All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Students enrolled in this class will create their own ceramic tiles in 2D and 3D (bas-relief) format, as well as multiples to use in an original mosaic! Students will have plenty of opportunities to design tiles, roll out clay slabs, cut out shapes, glaze their tiles, and use grout to finish their projects! We will explore many different surface texturing techniques, glazing processes, and how to arrange their tiles in patterns and tessellations for mosaic. We will also look at the rich history of tiles and mosaics and how they are used in different cultures. This class is perfect for students who have worked in ceramics before but want to try making something new, or beginner students just starting their adventure with clay. Students with prior experience will be encouraged to develop a unique body of work which reflects their own interests and skills. Using the natural environment of the park as our inspiration, an assortment of projects will be completed by each student and fired in the electric kiln.
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Bonnie Hull is a local potter from Sandyston, NJ who holds a BFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz and a degree in Occupational Therapy from the Orange County Community College. She has worked with students of all ages, having taught and demonstrated numerous times at schools as a representative for Peters Valley.
Studio/Materials Fee: $60
This workshop runs from 9am to 3pm each day