Clay Studio: Handbuilding, Sculpture & Tile Making
This is a multi-week, in person, class.
Clay is a beautifully basic material with endless possibilities for you to bend, mold, carve, sculpt and shape into one of kind, signature materials or sculptures.
This workshop is for anyone interested in creating sculptures, hand built tiles or clay elements for inclusion in mosaic and mixed media art works. Bas relief sculpture in clay is a great way to express dimension with out the technical considerations of working in the round. You will learn various hand-building and sculptural techniques including experimenting with slab work, coils, press molds and more. Students will be provided 10 lbs. of clay, white and red, tool loan, tons of cool stamps, letters and more.
This is an opportunity for you to experience working in a clay studio. Clay is messy fun! We meet 6 times, there will be at least 2 kiln firings (a bisque and a high fire) and students will probably need to do a final pickup after the last class.
A separate $75 supply fee, due at the first meeting, covers clay, wide variety of glazes and finishes, tool loan and kiln firings.
February 24- March 31, 2021, 10am – 1pm. THESE DATES/TIMES ARE UP FOR DISCUSSION. If you are interested in this course and can not do the day time hours drop us a note and we will discuss with other students about a late afternoon or evening session. Limited to 4 students.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT A RENTAL FACILITY IN OAKTON, VA. SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES INCLUDING PLEXIGLASS DIVIDERS, MASKS REQUIRED, APPROPRIATE SOCIAL DISTANCING. Covid stinks.
You will be sent exact address upon request, or a few days prior to first class.
COVID-19 cancellations. If you are signed up for an in person workshop and suspect you were exposed or are showing symptoms we DO NOT WANT YOU TO COME TO THE WORKSHOP! We will refund your payment 100% with a doctor’s note or proof of being tested. Please DO NOT come to the workshop if you are at all suspicious you may be infected.
Instructor was trained, all those years ago, in sculpture and clay. Mosaics came later………