Let your ideas flow through clay where you will build magical worlds. Students will explore illustration as a sketchbook practice along with the fundamentals of hand building techniques.
This 10-week beginner course for kids will focus on handbuilding techniques and foundations of clay as a medium. We will primarily explore slab building, slipping, scoring, coil building and pinching. Students are encouraged to ask questions and use their imaginations in the creation of their unique works. Students will focus on building magical characters and animal forms to
ultimately create a body of work. Students will explore creating illustrations on their pieces using underglazes.
* This class is for students with no prior handbuilding experience, all are welcome.
* Class size will remain at a reduced capacity for increased social distancing, masks indoors remain mandatory.
** Proof of vaccination is required prior to 1st class. **Class size will remain at reduced capacity for increased social distancing, masks indoors remain mandatory.
***No Class 11/26 (Thanksgiving)
Class includes all material and firing.
Kiran Joan is a Baltimore-based illustrator and ceramicist whose work is characterized by textures and contrasting fluid lines. Her magical worlds are influenced by a mix of cultures she grew up in, Oman, India, and the US. Kiran received her BFA in Sculpture from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, College of Fine Arts, Bangalore, India in 2017. Since receiving an MFA from the Illustration Practice Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has worked with clients like The New York Times, Washington Post, NBC News, Politico, HuffPost, Taste Magazine and more. Currently, her work explores ceramics as an extension of her illustration practice.