Submit Your Ideas for Clay Workshops at Yourist Studio Gallery

It's your turn to have a say. Let us know what kind of workshops you would like to see us offer in the future. We want to make sure our workshops meet your learning needs. The Yourist Studio Gallery program of the clay workshops that were held in 2012 follows.

Past Workshops — Spring 2012


Rachel Jensen Bird Lady SculptureLeslie Sobel Encaustic PaintingDeb Oliva Glazed potSandra Westley Rattles imageDonna Williams Paper Clay imageChristine Lagines Image

CREATING WALL MURALS with Inge Merlin
Participants will be shown the complete process that is used to make ceramic wall murals. These murals can be as small as 10 “ or as large as 50”. Demonstrations will include:

  • The preparation of designs through drawing.
  • Discussion and demonstration of the value and process of making a template.
  • An exploration of cutting out tiles for the mural
  • Examples of different techniques used for carving and adding texture
  • Various techniques for using specific tools for everything from cutting the slabs of clay, to framing a finished mural.
  • Participants will learn about the process of glazing and firing techniques for different pieces.
  • Participants will be shown, how to mount large wall pieces on plywood. How to frame them and complete the process of hanging large pieces securely.

 A list of materials will be provided for reference to help participants prepare for their own future projects.

Instructor:
Inge Merlin


Tuition:
$80 - Light breakfast included
Potluck lunch break

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 9:00-5:00 PM



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EXPLORING THE HUMAN FIGURE with Norma Penchansky Glasser
Yourist Studio Gallery is honored to have internationally known, local artist Norma Penchansky Glasser, give a rare appearance as instructor, to both budding and practicing figurative sculptors.
Norma will help you explore composition, gesture and sculpting technique. Whether you are new at trying figurative sculpture or a practicing artist, Norma will offer you a wealth of knowledge, through a teaching style enjoyed by so many of Norma’s students. We will be working with a nude model for this workshop.
Upon completion we will kiln fire your sculpture.

Instructor:
Norma Penchansky Glasser


Tuition:
$90 - Light breakfast included
Potluck lunch break

Friday Evening, April 20, 2012, 7:00-9:30 PM
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9:30-4:30 PM:



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GLAZE APPLICATION TECHNIQUE with Deb Oliva
Join us for an adventure filled day with Deb Oliva and her amazing, glazing techniques. Wax resist, latex and shellac techniques are but to name a few. Glazing will never be the same. Bring some bisque ware with you to this workshop and have the glazing time of your life.

Instructor:
Deb Oliva

Tuition:
$80 - Light breakfast included
Potluck lunch break

Sunday, March 25, 2012, 9:30-4:30 PM:


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PAST WORKSHOPS - PAST WORKSHOPS - PAST WORKSHOPS

FROM LARGE VESSELS TO REPRESENTATIONAL SCULPTURE USING EXTRUSION
- Instructor: Diana Pancioli

ENCAUSTIC COLLAGE
- Instructor: Leslie Sobel

SHELLAC AND LATEX TECHNIQUES
- Instructor: BrigitteLange

INNOVATIVE CERAMIC LESSONS THAT CONNECT TO THE ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM
- Instructor: Craig Hinshaw

FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE
- Instructor: Rachel Jensen

INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTIC PAINTING
- Instructor: Leslie Sobel

PAPER CLAY IS REAL CLAY
- Instructor: Donna Williams

A BIRD IN THE HAND
- Instructor: Nancy Bulkley

GET IT ON!!
GLAZE AND DECORATION EXPLORATION

- Instructor: Deb Oliva

RATTLE PALOOZA
- Instructor: Sandra Westley

TEXTURES UNLIMITED
- Instructor: Christine Laginess

MAKE A LAMP
- Instructor: Erica Allen

WHICH COMES FIRST, THE HANDLE OR THE CUP?
- Instructor: Donna Williams

PERUVIAN HAND & FEET - VESSEL BUILDING
- Instructor: Kate Tremel

WORKING FROM THE INSIDE OUT
- Instructor: Joanne Daniels

TEAPOTS
- Instructor: Kay Yourist

IMPROVING YOUR THROWING SKILLS
- Instructor, Kay Yourist

SURFACE DECORATION ON CLAY
- Instructor: Sandra Westley

THROWING BIG AND SCULPTING THE HUMAN FACE ON POTS
- Instructor, Pamela Timmons

LEARN TO THROW IN ONE DAY
- Instructor: Kay Yourist

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  • 15% discount on class tuition
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