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
Join me for a one day, hands-on workshop at Scottsdale Artists’ School Monday, March 13, 2017! I will demonstrate my slab building techniques to create animal or human faces and the application of underglazes. http://scottsdaleartschool.org/course/sculpting-faces/
- Tempe Center for the Arts Juried Biennial: CLAY, Sept. 30 – Dec. 31, 2016, Opening Reception : Friday, Sept. 30, 6 – 9 p.m., 700 West Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ. Image: “Under the Surface”, stoneware, glaze, wood, 19″ X 15″ X 7″
- About Face, Phoenix Airport Museum, May 28 – Oct. 30, 2016, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Terminal 4, Level 2, two display cases. Image: “Gift Giver: Portrait of Lunette”, stoneware, slip, underglaze and glaze, 26″ X 16″ X 21″
- Figurative Cups, Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $140. plus $25. materials fee and firing. Register at http://www.shemerartcenter.org/programming/workshop-schedule/ or phone (602) 262-4727
- Sculpting Faces, Scottsdale Artists’ School, 3720 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ, Nov. 4, 2016, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $90., students provide materials and firing. Register at http://www.scottsdaleartschool.org (under Weekly Classes) or phone (480) 990-1422
Repousse Figure Sculpture and Kiln Fired Surfaces
with Jane Kelsey-Mapel
Scottsdale Artists’ School
3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
April 14, 15 and 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$300. + $40. material fee / includes clay, underglaze and firing
Register: scottsdaleartschool.org or phone (480) 990-1422
During the first two days of the workshop, students will work in water-based clay using the repousse technique of working with clay slabs to create wall masks and small-scale torsos. Repousse, a term originating from a traditional metal working, technique is a process in which volume and structure are developed by pressing out forms from the back side of the slab. The clay comes to life, acting like skin as it stretches over one’s fingers. Students will be encouraged to work loosely, responding expressively and intuitively to the clay. The pieces will be bisque fired for the following Friday when students will apply translucent underglazes as washes and stains similar to watercolor painting. Jane will show examples and discuss a variety of fired surface decorating techniques. The pieces will receive their final firing and be ready for pick-up after the workshop.
Repoussé Figure Sculpture and Kiln Fired Surfaces with Jane Kelsey-Mapel
October 15,16 & 23, 2015, 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 8th
Tuition: $300 + $40 Material Fee/ includes clay, glazes and firing
All Skill Levels
Register: http://www.ScottsdaleArtSchool.org or phone (480) 990-1422
During the first two days of the workshop, students will work in water-based clay using the repoussé technique of working with clay slabs to create wall masks and small-scale torsos. Repoussé, a term originating from a traditional metalworking, technique is a process in which volume and structure are developed by pressing out forms from the backside of the slab. The clay comes to life, acting like skin as it stretches over one’s fingers. Students will be encouraged to work loosely, responding expressively and intuitively to the clay.
The pieces will be bisque fired for the following Friday when students will apply translucent underglazes as washes and stains similar to watercolor painting. Jane will show examples and discuss a variety of fired surface decorating techniques. The pieces will receive their final firing and be ready for pick-up after the workshop.
WHAM Art Association presents:
Mask Making Using Repoussé Slab-Building
A Ceramic Sculpture Workshop
With Jane Kelsey-Mapel
Jane Kelsey-Mapel will share techniques to create narrative ceramic figure sculptures. She will demonstrate the repoussé process and will discuss facial anatomy and proportions. Jane will also demonstrate the application of underglazes.
In this hands-on workshop, participants will be encouraged to work loosely and expressively as they create their masks, which may be human or animal, representational or abstract in form.
A supply list will be provided before the workshop. Space is limited – please call WHAM Art to reserve your spot now.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
9am – 4pm
With a break for lunch
$60 includes bisque firing.
Clay available for purchase.
WHAM Art Association
16560 N. Dysart Road
Surprise, AZ 85378
Friday, March 13, 2015
Shemer Art Center Ceramic Sculpture Workshop
Jane Kelsey-Mapel “Animal Expressions”
Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., January 8, 9 & 23, 2015
$150 – 3 sessions, $25 materials fee
Explore the expressive potential of animal imagery by creating clay sculptures of animals or animal/human “hybrids”. For inspiration, the instructor will show examples of animal sculptures by contemporary ceramic artists. Using slab construction techniques, participants will begin by creating wall masks and then move on to building an entire animal form. Students may bring photographic images as references for basic structure, but are encouraged to work loosely and expressively attempting to capture the essence of the animal spirit.
The last day of the workshop, participants will apply translucent underglazes to their sculptures using washes and stains similar to watercolor techniques. Finished work will be available for pick-up after the glaze-firing.
Shemer Art Center http://www.shemerartcenter.org
5005 East Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 262-4727
Scottsdale Artists’ School Ceramic Sculpture Workshop
Figurative Pitchers and Mugs Inspired by Traditional Toby Jugs
Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., February 27, 2015
Water-based Clay/All Levels
A Toby Jug, dating back to the 1760’s, is a figurative ceramic pitcher modeled in the form of a popular character, historical, fictional or generic and can also be a person or animal. This workshop will provide art educators and artists with an opportunity to create their own Toby Jug or Character Mug using the repoussé slab-building technique. Repoussé is a process in which volume and structure are quickly developed by pressing out forms from the backside of the slab. The technique can be adapted in the classroom for students of all ages. Jane will present images ranging from traditional English Toby Jugs and Early American Face Jugs to contemporary character mugs. She will discuss anatomy and proportion and will demonstrate the application of underglazes. Please plan to eat lunch in, as Jane will present a slide lecture during the lunch hour. http://www.janekelseymapel.com
Educators earn six clock hours toward professional development.
Scottsdale Artists’ School, http://www.scottsdaleartschool.org
3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, Phone 480-990-1422
Mesa Art Center Ceramics Classes
Jane Kelsey-Mapel Figure Sculpture
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., January 17 – March 14, 2015
Jane Kelsey-Mapel Independent Studio
Saturdays, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., January 17 – March 14, 2015
Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St., Mesa, AZ, 85201, Phone 480-644-6520