Family & Friends 4 x Bronze Clay Sleeping Cat - including on-line video with Jo Garden Art
Suitable for complete beginners, this kit contains everything you need to create 4 fabulous bronze finished Sleeping Cat sculptures at home. Treat your family or friends to a laughter filled day each creating a unique masterpiece to keep. The products are individually packed so can be spread between households if social distancing (see the collage within the photos of the amazing results from a group of friends who made them together via Zoom!). Fabulous fun and enjoyed by any age group (please note young children must be supervised). Jo guarantees no two cats will be the same! (Nb: There is a separate listing of a mixed Friends and Family kit containing 2 x Sleeping Cats and 2 x Hares - press on ‘more from this maker’ button to find it!). Once finished, your Sleeping Cat sculptures will measure about 12cm x 10cm and weigh 550 grams. You can even base it on your own cat or kitten. Also ideal for a unique gift - make contact with Jo if you would like a gift card included in the pack and have the whole package sent directly to the recipient. Coming from the Jo Garden Art studio where we usually have in person workshops (see the 'Hare Sculpture Workshops' and 'Two Day Sculpture Workshops' here on the Craft Course Website), this kit is one of a range of kits now on sale by Jo Garden Art (press the 'more from this maker button'). Each kit is lovingly put together by Jo in her Suffolk studio and contains good quality products as used in our 'in-person' workshops. The 'Sleeping Cat' kit comes with written instructions (with photos) as well as a link to a YouTube video showing Jo explaining the complete process. No previous clay sculpture experience is expected as Jo will show you each step in detail. In the kit is a scale template of Jo's own British Blue Cat (Olive), however she also explains how you can create a scale template of your own cat. Names can be scribed on the base to make it even more personal. You will usually take about 90 minutes to sculpt your cat using quality air-drying clay, although Jo includes in the kit a bio-degradable bag to keep your sculpture moist should you wish to take a break. Once finished your cat is either left to air-dry over 24 - 48 hours, or popped into an oven for 90 minutes! You then use the provided paint and gilt cream (paint brush and applicators are in the kit) to evolve your sleeping cat into a beautiful bronze finish. Please note - this kit should be made within 4 months of purchase. These wonderful cats are for enjoying inside as the air-drying clay prefers not to endure soggy weather ;-) Jo Garden Art - for amazing experiences! NB: Postage is for mainland UK only - please make contact if outside this area. Price is for the kit of 4 sets to be sent to one address. Please message Jo if you wish for the kit to be sent to 4 addresses - please note extra charges will apply.
What's included in the price?
- Written instructions with photographs - Link to full YouTube video of Jo providing a step-by-step workshop - Scale sleeping cat template with ruler - Foil armature - Base board and wax paper to make your sculpture on - Vacuum packed reinforced air-drying clay - Cloth to wet & keep clay moist - Bio-degradable bag to keep sculpture moist during breaks - Sculpture tool - Powertex bronze paint & paint brush - Bronze gilt cream & applicator
What you will need
Nothing! Everything is contained in the kit to create 4 individual Sleeping Cats. All the items are individually wrapped so they can be easily spread between households if socially distancing. But the scene can be set: favourite music on, cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate (glass of wine). Time to relax. ?
Jo Garden Art
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Welcome 😃 I'm Jo Garden. I call myself a 'facilitator' as my joy is enabling people of any skill to achieve something they did not expect, plus have time away from the everyday stresses of normal life. My sculpture & slate mosaic workshops are broken down into small stages which result in amazing sculptures and works of art regardless of your artistic ability (honestly). If you purchase a kit, there is a full length video of me making the sculpture which you can watch as many times as you wish. If attending a workshop, my peaceful studio is tucked into the garden surrounded by trees and wildlife making it a very tranquil and stress busting. I run several workshops a month but am often booked up for months in advance. If you book a long way in the future, I do make contact if I have cancellations and can move you forward. Please do not hesitate to message me if you have any questions. Jo x
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