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The Embellished Creature, with George Rodriguez from June 22nd – 26th.

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Explore the rich possibilities of animal personality and spirit in this fun sculpture class.  Think Year of the Rat, guardian lion, pet memory or fantastical creature…  Working from photographs or drawings we’ll use basic slab and modeling techniques to make and assemble animals/figures 16-24 inches in height. This size accommodates most medium size electric kilns. I will also demonstrate how to build in sections for smaller kilns or larger sculptures.

Concurrently, we’ll make one-part plaster press molds to embellish our creatures and bring texture to the surface. We will discuss composition and ornamentation.

Materials and tools.

Clay (sculpture clay or clay with grog) (Seward Park Can Provide)

#1Pottery Plaster (Seward Park Can Provide)

Basic Clay Tools (Wire Tool, Needle Tool, Flexible rib, Serrated Rib,

Sponge, Knife, Fork, your favorite tool)

Rubber Tip or Wooden Tools for modeling

Water/Slip Container.

Spray Bottle

Slab Roller or Rolling Pin with (2)3/8-1/2 pieces of wood

Wooden Paddle(s)

Plastic for covering your work

Brushes for painting underglaze

This workshop will run 5 days from June 22nd-26th from 12pm-2pm each day. A video will be shared the evening prior to the day and live presentations will be for two hours each day.

Day 1- We will analyze our drawings/photographs and assess the proportions of the sculpture. (Come up with your plan.) We will start with building a hollow slab head and making the face come alive.

Day 2- We will make and clean our one-part plaster press molds to embellish and decorate our creations. We will also begin slab construction of the body from the bottom up and add detailing to the head.

Day 3- This day will focus primarily on finishing the construction of the body and beginning the sprig ornamentation

Day 4- Today we will finish and assemble/connect the head and body. Make all of our decorations and work on ornament composition. We will add finishing details.

Day 5- Discuss finish options such as stain, underglaze, and glaze. I will demonstrate stain wash and underglaze painting. It will also be a time to share our week long creations with each other.

Description

Explore the rich possibilities of animal personality and spirit in this fun sculpture class.  Think Year of the Rat, guardian lion, pet memory or fantastical creature…  Working from photographs or drawings we’ll use basic slab and modeling techniques to make and assemble animals/figures 16-24 inches in height. This size accommodates most medium size electric kilns. I will also demonstrate how to build in sections for smaller kilns or larger sculptures.

Concurrently, we’ll make one-part plaster press molds to embellish our creatures and bring texture to the surface. We will discuss composition and ornamentation.

Materials and tools.

Clay (sculpture clay or clay with grog) (Seward Park Can Provide)

#1Pottery Plaster (Seward Park Can Provide)

Basic Clay Tools (Wire Tool, Needle Tool, Flexible rib, Serrated Rib,

Sponge, Knife, Fork, your favorite tool)

Rubber Tip or Wooden Tools for modeling

Water/Slip Container.

Spray Bottle

Slab Roller or Rolling Pin with (2)3/8-1/2 pieces of wood

Wooden Paddle(s)

Plastic for covering your work

Brushes for painting underglaze

This workshop will run 5 days from June 22nd-26th from 12pm-2pm each day. A video will be shared the evening prior to the day and live presentations will be for two hours each day.

Day 1- We will analyze our drawings/photographs and assess the proportions of the sculpture. (Come up with your plan.) We will start with building a hollow slab head and making the face come alive.

Day 2- We will make and clean our one-part plaster press molds to embellish and decorate our creations. We will also begin slab construction of the body from the bottom up and add detailing to the head.

Day 3- This day will focus primarily on finishing the construction of the body and beginning the sprig ornamentation

Day 4- Today we will finish and assemble/connect the head and body. Make all of our decorations and work on ornament composition. We will add finishing details.

Day 5- Discuss finish options such as stain, underglaze, and glaze. I will demonstrate stain wash and underglaze painting. It will also be a time to share our week long creations with each other.