FALL 2008 ADULT CONTINUING STUDIES, SATURDAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE As a part of the Continuing Studies classes, students are invited to sign up for 3 workshops. We will gather everyone’s top 4 choices , in order of preference, in the first week of classes, to make certain everyone gets into a top choice workshop. These workshops have a class limit, listed with description, and will be a demo / lecture with a limited time for students to try any techniques presented. On these Saturdays, the Adult and Kids’ studios are reserved for the workshops from 10 am to 1 pm, without the typical Open Studio, morning hours. (With exception of the History Tour, which will use the adult studio until 11 am and then move off-site) Saturdays, listed below, 10 am – 1 pm. (Raku Day exception) SEPTEMBER 13. MOLD MAKING with DAVE MCGEE class limit 15 Dave will demonstrate the many applications of one-part molds, including texture slabs, tile, hump & slump, and sprigging pots. Students will have the opportunity to make a mold during this workshop. BRING: - simple found object or clay model to make mold ( check in advance with your instructor, Jane or Abbie to be certain it will be appropriate form for a one part mold) - texture making tools and objects - throwing ribs - sure form - knife - loop tools - hair dryer or heat gun SEPTEMBER 20 IMAGE TRANSFER with YUI KEUNG LEE class limit 20 Lee will demonstrate a method of transferring graphic images with use of copies from printers, utilizing slip and washes. BRING: - rolling pin ( if you have one) - shallow container for slip ( ideal = 12’x12’x 1” high, key = shallow) - needle and knife tools - hair dryer or heat gun - images that are black and white, without gray tones. Large printed (letters, numbers, characters) material or textures work well and photo images may have more difficulty translating (but we should try them). - SEPTEMBER 27 POST-BISQUE SURFACE with ALEX THULLEN class limit 20 Alex will demonstrate decoration application techniques, utilizing resists, stenciling, and various other tools. If you struggle with glaze application, this is the workshop to attend. The following week, there will be a glaze firing, so you will not wait long for your results. BRING: - Bisque - Scissors - Exacto or matte knife - Variety of brushes OCTOBER 18 LARGE OR COMPLEX FORM with RICK PRUCKLER class limit 15 Rick will demonstrate the flexible, adaptable coil method with use of potter’s or banding wheel as a way of achieving larger or more complex forms. BRING: - throwing ribs - hair dryer or heat gun NOVEMBER 8 THE PEWABIC LEGACY with HANNE NIELSEN class limit 20 Hanne will show us some of the items in the Pewabic archives and then lead us through historic installations in Detroit. BRING: - if you are willing to transport other students to the off-site locations, please let us know as you register. We will attempt to car-pool and minimize any parking difficulty. - NOVEMBER 29 RAKU DAY with JANE WHITE (bad weather date = December 6) Jane will show examples, explain raku variables, and lead a hands-on raku firing, in a morning and an afternoon session. Each session will begin with a lecture and follow with students glazing their own bisque ware, that will be placed into kiln within the next 2 hours. While we are firing the raku kiln, you will have time to glaze your other bisque ware for the cone 10 or cone 6 firings. SESSION 1 - 10 am- 2:30 class limit 15 SESSION 2 - 1:30 pm – 5:30 class limit 15 Have both days available, in case we have bad weather on the 29th. Raku results in ware that is decorative. The clay does not vitrify and water will eventually seep from the interior if filled with water (you can use inserts to avoid that). It is low-fire and less durable than cone 6 or 10, not appropriate for food service. BRING: - stoneware bisque. Pieces should be even-walled, no taller than twelve inches and no wider than 10 inches. Each participant can process approximately 50 square inches of stacking space.
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