CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

ADULT

Ceramics

Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class. Clay must be purchased in studio.

LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

 

Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR:  Lynne Meade

$199:  10 classes

Class 29460       Mon           9:00am-12:00pm                 9/14-11/16

 


Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Lynne Meade

$199:  10 classes

Class 29461       Mon           1:00pm-4:00pm                   9/14-11/16



Ceramics (Beg-Adv) ages 17 & up
INSTRUCTOR:  Lesley Jensen

$199:  10 classes

Class 29463       Mon           7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/14-11/16

 

Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Bruno Kark

$199:  10 classes

Class 29466       Tue            7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/15-11/17

 

Ceramics (beg-Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Ann Henderson

$189:  9 classes

Class 29465       Wed           9:00am-12:00pm                 9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

 

Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR:  Takemi Tsuruta

$189:  9 classes

Class 29462       Wed           7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

 

Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR:  Coreen Abbott

$199:  10 classes

Class 29464       Thu            7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/17-11/19

 

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  James Newton

$199:  10 classes

Class 29467       Sat             9:00am-12:00pm                 9/12-11/21

No class 9/19

 

 ADULT

Intro to Sculpture

More fully understand the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

INSTRUCTOR:  Chris Kanyusik
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$199:  10 classes

Class 29478       Tue            9:00am-12:00pm                 9/15-11/17

Class 29479       Tue            1:00pm-4:00pm                   9/15-11/17

 

 ADULT

NEW | Sculpting the Figure in Clay
(Beg-Adv)

In this class we will be exposed to a range of techniques and approaches for sculpting the human figure in clay. Working with live models, we will explore using the human figure in art, study anatomy and proportion, and will deepen our understanding of building artworks from clay using both solid and hollow-built processes, sculpting additively and subtractive carving, with and without armatures. We will discuss gesture, pose, weight distribution, and focus on both traditional and non-ceramic finishes.

INSTRUCTOR:  Chris Kanyusik
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$155:  9 classes

Class 29470       Wed           4:30pm-6:30pm                   9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

 

 ADULT

Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv)

Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the raku firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and terra sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work. Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable that students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after second class. Minimum age for Friday class is 17.

LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR:  James Newton

$243:  10 classes

Class 29474       Fri              9:00am-12:00pm                 9/18-11/20


INSTRUCTOR:  Chris Kanyusik

$243:  10 classes

Class 29475       Fri              7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/18-11/20

 

 ADULT

Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv)

Emphasis on ceramic work for high-fire salt kiln, to be stacked with kiln shelves. Students participate in loading and unloading of kilns.

INSTRUCTOR:  Gregory Byard
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$243:  10 classes

Class 29473       Thu            1:00pm-4:00pm                   9/17-11/19

 

 ADULT

Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv)

Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems that express your unique personality. Totems will include large tactile beads, sculptural elements and journalistic pieces that are all about you. Class will include one-of-a-kind planters, birdbaths, mushroom sculptures and more. Instructor’s bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel portion of this class.

INSTRUCTOR:  Ellen Sachtschale
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$199:  10 classes

Class 29476       Thu            9:00am-12:00pm                 9/17-11/19

 

 ADULT

Surface Decoration (Int/Adv)

Come join us on an exploration into surface design. You will be challenged to push your design ideas to great heights. Some of the techniques that will be covered are stenciling, scraffitto, slip decoration, use of oxides, over glazes, under glazes, pouring glazes, dipping glazes, and overlapping glazes and techniques for using a sprayer.

INSTRUCTOR:  Ed Blackburn
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$199:  10 classes

Class 29477       Sun            10:00am-1:00pm                 9/13-11/15

 

 ADULT

NEW | Makers Series: Succulent Pots and Plants

Want to make a planter for a succulent? You can make your own out of clay, and then learn how to plant your own succulent at The Ruth Bancroft Garden! You’ll create a planter at the ceramics studio in Civic Park, choose a glaze for the planter, and then meet again at The Ruth Bancroft Garden to plant your own succulent. Supply fee includes the clay, glaze, soil, one succulent plant, top dressing, and two firing processes.

INSTRUCTOR:  Rana Nassar
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$63:  2 classes          $40 supply fee due at first class

Class 29513       Sun            1:00pm-4:00pm                   11/22

Field Trip            Sat             9:00am,-10:30am                12/5

 

 ADULT

Open Studio Ceramics

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed on all legal city holidays. Check current Open studio hours posted in Studio. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes.

LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$152:  59 classes
$91:  Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 29468       9/12-11/21

No class 9/19, 11/11

 ADULT

NEW | Master Potter Workshop with Sarah Jaeger

In this one-day workshop, Sarah Jaeger will throw, trim, assemble and finish several forms, ranging from a simple bowl and/or cup to more complex forms like a tureen, pitcher and/or teapot. She will also give a glaze decoration demonstration, compatible to all firing ranges. As she demonstrates all the stages of making her functional forms, there will be discussion of the various aspects involved, from the technical to the aesthetic to the conceptual. There will be a slide show to discuss influences from historical ceramics and other sources, such as her residency at the Archie Bray Foundation, and her education from Harvard University and the Kansas City Art Institute. Sarah was profiled in May 2007 as a leading ceramic artist for the PBS Craft in America documentary. Open to all skill levels. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, Trax Gallery, and Clay People.

LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$83:  1 class
$43:  Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members
$73:  Trax Gallery and ClayPeople discount

Class 29512       Sat             10:00am-4:00pm                 9/19