Fantastical Clay Creatures (Ages 7-8)
Imagine and create fictional creatures in clay. Develop characters through an exploration of capabilities drawn from the natural world, combining properties or attributes from real organisms into fictional hybrids. You’ll use basic hand-building techniques in clay to render forms that express the function of the creature’s capabilities. Acrylic paint or ceramic underglazes will be used to color the creatures.
About the Instructor
Colleen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. There, she focused in ceramics, specifically figurative sculpting, mold making and slip casting, as well as a secondary concentration in glass casting. “My inspiration is love, beauty, and the unique nature of raw materials. The craftsman or artists’ ability to work with the material instead of against it. Acknowledging and finding its flaws, the ways in which it will not bend or comply with our hand. Likewise, the ways in which we can coax a material into an aesthetic and artistic perfection. My life as an artist is about understanding these qualities, and about continuously searching for ways to make the material my own.”See More Classes By Instructor