Try Before You’re Committed Workshop

Try Before You’re Committed Workshop

Class Schedule – Adults 16 & Up
Date: First Monday of the Month – Next class January  1, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (2.5 hours)
Class Fee: $75.00 – Class is limited to 4 students
Note: Dates and Times may change without notice. You will be notified if you have already paid and registered!
Class description

This is a one-time 2.5-hour hand building class where you will learn how to use the tools, stamps and found objects to create a sculpture from a lump of clay. Don’t let the word sculpture scare you. You will use the tools and techniques taught to push, pull, remove clay and add clay to produce a piece that only you can create from what you see in front of you.

From our first “Try Before You’re Committed” workshop

No two lumps are the same! Your lump may have a bump that reminds you of a nose, an indentation that reminds you of a window or a flower petal, or lines that remind you of tree branches. Your lump may be just that, a lump, and it reminds you of nothing at all. You can just go with the grooves, curves and indentations you see or make your own.

If you think your lump needs a whole, add one, two or more. Had a bad day, you can change the shape of your lump and beat it up a little. Just be careful not to create air pockets. It could be disastrous in the kiln. But you are the artist and it is all up to you.

Clay and tools will be provided. Bring an old towel and wear comfortable work clothes, it could get messy. Once your piece is bone dry it will be fired and you will be notified to pick it up or attend a 1-hour glazing class to glaze your piece. You can paint your piece with acrylic or enamel paints if you wish.

If choose to continue with classes — register and pay — you will receive 10% off the fees of your first six-week class, but you must register and pay within two months after taking “Try Before Your Committed.”

To register for this workshop visit In the Studio.


Plagiarism/Ethics

Plagiarism is the outright copying of another person’s ideas and artwork which is stealing and violates the right of the artist who created the work and the artist’s control of the work. Using various images found in a print or online for inspiration, copying from reference photos that you the artist has taken, significantly altering the original art so it becomes uniquely yours without violating the original artist’s rights, are not copying or violating the rights of others.

Quotes

“Never never never give up.” — Winston Churchill
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” — Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) Greek Philosopher