Sticks, Stones & Bones with Leslie Blackford

In this beginner level and above class, artist Leslie Blackford's anti-bullying message is related as students create sticks, stones and bones. The pieces are then turned into a bracelet and a wearable reminder that art can teach and heal. Through the end of March, CraftArtEdu is donating $2 from each class sale to the Pacer's National Anti Bullying Center. And it doesn't stop there. Leslie is donating all proceeds from this class to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.
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• 3 blocks white
• 3 blocks translucent
• Some scrap clay

For the stones :
• Any dried herbs or spices
• Embossing powder any brand
• Sand or pigment powder
• Large needle tool or tool of choice with a point
• Round or circle cutter about 1-1/12 inch
• Tiny letter stamps
• Raw umber oil or acrylic paint
• Old tooth brush or paintbrush
• Babywipes /papertowels
• Cornstarch
• Plastic comb

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Leslie Blackford

Leslie Blackford

Nature is one of her biggest passions in life and one of the biggest inspirations in her work. It’s not uncommon to find that she has incorporated natural materials into her clay like, rocks, dirt, feathers, or the lavender she grows.

Leslie is known for her ability to express raw emotion in her work. What she feels flies out of her fingertips and becomes Leslie Art. This process is as natural to her as breathing. Polymer clay is the media that she expresses herself with.

She is a self taught artist who teaches nationally and internationally. Leslie resides in Kentucky with her husband...
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