CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO UPDATES

CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO UPDATES

FALL STUDIO CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 19 

A full schedule of classes and workshops has been planned for the FALL SEMESTER – beginning the week of September 19.  You can review the schedule and class descriptions online at yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/.

Adult Fine Art Classes will explore drawing, painting and sculpture.  Several highlights include:

NEW! – FROM CLAY TO BRONZE – go from sculpting to creating a mold for casting your sculpture
NEW!PORTRAIT PAINTING – lots of basic drawing and painting instruction with costumed models
Landscaping Painting, Beginning Drawing, Painting Basics, and Life Drawing will also be offered.

Adult Ceramics Classes will offer a variety of skills along with these NEW classes:

NEW! – CLAY HALF AND HALF – incorporate both wheel throwing and hand building techniques
NEW! – SCULPTURE FOR THE GARDEN – create relief and figurative sculpture in clay
NEW! – STARTING WITH ANIMALS – hand building class to make animals – a long-necked giraffe vase?
NEW! – POSSIBILITIES IN CLAY – hand building, wheel throwing combination creating in clay
We will continue to offer Clay Your Way, All About the Wheel, Throwing Concentration, The Potters’ Wheel and Modes of Clay and our special Pottery for Beginners on Sundays.

Kids and Teens Classes –  NEW FOR KIDS – INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION to produce a short animated sequence; YOUNG MASTERS:  DRAWING & PAINTING; DRAWING AND PAINTING NATURE as well as Creative Clay, Fun and Functional Ceramics.  TEENS will be exploring DRAWING CLASS AND THROUGH THE WHEEL.

It is an exciting class semester filled with learning and creativity.  Schedule now and enjoy the beautiful Fall season in our village.  Register online, in person or by phone for classes and workshops.  Remember, HYS members enjoy a discounted class fee.   For questions please contact Cher Pizzi, Studio Program Manager at 610 827-7414 Ext. 16 or email cpizzi@yellowsprings.org.

WOOD KILN AT CERAMICS STUDIO MAINTAINS BUSY SCHEDULE

 

 

Wood Kiln Supervisor Matt Wren reports a busy season ahead for the wood kiln at the Ceramics Studio at Yellow Springs.  The studio offers community firing as well as private rentals with a total of eight firings scheduled now for the fall with others to come.
Community firings are for individuals looking to get some wood firing experience.  To sign up, please contact Matt Wren and tell him the weekend you desire to participate.  A share of the community firing is $150 for members and $175 for non-members.  A share is 12” x 18” x 40” with nine shares available.  You need to sign up for firing shifts by the Friday afternoon of the firing and be present at the unloading.  Community firing dates are:
September 9 – 11, unloading September 14
September 30 – October 2 – unloading October 6
November 4 – 6, unloading November 10
December 2 – 4, unloading December 8

 

We provide slips, cone 10 glazes, wadding, cone packs and the wood.

Private full wood kiln firings are also available.  Contact Matt Wren to confirm a date.  A deposit is due to hold the date and the balance is due on the date of firing or before.

You can contact Matt Wren at mwren@yellowsprings.com or call 610 827-7414 Ext. 21. Full information including fees are available online at http://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/wood-kiln/.
 

WORKSHOPS CONTINUE AT CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO
Art workshops are a very successful part of the Chester Springs Studio offerings.  We are pleased to offer a fall series of new workshops:

THROWING LARGE SCALE FORMS WITH KEVIN CROWE – September 17 – 18, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. daily

BAS-RELIEF SCULPTURE WITH JENNIFER FRUDAKIS-PETRY – September 17 & 24 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

EXPLORING THE MAGIC OF WATERCOLOR WITH MICK McANDREWS – October 29-39, November 5-6, December 10-11 – Sat. Noon – 6 p.m. – Sun.  10 a.m.-4 p.m.

RAKU FIRING WITH BRETT THOMAS – November 5 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

THE PAINTERLY LANDSCAPE:  AN EXPLORATION WITH GEORGANNA LENSSEN – Date TBA

Please check our website for additional workshops that will be offered at the Chester Springs Studio.  You can register and pay fees at http://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/workshops/.   Discounts apply to HYS members.  Questions?  Call Cher Pizzi, Studio Program Manager at 610 827-7414 Ext. 16.