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Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture
October 3 - December 5, 2016 (Mondays, 6-9pm) — Investigate the potential of ceramics as sculpture! Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects will introduce students to the techniques and varied applications of traditional and experimental ceramics. Students will develop hand-building skills, such as hollowing forms (pinch pots), coiling construction, and slab-building, as well as mixed media techniques. Engaging in-class projects will explore the conceptual and narrative possibilities of the medium. Basic glazing will be addressed. Open to all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $595, Non-Credit: $395, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Ceramic Decal Printing
October 29 - November 5, 2016 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — Learn to prepare photo silkscreened ceramic decals, used to affix images permanently onto glazed ceramic, tile, or glass. The history of decalcomania and examples of works that use this process will be presented. Instruction will cover methods used in creating images for transfer, including printing transparencies, coating and exposing a screen, mixing china paints, and printing decals. Students will then produce screens to print and cover coat decals. All students will come away from this workshop with finished decals that can be transferred to ware and fired elsewhere. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Andre Fransen van de Putte
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $205, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Residency on the Greek Island of Skopelos
March - November — The residency lasts 2 weeks - 2 months and is designed for the artist that wants to not only develop their work but also interact and be inspired by the Greek culture. Applications must be submitted and approved by our board of directors. The studio is set high on the hill overlooking the Aegean Sea and the neighboring island of Alonissos. Typically artists have transformative experiences in Skopelos and at SkopArt. Visit website


Location: Skopelos, Greece
Sponsor: The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
Cost: Starting at $500
Email: Jill Somer
Phone: 40 24240 24143

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Community Open Studios
Thru April (Tuesday-Saturday) — Make room for your creativity this winter. This is the time we open our light-filled, generously appointed studios to individuals and groups in search of a space for self-directed creativity. Some groups have even made it an annual tradition! You're free to utilize special equipment like potter's wheels, jewelry torches, an etching press, or substantial easels for large-scale work. If you have special equipment or studio needs, please let us know ahead of time. Shared studio space is available for rent Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy the luxury of an expansive workspace without having to set up or take down your materials during the continuous length of your rental. Other amenities include unlimited complementary hot coffee in our Guenzel Gallery and full kitchen privileges. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $15 per day, $65 for 5 days, $120 for 10 days
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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