Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Clay Class for Kids: Halloween, at Dedham Community House

Clay Class for Kids: Halloween - October 2013

Monday; 10/7/13 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Members: $25 Non-Members: $30
Materials: $5 due to the instructor at class.

If your child is interested in learning the basics of pottery this class is a great way to try it out. Each student will create a hand-built item from a pound of clay. The finished work will be left with instructor to apply clear glaze and fire it in a kiln. Instructor will contact families when art is ready for pick up. Ages 6 through 5th grade.

Instructor: Lisa Walker, Dedham Square Artist Guild

Over the weekend at the Dedham Community House Open House, I demonstrated some of the techniques students will learn at a season class. Playing around with some ideas for the Halloween class, I used a sun catcher of a cat as a stamp. Sharing art history or a literary connection with students is a component of my class. The black cat was an image used frequently during the Art Nouveau period by an artist named Theophile Alexandre Steinlein (poster image).

Some techniques students will learn -

  1. using stamps for imprinting,
  2. carving to take away clay, 
  3. drawing from their own imagination. 
  4. rolling coils 
  5. pinching 
  6. score and slip method for adding class

We may use some non toxic paints
Instructor will clear coat the finished piece and contact students when ready for pick up.

Lisa Walker is offering three seasonal one hour classes to try clay out for elementary aged students.
Older students who are looking for more, have a look at her commemorative tile 4 week class offered on thursday nights. Link here

Each clay class will be different, so signing up for multiple months means more time to learn and play with clay!

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