Wheel Generated Form
Instructor: Danika Notar
Price: $395.00
Dates: 06/19 – 08/07
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Tuesday
Number of Classes: 8
No Class On: 01/01/18
Come get down and dirty while learning to make functional and sculptural forms on the potter's wheel! In this course, students will learn how to use the potter's wheel to create cups, bowls, plates, vases, and pouring vessels. Students will practice throwing, trimming, making handles and spouts, and finishing and firing their pieces. Students will experience clay both as a functional building material and as an expressive medium. Color and texture will be explored through a variety of slips and glazes. The instructor will lead demonstrations to give students more ideas as to what type of clay forms they could like to pursue. Students will also be exposed to the creative thought processes behind intellectual and intuitive decisions in ceramics. Each week, a new technique will be demonstrated, and a new artist's artwork will be presented to ignite your imagination! No previous ceramics experience necessary—this class is open to all levels. Students will receive a complimentary 25 pound bag of cone 6 clay, but may need to purchase additional clay for their personal projects. All other materials and tools will be provided. Enrollment in this course includes additional access to one monitored Open Studio session per week; either on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Friday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, or Sunday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Unfinished student work should be picked up within two weeks of last class.
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Instructor Info: Danika Notar:
Danika Notar was born into a middle class family in the Philadelphia suburbs. Her mother a painter, her father an engineer, she was raised to appreciate the importance of function and aesthetics. She graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia in 1992. From there she continued to refine her craft by apprenticing, teaching and managing clay studios at Chester Springs Art Center, The Art League School and The Frederick School of Pottery. Her latest residency at The Steel Yard in Rhode Island, allowed her to stretch the conventional boundaries of the functional pottery and combine them with everyday objects, in order to create original forms that show everyday items in new ways. Currently, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son where she exhibits and sells her work.
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