The Art of Color Polymer Clay Bootcamp - Online Workshop


Wouldn't you love to work confidently with color? Discover my tricks and secrets for using color theory to make better beads.  We'll explore the artist's palette in polymer clay to learn how to create any color. I'll share how to create subtle and sophisticated colors and the best way to use them in cane beadmaking.  

What to Expect from an Online Workshop:

We'll start out this class with easy assignments, skill builders and practice lessons before we tackle the more complex Van Gogh Sunflower Cane. This class is open to all skill levels, whether you've worked with polymer clay for years or never touched the stuff.

This class will be published on the Thursday of each week in a private classroom.  In the classroom you'll have access to PDF tutorials, worksheets to download, a color palette gallery for inspiration and video demos of some of the beadmaking skills that will help you feel like you are in the classroom with me.  There is also an optional private Facebook group for this class. 

Class Dates:

Class is currently ongoing and self-paced.  You'll have lifetime access to the classroom and Facebook group.

You'll be added to the classroom and have access to the materials within 24 hours of purchase.

Class Syllabus

Week 1:

Understanding Color Theory Basics

Skill Builder: Create Your Own Color Wheel

What Are Color Harmonies and How to Use Them?

Basic Stripe and Leaf Cane Tutorial 

Beadmaking Basics Using Canes

Week 2: 

Skill Builder: Create a Complimentary Color Palette

The Importance of Neutrals

Falling Leaf Cane Tutorial

Week 3: 

Van Gogh Sunflower Color Palette

Van Gogh Sunflower Cane 

Week 4 Bonus:

Understanding Complimentary and Analogous Colors

Skill Builder: Duplicate a Color Palette - tips on how to mix any color!

6 Bonus Color Palettes to Replicate

Supply List:

Pasta Machine

Tissue Blade 

Work surface - glass, ceramic or cardstock will work

Wire in 20 and 18 gauge - any type

Oven and dedicated baking sheet for polymer clay

Premo Clay in 2 oz. packages in the following colors:

3 of Each:  Gold, Cadmium Yellow, Peacock Pearl, White

2 of Each: Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue, Fuchsia, Black, 

1 of Each: Bronze, Antique Gold 

This is the list to get started, you'll want extra clay to experiment with and to explore the color palettes.

*Watch for sales at the craft stores for the best prices on polymer clay.

*Wholesale resource: 

Class Requirements:

You'll need access to the internet, Adobe Reader (it's free here), and a blogger or gmail account to access the classroom. A Facebook account is required to join the the optional Facebook group. A camera is also optional if you'd like to take photos of your projects for feedback or questions. 

Do I need to use Premo? Since this is a color class and my colors will be based on formulas using Premo, you'll get the best results if you are using the same brand of clay.  

Copyright Notice:

1. The images, text and classroom materials may not be shared with anyone or posted anywhere online.  

2. You may create the beads in the assignments to use in your jewelry for personal use or to sell.  

3. Please respect my copyright and designs. You may not sell the exact bead designs created from these tutorials. This includes the Falling Leaf Cane and Van Gogh Sunflower Cane. 

4. You may use the techniques in the classes to design and sell your own original beads. The stripe and leaf canes are considered basic techniques.

By purchasing the class you are agreeing to these copyright and use terms.