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Course Begins: April 1st, 2021

Description: A seven part tutorial about making little shoes with Polymer Clay. Kate will show her personal methods for creating shoes and boots for her small figures. The videos are downloadable for your reference library.
Media Category: Polymer Clay
Course Type: Self-directed (refer to the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Course Format: Demonstration
Course Begins: April 1st, 2021
Course Duration: Approximately 1 1/2 hours. 

What will Students learn?
Students will learn several ways Kate creates her shoes and boots with polymer clay.
Instructor/Students interaction: Answer questions via emails.
Skill Level: All levels welcome
Required skill(s): No special skills required.

Supplies and tools: No supplies or tools required.
Downloads: Video

Course Lesson Plan

Schedule of activities

LESSON 1 – preparing the feet
LESSON 2 – the slippering and the soles
LESSON 3 – the details and creating subtle colours 
LESSON 4 – boots
LESSON 5 – the details
LESSON 6 – colouring the boots
LESSON 7 – soles and last touches


Kate Church

Polymer Clay - Mixed Media

The line and gesture of Kate's work draws on a continuing practice and study of the human figure. Drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpting are a major part of Kate’s work life. Her use of fabrics reflect a background in textile design, her major course of study at Rhode Island School of Design: BFA 1978 The intention of the work is to carry a sense of emotion through the posture and expression of the figure evolving in front of her. Built using a process that is movable throughout its construction, a tangible sense of emerging comes naturally to the finished sculpture. Movement is part of their design.