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Airbnb Experience: Play with Clay in a Fanciful Studio

Sign up for a 1.5 hour class and studio tour with Airbnb Experiences. Layl will give you a tour of Clay Squared which is a working studio in two types of clay- Ceramic and Polymer clay. You'll be surrounded by Layl's sculptures and Josh's tiles. Then you'll learn a few easy techniques in polymer clay that even the non-artistic can pick up right away. You will need an Airbnb account to sign up.
Class is at Clay Squared to Infinity, 2505 NE Howard St. Minneapolis, MN 55418.

Interested in taking a virtual class?  Email Layl@claysquared.com and let Layl know which classes you are interested in and we can work out a date.

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Virtual Polymer Clay Bird Or Fish Sculpture Class

We'll make a "feather cane" that has lots of interesting parts and while we make this one really detailed cane we will create some great "left over" canes that can also be used when we decorate the bird or fish sculpture that we make.

Sign up at least 4 days in advance in order to give us time to ship supplies.  Or if you are able to pick up supplies curbside use this coupon code for free shipping: ship1010
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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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:

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Contact Layl, layl@claysquared.com for inquires.

Fees

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

 

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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.

 

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*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.

 

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  • 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.

 

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  • 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.

 

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  • 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!

 

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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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