2016 Summer Workshops

shalene valenzuelaWorkshop with Sean O’Connell: Introducing Pattern and Design for Ceramic Surfaces
Saturday June 11, 10am-5pm
$95 members, students, seniors
$105 non-members

Basic materials, lunch included

CALL 406-543-0509 TO REGISTER OR REGISTER NOW ONLINE!

Sean O'Connell Workshop

In this workshop, Sean will introduce students to his process through demonstrations using the potter's wheel and surface decoration techniques including: brush-work, wax and paper resist, Mishima (inlay), trailing, and carving. These demonstrations are intended to enable students to approach clay with a new perspective and confidence.

The day will begin with morning demos, followed by a lunch break and slide talk noon slide talk. for the latter half of the day, Sean will continue with demos as work with participants with a hands-on brush-work demonstration.

Sean O’Connell is a studio potter and educator living in Chicago, IL. He is currently teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was previously a Visiting Faculty member at the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary, Alberta. Sean was a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT from 2011- 2013. He earned his MFA from the School for American Crafts in 2009 in Rochester, NY and his BFA at Kansas City Art Institute in 2001. Sean exhibits his work nationally, is a regular contributor to ceramic art publications, and conducts workshops throughout the US and Canada. To learn more about Sean, visit seanoconnellpottery.com

 

shalene valenzuelaWeekend Mold Making Intensive
with Shalene Valenzuela
Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26, 10am-5pm
$195 members, students, seniors
$210 non-members

Mold making materials, instructional handouts, lunch included

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Mold Making Workshop Registration
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This workshop is suitable for mold making beginners and to students needing a refresher in moldmaking techniques. In this intensive 2-day workshop, students will have the chance to learn and create basic molds out of plaster that can be used for slip casting or press molds. The first day will include a detailed step-by-step demonstration on creating single and basic multiple part molds out of plaster, with time for students to begin working on their own molds. Students with some familiarity with mold making may choose to work on more complex multiple part molds.

Enrolled students will be provided a list of suggested tools, supplies, and items to bring to class. Enrollment is limited to 15 students

Shalene Valenzuela received a BA in Art Practice at the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Ceramics from California College of Arts and Crafts. She has participated in artist residencies at the the Clay Studio of Missoula (2007-2009) Archie Bray Foundation (2006) and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (2004, 2011). She has taught at Flathead Valley Community College, University of Montana, Oregon College of Art and Craft, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula Art Museum, Richmond Art Center, ASUC Studios at UC Berkeley, and CCA Extended Education. She now is the executive director at the Clay Studio of Missoula. Shalene has been a guest artist and speaker at a number of art centers, colleges, and universities and her work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally.


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If you would like to enroll in a workshop, please contact the Clay Studio at 406-543-0509. You may also register online by clicking the appropriate Paypal "buy now" button.

Space is limited, and payment is due in full to reserve your spot.

The Clay Studio accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and DiscoverCard

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY
The Clay Studio will offer students a full refund, less a $20 administrative fee up to 28 days before the day of the workshop.  If the Clay Studio is forced to cancel a workshop due to under-enrollment or unforeseen reasons, registrants will receive a full refund.

Thank you for your interest in our workshop series. We appreciate your support!

 

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