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Painting with Modelling Clay with Deanna (Dee) Bailey

Deanna Bailey • Painting - Mixed Media

Using non-drying modelling clay and boards students will create small paintings to take home. We will explore various techniques of mixing colours and spreading plasticine, as well as building up the clay for a sculptural look. We’ll work with creative ways to texturize the pictures and explore ideas of how to depict everyday objects, local scenery and animals with clay. Students will learn about perspective, picture compositions, complimentary colours, as well as pushing two dimensional art closer to the third dimension.

Grade SuitabilityK-6
Maximum Class Size18
Time Required2-9 hours depending on class size and grade
Material Required• Non-drying modelling clay • Prepared boards• Plastic tools and toothpicks • Rags & Cleaning supplies
Material CostMaterials supplied at cost
Language of InstructionEnglish

Deanna Bailey

Deanna (Dee) Bailey completed fine art and biology studies in Alberta. She moved to the Yukon in 2010 for a wilderness guiding job. Dee’s strong love of nature, wildlife and the outdoors is often the subject matter of her art. Dee aims to reconnect people with nature through art, especially by teaching art workshops and classes. Interested in fusing painting and sculpture, Dee has been developing techniques for painting with oil-based modelling clay since 2013. Dee enjoys uniting biology and art, as well as creating contemporary landscape and wildlife paintings. In 2015 Dee attended a residency in France at a clay facility to work on 3D modelling techniques. She enjoys teaching students the techniques she’s mastered for sculptural painting and helping students to discover their own methods. Her art can be seen at Arts Underground and Yukon Artists at Work Gallery.

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