Adult Ceramic Classes
Winter Adult Ceramics Class
image credit: Chūgata stencil:, Large-patterned Leaves on a Striped Ground, late 19th century. Thrust-and pull-carving; silk webbing . SBMA, Gift of Mrs. Lockwood de Forest.

This 12-week series of adult ceramics classes is inspired by the intricate patterns of carved paper katagami stencils that are on view in the Museum's Ridley-Tree Gallery in February as part of the Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil exhibition. The stencils were originally used in traditional Japanese resist dyeing to make beautiful designs on textiles. The handmade paper objects, created by anonymous artisans, are now recognized and collected for their own aesthetic merit.  The ceramics projects focuses on detailed carved relief patterns in clay and decorating surfaces with inlay designs.
Perfect for beginners, this program introduces participants to the techniques of ceramics, including hand building and throwing on the wheel through small group instruction and individual attention. 

Course includes all materials, firings, and a complimentary docent-led tour of the Museum.

Registration Fee: $400 SBMA Members/$485 Non-Members
No fewer than 10 participants required for this class to run.

Session(s):
Winter Adult Ceramics Class

Thursdays: January 5 - March 23, 2017; 6 - 9 pm

Location:
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
1600 Santa Barbara Street
Registration Fee:
$400 SBMA Members/$485 Non-Members
Session is sold out.
 
Spring Adult Ceramics Class
image credit: Marc Chagall, Jeune fille en marche, ca. 1927-1928. Oil and gouache on composition board. SBMA, Gift of Ganna Walska.

This 10-week series of adult ceramics classes is inspired by work of Claude Monet and Marc Chagall, whose paintings are currently on view in Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Chagall's dreamlike subject matter with favorite motifs, including angels, fish, barnyard animals, and birds rendered in jewel tones, provide inspiration for functional vessels and ceramic sculptures. Monet's Impressionist landscapes painted in the open air captured how light and the exchange of colored reflections altered the scene. His palette and paint application technique of thickly applied bold, flat strokes of unblended colors inspire projects focusing on surface decoration and glazing techniques. Perfect for beginners, this program introduces participants to the techniques of ceramics, including hand building and throwing on the wheel through small group instruction and individual attention. Course includes all materials, firings, and a complimentary docent-led tour of the Museum.

Course includes all materials, firings, and a complimentary docent-led tour of the Museum.

Registration Fee: $330 SBMA Members/$415 Non-Members
No fewer than 10 participants required for this class to run.

Session(s):
Spring Adult Ceramics Class

Thursdays: April 6 - June 8, 2017; 6 - 9 pm

Location:
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
1600 Santa Barbara Street
Registration Fee:
$330 SBMA Members/$415 Non-Members
space left: 12 seats
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