Hand Building for Beginners: Tuesday, 1/7 -2/11 1:00 3:30 pm
Basic Introduction Class
Hand Building Class for Beginners
Intro to Hand Building will be an opportunity for students to work with clay as an art medium. Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of construction, decoration, vocabulary, as well as sculptural techniques.
Cost is $220 including all materials and firing fees
- Slab building
- Coil Method
- Pinch Method
- Surface Applications, such as:
Day 1: Demonstration on Rolling out slabs (which will be class slab), pinching technique, and coil technique, Students rolling out slab. Build a paper construction of design for box. No more than 8 sides. The design must be approved by instructor before creation. Students will create one pinch and one coil vessel. Homework for students is to bring five objects for texture to next class.
Day 2: Demonstration on textures with objects students have brought in. Demo on slipping and scoring slabs together. Use texture to create decorative flat ornament. Begin construction on box.
Day 3: Demonstration on modeling clay for required application to box. More work time for box construction.
Day 4: Demonstration on creating box lid and surface application. The rest is work time.
Day 5: Last day to finish wet clay. Finish construction, surface application, etc. so piece can begin to try and be bisque fired.
Day 6: Brief glazing demo with brush . Bisque pieces returned and day for glazing. Piece must be completed by end of class.