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Embracing the elements of surprise
August 25-29, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Construct whimsical teapots using both hand building methods and the potter's wheel. Learn how to make several different body shapes and components to create very gestural designs. Develop your own style through your choice of forms and surface decorations. Practice and perfect your wheel throwing and hand building skills. Ryan demonstrates how to throw basic teapot shapes with added off-wheel alteration and how to add texture to the surface of the piece. There will be a one-day break to allow for drying and bisquing the pieces. Create contrasting surface designs with hand brushed glazes or by using vinyl tape as a resist. Participate in a raku firing on the final day. Take your pieces home at the end of the class. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Ryan Peters, RyanPetersRaku.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $425 + materials fee, Non-Members: $450 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Slow Down - Wake Up - Make Art
September 19-21, 2014 (Fri 5 - 9 pm, Sat & Sun 9 to 5 pm ) — Learn to approach your existing artistic practice from a new perspective. Our goal will be to wake up the senses and strengthen our ability to perceive directly. Our goal is not necessarily to create finished work, but to experience methods to take to your own studio. The workshop will cultivate awareness, enliven the sense perceptions, and allow for insight. Suitable for visual artists who paint, sculpt, photograph or work in mixed media. Foundation skills will be revisited with a new approach. Nova Scotia is a magical place to experience the autumn. Both rugged and full of culture, it offers great variety for the senses and ample opportunity to "press reset" on your state of mind. Visit website


Location: Prospect Village, Nova Scotia, Canada
Instructor: annie abdalla, MFA, MES
Sponsor: Annie Abdalla Artworks
Cost: $450.00 including vegetarian meals
Email: annie abdalla
Phone: 902-852-3709

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Ceramics Crash Course
September 29 - October 10, 2014 — Join Dennis Ott the head of the Sedona Arts Center's Ceramics Studio to explore the world of clay through hand-building, slab construction and extruding. On the last day of class you will get a wheel demonstration to complete your two week tour. All materials and lab fees are included in this crash course specifically designed for students new to our ceramics department. You will complete three works of art that will be glazed and fired through this exciting crash course. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $130 All materials included
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Clay Studio
October 20-26, 2014 (Monday-Friday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm) — Students learn building, throwing, glazing and firing skills while creatively pushing an idea beyond the expected. Through the common challenge of creating anthropomorphic vessels, incorporating human-like qualities as subtle as an implied gesture or as direct as the human form, we will explore hand-building construction using coil, pinch, slab and extrusion methods, as well as wheel throwing. These varied approaches offer many options for creating sculptural, architectural, narrative, nesting and transitional forms. Students are encouraged to use as many building methods as desired. Using fire, paper, sawdust and even horse hair, the smoke of the raku firing process creates unexpected and unique finishing results that are an exhilarating conclusion to the processes of this workshop. Evening firing schedule will be assigned. Visit website


Location: Little Switzerland, NC
Instructor: Seth Barendse
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $415 + $25 Studio Fee + lodging fees
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
October 24-26, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreat guides you into a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual discovery. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse to create a life-changing experience. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums each with their own creative energy and each taught by a different artist: artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry - aspects of these projects cross-pollinate to become a path of unique connections that is different for each individual. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $675
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
December 16-18, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreat guides you into a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual discovery. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse to create a life-changing experience. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums each with their own creative energy and each taught by a different artist: artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry - aspects of these projects cross-pollinate to become a path of unique connections that is different for each individual. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $675
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Developing Forms & Surfaces: Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing Techniques
January 8-10, 2015 (6-8:30 pm Thursday, 9 am-4:30 pm Friday-Saturday) — Gain experience with the great tool of the potter's wheel. Demonstrations will include wheel throwing, building off the wheel, and a variety of decoration techniques, including slip-decorating, stamp-making, stamping, and some others. Come experiment, work with earthenware clay, and share ideas. Personalized instruction will enhance your learning experience. You will take home a group of bisque-fired pieces showing your exploration in clay and a collection of new skills. Guadalupe Lanning Robinson is a Graduate of Studio Ceramics Apprentice, Centro de Artes Plasticas Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico. To view some of her artwork and biography, visit guadalupepots.com. Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Guadalupe Lanning Robinson
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Cost: $300 Museum members/ $325 non-members
Email: Laura Smith
Phone: 256-535-4350 x222

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