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art is when you hear a knocking from your soul - and you answer!

Clay

CLAY CLASSES 

Students will work with clay using a variety of hand building techniques which include working with slabs at different stages of dryness creating functional vessels, serving trays and boxes as well as exploring surface decoration.
 

This class includes: 

  • 25 pounds of  Georgies Trail Mix or G-Mix 6 clay (cone 6) a week.

  • Community tools, textured mats, turn-tables, slump molds and slab roller

  • Bisque fire of your finished piece

Cost: $50 (3 hour session)
          $60 (4 hour session) more advanced projects


Upon completion of this class you will have a basic understanding of ceramic terms, different hand-building techniques as well as and surface texture techniques.

Hand-building: This term refers to several techniques of building with clay using only the hands and simple tools rather than a potter's wheel.

SAMPLE CLASS PROJECTS

Mixed Media

MIXED MEDIA CLASSES

I am so excited about this class! I have been focused on clay for the last 15 years and have felt a sense of loyalty to this craft. Last year when I took a break from clay while I was going through my cancer, I discovered a Mixed Media book that stood out from the rest of the books. The cover was a gesture sketch of a women with an awesome colorful background! I immediately picked it up! After looking through a few pages, I knew I had to have it! I brought it home and started playing around with the exercises and was instantly hooked. 

Drawing and painting was my first passion as a young girl. I believe Mixed Media was a gift during my break from clay. I didn't know it at the time however, being able to express myself creatively was more important now than ever! I remember coming home after my second chemo treatment and painting for 4 hours straight and thinking, I haven't painted like this in years!

 

Only after a few painting and drawing sessions, I knew I wanted to share this wonderful craft of mixing your medium with others!

Come explore the endless possibilities of Mixed Media. It is a plethora of different mediums all combined on one canvas! You can achieve instant gratification in minutes. If you make a mistake, just paint over it, and you have a new canvas to work with.


I will be introducing a variety classes:

 

  • Training your hand

  • Silhouette painting

  • Self portrait painting using a photo of yourself

  • Working with collage and drawing 

  • Techniques for Creative Art Journaling

   **And many more classes to come!

 

Beginning classes include:

  • Acrylic Paints

  • Neocolor II Crayons

  • Stabilo Art pencils (Black & White)

  • Gesso

  • Watercolor paper

  • Spray Inks

  • Access to vintage papers, collage paper and stencils

Cost: $50 (3 hour session)

 

Upon completion of these classes you will have a better understanding of mixed media techniques and will have enough knowledge to make a painting on your own. 

SAMPLE CLASS PROJECTS

GLAZE CLASS

This class includes:

  • Access to Georgies, Mayco, Coyote, Potters Choice and Amaco glazes

  • Glaze firing of your pieces

  • Glaze brushes

Cost: $50 (3 hour session)


Upon completion of these classes you will have a basic understanding of how to approach a piece to glaze using a variety of techniques.

Glaze

This is a introductory glaze class that will follow your first clay session. I will demonstrate how to dip as well as how to brush your form. I will also discuss how I approach a piece from start to finish and even come up with a color scheme. Your results will improve with practice!

SAMPLE CLASS PROJECTS