Fall 2017 Classes and Workshops: Mesa Art Center, Scottsdale Artists’ School and Shemer Art Center
Mesa Art Center Classes
Ceramics: Figurative Vessels
For Ages 16+
Create expressive figurative vessels using hand building or throwing techniques. Have fun turning your favorite animal into a teapot or sculpting a human head into a functional cup. Surface finishes will include colored slips and stains, underglazes and glazes. Clay and tools may be purchased the first day of class at the MAC ceramics studio.
SEPT. 1 – OCT. 13, 2017
FRIDAY 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
OCT. 27 – DEC. 15, 2017
FRIDAY 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Register at: https://boxoffice.mesaartscenter.com/Online/default.asp?BOset::WScontent::SearchCriteria::search_criteria=CAF17CERJK02&doWork::WScontent::search=1
Scottsdale Artists’ School One Day Workshop
November 2, 2017 or March 10, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Water-based Clay / All Levels
$90/1 day (students provide own materials and firing)
This class will be a fun one day exploration of faces, human or animal and as representational or as “fantastic” as you like. Using slab building techniques, students will create three dimensional faces that can be displayed on the wall when completed. Jane will discuss basic facial anatomy and proportion and will demonstrate how to establish structure and model features. She will also demonstrate the application of ceramic underglazes. Firing is not included in the class but a list of businesses providing firing services will be available.
Register at www.scottsdaleartschool.org phone: (480) 990-1422
Scottsdale Artists’ School 3720 North Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Shemer Art Center Two Day Workshop
“Figurative Clay Vessels”
Nov. 18, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dec. 2, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$140. Plus $25. materials fee (includes clay, glazes and firing)
In this hands-on workshop, participants will stretch their imagination to create fun characters, human or animal! The small sculptures will actually be functional vessels such as tea pots, cups or vases. The first day of class will be spent working in wet clay. Jane will discuss basic anatomy and proportions and will demonstrate slab building and modeling techniques. The pieces will be bisque fired and students will return for a half day class to apply the final surface color. Underglazes will be used as stains and washes similar to watercolor. The pieces will be glaze fired and ready for pick up after the workshop.
Jane Kelsey-Mapel creates narrative ceramic figure sculpture. She holds a B.A. degree in Art from Arizona State University and an M.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of North Texas. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in U.S. and international publications. She exhibits her work nationally and teaches ceramics and sculpture at Glendale Community College and the Mesa Art Center. www.janekelseymapel.com
For information and to register: http://www.shemerartcenter.org, (602) 262-4727.
Shemer Art Center 5005 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018