Workshops will be designed to encompass one or more discipline. Offerings include these materials and techniques:
- Hand-building: sculptural pieces and functional ware
- Ceramics on the Potter’s Wheel
Designed for burgeoning potters 10 years-old through adult, private or semi-private time is dedicated to learning the tricks of this trade. Initially, a minimum commitment of two classes is required. Through detailed demonstration and personalized step-by-step coaching, the first meeting focuses on 'throwing' a basic cylinder. The second meeting completes the pieces: trimming and decorating the leather hard ware in preparation for the initial 'bisque' and eventual glaze firings.
Beyond the two-class introduction, additional lessons and studio time can be scheduled for improving skills. As well as the how-to's, great attention is paid to finessing the aesthetics of three-dimensional form and establishing interest and variety in two-dimensional surface design.
- 3-dimensional representational and abstract shapes and forms in various mediums e.g., clay, foam-core, wire, wood, found-objects.
- How to make marks on the paper look “real.”
- Understand the basic alphabet and vocabulary used in the visual arts.
Basic 2-Dimensional Design
- Graphic Illustration, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Ceramic Tile Pattern Design
Basic Painting Techniques and Materials
- Acrylics on canvas, foam-core, wood, fabric
- Illustrator’s Gouache
- Printmaking with a Printing Press
- Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Sewing
- Tie-dye, Vat Dying
- Papermaking, Paper Marbling, Masks, Clothing Construction