Class Information for Spring 2019: LEARN TO MAKE POLYMER CLAY BEADS, 5:00-8:00pm, Thursday, May 2, Kuentz Recreation Center, Multi-craft room 3,(S105)
Learn to create unique one of kind pieces of jewelry made from polymer clay. Many techniques will be explored including texturing, shaping, conditioning, embedding and cutting of clay. The piece you create during class will be baked before you leave, so you will have a finished product at the end of every class. Tools and clay provided for each class, just bring your imagination. Instructor Linda Knutson is owner of Raincharmer Beads in Phoenix, AZ and arrived in Arizona hailing from Misawa, Japan. Living abroad provided her a keen interest in many different art forms featured in Japan including drawing, painting, and origami. Once here in Arizona, she discovered a new creative interest: jewelry making. Self-taught in the art of jewelry making, particularly beadweaving, wire wrapping and polymer clay. Striving to always broaden her knowledge of different methods of jewelry making, you will often find her tinkering with different medias to make new and interesting wearable art. Opening a bead shop has allowed her to share her passion of jewelry making with customers and continue to explore this ever evolving art form.