Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Igloo Project

My miniature igloo

Want to know how the Eskimo live?

Removed the Igloo!

Kid Creating His Own Toy

Bradley's Rayquaza

Do you want me to teach you to make them.

This is my biggest clay project ever.

Kyogre and Groudon

Recycling Shower Hose into Dragon And Snake

Adam's Dragon

Kyes's Cobra

Shower hoses reptiles and miniature food

Kid's Projects : Chinese New Year

Welcoming The Year Of The Mouse

Sarah: Kong Xi Fatt Cai !

Welcome Year of the Mouse! Have some orange
flavor cheese.

Zhihao: Happy Chinese New Year!

This year I don't want cheese, I want
ang pow (red Packet)

Charmaine: Happy Mouse Year !

I love cheese and ang pow too!

Kyes: Peace, Happy Sin Nian !

Display my mouse will get me
more ang pows !

Nicholas: Happy New Year pull
your ears !

I love my new year mouse, maybe
I should add more pockets for him to
collect even more ang pows...mmmm.

Jared: Cut the whiskers then fix the tail.

Jared: Zhengyue chu-yi guo xin nian
Dajia tonglai guo xin nian .........mmnn

Wish my Mouse a Happy New Year and I...
..... will.....

Give you oranges, ang pow and my
special sweets.


clay-polymer Forum

Jan 30, 2008 8:53 pm

Re: My New Blog

Garie, I am so in awe of what your "young students" create. Thanks for
sharing your talent and knowledge with them and encouraging them to use
their imaginations and minds and bodies to create. Hugs, Sue C
P.S. I used to be a Director of a Day Care Center and often tried to
get the children here in Mid US to do the same. Some of the 10-11 year
olds got very involved, but the younger ones wouldn't even try. In
general, many of our US students are so used to being entertained they
no longer seem to know HOW to use their imaginations. It is very sad.
Sue Castle

Jan 31, 2008 7:08 am

Re: [clay-polymer] My New Blog

Qoool Garie! ;)

Kelly Chen

CITY-o-Clay Forum

Jan 31, 2008
Jena Germany

Great blog Garie!
The kids are so talented and it is a delight to see their projects and
the happy faces, thanks!

Jan 30, 2008 8:37 pm

Garie was Re: My New Blog

Oh what a great start. I love seeing the kids and their projects.

Jan 31, 2008 1:43 am

Re: My New Blog

Hi Garie,
The projects from the children really look great and they are so
talented. Its also nice to see that everyday items are being recycled
as well. Keep up the good work!

Jan 31, 2008 7:11 am
Arlington, TX

Re: [CITY-o-Clay] My New Blog


I loved your new blog!! Your students are so talented and sweet.
Thanks for sharing! :)
Debbie Gill (Now Here!)
Co-Owner for CITY-Adornment, CITY-CraftBizAdvice, and FiberArtCITY
Mod & Quiz Mistress for CITY-o-Clay, Strange-CITY

Jan 31, 2008 1:00 pm
North Miami Beach Florida

RE: [CITY-o-Clay] My New Blog

Wonderful blog you have there Garie, its been added to my own.
I also added your website to it as well.
Best of luck to you with your new blog. I love mine!
City Wide ~Hugs~
Andrea "Cre8"

Jan 31, 2008

Re: My New Blog

Congratulation Garie
I love your work with the kids.

Feb 1, 2008 12:20 am

Re: My New Blog

Garie, your blog is just great. I spent alot of time there looking
at all the things your kids have done. You do a really good thing
working with the kids we need more people like you in this world.
Not only do you hope and teach the kids but you help and teach us
older kids. Thank you for being you. And thank you for sharing.
Happy Clay Day, CraftyLinda

Feb 1, 2008 1:55 am

Re: My New Blog

Good Job on the blog. I just love to see the kids you have working with
They are so talented and they just bring a smile to my face each time I
see what one of them has done.
Keep up the great work.

Julie S

Feb 1, 2008 5:21 am
Southbridge, MA

Re: [CITY-o-Clay] My New Blog

Hi Garie,
The kids projects are out of this world!!!! I love them!!! Thanks for
sharing them with us through the's a great blog...had to share it
my 9 year old!!!!
Debbie C
Southbridge, MA

About Garie's Polymer Clay Workshop

Playing with polymer clay gets children to exercise their hands and fingers with the kneading, shaping and the sensing of the shapes they create. Garie’s classes are styled in such a way that the children of different ages and capabilities intermingle, giving them opportunities to interact socially, thus inculcating in them better communicative skills and improved reflexes and reactions. Playing with clay will developed the social skills, positive self-image and confidence of the children
“The class environment lays the foundation for creative thinking in children, preparing them for the future, their aspirations and careers.” His focus on visualization instills in the children the necessary life skill of problem-solving. “Children learn that there are many solutions to a problem through these classes,” expounds Garie. He teaches them to picture the object intended for creation and their imagination and senses are engaged as they convert two-dimentional images to three-dimentional creations through visual memory. Their involvement in art and design as well as the contributions to school events promotes the initiative necessary for young entrepreneurship.