Creating with Polymer Clay

Martha Grattan

Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

11/7/2017- 5/29/2018 (no class Dec 26 or Jan 2)

Each class: $55 members/$69 non-members

(refer to instructor handout for class project)


This course is an introduction into the fun world of polymer clay. In this class we will create a project from start to finish. Each session will feature a project and a step by step demonstration so students can follow along. All materials are provided. Make your own fan pulls, bangles and ornaments. This is a great introductory session for individuals to learn the properties of polymer clay. This medium is clean, fun, easy and can be used anywhere. This session features a follow along demo and all the materials to help student create a cool project to take home.

All materials are supplied.

This is a great introductory session for individuals to learn the properties of polymer clay. This medium is clean, fun, easy and can be used anywhere. This session features a follow along demo and all the materials to help student create a cool project to take home.

Bio

I have studied art in many forms over the years. As I child I spent hours painting, drawing and building animals out of clay. As a young adult I studied fine art at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Later I transferred to Arizona State University to study communications and Graphic Design. I dropped out of college after landing my first design job. Early on, I worked at various ad agencies and publishing houses in the Detroit area. Later in my career I worked as a designer in Corporate Communications at Consumers Energy in Jackson Michigan.

A few years after relocating from Michigan to Cape Coral, Florida, I took a pottery class on a whim. Right from the start, I was hooked. I continued to study ceramics at FGCU and at Cape Coral Art Studio. A few years ago, I started instructing the kids’ classes. Recently I added a few adult classes at the Studio and at Island Conclave Gallery on Pine Island.

Working in clay allows me to do all the things I love about art and design. I find that my years of work as a visual communicator helps me to create thoughtful art that integrates into daily life. I feel very strongly that art should be beautiful, accessible, fun and useful. This is the true historical tradition of art in relation to humanity. I strive to maintain this tradition with the educational plans I create.

My work is currently on display at Island Conclave, The Alliance for the Arts, Cape Coral Art Studio, Big Arts and Sanibel Shell Museum. I am a member of the Alliance for the Arts.