Hello! My name is Maria Saracino and I’m a figurative polymer clay artist. I love creating figurative sculptures, portraits and other polymer art, but I also enjoy sharing my creative process with students all over the world.
Keeping that in mind I created my online courses so that you can see my techniques, tips and tricks all from the artist perspective in a step by step format.
I have dozens of courses available for you to choose from, and my courses are a combination of printable PDF files and videos. And I promise, we cut right to the good stuff in these classes. I describe the tools and products I use and I give you a resource guide to help you find everything you need. I also include bonus videos or PDF files in many of my classes.
While you are here, don’t forget to check out my FREE classes. These projects are great beginner classes for sculpting in polymer and they are great for both adults and children. If you are serious about creating your own art business, or your portfolio, then don’t forget to check out my blog posts. I will share some of the things I've learned along the way that may help you too. You'll find what you're looking for in the navigation bar above.
One more thing, if you are an art collector, please visit www.saracinocollection.com for all my latest sculptures and a list of galleries and exhibits where you'll find me.
Kathy Barrette Craigie
I have taken two classes with Maria and they were both wonderful. She brings out the best creativity from each student. Her method of teaching is easy to follow and she is helpful throughout the entire artistic process. You start as an amateur and go home with a masterpiece. I have truly enjoyed her classes.
Maria is truly amazing! My daughter and I are fortunate enough to have taken two "tester" workshops with Maria. Last summer (2017) we created elves beyond cut and today we brought home two beautiful angels. Maria is not only super talented, she is an amazing teacher! Very patient and a joy to be around. She always makes sure you are completely satisfied with your masterpiece.
Kathy Barrette Craigie
Take a class with Maria!! She's professional, exciting, informative and your expectations will always be exceeded. After taking several of her classes I'm proud to say I've learned so much more than I thought. With her easy to follow teaching methods I've produced some amazing results and I have become more skilled in the art of sculpture. Maria is generous and patient with everyone. Her attention to detail and her tips and tricks are well worth taking a class. Just do it!
Thank you Maria for a wonderful class. We had so much fun!
I've taken a few classes from Maria, and she is an AMAZING teacher! If you have something different in mind from what is being taught, she will make sure that your vision comes through. Even if you've never sculpted before, you will be amazed and happy with the end result.
Thanks for a very enjoyable class! Maria was a great teacher and made it easy to follow along.
Maria is an awesome instructor! She helped me with some of the challenging parts of the project. Maria has patience of a saint! This workshop was absolutely amazing and I would do it again.
What a great experience it was to study with you for 4 days in Jul 2018. Your step by step demonstrations for the Christmas Heirloom Santa were clear and concise. I appreciate all the practice time you gave us each day to commit the lessons to memory. You provided the class with so much information and instruction packed into one week which must have taken you years to acquire. Your generosity in candidly discussing your business experiences was so helpful. Learning your "lay of the land", and how to develop an ethical and positive working relationship with collectors and galleries was invaluable. You anticipated and answered all the questions we had about how to develop a realistic approach to making a wonderful, heirloom Santa.Your teaching style is extremely valuable. You are able to break down your sculpting process in manageable pieces so that students at all skill levels are able to comprehend your techniques. And not least, your memorable stories and contagious sense of humor made the hours fly by. It was a real pleasure to be in your company, and I will see again, a true mentor!
Took my first class today with Maria and I loved it. Maria is a great teacher. I can’t wait to take my next class with her.
Micheline Laviolette Brunet
Maria is a great teacher. I'm usually so slow to get a project done that this is literally the first class in anything I've taken that I've actually finished the project in-class (thanks to her efficiency and excellent teaching) I highly recommend taking one of her classes if you're looking for an advanced intro into polymer clay (I took the My Little Elf class).