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The Ocean in Clay

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September 19, 2022
September 20, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

Explore the art and craft of clay while learning hand building techniques for sculpting ocean creatures. Participants will have the opportunity to design individually significant projects based on creatures of personal interest. While working on these sculptures, participants will also consider story, history and connections between their chosen animals and humanity. Facts about various ocean creatures will be shared, as well as specific techniques for achieving various textural effects. Projects will not be fired during the workshop, but information about firing will be shared for those who would like to investigate further, including the option to bisque fire works at Sitka and pick them up a couple of weeks after the workshop is over. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

About the Instructor(s)

Jess Graff has been a teaching artist for over a decade. During that time, she has taught courses in painting and drawing, sculpture, ceramics, costuming, print making, fibers and other art mediums. She enjoys teaching both adults and children and values the diverse perspectives her students bring to the classroom.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Images of multiple sea creatures that interest you

• Paper and pencil to sketch with

• Box or container to transport work home in (plastic tubs with lids work well)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Clay

• Ceramic tools

• Work mats

• Wrapping materials (for take home)

• Additional photo inspiration

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