Dragons & Daffodils School

by Rhianydd  Webb

Mon 7-9pm



summer term 2018

Previous Classes


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Left are subjects the six weekly classes completed in the summer term 2018. My examples left were created alongside the students work.


Top row: Tues 7-9, Wed 10-12; Mon 7-9

Bottom: Mon 10-12; Wed 6-8; Tues 10-1


Subjects for the next term are chosen by existing students.



This is now an online class (hence the reduced price).  You can book via the shop . Once you have booked, email for details on how to join the group

Monday 7-9pm April start 8 weeks £48 ONLINE

This is an online class and will be held by a combination of a private fb group and fb lives and potentially also shorter sessions via Zoom.  the FB live sessions will stay in the group for your reference.   Once booked, email me for details on how to join the group.



We will be making a shaped steampunk hat with a clock on top and extra details such as a bodice and wafer paper pheasant feathers on the hat and goggles and cogs on the board.


Each week please bring: modelling tools, work board, glue and brush, rolling pin, corn flour, box for your work.


Week 1 20th April – Goggles – sugarpaste and cmc or saracino modelling paste in chosen colours. Modelling tools, non stick board, box to transfer work home. Glue and glue brush.



Week 2 27th April – Carve polystyrene hat. 2 x 6” round by 3” tall polystyrene dummies (or 1 x 6” round 6” tall). Sharp serrated knife, large recycling/black bag to carve in. 12” round cake drum. Sugarpaste in chosen colour (or 2kg white and can colour for what is needed). CMC to strengthen hat brim. Kitchen roll to support brim. Rolling Pin, sharp knife, icing sugar shaker, water spritzer or pastry brush and ramekin



Week 3 4th May – Continue hat – As above. Optional texture mat or non slip matting.



Week 4 18th May – Continue Hat



Week 5 1st June – Begin Clock – 4” round dummy 2-3” deep (preferably 2”).  Greaseproof paper, rolling pin, sugarpaste, CMC, sharp knife, icing sugar shaker, water spritzer, modelling tools. I will be covering the clock and fixing into place with a wooden or solid plastic dowelling rod straight away.



Week 6 8th June – Continue clock – Clock face could be wafer paper with numbers drawn on in food pen/painted or can be the sugarpaste covering with numbers fixed on – eg tappits/number cutters etc.  Scrolls can be hand made or see if you have suitable moulds to add interest.  Metallic dust colours will be used for the project. Use Nielsen massey lemon extract or dipping solution to paint.



Week 7 22nd June – Wafer paper feather and cogs – Sheet of wafer paper (o.27mm thick), 26g white wire, edible glue and extra cmc, glue brush.  Dusting colours to include brown/black and lemon extract or dipping solution, brushes to paint.  Cogs – Can cut free hand or use cutters or moulds. use flowerpaste/pastillage. Bring box to take home items made (no need to bring cake this week)



Week 8 6th July – Complete cake and add finished items.



Please note: this class is non refundable and non transferable for either an individual session or the whole term.