Mar
26
to Apr 30

Throwing and Handbuilding with Clay - for Novices

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DATES: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 30, 2019 (19 hours total includes 15 hours instruction/studio time, a 3 hour bonus drop-in session, plus a 1.5 hour finish and pickup session in early May.)

LOCATION: 1960 Hudson Bay Mtn. Rd., Smithers BC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: We will learn the fundamentals of throwing on the potter’s wheel as well as learn how to construct 3-dimensional works in clay, using a variety of hand-building techniques such as simple pinching and coil-building methods, and slab construction using rolled slabs. 

We will also explore a variety of simple surface treatments on damp clay, including relief carving and stamping, as well as glaze techniques on bisque-fired pieces using brushwork and resists.

Participants should be able to complete anywhere from four to eight pieces during the workshop.  When the final glaze firing is complete, participants will be notified of the pick-up date and time. 

WORKSHOP FEES: $190. plus 5% GST, includes a $50. material and firing fee - all clay, glazes and firings included.

SESSION 1: Throwing and Building, Tuesday March 26, 6-9 PM

SESSION 2: Throwing and Building, Tuesday April 2, 6-9 PM

SESSION 3: Throwing and Building, Tuesday April 9, 6-9 PM

SESSION 4: Throwing and Building, Tuesday April 16, 6-9 PM

SESSION 5: Glazing, Tuesday April 30, 6-9 PM

SESSION 6: Finishing & Pick-up Session, 6-7:30 PM, date for pick up (second week of May, to be determined)

BONUS SESSION 7: 3 hour self-directed non-instructional drop-in session during April, date to be determined by group

 

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Mar
28
to May 2

Throwing and Handbuilding with Clay - Intermediate

Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

DATES: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, & May 2, 2019   (19 hours total includes 15 hours instruction/studio time, a 3 hour bonus drop-in session, plus a 1.5 hour finish and pickup session in early May.)

LOCATION: 1960 Hudson Bay Mtn. Rd., Smithers BC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for those already have fundamental skill in hand-building and throwing. We will improve our skills on the potter’s wheel and learn to use ribs and other forming tools, and we will develop some more sophisticated hand-building techniques. We will also explore a range of surface treatments on damp clay using slips and underglazes, plus try relief carving, scrafitto stamping, some basic image transfer skills and explore glaze techniques.

 Participants should be able to complete a range of pieces during the workshop.  When the final glaze firing is complete, participants will be notified of the pick-up date and time. 

WORKSHOP FEES: $240. plus 5% GST, includes a $50. material and firing fee - all clay, glazes and firings included.

SESSION 1: Throwing and Building, Thursday March 28, 6-9 PM

SESSION 2: Throwing and Building, Thursday April 4, 6-9 PM

SESSION 3: Throwing and Building, Thursday April 11, 6-9 PM

SESSION 4: Throwing and Building, Thursday April 18, 6-9 PM

SESSION 5: Glazing, Thursday May 2, 6-9 PM

SESSION 6: Finishing & Pick-up Session, 6-7:30 PM (second week of May, to be determined)

BONUS SESSION 7: 3 hour self-directed non-instructional drop-in session during April, date to be determined by group

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Apr
9
to May 7

Throwing and Handbuilding with Clay - for Novices

DATES: April 9, 12, 16 & May 7 & 21, 2018   (13 hours instruction time in total)

LOCATION: 1960 Hudson Bay Mtn. Rd., Smithers BC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: We will learn the fundamentals of throwing on the potter’s wheel as well as learn how to construct 3-dimensional works in clay, using a variety of hand-building techniques such as simple pinching and coil-building methods, and slab construction using rolled slabs. 

We will also explore a variety of simple surface treatments on damp clay, including relief carving and stamping, as well as glaze techniques on bisque-fired pieces using brushwork and resists.

Participants should be able to complete anywhere from four to eight pieces during the workshop.  When the final glaze firing is complete, participants will be notified of the pick-up date and time. 

WORKSHOP FEES: $190. plus 5% GST, includes a $50. material and firing fee - all clay, glazes and firings included.

SESSION 1: Throwing and Building, Monday April 9, 6-9 PM

SESSION 2: Throwing and Building, Thursday April 12, 6-9 PM
SESSION 3: Throwing and Building, Monday April 16, 6-9 PM

SESSION 4: Glazing, Monday May 7, 6-9 PM

SESSION 5: Finishing & Pick-up Session, 6-7 PM, date for pick up (between May 16-21) to be determined.

 

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Apr
5
to Apr 7

Ceramics - Surface Treatment and Printmaking Techniques

DATES: Thursday April 3rd, 4th and 5th 6:00 - 9:00 pm

LOCATION: Riverlodge Recreation Centre, Kitimat BC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in expanding your range of surface treatments? This course focuses on a range of fun and interesting surface treatments that will take  your surface decoration skills to the next level.   

Through demonstration and practice we explore a range of image transfer and layered decorating techniques including: mixing and using coloured clay slips for transfers, stenciling, and sgraffito; two different approaches to using mishima inlay;  making our own custom stamps using carved lino and custom bisque molds.

We will also look at ways to use a common HP Laser Printer for a range of image transfer techniques including  thermal resist transfers using high resolution images; simple screen printing techniques;  lithographic printing on clay; and making and using custom overglaze decals.

WORKSHOP FEES: $169 plus gst, includes printing materials.

SUITABILITY: for those who have had instruction and/or have experience in hand-building and basic forming skills. 

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Apr
4
to Apr 5

Ceramics - Handbuilding Techniques

DATES: Wednesday April 4th, 1 - 4 pm; Thursday April 5th - 1 to 4 pm

LOCATION: Riverlodge Recreation Centre, Kitimat BC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Acquiring hand-building skills opens up your ability to create both symmetrical and asymmetrical forms, alter thrown works, sculpt, and more.  Skills covered include pinch, coil, and slab techniques; using templates and texture; the use of additions for strength, making and using paperclay; altering thrown forms; and most importantly, thinking like an engineer!

WORKSHOP FEES: $99 plus gst. Participants supply their own clay

SUITABILITY: rank beginner to intermediate skills. 

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Nov
1
to Dec 4

Clay - Handbuilding & Surface Treatment

This course focuses on 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 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. 

Workshop fees includes all clay, glazing materials and firings.

DATES: Nov 1, 6, 7, 20, 21, & Dec 4, 2017 (16 hours total)

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 #2Monday 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

SUITABILITY: Suitable for those who have already taken a beginner class.  Some previous hand building experience required.  Ages 16+ yrs

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Mar
5
to Apr 6

Throwing & Hand-building with Clay - for beginners

Hand build elegant platters and other 3-dimensional works in clay using a variety of hand-building techniques, and learn the fundamentals of throwing on a potter's wheel. We will explore a variety of surface treatments on damp clay, including relief carving and stamping, as well as underglaze and glaze techniques on bisque-fired pieces using brushwork, stencils and resists. Participants should be able to complete anywhere from four to ten pieces during the workshop. When the final glaze firing is completed, participants will be notified of the pick-up day and time. 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 five sessions. 

SESSION 1: MONDAY MARCH 6, 6.30-9.30PM
SESSION 2: TUESDAY MARCH 7, 6.30-9.30PM
SESSION 3: WEDNESDAY MARCH 8, 6.30-9.30PM 

(3 hr. hand-building, throwing & decorating techniques)

SESSION 4: WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 6.30-9PM
SESSION 5: THURSDAY APRIL 6, 6.30-9PM 

(2.5 hr. instructional glazing sessions - post bisque firing)

(14 hours instruction time in total)

- See more at: http://smithersart.org/index.php/workshops-classes/workshops/throwing-hand-building-with-clay-2017#sthash.7nSem7mQ.dpuf

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