Retro Cane

Jack Rabbit

With Maria Saracino 

Polymer Clay Artist

Class Starts: March 7, 2022

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Course Description

Class Format: PDF & Videos Downloadable

Downloadable Pdf Supply List and four instructional videos. 

The videos are shot from overhead so you can see my techniques and how the sculpting progresses . . . and I give you loads of tips and tricks to complete your Retro Cane Jack Rabbit. 

In this workshop you will learn how to make a basic retro cane pattern using a clay extruder.

I love this technique and the results remind me of a Gustav Klimt painting. He was an important painter in the Art Nouveau Movement in the early 1900’s. Everyone recognizes his most famous painting “The Kiss”, but here are a couple of more paintings where he uses similar patterns to what we will be creating in this workshop.

Join me in this fun workshop. I look forward to seeing your work in the forum.  

Daily Lesson Plan 

Lesson Plan

PDF & Video Downloadable

Video 1  - Making Retro Cane Jack Rabbit -  Learning about using an extruder.
Video 2 - Sculpting Jack Rabbit - Head, Eyes, Ears, Whiskers and Adding Cane
Video 3 - Finishing Retro Jack Rabbit - Painting, Blushing and Collar
Video 4 - Bonus Retro Cane Earrings

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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