Crafting Your Own Fantasy Creature with Chloe Bensinger August 6 - 7, 2022

about this workshop

This class is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating their own fine art fantasy-inspired figurine and custom display stand. Students will learn the basics of needle-felting, clay sculpting, and how to merge the two along with natural forest-found elements to create a mythic and meaningful creature all their own. The class will take students through the journey of designing an original creature starting with a concept sketch, into the construction of a simple wire armature. The students will learn time-tested and easily accessible methods of sculpting to make their characters simple heads, hands, and feet along with pastel blushing of each element. Everyone involved will have the freedom to make their creatures as simple or complex as they wish depending on their skill levels. Templates and clear guidance will be provided for those seeking specific direction, as well as a fun atmosphere of explorative adventure for those students wanting to explore their own original ideas. This class will be filled with life, laughter, and lots of inspiration as we all learn together!

Unique Instructor Chloe Bensinger

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$20-$90 material fee depending on the materials chosen by the student, payable to Chloe

Key Points:
*Transforming a 2D sketch into a 3D fine art figurine
*Needle felting
*Clay sculpting
*Armature building
*Pastel blushing
*Display stand customizing

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Crafting Your Own Fantasy Creature with Chloe Bensinger August 6 - 7, 2022


Availability: Open

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We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!