Arts series features ceramics workshops

The Cullowhee Mountain ARTS Summer Visual ART Series is offering three weeklong ceramics workshops at Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design throughout July.  

The ceramics workshops are:

July 9 to 13: Gay Smith will teach “Working to Make the Pots You Want to Make.” The workshop will cover creating functional ware, mugs, cups, etc. Demonstrations will focus on techniques, altering form and surface design. Discussion may include raw glazing and soda firing. All skill are levels welcome. Cost is $535.

July 16 to 20: Nick Joerling will teach “Pots/Possibilities.” Beginning with wheel-thrown pots, students will be guided to push, cut, coax and stretch forms. Time will be given to exploring ways of making handles, lids and spouts. Some throwing experience is recommended. Cost is $545.

July 30 to Aug. 3: Melisa Cadel will teach “Dynamic Anatomy.” The emphasis will be on hand-built dynamic clay figures that create tension or mood. Cadel will address surface treatment as it relates to the sculptural form. The goal of the class is to give students the tools they need to create successful work that incorporates proportion, visual movement and color. Cost is $530.

For information about painting and other arts workshops, visit the organization’s website. or 828.342.6913

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