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Sculptural Techniques in Clay with Julie McNair

Ah Haa School for the Arts

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Sunday, July 27, 2014
Ah Haa School for the Arts 300 South Townsend St. TellurideCO  81435
Friday, July 25, 2014 - Sunday, July 27, 2014
Ah Haa School for the Arts 300 South Townsend St. TellurideCO  81435

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What's Included

Clay is a wonderful medium for sculpture because of its plasticity and playful approach to creating form. The primary challenge of making sculptural forms in clay have to do with it shrinking approximately 15% and the need to create even wall thicknesses to avoid cracking while drying and firing. Julie will show students different techniques (coiling, pinching and hollowing out) to accomplish this, depending on the form desired by each student. Students will start with a maquette (small model) and spend the rest of the class enlarging that form. Surface finishes will include colored slips and sgraffito designs (drawing through colored slips). Beyond the technical aspects, Julie will assist each student with their concepts and designs.

About This Organizer

The Ah Haa School for the Arts is a community center of learning and culture that offers a wide variety of programs and seeks to inspire individuals of all ages to explore, develop and celebrate their creativity. Our home is a turn-of-the-century train depot, a beautiful building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located in scenic Telluride, Colorado.

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Ah Haa School for the Arts 300 South Townsend St. TellurideCO  81435
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