LET’S GO FOR A DRIVE
- Instructor – Kathy Lewis
- 2 Lessons/9+ Hours of Instruction
- Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
- Private Facebook Group
- Course Price – $99
Do You Enjoy Working with Clay and Thinking Outside the Box? Would You Like to Learn to Sculpt Quirky Cars and Characters?
Join Kathy Lewis, aka KJ Allison in her new course - LET'S GO FOR A DRIVE! The focus of this course is to create fun, quirky characters in cars. Kathy will be teaching two main projects - how to sculpt and paint a car, and how to sculpt and paint a llama. Each lesson will offer new skills to add to your clay building repertoire! If you have taken Kathy's past classes, they will certainly open more doors, but it is not necessary to have taken any of her previous classes to participate in this one! We will explore varied techniques both in construction and with finishing details in this course so that you can create new and interesting cars and characters! We hope to see you in class!
By the end of this course students will have an understanding of the following concepts:
- Discover clay that works well for creating cars using hand building
- Make textures for wheels and upholstery
- Secure wheels on a clay vehicle
- Paint the car using both regular acrylic and matte acrylic paint (in specific locations) so that the two pieces do not stick together.
- Paint chrome that shines!
- Design, sculpt, and paint a llama
CLASS OPENS FEBRUARY 8TH
Lifetime Access - Download All Content
Cost - $99
DESCRIPTION OF LESSONS
This class will begin with Kathy showing you a variety of cars and characters that she has created. This will be a great way to get you inspired and to begin thinking about what you may want to create. If you know Kathy, then you know she is quite creative. She has come up with many car designs and characters to drive! Next, Kathy will move on to show you how to sculpt out the car. She will walk you step by step, without leaving anything behind. After the car is sculpted and painted, Kathy will walk you through the llama project. You will learn how to build the llama, and paint it when it's dry.
MORE CAR/DRIVER DESIGNS
CLASS OPENS FEBRUARY 8TH
Lifetime Access - Download All Content
Cost - $99
MEET KATHY LEWIS - ARTIST/INSTRUCTOR
I began taking online art classes, met Kara Strachan Bullock, and took almost all of the workshops she hosted at her local studio. I was in heaven to have this new friend and later her wonderful studio located less that 20 minutes away from home. I also continued online courses and some wonderful artists had an awesome affect on my art journey. For this class I was mentored and influenced by a favorite sculptor, Jeanine Pennell. This class would not have come to pass were it not for her generous sharing of techniques along with her encouragement. I would never in a million years have expected to fall in love with sculpting clay! When working with clay I felt peace and joy unlike anything ever before experienced. I have not put it down in five years and continue to find great pleasure in creating with clay. It is my 'go to' art medium. I create purely from the heart having had no formal sculpting education. I hope to spread the joy of creating in clay, something that young and old, beginner and experienced can enjoy. I hope you can experience the feeling I heard in my granddaughter's comment recently when she said, "Grandma, I am so happy making this (clay sculpture). It is the most wonderful thing I have ever made."
PRIVATE GROUP JUST FOR YOU!
This course will have a private Facebook group just for you! The artist will be actively involved with the class via Facebook the first four weeks the course is open! After that the course will be a self-study. The artist may or may not be involved after the four weeks. We are looking forward to seeing your artwork!
Below is a list of the supplies that I will be using for the projects in this course. However, you are always encouraged to use what you have on hand.
Tools and Wire
- Clay Rib
- Circle Cutters - small
- Circle Cutters - large
- Geometric Shapes Cutters
- Clay Stamp for Wheels - There are many available on Etsy and here is a set from amazon. These are for designs on items with wheels.
- Wooden Sculpting Tools
- Xiem Pottery Tools (optional but useful)
- Silicone sculpting tools and dotting tools set (optional but useful)
- Feather wire texture tool (good to have)
- Wire cutter (crafty type, a really good one that cuts like butter is made by knipex, I have style 71 01 200 but they are expensive. Amazon has them but not needed, craft type will do)
- Scoring Tool
- Paint, any acrylic paint you like. I use golden in these colors:
- Titanium White - fluid or heavy body
- Red Oxide
- Pyrrole Red
- Burnt Umber Light
- Raw Umber
- Payne’s Gray
- Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
- Naples Yellow Hue
- Mars Yellow
- Golden Iridescent Silver
- Mirror Paint
***Your paint can be heavy body or fluid but be sure you at least have white and black in fluid. A new color that I seem to use in EVERYTHING is Matisse Australian Ghost Gum, and I am also loving Jo Sonja’s warm white and sapphire. These paints are a matte finish which is really great for the riders sitting in the vehicles. These are the colors I am using but you do not need to get them all. Just use what you have.
NOTE: MATTE PAINTS WORK BEST FOR BOTTOM OF SCULPTURE AND FOR SURFACES THAT TOUCH (LIKE WHERE THE RIDER TOUCHES THE VEHICLE)
- Paint Brushes - Blick Scholastic brushes are cheap and work well, include detail and mid size. Here are some I like:
- Filbert size 12
- Bright size 8
- Round size 1
- You might want a teeny brush (size 0).
Tools to Use for Upholstery Texture:
- Round Artist Sponge
- Ball tool stylus
- Small piece of sand paper ( 220 or 330 grit)
- Masking tape (lots, get a good sticky one, I use this)
- A few round tooth picks
- Paper towels and/or baby wipes
- Parchment Paper
- Wax Paper
- 2 large size zip lock bags
- Small fine mist sprayer for water
- Rubber gloves, the thin type if you can wear them
- Wooden Spoon
- Rolling pin or craft roller for clay or brayer roller
- NOTE: (Alternatively you can use clay thickness strips which are less expensive and usually come in sets of three. With them you can use any type of wooden roller and can omit the 1/4 inch rolling pin). https://clayartcenter.net/product/chinese-clay-art-by06-bamboo-thickness-strips/
- xacto knife with blade
- Rubber stamp alphabet set - I use a large and small
- Ballpoint pen - retractable kind
- Container for water
- Palette: I use recycled food containers, paper plates, prepared palette paper, or use whatever you like to put your paints on.
- Winsor & Newton professional spray varnish - one matte, one satin
- Dust mask (recommended for sanding)
- Potters wheel is very helpful but not necessary: I use this one HERE.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ACCESSING CLASSES AND SELLING WORK CREATED IN THIS COURSE:
**Upon purchasing your course, you will be asked to create an account and go through the purchase process, even though the cost is $0. If you have already created an account, after purchase your course will IMMEDIATELY be available under “LOGIN” at the top right-hand of karabullockart.com.
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**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of the course, all purchases are nonrefundable.
**Please talk to the artist of the course about his/her policy on selling artwork created in this course prior to selling any works created during course. Some artists will allow it, while others do not. Thank you for your support.
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