Ceramics for Beginners

Course Title:  Ceramics for Beginners

Course # 18s05

Dates:  September 10-27, Mondays and Thursdays

Time:  4:00-5:30

Location:  Art room, Mercer School, 2690 Margaret St., Mercer, WI

Objectives:  In the 6 sessions, students will learn three fundamental techniques for working with clay: coils, pinch and slab-work. By the end of the class, students will have made three projects, including a mug they will build out of coils, a multi-purpose bowl utilizing the pinch technique, and a flat dish made from rolling slabs from clay.

Course structure:  The course will be given in __6_ sessions, each _­90__ minutes long, covering the following topics:

Session 1: Intro to techniques, tools and processes. Sessions 2-5 will be spent working on the 3 projects. Session 6 will be an art show.

Requirements: This is a beginner level class and no experience working with clay is necessary.

Instructor: Craig Griffin is a teacher, illustrator, writer, ccok and baseball coach. After working for the better part of the last decade in Chicago painting murals with underprivileged youth, he moved north to return to Mercer and teach art. Craig unearthed a passion for clay he didn’t know existed this past year and is excited to explore it more in this ceramics class.

Fee: $35 with early bird discount of $5 if registered by August 27.