Workshops: Introductory to Mold Making for Sculptors

This summer we have a great line up of workshops for artists and sculptors! On August 4th and 5th we are offering a mold making workshop for sculptors with George McMonigle. “Did you ever want to make a mold of one of your sculptures or wonder how they were made?” Maybe you had mold making back in school and wondered what has changed! If so, this workshop is a perfect place to start. You will be making a silicon mold of a small (3′ to 4′) very simple sculpture. A demonstration will be given explaining modern mold making materials and techniques. Time will be given to create a small sculpture. George will then walk you through the step-by-step process of dividing your piece with shims, pouring layers of silicon and making a mother mold and a plaster cast of your work. In mold making “size matters.” To get the most out of this workshop and an understanding of the process, we will only be molding a small simple sculpture. This same process can easily be scaled up for much larger and more complex sculptures in your own studios. More information and registration...

WE WELCOME BABY THEODORE

Congratulations to Caitlin Burton and George Meresitzis as they welcome baby Theodore Spiros Meresitzis into their lives.  Caitlin serves as Venue Manager at Historic Yellow Springs planning and hosting all our weddings and events at The Washington. Theo was born on December 27, 2017, weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. and 21 inches long.  Caitlin told us, “This was the best day of my life and experience to bring this little soul into this world.”  She reports that he is a very good baby and got all gold stars on his one-month check-up.  We look forward to watching Theo grow and thrive. Caitlin will be returning to her position here at HYS following a maternity leave. Her creative and business skills will continue to assist our brides in planning the most memorable day of their lives and introduce The Washington to area corporate partners. Again, all best wishes to Caitlin and George and their new little...

LOOKING TO SPRING AT THE CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO

2018 Spring Semester is beginning soon at the Chester Springs Studio in Historic Yellow Springs.  We are offering a variety of classes and options to fit into your schedules.  The beginning semester dates are: Fine Art Classes:  March 12 – April 14 (5 weeks) Fine Art Classes:  May 21 – June 22 (5 weeks) Ceramic Classes:  March 26 – June 10 (10 weeks) We are currently working on final class and workshop schedules and they will be posted soon.  When finalized you may view the schedule, class descriptions and register online at:  http://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/ .  Questions?  Email Cher Pizzi, Studio Program Manager at cpizzi@yellowsprings.org.  Or call, 610 827-7414 Ext....

WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED AT THE CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO

THE PAINTERLY APPROACH – AN EXPLORATION March 24-25 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with Georganna Lenssen CARVING ORGANIC CLAY SCULPTURE March 24-25 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with Bob Deane CLAY MONOPRINTING WORKSHOP April 7-8 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. With Mitch Lyons ALL MIXED UP MULTI-MEDIA WORKSHOP May 19-20 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with Nancy Barch Check our website now for details on the workshops, our artist instructors, and fee schedules.  www.yellowsprings.org. Workshops do fill so register now to secure your spot.  For questions contact Cher Pizzi, Studio Program Manager, at 610 827-7414 Ext. 16 or...

NCECA CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN PITTSBURGH

The 2018 52nd annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts (NCECA) will be held March 14-17 in Pittsburgh, PA.   CROSS CURRENTS:  CLAY AND CULTURE is a huge yearly gathering of ceramic artists, K-12 schools, community centers, universities, museums, galleries, businesses, organizations, collectors and enthusiasts of the ceramic arts from the United States and 20 foreign countries.   NCECA fosters education and appreciation for the ceramic arts through programs, publications, exhibitions, and resources to inspire advancement of the field and creative opportunities for artists. Excitement is building for this event right here in our Ceramic Studio at Chester Springs.  Eileen McMonagle, Executive Director, a ceramic artist, herself, and Matt Wren, our Ceramic Studio Supervisor, a ceramic artist, too, will be attending the 2018 conference.   Joining them will be a group of our ceramic artists/faculty and students who look forward to this exciting experience.  Our Studio assistant Pam Nobles will be a volunteer at the conference. Ceramic arts are featured along with teaching and learning.  Fellowships are given by NCECA for independent research; awards for emerging artists; as well as international residency experiences.  The conference will include presentations on kilns and glazes; exploration of cultural traditions, knowledge and innovations; demonstrations of techniques; and historic pottery illustrating the past as well as contemporary pottery looking to the future.   There will be a Research Center focusing on the latest books, catalogues, journals, and magazines from around the world highlighting ceramics.  A Gallery Expo will feature the sale of extraordinary works in clay and a special exhibition with present the work of K-12 schools fostering creativity in learning. Eileen and...