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Learn metal shop safety, arc and mig welding basics, and how to cut through steel with a plasma cutter and acetylene torch. Then use your new welding skills to make a small metal sculpture to take home. No experience necessary. Additional fee: $40 materials/studio fee due to instructor on the day of the class.
This 2-day workshop will focus on small abstract ceramic sculptures that reference living forms, such as the human body. Coiling, pinching, and small slab construction will be demonstrated, as well as surface and finishing techniques. Students will finish their work outside of the workshop. Some clay experience recommended.
Make one or two detailed renderings in clay. Learn about form, proportion, scale, composition, surface texture, and finishing techniques. Come to the first class with images or ideas for sculptures which could include animals, faces, objects from nature, man-made objects, and more. Sculptures will be limited to 14" in any direction. Required supplies...
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With a plastic tupperware dish and a bit of plaster, you can create new magic in your clay production. In this one day class, we will discover the myriad of ways to use a single block of plaster. You will learn how to mix plaster, make sprig and press molds, and create clay stamps using one side of the plaster block. With the other side of...
Learn various wheel and handbuilt projects that incorporate colored clay! We will discuss color mixing and will explore techniques like marbling, inlay, and surface treatments for colored clay. Fee includes glaze and firing fee. Required supplies: $10 materials fee due to instructor day of.
Working from a live model, students will explore the structure of the body and how it is constructed in clay. Required supplies for this program: Clay, 1 – 2 bag(s) (available for purchase at Art Center) Pottery Tools, approximate $15 Further details about supplies will be discussed on first day of class. You can plan on paying around $10 total....
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Make and use colored clay! In the first workshop meeting we will learn, through detailed demonstration, how to make colored clay and slip by adding powered mason stains. In the second workshop meeting we will explore a variety of simple ways to use your colored clay and slip. Some prior ceramics experience recommended. The format of this workshop...
Pursue a more sculptural introduction to non-ferrous metalworking techniques. In this class students will learn the use of tools and techniques including model making, sawing, hammer forming, high-temp soldering, cold connections, surface texture, patina, and the incorporation of other non-metal materials.
Nerikomi is a technique that uses colored clay to make intricate designs directly in the clay. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn to make colored clay and create patterns ranging from simple stripes, checkerboards, and marbled swirls, to intricate geometrics. These patterned clay slabs can then be shaped to create functional or sculptural...
Explore your ideas in sculpture with a teacher to help guide you through process and finishing. In this class for intermediate/advanced students, you will work semi-independently on a body of work, with consultation from the teacher and possible critiques from your fellow students. Take your work to the next level! Ages 18 and up welcome. Fee...
Love working in clay but find yourself aching afterward? Curious about how you can create a more sustainable and healthy practice for yourself? As a ceramic artist with a spinal fusion, I am passionate about working efficiently in the studio with the physical limitation I have. If you are looking for a way to continue what you love without pain, join...
Make new discoveries with spontaneous, sculptural constructions. We will work with leather hard slabs, thrown and altered forms, sprig molds and textured materials to create imaginative sculpture. Gestural use of underglaze, engobes and glaze will play a part in enhancing your work. All levels welcome. Clay and glaze materials provided;...
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Join the Kawaii craze, make miniature food for your dollhouse, or create trinkets for you and your friends. The possibilities are endless. You'll learn everything you need to know to get started with polymer clay. Including tips and tricks as well as how to bake and finish your miniature creations.
In this Intermediate level course, we will be using both the wheel and various hand-building methods to construct a variety of functional forms. We will focus on the wet clay building process, as well as how to successfully marry function and form. You will be encouraged to use several different types of clay. Some experience require...
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