Wish to create a lovely sculpture of your own faithful dog? Or surprise someone with a sculpture you have made of their pet? Or gift a wonderful kit to them to enjoy the experience of sculpting themselves! No previous clay sculpting experience is needed as this kit is suitable for complete beginners. Everything is included in the kit to create your own fabulous bronze finished 'Faithful Dog' sculpture at home! Once finished, your sculpture will measure about 13cm x 8cm and weigh about 500 grams. You can base it on your own dog as instructions are given on how to develop a Scale Template of your own pet. This beautiful kit is also ideal for a unique special gift - Contact Jo if you would like a card with your personal message 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 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 professional quality products as used in our 'in-person' workshops. The 'Faithfull Dog' kit comes with written instructions (including colour photos) as well as a link to 2 individual YouTube videos showing Jo creating, in detail, both a Cockapoo and a Greyhound sculpture for you to follow. No previous clay sculpture experience is expected as Jo shows you each detailed step. In the kit is a scale template of Jo's own Cockapoo (Tula), and shows the scale difference between a Greyhound (Dexter) and Tula. Jo also explains how you can create a scale template of your own dog, whatever the breed, so you can truly make a unique sculpture of your own faithful friend. Names can be scribed on the base to make it even more personal. You will usually take about 90 minutes to sculpt your dog using quality air-drying clay. If you want a break, Jo includes in the kit a bio-degradable bag to keep your sculpture moist. Once finished your sculpture 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 faithful dog sculpture into a stunning bronze finish. You can share this experience with family and friends! Also on sale is a cost saving 'Friends & Family' pack for 4 people (£99 - press 'see more by this course organiser' button). The quality products are individually packed so you can easily distribute between households if social distancing or sharing a Zoom party! Fabulous fun and enjoyed by any age group (please note young children must be supervised). Jo guarantees no two Faithful Dog sculptures will be the same! We can also mix types of sculptures within the ‘Friends & Family’ pack, so you might ask for 2 ‘Sleeping Cats’ and 2 ‘Faithfull Dogs’ … or perhaps a 'Hare' in the mix! Please note - this kit should be made within 4 months of purchase. These wonderful Faithfull Dog Sculptures are for displaying 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.

What's included in the price?

- Written instructions with colour photographs - Link to two fully detailed YouTube videos of Jo providing a step-by-step workshop making a Cockapoo and Greyhound. - Scale template of a Cockapoo with ruler (both videos also show you how to make your own scale template of your own dog to use with the ruler) - Foil armature which can be adapted to a different pose - 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 tools - Powertex bronze paint & paint brush - Bronze gilt cream & applicator

What you will need

Nothing! everything is contained in the kit ;-) 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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