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Last Chance to Register for Spring Session classes!

Sounds of the Americas: Introduction to the Ocarina

  • 22S-WS02
  • Dates: Apr 2, 3, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Instructor: Melissa Foss

Ancient peoples of all times and latitudes have used an elaborate weave of myth, art and music to communicate their world visions. In the Americas we can connect with this heritage through a rich tradition of musical instruments whose forms, scales and sounds give us a glimpse into the extraordinary cultures that created them.

In this hands-on workshop we will take a journey back in time through the Ocarina, a type of ceramic flute that has been produced across Central and South America for thousands of years. The unique sounds of this instrument awaken the memory of our common ancestry, recalling the songs of the birds and animals that inhabit our most sacred natural landscapes. All clay, tools and firing included.

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Hands, Toes & Faces: Life Modeling Details 

  • 22S-HB06
  • Dates: Apr 7, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022
  • Time: Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Instructor: Emily Lamb

This 10-week course will focus on specialized topics including hands, feet, and various facial features. Rather than creating a finished figure, we will hone our skills in the details of the human anatomy using 2-weeks blocks to model and refine parts of a whole. Course fee includes 25# clay and bisque, glaze firing fees are additional. Class size will remain at reduced capacity for increased social distancing, masks indoors remain mandatory. 

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Figuratively Speaking: Foundations in Figure Sculpture

  • 22S-HB05
  • Dates: Apr 7, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022
  • Time: Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Instructor: Emily Lamb
In this fun 10-week course students will learn the basic tools, materials and process for sculpting the human figure. Participants will hone their observational skills while modeling the figure using reference photos. Students will move through the steps of measuring proportion, understanding volume, planes and anatomical structure to create finished works. Some previous clay experience recommended but not mandatory. Course fee includes 25# clay and bisque, glaze firing fees are additional. Class size will remain at reduced capacity for increased social distancing, masks indoors remain mandatory. 
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Pots + Planters: Home for the Green 

  • 22S-ST04
  • Dates: Apr 5, 2022 - Jun 7, 2022
  • Time: Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Instructor: Vanna Ramirez
Spring hath come at last! What better to celebrate the coming of budding blossoms than with the creation of unique homes for our flourishing plants! In this 10-week hand-building class we will tailor our creations to the needs of our individual (bring-your-own) plants with custom designed features, forms and functions. We will engineer our nurturing vessels to fit within their chosen spaces, indoor or outdoor, and challenge ourselves to explore the relationship between the plant and the planter. Demonstrations will emphasize elements of formal composition, surface design and glaze testing in the early design stages Course fee includes 25# clay and bisque, glaze firing fees are additional. Class size will remain at reduced capacity for increased social distancing, masks indoors remain mandatory. 
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Jamaican Coil and Soft-slab Building 

  • 22S-HB07
  • Dates: Apr 7, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022
  • Time: Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Instructor: Samuel Wallace

Come dance around your planters with Sam Wallace in this 10-week exploration of commercial clays. Participants will gain insight into traditional folk-art hand-building techniques employed by Sam for building his large-scale planters. Combining molded slab, soft- slab building plus “pineapple” style wad-and-dob construction students will create a variety of planter forms for indoor and outdoor patio use.  This is a wonderful cultural opportunity to learn a unique method of working in clay while embellishing your home and garden. Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay and bisque firing, glaze firing fees are additional. Class size will remain at reduced capacity for increased social distancing, masks indoors remain mandatory. 

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How Low Can you Go: Earthenware Surface and Glaze

  • 22S-ST01
  • Dates: Apr 3, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
  • Time: Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Instructor: Volker Schoenfliess

In this 9-week course participants will delve in to low-fire decorating and painting methods. Participants will explore traditional, domestic pottery and tile work through a series of demonstrations designed to provide a basic understanding of coil and slab construction. Brush work, sgraffito, wax resist and burnishing techniques will be covered, along with majolica, china paint and luster surface application.  This course is intended for students that have completed a minimum of one previous clay course. Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay and bisque firing, glaze firing fees are additional. Class size will remain at reduced capacity for increased social distancing, masks indoors remain mandatory. No class 4/17/22 and 5/29/22.

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