Come and have fun with clay! Students will learn about the process of clay by making pinch pots, coil building, slab construction, and wheel throwing. Decorating with applied textures and underglazes are also demonstrated.
A mixed level 8 session class for beginners and experienced weavers. New students will learn to measure a warp, dress the loom and weave a beginners sampler ($7 materials fee for sampler warps ). More experienced students will focus on a project using a complex color and weave technique called RIPSMATTA or REP WEAVE, a colorful warp faced technique perfect for rugs, table linens, bags etc. Materials not included. Project costs will vary. 4 & 8 shaft looms available courtesy of The Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts.
Fee: $240 members/$245 non-members
February 20- March 26
Come play with clay. This class will focus on the potters wheel learning to wedge, center, and pull the clay to create bowls, cups, and vases. Other techniques like pinch, slab, and coil will also be covered. We will glaze and high fire our finished projects.
Fee Per Series: $170 members/$175 non-members plus $30 materials fee
Workshop, Charles Churchill, Instructor This will be a three-hour workshop in which we will explore that most delightful form of modern art, Assemblage, pioneered by Marcell Duchamp, Joseph Cornell, Man Ray and Louise Nevelson. We will create reliefs, 3-D sculptures and box sculptures. We will explore texture, balance, tension & content, with demonstration pieces to guide us. We will create beauty out of chaos. The material will be wood scrap from industry: Exotic woods from a guitar manufacturer, scrap from the framing industry, boxes from the wine industry, as well as piano action parts & even some wooden tinker toys. We will use the finest non-toxic white glue available, used by framers for its strength, quick set-up time & its invisibility when dry.
Fee:$150 member, &155 non member plus $15 materials fee
This workshop you will make color clay, learn the process of layering the color clay, it is a Japanese technique called Nerikomi. The first part of the class is watching the steps to work with color clay and learn the steps to make a functional piece with your color clay. Pack a lunch Bring: sketchbook, x-acto knife, pillowcase, regular size rolling pin.
Fee Per Session: member $115/non-member $120 plus $15 materials fee
Cancellation Prior to one week before start of class will be refunded or transferred. (Transfer is good for one year.) Cancellation less than on week prior to first day of class or after class begins will not receive a refund or transfer. If the Sebastopol Center for the Arts cancels a class, you will receive a full refund.