POTTERY II: Intermediate Clay for Adults (21+)
Thursdays (9 sessions)
August 15 - October 10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Enrollment minimum: 6, Enrollment maximum: 12
Class Fee $220 (Museum members: $198)
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Class Fee includes 25 lbs stoneware clay (porcelain may be used for an additional $5) and studio glazes, firings, and use of all tools, and studio equipment. Additional clay is available for purchase. Current prices are listed in the studio.
NOTE: Missed classes due to vacation or illness can be made up during open studio times or by special arrangement with instructors.
About the Class: Pottery II for Adults is a 9-session intermediate-level clay class where you will focus on and expand on skills and techniques learned in Pottery I. Pottery II students work semi-independently on a series of broad assignment options which help them develop new insights into clay as an art form.
PREREQUISITES: Pottery I
POTTERY II STUDENTS:
• may focus on either wheel or handbuilding, or both.
• with the instructors, set individual learning goals for their area(s) of interest.
• have the option to work in various stoneware and porcelain clay bodies.
• work to develop excellent craftsmanship and to demonstrate an awareness of the elements & principles of design in their clay work.
• explore advanced pottery construction techniques including: lids and sets, handles, altering, & combining techniques.
• explore advanced surface design techniques. For example, underglazes, resists (wax, paper, tape), embossing, sgraffito, mishima, trailing, feathering, marbling, & monoprinting. To name a few possibilities!
• participate in group discussion, analysis and critique
• participate in individual and/or group exhibits of their work
ADDITIONAL STUDIO TIME for pottery students:
Wednesdays 6 – 9 pm
Fridays 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Saturdays 9 am – Noon
And other times by arrangement
Instructors and/or Teaching Assistants are always in the studio to help you!
ABOUT THE STUDIO:
The Museum Pottery Studio is a well-equipped, safe workspace which includes:
- 12 wheels, 3 large electric kilns, 2 slab rollers, a pugmill for recycling clay, 2 extruders, and industrial air cleaners;
- All basic tools, materials, and supplies for all classes;
- A studio library which offers books, DVDs, magazines and publications.
- Extensive storage and shelving for each student with a designated shelf for her/his on-going work and personal supplies.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Penny Kliner attended the Herron school of Art with a focus in ceramics. She has taught and/or assisted with the AMGL pottery program for the past 5 years and currently coordinates the art museum pottery program.
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