Pinch Pot Aliens, Creatures + Monsters (Ages 6-8)
Create the wildest creatures you can imagine! Students will learn a variety of handbuilding skills such as coil making, extruding, and how to make a pinch pot. Students will leave with a sculpture of an imaginary (or real) monster, alien, or mythical creature of their creation!
- This class uses airdry clay, so work may be taken home on Friday.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current CDC + VDH guidance outlined on our website: visarts.org
About the Instructor
Claudia is an artist and object-maker living and working in Richmond, VA primarily working in clay and paper media. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media in 2020. Her handbuilt works in clay, although they are made of hardened earth, feel soft to the touch. Their colors are as jovial and earthly as bursting laughter. These objects emit energy through their whimsical forms and patterns. She learns from the way that the moon and the trees wave to each other and the deep knowledge rooted in the earth and our bodies.
Through her teaching, she aims to democratize the classroom space, leveling the student/teacher relationship to one of reciprocity rather than authority. Her students learn just as much from the world around them as they do from each other. In her classroom, Claudia exists as a guide for her creative students' journeys and she endeavors to teach her students limitlessness in their creative pursuits.See More Classes By Instructor
Instagram: @ paloma.claudi