My Little Elf

By Maria Saracino 

Polymer Clay Artist

Class Starts: November 13, 2020

Register Today! $55.00

Class Description


Class Format: PDF & Videos Downloadable

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Let us start the holiday season creating elves that will bring you  lots of happiness and Joy!

Learn how to make your own little whimsical 14” Christmas Elf that you can pose and re-position any way you like. You’ll learn how to sculpt the face and hands and how to create an easy to assemble body and costuming.

Use your own little trims,  fabrics and accessories. Warning! You can’t just make one!

I am excited to bring this class to start your

holiday season! 

Lesson Plan Per Day

Day One

  • Part I – Building the Armature PDF (8 pages)
  • VIDEO - Building the Armature (2:23 minutes) 

Day Two

  • Part II – Sculpting the Head PDF (25 pages)
  • VIDEO - Creating the Foil Armature for the Head (3:13 minutes)
  • VIDEO - Detailing the Ear (2:34 minutes)
  • Part III – Sculpting the Hands and Feet PDF (8 pages)
  • VIDEO – Sculpting the Hands (9:08 minutes)
  • VIDEO – Building the foot and leg (8:43 minutes)

Day Three

  • Part IV – Patterns and Costuming PDF (18 pages) includes a bonus FREE knitting pattern
  • VIDEO – The Basic Elf Costume (6:10 minutes)
  • Part V -The Finishing Touches PDF (8 pages)
  • VIDEO – The Hair and Attaching the Hat (3:06 minutes)

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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