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Painting with Modelling Clay with Deanna (Dee) Bailey

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.

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Time Required:

2-9 hours depending on class size and grade

Material Required:

• Non-drying modelling clay • Prepared boards • Plastic tools and toothpicks • Rags & Cleaning supplies

Material Cost:

Materials supplied at cost

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Deanna Bailey

Deanna (Dee) Bailey completed fine art and biology studies in Alberta. She moved to the Yukon in 2010 for a guiding job, seven years later she has no plans to leave. Deanna’s strong love of nature, wildlife and the outdoors is often the subject matter of her art. One of her main goals is to place nature in the forefront to encourage people to consider their choices regarding the health of our environment.
Interested in pushing the boundaries of two dimensional art and attempting to make paintings more sculptural, she has been exploring painting with modelling clay. In the fall of 2015 Deanna attended an artist’s residency in Vallauris, France at a clay facility. In 2017 Deanna was selected to participate in the Canada C3 voyage as the artist on board a research ice breaker vessel.
Deanna is a member of the Yukon Artists at Work Co-operative (YA@W). Her art can be found at the YA@W Gallery, at Arts Underground and online.

Contact: 867-333-0860


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