Welcome Guest      Help   |   Login

Find a Course

 Links

Ceramics

Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 19 - Feb 16 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-2618
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20 | model fee $20


Description

Experience the creative potential of clay by exploring realistic, abstract and caricatured depictions of our most noteworthy feature, the human face. In this workshop, you will discover that various artists and cultures treat the face with an astonishing range of approaches and styles. You'll become familiar with basic sculptural concepts, including proportion, form, shape and texture, by exercising creative problem-solving skills to recreate our most inherently expressive anatomical element.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-1996
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

The focus is on fun as students explore the expressive potential of clay as they make inventive forms using the pinch, slab and coil methods to create oodles of inventive objects, and enjoy squishing their hands into this fabulously tactile medium. Students finish their projects by adding surface patterns and colored glazes and then, through the magic of fire (safely contained in the kiln), their raw materials are transformed into cherished works of ceramic art. Projects are equally decorative and functional and include character maquettes, piggy banks and ornamental tiles.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jan 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CAMP-0571
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $15


Description

A paper valentine is fine, but a three-dimensional sculptural valentine is one dimension better! In this class, your young artist can make a "valentile," a low-relief art object made from an easy-to-manipulate polymer clay material that, once baked, is durable and paint friendly. A magnet or a hook can then be added to the back so it can hang on vertical surfaces. Students finish the day with a finished "valentile" that can be presented to their favorite on Valentine's Day.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
  • Prev
  • Next