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Clay Workshop - handbuilding and surface treatments

Arts & Culture
Courses & Workshops

Wednesday November 1st, 2017  6:00pm-8:00pm

Susan Clay Smith's Studio, Hudson Bay Mountain Rd - Smithers, BC

Fee: $190 members / $205 non-members, all materials supplied

Instructor: Susan Clay Smith 

Level: Suitable for those who have already taken a beginner class.  Some previous hand building experience required. For adults and older youth (16+ yrs).

DATES:

  • Session #1: Wednesday Nov 1,  6.00-8.00 pm - 2 hour intro session covering various hand building and image transfer techniques, small take-home assignment in preparation for session #2
  • Session #2: Monday Nov 6, 6.00-9:30 pm - 3.5 hour building session
  • Session #3: Tuesday Nov 7, 6.00-9:30 pm - 3.5 hour building session
  • Session #4: Monday Nov 20, 6.00-8:30 pm - 2.5 hour glazing session
  • Session #5: Tuesday Nov 21, 6.00-8:30 pm - 2.5 hour glazing session
  • Session #6: Monday Dec 4, 6.00-8.00 pm - final finishing, pick up work

(16 hours)

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This 6-session, 16-hour course focuses on clay hand-building and surface treatments. We build 3-dimensional works in clay using a variety of hand-building techniques, and learn some interesting image transfer and layered decorating techniques.

We will explore a variety of surface treatments on damp clay, including: coloured slip transfers, stencilling, sgraffito and relief carving on green ware; making stamps with clay and carved lino blocks; thermal transfers using high resolution images; and a variety of glaze techniques using brushwork and resists. 

Participants should be able to complete anywhere from four to ten pieces during the workshop. 

Directions to the studio as well as a 'what to bring list' of everyday items will be emailed out during the week prior to the first session.

Workshop cost includes clay, glazing materials and firing costs for all sessions.

Suitability: for those who have already taken a beginner class.  Some previous hand building experience required.

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How to Register

  • Registration and pre-payment are required. Sign up at the gallery, or by phone with a credit card: 250-847-3898.
  • Cancellation policy: 50% refund on cancellations made 48hrs or more prior to the workshop
  • Discounts are offered to members. Memberships are $25 (valid May 1-April 30). 

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www.smithersart.org

info@smithersart.org

250-847-3898

The Fall 2017 Art Workshops are brought to you at a reduced cost thanks to the generous support of Smokescreen Graphics & Embroidery