Count down the days until Christmas with this fun and whimsical Santa Advent calendar! This fun and lively class will teach you how to sculpt a jolly Santa using Paperclay® and some simple art materials. Artist David H. Everettwill guide you through each and every step – from sculpting, base coating, painting and staining.
Suitable for all skill levels, this class will teach you valuable techniques that you can use on your own projects all year long.
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.