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Foundations in Hand-building 23S_HB02
Course Code: 23S-HB02
Time: Monday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dates: Mar 20, 2023 - May 22, 2023
Skill Level: Beginner

In this fun 10-week entry-level course, we will learn to create both functional and sculptural forms using hand-building techniques. We will learn the fundamentals of three-dimensional design coupled with fundamental clay techniques, slab construction, coil building, and pinching, and use these techniques to create challenging and exciting projects. We will dive into color and texture, as we learn to create surface decoration and apply slips and glazes. Along the way, we will discover ancient and contemporary masters of clay, and develop a library of inspiration. This class is for students with no prior handbuilding experience, all are welcome. Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay and bisque firing, glaze firing fees are additional. Proof of vaccination required, indoor masking remains mandatory. 

Course Fee:
$ 345.00 Members
$ 360.00 Non-Members

Instructor: Shea Kister

Shea Kister is a ceramicist and interdisciplinary artist originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She received her BFA in 2017 from the University of South Dakota and has recently received her MFA from Kansas State University in 2022. Inspired by her study of trauma’s effects on memory as well as personal and social relationships, her work enlists notions of fragmentation, discontinuity, memory distortion, and dissociation through the use of scale, surface application, and materials. Creating manifestations of how feeling indescribable emotions can be outwardly represented, she presents her work within an immersive context that allows the viewer to experience familiar, though possibly uneasy feelings – the kind that might emerge from memory and the limitations of verbal or written language. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions across the United States; most recently in Illinois, Kansas, Washington, and Maryland.  

Proof of vaccination required prior to 1st class.

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