied and made art in the USA, Australia, and Italy. Most recently she was Artist-in-Residence at Glacier National Park in 2017. She is inspired by the natural world, and her nature-based artwork has been shown all around the Twin Cities. She loves teaching both kids and adults while sharing her passion for the art form.

 

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Owl Eggs

Make a simple feather cane, then use it to cover a blown-out eggshell to make your very own owl! Add eyes, beak and feet to make your owl come alive. Can be hung as egg ornament or perched on a windowsill or in a basket nest. Bake at home; instructions provided.

 

Day Date Time
Saturday  March 28th 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm  cancelled*

*Cancelled.  Please check back for upcoming class dates, as the situation reverses.

  • Fees

    • $50 / class per student
    • Includes supplies

    Coupons and Discounts

    • Groups of 3 or more discount: email Layl@claysquared.com
    • Groupon: Enter coupon code, gr40, to change the amount due to $0. The actual code on your Groupon doesn't work in our system.
    • Living Social Coupon: Enter code, LS40
    • Be sure to enter the number of participants in box next to "add to cart" button.  Then bring your actual Groupon or Living Social bar code to class (or have it on your phone) so we can scan it in person.

 

Mokume Gane Pens

Learn the technique of mokume gane in polymer clay! This technique is based on ancient Japanese metal-working methods. You will make a striped slab, then "beat it" with texture tools, and then slice off thin layers of amazing designs that can resemble wood-grain or craters of the moon. We'll use these to cover 3 ink pens to make unique gifts for yourself or others. Bake at home; instructions provided. $50 per person, can use Groupon.

 

Day Date Time
 Saturday November 30th 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

  • Fees

    • $50 / class per student
    • Includes supplies

    Coupons and Discounts

    • Groups of 3 or more discount: email Layl@claysquared.com
    • Groupon: Enter coupon code, gr40, to change the amount due to $0. The actual code on your Groupon doesn't work in our system.
    • Living Social Coupon: Enter code, LS40
    • Be sure to enter the number of participants in box next to "add to cart" button.  Then bring your actual Groupon or Living Social bar code to class (or have it on your phone) so we can scan it in person.

 

Snowpeople Class

Start your holidays off with fun by creating snowpeople without getting your gloves wet! Learn to make  a foil armature & cover with clay & glitter to make a pair of little snowpeople that won't melt. You'll also make a striped or checkerboard cane to add accessories like scarves & hats, and add finishing details to bring your snowpeople to life,  like stick arms and bottlecap hats. These little snowfolks will keep you company all winter long.

 

Day Date Time
 Saturday December 21st 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

  • Fees

    • $50 / class per student
    • Includes supplies

    Coupons and Discounts

    • Groups of 3 or more discount: email Layl@claysquared.com
    • Groupon: Enter coupon code, gr40, to change the amount due to $0. The actual code on your Groupon doesn't work in our system.
    • Living Social Coupon: Enter code, LS40
    • Be sure to enter the number of participants in box next to "add to cart" button.  Then bring your actual Groupon or Living Social bar code to class (or have it on your phone) so we can scan it in person.

Fairy House Jar

Are your garden fairies running out of accommodations this summer?
Make a fairy house jar that you can put a battery candle in that shines through the real glass windows!
Make a "bullseye" millefiori cane to shingle your roof, then add all the homey details that fairies want: shrubs & vines, fancy windows and shutters, and anything your imagination can create! Result: a home fit for a fairy! Bake at home; instructions provided.

 

Day Date Time
- TBD -

 

  • Fees

    • $50 / class per student
    • Includes supplies

    Coupons and Discounts

    • Groups of 3 or more discount: email Layl@claysquared.com
    • Groupon: Enter coupon code, gr40, to change the amount due to $0. The actual code on your Groupon doesn't work in our system.
    • Living Social Coupon: Enter code, LS40
    • Be sure to enter the number of participants in box next to "add to cart" button.  Then bring your actual Groupon or Living Social bar code to class (or have it on your phone) so we can scan it in person.

Tree Switch Plate

Learn to make a "leaf" cane, then use it to create a beautiful tree on a single-hole light switch plate. You'll mix & marble colors to create a landscape and make a Skinner blend "sky."  Your tree can be very natural looking or a total fantasy landscape!

 

Day Date Time
- TBD -

 

Tree Switch Plate

  • Fees

    • $50 / class per student
    • Includes supplies

    Coupons and Discounts

    • Groups of 3 or more discount: email Layl@claysquared.com
    • Groupon: Enter coupon code, gr40, to change the amount due to $0. The actual code on your Groupon doesn't work in our system.
    • Living Social Coupon: Enter code, LS40
    • Be sure to enter the number of participants in box next to "add to cart" button.  Then bring your actual Groupon or Living Social bar code to class (or have it on your phone) so we can scan it in person.
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