Thursday, January 03, 2013

Copper Country Associated Artists to offer polymer clay workshops Jan. 4

CALUMET -- If you’ve graduated from Play Dough, but you still enjoy sculpture, then First Friday in Calumet at the Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) Gallery will be a fun event for you. They are offering two polymer clay workshops -- one at 6:30 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m. -- on Friday, Jan. 4.

Miniature Pasty Meal, made of polymer clay. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Associated Artists)

Polymer clay is available generally under the brand names of Sculpey or Fimo. With these fine grained clays, adults and kids can make wonderful miniature objects suitable for use as jewelry, home décor and play things.

Members of the CCAA will teach participants how to use small quantities of polymer clay to create items like beads or miniature pasties and sandwiches. Participants can then take the items home with instructions for oven-hardening. Although the material is non-toxic, this material is most suitable for people 8 years old and up. The workshops are free and open to the public, though donations will be accepted.

The gallery is at 205 Fifth Street in Calumet. For more information e-mail ccaartists@gmail.com.

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