Adult Clay

Pottery classes will be held at  2377 Rte. 7 south

 

Monday Afternoon-Clay Hand Building

Instructor: Kathy Clarke

Come sit around the table in the time honored activity of making pottery and sculpture using hands, tools, stamps, slips. Appropriate for beginners and professionals.

Project ideas will be offered, independent projects welcome, and serious fun will be had! Clay can be purchased at the beginning of class. From 12-2:30.

Feb 5-26, Tuition $120

Monday Evening Mixed Level Wheel

Instructor: Su Shannon

Learn the basics and beyond on the potter’s wheel. In this class we will focus on making functional work including mugs, bowls, vases, and whatever your mind and hands can dream of. Whether you have always wanted to try the potter’s wheel or have been throwing clay around for years this class is for you. Tuition includes 12.5 lbs. of clay. Teens welcome.

Hours 6-8:30PM.

Sess. 2-Feb. 5-26, Tuition $120 FULL

Sess. 3-March 5-26, Tuition $120

Sess. 4-Apr. 2-30, Tuition $150

Sess.5-May 7-21, Tuition $90

Tuesday Daytime Hand Building

Instructor: Kathy Clarke

10 AM – 12:30

Materials fee for clay payable at start of class

Sess. 2 Feb 6-27, Tuition $120 FULL

Sess. 3 March 6-27, Tuition $120

Sess. 4 April 3-24, Tuition $120

Sess. 5 May 2-30, 5 classes, Tuition $150

Wednesday Evening Mixed Level Wheel

Instructor: Tahira Whitcomb-Paulson

Learn the basics and beyond on the potter’s wheel. In this class we will focus on making functional work including mugs, bowls, vases, and whatever your mind and hands can dream of. Whether you have always wanted to try the potter’s wheel or have been throwing clay around for years this class is for you. Tuition includes 12.5 lbs. of clay. Teens welcome. Hours 6-8:30PM.

Sess. 2-Feb. 7-28, Tuition $120

Sess. 3-March 7-28, Tuition $120

Modeling In Clay

Instructor: Don Perdue

These studio sessions will focus on the techniques and considerations of modeling full round and relief sculptural ideas in traditional water clay and plasticine clays, as well as designing and constructing armatures for working in clay. During Session One, the focus will be on choosing the right clay body for your project along with the armature techniques & materials you will need to support the clay piece you have in mind, constructing your armature and laying up your piece in clay. Session Two will focus on developing the skills with tools and materials essential to developing each learner’s personal abilities. Through experience, each sculptor develops many personal variations in using materials & techniques to achieve one’s own language of forms and style. Resulting projects should be considered as possible patterns to make waste and/or piece molds from during the spring season when it will be possible to work with plaster. Tuition includes 12.5 lbs. water clay. Plasticine and armature materials will need to be purchased separately. A suggested materials list will be supplied upon registration to be discussed during the first class meeting. Fridays, 2PM-4:30PM, Tuition $120

Sess 1, Feb 9-March 2

Sess 2, March 9-30

Free Demo: Sculpting With Clay with Don Perdue

Sat, Feb 10, 1-2:30PM

This demo will highlight the hands-on techniques Don will be teaching in his upcoming studio classes at the Middlebury Studio School.

Don will be showing several “Terracotta” methods of sculpting with clay that make it possible to fire the resulting pieces when completed or use such a piece as a pattern for making a mold and subsequently casting it in clay, plaster or other media. In addition, he will be showing how to make and use a basic armature for modeling sculptural works in either water clay or non-drying plastilene along with examples of his own work cast in clay, plaster, cast stone, and bronze.

Don Perdue presently has works being exhibited in the Annual Holiday group show at the Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater and recently participated in the Town Hall Theater’s Great Cherry Woodcraft Exhibit last October with his Summer Sylph cherry wood assemblage/carving

Don’s work has been exhibited in art centers, galleries, museums, and is included in private and public collections. In addition, he has made a variety of commissioned pieces ranging from portraits, to large outdoor site-specific pieces, to editioning a half life-sized Canada Goose in Flight series of bronze castings in cooperation with the National Audubon Society. Anyone can view his work at studioperdue.com Click on the sculpture tab to navigate through the several different samplings shared there.

Direct Sculpting in Clay

Instructor: Don Perdue

Jump in and create your own hands-on sculpture. Learn and refine the techniques and design principles of sculpting with clay. In these workshops we will be exploring both figurative and non-figurative sculpture in the round as well as the various forms of relief. The objective will be to realize well composed pieces that express each participant’s unique ideas through using direct, hand-building techniques so that the resulting pieces can be either fired or used to make piece molds from during further sessions. Students can purchase clay at the beginning of class. 10-12:30PM.

Sat, March 3-24,  Tuition $120

Garden Planters Instructor: Kathy Clarke

Make planters for the garden in 21/2 hours. We can build a large planter, or
several small ones for your deck. This will be made of classic red
terra-cotta, decorated with stamps, colored slips, or appliqués. No
experience is necessary. These will be hand built with a fast and fun
method. All materials, coffee and tea provided. For ages 12 to 98.

Students can purchase clay at the beginning of class.
Sat. April 7, 9:30-12AM, Tuition $35

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from our recent Raku class

To register call Barb Nelson at 802-247-3702
or email ewaldewald@aol.com

Studio phone 377-5661 (you can leave messages but it’s best to call Barb at 247-3702)

Mail tuition check to office at:
Middlebury Studio School, 989 Indian Trail, Leicester, VT 05733

No refunds given for student cancellations less than 7 days from start of class.


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