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Painting Academy Workshops - Autumn 2018

Painting Academy Workshops are designed to teach simple but highly effective techniques for painting pottery or creating your own pieces from scratch with wet clay. Workshops typically are based around a specific projects, teaching different techniques or using specialist materials. Experience is not normally necessary for any of the Workshops.

INTRODUCTION TO SILK SCREENS

18 October 2018, 6.30pm - 9pm

Produce finely detailed pieces using silk screens. (Adults only)

Silk screens enable you to produce finely detailed pieces with ease. We have a wide choice of different images that can be transferred easily onto bisque. For this Workshop you choose from a large rectangular plate, large bowl or large sushi plate. (please note the actual pieces provided may vary slightly from those in the illustration depending on supplier availability.

The cost is £30 inclusive of Studio Fee, bisque pottery and full tuition (10% discount for Clay Friends members). Places are limited so advance booking and payment are essential. Book on-line at Eventbrite. Clay Friends members should book direct at The Clay Studio to claim your discount. Booking closes one week before the Workshop.

 

INTRODUCTION TO CLAY COURSE (BOOKING CLOSED)

20 September and 4 October 2018, 6.30pm - 9pm

Two hand building sessions plus one additional painting session at your convenience. (Adults only)

Learn how to create your unique handmade pottery pieces from wet clay using hand-building techniques. This Workshop teaches basic hand-building techniques to complete two fun projects:-

* Medium bowl - create a slump bowl using a slab roller. Various options are available including embossed patterns use of rollers and stamps, use of press tools to create, indented patterns and raised flowers, leaves, moon and stars, beach items, butterflies, etc. or simply create your own shape and design.

* Clock - using the one of our stock templates (or your own design or computer printout of a shape) make a lovely piece for your wall. Using etching tools, press tools, different paints and glazes - you will have a timepiece to stun your friends and family.

Further Workshops will be available to develop your skills.

It is a fun and educational session and the techniques taught can be adapted for future hand-building projects in the Studio, No previous experience is necessary. We recommend that you plan your designs in advance. Look at the pieces from the previous course for inspiration. The Workshop is for adults only.

The first set of Workshops will teach you how to:

  • How to roll and wedge clay.
  • Create items from wet clay to form in this instance a unique bowl and working clock
  • Use shaping and cutting tools as well as essential techniques for working with wet clay.

Once the building has been completed, the pieces are left to dry out and then fired to bisque condition ready for painting during your second and third session. Should you require further painting sessions these are charged at £4.50*.

*Complimentary for Clay Friends Members.

The cost is £45 inclusive of all materials and full tuition. (10% discount for Clay Friends members). Places are limited so advance booking and payment are essential. Book on-line at Eventbrite. Clay Friends members should book direct at The Clay Studio to claim your discount. Please ensure we have your e-mail address as information will be sent prior to the first session as some advance preparation will be necessary. Booking closes one week before the first session.

(Minimum and maximum numbers for each session will apply)

Some of the completed pieces from our Spring 2018 course

 

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