Time: February 2, 2013 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Street: 17 New South Street
City/Town: Northampton, MA
Website or Map: http://www.nohoarts.org
Event Type: class
Organized By: Northampton Center for the Arts
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2013
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Saturday, February 2, 10am-5pm
The fee of $135 includes all materials and one kiln firing. Class is limited to 10 students. No experience necessary. To register, call the Center at (413) 584-7327 or email us at email@example.com.
This class will cover a variety of fast and exciting approaches to making large (or small!) hollow animal sculpture in clay. Techniques play a vital role in subject interpretation, so we will employ a range, exploiting traditional pottery techniques such as pinch, coil, dowel and slab. No awkward internal armatures are necessary, minimal external support will be introduced, allowing you to work with immediacy and help in the successful creation and development of ideas.
Basic animal anatomy will be discussed as this knowledge should underpin all the decisions you make. However, it is not the goal to make realistic sculpture but to capture more the spirit, vigor and nature of the animal – to make an interpretation, not a copy.
Paper clay, with it's tremendous working strength and tolerance will be the clay of choice. Demonstrations will be on going and personal assistance and advice always available.
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