Salt dough is versatile and easy to use. It is a malleable material that can be shaped into all sorts of three-dimensional objects. Once you have the simple techniques, you can use them to make lots of other projects which when baked, will last a long time.
In this workshop we will demonstrate how to mix, roll and shape the dough, as well as different methods to add texture and depth to your creations using things like paint, food colouring and sparkles!
Salt dough is a magnificent medium to use to make your own works of art. We will use the techniques to make a pendant, a mobile and a tea light candle holder. The projects can be airdried, or cooked for a couple of hours until dry in an oven at 150°c. Then we will look at different ways to finish the projects to hang after they are dry and hey presto, your art is finished!
Date: April 7th (Wednesday)
About Grainne Taylor
Grainne Taylor is a Waterford based artist and designer working in the medium of clay. She uses print techniques, moulds and textures to create interesting and unique ceramics and jewellery. Grainne enjoys sharing her love of art through classes both in her studio in Waterford (pre-covid!) and currently online in metal clays, pottery and salt dough.
Salt dough- which can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt- is a versatile medium. It is made from flour, salt and water and is great fun to work with. It can be used to create decorations, small sculptures, wall décor and images and is suitable for all age groups.
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 2/3 cup of water approx.
- Use of an oven!
- Tray for the oven
- Parchment or greaseproof paper
- Children’s Paints and Paintbrush or/and food colouring
- Blunt knife and fork (for cutting and making textures, plastic would do fine)
- Drinking straw, paperclips
- Pieces of String or/and ribbons
- Other useful bits and bobs
- Glitter, glitter glue
- Buttons, shells, leaves
- Cookie cutters
- Rolling pin
- Mod podge, PVA or varnish to finish the pieces