Have you ever wanted to learn to sculpt with air-dry clay? Join artist David H. Everett as he teaches you how to make your very own Day of the Dead skeleton! In this fun and thorough class, you will learn
from start-to-finish how to make a Skeleton that symbolizes Day of the Dead; a unique and popular celebration that honors the celebration of life and new beginnings.
This exciting class will use Paperclay® as the main ingredient to sculpt a fun and whimsical skeleton that you can stylize, paint and accessorize in an unlimited amount of ways! David will cover the tips and tricks of Paperclay that he has discovered from his 10 years of working with this unique medium. In addition to teaching you how to sculpt, he will also unveil to you his own techniques for preparing, painting and staining the final piece ; valuable techniques that you can carry over to your own work for future projects.
One of the questions that David is asked on a regular basis is “how do you make your character’s arms?!” Well, in this class, he will reveal how to “sculpt” with wire to make stylized and expressive hands and arms that have become a signature mark of his work.
Shot in David’s own studio and workshop, this fun and lively class is jammed-packed full of instruction that is great not only for beginners who have never worked with Paperclay, but also for experienced artists who are looking to add some new ideas to their work. Regardless of what you like to create or your preferred subject matter, this class is a wealth of information for anyone looking to work with air-dry clay.
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
My name is David H. Everett. I’m a Southern California native. As far back as I can remember, I always had to have my hands in something – whether it was “Play-Doh” or finger paints, I have always had a need to create. Over the years I’ve worked in many different mediums, including watercolors, acrylics, quilt making and soft sculpture. It wasn’t until I started working in papier-maché that I really felt “at home!”
Using my background as a professional Graphic Designer, I design my creations based on the inspiration that I find in vintage toys and traditional folk art images of the past. Of course, I put my own unique and twisted touch on everything I create! The Chicken Lips studio is smack dab in the middle of 1.5 acres in a small, rural Southern California town. My chickens, goats, and a goose named Betty are a constant source of inspiration. And my faithful dog “Gus” is always by my side. I work primarily in the clay medium, sculpting each and every creation by hand (no, I do not use any moulds).
Each sculpted piece is given a primer coat of gesso, painted in acrylics, sealed, details are added in oil paints, more sealing, staining, and then sealed again. It’s a lot of work, but each piece has it’s own individual character – one that will hopefully bring a smile to your face for many years to come. Besides selling Chicken Lips here online, I also travel to several quality arts and crafts shows throughout the year.
David’s Artful Gathering Retreat workshops include, Making a Santa Advent Calendar, Making a Papier Mache Pumpkin, and Making a Day of the Dead Skeleton. Now Available on DVD.