Handbuilding: Sculptural + Organic Forms
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The nature of hand building allows for freedom and expression with shape and form. This workshop will focus on experimentation, utilizing the unique properties of clay to create both organic and geometric forms. We will learn to build functional and sculptural objects using pinch, slab and coil techniques. Though we will primarily focus on construction, you will also have the opportunity to experiment with surface decoration and glazing. Whether you want to build on your existing handbuilding skills or are brand new to ceramics, this workshop will meet you where you’re at!
The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Avenue, Providence RI 02909
WHAT TO WEAR
For all courses, students must wear a pair of close-toed shoes like sneakers or boots (no sandals, no flip-flops, no peep-toe pumps). Also, you should dress expecting to get a little dirty. Art is messy. In addition, students in metalworking courses must wear clothes made from either cotton or wool—synthetic fabrics like fleece and polyester are not safe near an open flame. Pants are required and long sleeves are recommended. Any clothing that has been frayed is not permitted. The studio is well stocked with heavy-duty welding jackets, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.
COURSE WITHDRAWAL & TRANSFERS
All enrollments are subject to our REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT POLICIES. Notable changes to accommodate the uncertainty during the current pandemic include the following adjustments to our policies:
SCHOLARSHIPS applications are available for students who may not otherwise be able to enroll in a course. Additionally, standing sliding scale scholarships exist for QT/BIPOC students.