Introduction to Clay
Introduction to clay! hand building and wheel throwing
$180 member (includes a $25 materials fee)
$195 non-members (includes a $25 materials fee)
*See below for specific dates and times
Instructor: Sunny Monaco
Welcome to Clay! We will begin with a brief discussion of the history of ceramics. The first class we will be learning several techniques of hand building (pinch, slump mold, coil and slab) and the second class we will learn wheel throwing (basic forms tumblers, bowls and plates). After our pieces are dried and bisque fired; we will be addressing the surface treatment and how to decorate these pieces with glazes.
NOTE: CERAMICS IS LOCATED IN THE BASEMENT OF OUR OLD BUILDING, THE MILLER HOUSE, which is next door to Buchanan Rec Center.
About the Instructor
Sunny Monaco received her BFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, which included an exchange program in Ceramics at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and a MA from University of Colorado at Denver. Currently she is a studio artist in Boulder, Colorado and a part-time Art teacher. Sunny’s work has been shown at the BMOCA gallery in Boulder, Roshanda Art gallery in Niwot, Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, NS Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Art in Halifax, NS, Sibelle Wolle Art Gallery at the University of Colorado, and Abanakee Art Studios in Indian Lake, NY. She is currently a member of the Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO and the Evergreen Center for the Arts. Her collaborative artwork, Stella Riga Designs, can be found in shops and galleries in Denver, Evergreen, Boulder, Buena Vista, Winter Park, Golden, Tabernash, Fraser, Glen Haven, Fort Collins, Aspen and Indian Lake, NY.
Days of Week and Time
Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 1pm
September 11th Intro to Ceramics- demo and designing/making pieces
September 12th Making more pieces
September 18th and 19th Finishing up pieces: Trimming, adding details – handles, carving and prepping to dry
September 25th Load bisque kiln and studio clean up
October 2nd and 3rd Glaze demo- glazing pieces and load kiln
October 9th Critique and potluck
Apron to keep clean
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