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Fall One-Week Session 2: October 20 - 26, 2013
Classes are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.
Sunshine Cobb, Garlic Box, mid-range red clay,
glaze, sandblasted, 5 x 5 x 6-1/2 inches
Sunshine Cobb - Handbuilding Simplified
What I love about handbuilding is how easily and quickly it allows you to realize your ideas. The nature of handbuilding suggests a sculptural investigation, but my love of functional ceramics has led me down a path that combines both sculpture and function. My goal is to teach you a variety of handbuilding techniques, including hard and soft slab building and coil and pinch methods, that will help you achieve your own vision. And I hope to share with you the joy of creation and the collaborative process. We’ll work with mid-range stoneware and bisque fire only. All levels. Code F02CB
Long-term resident at Archie Bray Foundation (MT); chosen as a 2013 NCECA Emerging Artist; exhibitions: Trax Gallery (CA), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia), Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis), Schaller Gallery (MI).
Drawing & painting
Patricia Wheeler, Riverain Spirits, acrylic paint,
mixed media, 30 x 30 x 3 inches
Patricia Wheeler - Painting from the Intuitive
Working from the idea of the palimpsest—where imperfectly erased markings are still visible—we’ll use scripts and symbols to create abstract paintings that reflect life. We’ll work with limestone clay on board, using acrylic paints as stains and cold wax to seal the final layer. As we build, stencil, and cut into the paintings, we’ll start to understand the layered, distressed surfaces of ancient places and how that accumulation of history and visual information can metaphorically reflect ourselves. All that’s required is a sense of design and a willingness to experiment. This work is physical and messy. All levels. Code F02D
Studio artist; teaching: Oregon College of Art and Craft, Haystack (ME), Sitka Center for Art and Ecology (OR), Peninsula Art School (WI).
Phil Garrett, Trout Variation III, monotype, chine
collé, 22 x 30 inches
Phil Garrett - Intuition, Ink, Paper: Monotype
his workshop will explore the dynamic medium of monotype printmaking. This user-friendly, spontaneous method allows images to be developed and printed in a short time. Because the plate retains a thin layer of ink after being printed, it lends itself to varying the image and working sequentially. After a discussion of ink, plates, presses, and paper, the class will begin with simple, reductive methods of inking on single plates and then progress to multi-plate color prints incorporating chine collé. The workshop will include demonstrations, presentations, and critiques. All levels. Code F02X
Studio artist; has taught acrylic painting in the U.S., Japan, and Belgium through the Golden Acrylic Working Artists Program; collections: South Carolina State Museum, Greenville County Museum (SC), State of Hawaii, Bank of America (NC).
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