28 Nov Polymer Clay Artists For this activity, all that our participants needed was their imagination! Polymer clay is a man-made clay widely available and highly used by aspiring artists and really anybody that likes arts and crafts and makes a hobby of creating things. Polymer clay, because if its versatility, pliability and easy handling is perfect for molding into different shapes, to create small crafty objects, sculptures, jewelry, and many other types of ornaments. Being a Go Abroad China preplanned weekend event, we were joined by participants doing Chinese language courses in china, as well as those taking paid internships in China. For this art class, participants had the freedom to create any piece they desire. The session was led by a Chinese instructor, but the general atmosphere was relaxed, free and full of laughter. Conversations in Chinese language were heard here and there as our guests practiced their speaking, finished craft products were compared and lively chatting all round. Although ours was just a fun session of molding with polymer clay, in many cases it is also used professionally by artists who produce sculptures, it used in jewelry making, pottery, home decorations and many other assorted crafts. All that is needed is plenty of creativity and a love of arts and crafts. The versatility of polymer clay is that it comes in different types, which are best suited for their specific target objects. It also comes in many different colors, some artists choose to pain it themselves, mold it, and bake it to produce a finished product. For our participants however, well, let me just say that we were all aspiring artists so we just went with the basics!