Fish With Faces

Summit Online Course

With Maria Saracino 

Polymer Clay Artist

Class Starts: October 9, 2021

Join Now! $57.00

Introduction Fish with Faces Video


Course Description

Class Format: PDF & Videos Downloadable

Private Facebook Page

Welcome to Fish With Faces. My name is Maria Saracino and as a full time professional artist I look for new ideas and concepts that can be interpreted in polymer clay. 
Fish With Faces was inspired by the work of Mexican artist, Sergio Bustamante. Although he has been sculpting human faces on animals for years, this concept has now become a trend in the art world. 
The official term is “Anthropomorphism”. This means giving human traits or attributes to animals, inanimate objects or other non-human things.
In this class, you will learn how to do a quick facial sculpt and how to build the armature and coat the fish body with textured polymer as well as how to use glass, brass and wood to embellish and add value to your sculpture. 
This is particularly useful to anyone who is interested in selling their work.
 I hope you enjoy this class and I look forward to seeing your amazing creations.

Daily Lesson Plan 

Lesson Plan

PDF & Video Downloadable

Day 1 - Creating the Armature and Base

Day 2 - Sculpting the face, fins and tail

Day 3 - Laying the pattern and painting

Private Facebook group to interactive with me and help you through the process. 


Maria Saracino is a polymer clay figurative artist. Her work has been featured in magazines and books in Canada and the US and has been included in three museum exhibits. She has won multiple awards for her figurative sculptures and is currently the Canadian product ambassador for the Polyform Products company. Maria is also the president of the National Capital Network of Sculptors and her work includes promoting polymer clay as a fine art medium in galleries and museums.

In addition to her realistic and whimsical figurative sculptures and portrait commissions, Maria also teaches private and group workshops in her home studio and through art galleries in her area.

Her  polymer clay relief murals  are permanent installations at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.  Her online courses are available through AforArtistic or through her website.


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