Tools & Techniques
This course is geared towards those who have no experience working in clay. Over the 6-week course we will explore the 5 major techniqes of hand-building.
Each 2.5 hour class includes a demonstration and an "assignment" to use that new technique in a design of your choice. Two classes focus on painting techniques.
Class 1- Pinch Pots
Using our hand and thumb, we will create these palm sized bowls and cups. Organic and smaller in size, these pieces are the beginnings of seeing in clay.
Class 2 - Coil Building
Learning to roll coils and to build with them creates larger pieces. In this class we will create either a vase, a mug, or a planter.
Class 3 - Surface Decoration
In this class we will use our previous 2 pieces to explore the fundamentals of surface design. We will play with: wax, sponging, color, scaffitto (carving), wiping and more.
Class 4 - Slab Building
A favorite of the studio, you will learn to use the slab roller to roll out flat sheets of clay to build with. In this class we will make either a box or a vase.
Class 5 - Sculpting
Learning to sketch in clay is a sill we will use to then create a larger size and more fully formed animal out of clay.
Class 6 - Surface Decoration
This last class of the series will be to finish up the previous work and to paint and glaze the work.
2.5 hours each session
No experience necessary.
Sunday mornings 9:00-11:30 AM
Tuesday afternoons 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Private lessons on the wheel are available to those with no previous experience or who want to refresh their skills.
200 nis per 1 hour lesson
250for 1.5 hour lesson
Includes materials and firing.
Beginners Clay Classes
A number of workshops are offered to adults and teenagers which are appropriate for beginners.