Where: Murray Hill Art Center
When: Thursday evenings
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $100.00 per each 4-week workshop*
Open sculpt: $25 per class or 3 classes for $70**
Instructor: Rebecca Campbell
*Workshops consist of 3 weeks of sculpture, a 2-week break to allow ample drying time, and 1 week for glazing. If you would like to take more time to complete your project, you may pay individually for additional classes. Experience with clay is helpful, but not necessary, and all materials are provided.
**To Attend Open Sculpt Night please reserve a spot by email: email@example.com
This workshop focuses on sculpting the head of an Animal. Techniques will be demonstrated on building hollow forms, as well creating textures, such as fur or scales. Pieces will be meant to be wall mounted, and students will be shown ways to allow their piece to hang. Glazing and cold finish methods (paint and other mediums that don’t require firing) will be demonstrated to finish off your piece.
During this session, students will be walked through setting up the shape of the face and sculpting all of its features. Individual demonstrations on the nose, mouth and eyes will be made. Students will examine proportion and discuss viewing their work 3 dimensionally. Surface treatments such as glazing and cold finishing will be explored to finish off each sculpture.
Throughout the history of art a common theme can be found: human characteristics belonging to non-human entities. These themes have been explored through a wide range of mediums, and in this workshop we will study examples of anthropomorphism in ceramic sculpture. Upon viewing demonstrations of techniques of figurative and animal sculpting, students will be prompted to create their own anthropomorphic sculpture. Surface treatment demonstrations will occur with examples of glazing and cold finishes.
In this workshop we will be using 3 different methods that combine colored clays to create beautifully unique pieces. Demonstrations on wedging, pinch pots, and using the slab roller will be included. This session will try a simplified version of Nerikomi- the Japanese artform using colored clay. These pieces are focused on the form itself and will be glazed with a simple clear glaze.