Fall 2017 Classes

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Join all three clay workshops at once for a 10% tuition discount.

Clay Harvest

Ages 5-10 ~ 4 Wednesdays, 9/27 - 10/18, 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm ~ $170

Pie plates and cider goblets are among the possibilities when it comes to creating pieces for an Autumn Feast, scheduled for November 17th. During the first three weeks, we will study how clay works, and we will design and form using hand-building tools. In weeks three and four, surface design will be at the forefront, as we practice sgraffito and pattern printing in underglaze. Students will share supportive, constructive ideas with one another, and all materials are included. At Ilana’s home in Beacon.

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Welcoming Winter

Ages 5-10 ~ 4 Wednesdays, 10/25 - 11/15, 4:15-5:45 ~ $170

With winter around the corner, what clay creations will we need to celebrate the longest nights? Let's create pieces that illuminate the night and play with light: a mirror in a clay sculpted frame, a lantern in the form of a fiery creature, a cozy cup for cocoa. We will cull inspiration from clay artists both ancient and contemporary, design pieces in two dimensions and then turn our visions into three dimensional reality. Surface decoration will focus on rich and glowing glazes! We'll plan for a Winter Solstice gathering to celebrate our work on December 13. Students will share supportive, constructive ideas with one another, and all materials are included. At Ilana’s home in Beacon.

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Portrait Play Intensive

Ages 5-10 ~ 4 Wednesdays, 11/29 - 12/6, 4:15-5:45 ~ $90

Can you use clay to make a picture of you? In this two-week mini-workshop, we'll study faces, carving into clay and adding on clay as we go. Starting with observational sketches, we'll explore techniques in transforming a slab into a relief self-portrait, and then we'll apply underglaze and use sgraffito to create a lively surface. Students will share supportive, constructive ideas with one another, and all materials are included. At Ilana’s home in Beacon.

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