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This intense two-day workshop will give basic working knowledge of how to construct sculpture for firing. Day one will include a demonstration-technique such as wheel throwing, coil building will be shown. Glazing techniques will also be demonstrated. The rest of the weekend the students will explore these techniques for themselves.Note: Please req
This beginning/intermediate level class will focus on making tiles and slab work. We will also explore stamped and resist patterns plus other decorative techniques. Multi-level class, no experience necessary.
Cold working is used to finish blown and kilnformed pieces, but can also be the means of sculpting glass from start to finish. In this course, students will learn basic glass cold working techniques such as drilling, cutting, grinding, shaping and polishing using machinery, gluing techniques will also be covered. Individual projects will support su
In this introductory class students will create glass sculptures through the kilnforming techniques of fusing, slumping, and simple open-faced mold making. The course begins with an introduction to the processes for fusing and slumping glass followed by the more extensive methods of mold making for kiln casting. Students will work on a variety of p
Designed for novice to intermediate students, this class focuses on the tools and techniques of relief woodcarving using chisels, gouges and mallet. Beginners will get a good foundation in traditional woodcarving and intermediate students will be able to build on their skills. Through demonstrations, exercises and individual hands-on instructi
This class will be focused on the power of observation and is based on working from models. Students will learn to sculpt anatomy figure such as heads, bust, feet etc, but also natural elements such as flowers, branches, or really anything you can come up with.
Students can bring 3 Dimensional inspiration objects or pictures. The class will cover
This introduction to sculpture will incorporate basic hand building techniques to create forms and figures in abstract, realistic, anthropomorphic, or animal shapes. No previous experience is necessary. Focus will be on free-standing, non-functional sculpture.Price Options: Students in the adult classes will require their own tools. A be
In this class children will have fun exploring the entire process of art making with clay, from a block of clay to a finished piece. Participants are given the creative space and individual coaching to create objects such as fantasy sculptures,animals, boxes, bowls or other functional objects. Supplies included. Maximum enrollment is 10 students pe
Learn to sculpt expressive, anatomically accurate horses with the aid of live models of all shapes, colors, and sizes right in-studio! This class takes place at an active horse stable in the heart of Manhattan. All skill levels are welcomed, and all the basics of creating a sculpture will be taught: building an armature, building sculptural muscl
Through the making of this small steel cube, you will learn a tremendous set of skills that can used to make anything in metal. Whether it is a custom dining table, a lamp or a sculpture. The essential building blocks are quickly provided in this 4 hour long class that is purely focused on rapid learning.Participants will take a 20â€™ length of 1â€
Students attending this class will learn complex vessel forms and a variety of surface techniques. Now that students hands are dirty, they can get their head around the details!Note: For students who have taken two beginner courses or are at an intermediate/advanced level.
You are bringing in your cube and taking it to the next level. Including an introduction to tig welding, where you are filling the pits in your cube from your first Cube Class and then detailing the cube with a high-end finish. Your inside and outside corners will be like nobody's business. Skills will concentrate on final sanding, fast c
Students attending this class will learn the basics of how to work with silver clay in this introductory workshop. This 3 1/2 hour class covers rolling, stamping, and other methods of creating texture and all the finishing techniques students need. Pieces will be fired during the workshop, so students can wear their creation home that day.Note: Ful
Learn special techniques of coloring porcelain/stoneware mix clayâ€”guaranteed to bring out the alchemist in you! Using Mason stains and oxides, students will create secondary colors, fading colors, canes and patterns, millefiore, laminated blocks, Nerikomi designs, and appliquÃ© surfaces. This is a technique workshop to create a library of samples
Today, join former AMNH Senior Insect Preparator Daisy Tainton for Morbid Anatomyâ€™s popular Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop.Rhinoceros beetles: Natureâ€™s tiny giants. Adorable, with their giant heads and tiny legs, and wonderful antler-like protrusions. If you think they would be even more adorable drinking tiny beers and holding tiny
This class will introduce students to basic small mammal taxidermy processes. Each student will be provided with his or her own squirrel, which they will skin, flesh, split, and prep for mounting. Students will learn how to make a custom body for their specimens using an old traditional taxidermy technique of wrapping a body. Using the carcass for
In this special holiday edition of our popular Victorian hair art class, master jeweler and art historian Karen Bachmann will teach students two traditional Victorian hair art techniques: palette working, or arranging hair in artful swoops and curls; and wire work, in which hair is looped tightly around wires to create three dimensional flowers and
In this class, students will learn how to create an osteological preparation of a bat in the fashion of 19th century zoological displays. A cleaned bat skeleton (Pipistrellus abramus), a glass dome, branches, glue, tools, and all necessary materials will be provided for each student, but one should feel welcome to bring small feathers, stones, drie
Papel picado is a decorative paper folk art from Mexico. In a way, papel picadoâ€“literally â€˜punchedâ€™ or â€˜perforatedâ€™ paperâ€“belongs to a wider tradition of paper cutting art shared by countries like China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Israel, India, and others. The Mexican art of papel picado, however, has features that make it unique, such as
Anthropomorphic taxidermyâ€“in which taxidermy animals are posed into human attitudes and posesâ€“was an artform made famous by Victorian taxidermist and museologist Walter Potter. In this class, students will learn to createâ€“from start to finishâ€“anthropomorphic bunnies inspired by the charming and imaginative work of Mr. Potter and his ilk.Thi
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