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Fall One-Week Session 3:
November 5 - 11, 2017
Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.
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Martha Grover, Pitchers, thrown and altered porcelain,
9 x 8 x 6 inches each
Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel in this hands-on workshop. We値l cover throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material痴 best qualities. We値l work with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in the soft and leather-hard stages, as well as various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms. We値l address crack repair and mending techniques as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application. Basic wheelthrowing skills required. Studio fee: $40. Code F03CB
Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Peters Valley (NJ), Snow Farm (MA), Appalachian Craft Center (TN); residencies: Archie Bray Foundation (MT), Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis), Red Lodge Clay Center (MT), Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen (China).
Paul Messink, North Avenue Beach, Chicago, enamel on
kiln-formed glass, 12 x 13-1/2 x 9 inches
In this workshop we値l create thick glass panels that have great dimension and depth. Students will learn how to apply enamel to glass layers and then stack and fuse these layers into solid panels. Topics will include image selection, design, layout, discussion of enamels and how they respond to fusing temperatures, painting medium, how to mix and apply enamels, fusing schedules, bubble control, kiln loading instructions, and finishing techniques. This is not primarily a painting workshop, however, many painting tips and techniques will be provided. All levels. Studio fee: $110. Code F03GB
Studio artist; teaching: Ed Hoy痴 International Art Glass and Supplies (Chicago), D&L Art Glass (Denver); exhibitions: Third Clay and Glass Biennial Exhibition (CA), GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland (IN), Art Comes Alive (OH); representation: Habatat Galleries (MI), Vale Craft Gallery (Chicago), PISMO (Denver), Cortile Gallery (MA).
Sarah McDermott, Birkensnake Literary Magazine, screenprint,
flocked paper, wallpaper, 5 x 7 inches
Draw, Expose, Print, Fold
Students will learn new skills in screenprinting while also creating simple book structures. We値l begin with a primer on the photo-emulsion screenprinting process, exploring different ways of making stencils from film positives including drawing, rubylith, and photographic imagery. We値l also work on layering transparent colors. At the same time, we値l practice folded book forms and investigate sequence, movement, and the relationships between surfaces as we begin to integrate images into these structures. We値l pay attention to materials, including papers that work well for both printing and folding. Each student will create an edition to share with their classmates. All levels. Studio fee: $60. Code F03X
Studio artist; teaching: Corcoran College of Art and Design (DC), Center for Book Arts (NYC); residencies: Women痴 Studio Workshop (NY), Oregon College of Art and Craft; collections: Yale University (CT), Library of Congress (DC), Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library (DC).
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