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For Kids Ages 6 to 8: Clay Celebrations!
August 4-7, 2014 (1-3:30pm) — We're having a clay party and you're invited! Learn a wide range of techniques used in ceramics to create fun and functional pottery. Use an easy to follow, step-by-step process to create anything you would find at a birthday party - from cups to fancy bowls, and candle holders to colorful table decorations. Use your imagination, carving tools, and brightly colored underglazes to decorate your pieces. Take home multiple colorful clay pieces to use at your next party. Your fired pieces will be ready to pick-up 3 weeks after the last day of class or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: J. Aurelius
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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For Teens Ages 13 to 17: Conquering The Wheel: Ceramic Intensive
August 4-7, 2014 (1-3:30pm) — In this intensive ceramic workshop, build, throw, and sculpt multiple piece of pottery. Learn through Lucy's daily demonstrations on how to center your clay, use ceramic tools correctly, and create functional ceramic pieces. Use individual work time to master techniques on the potter's wheel and experiment with glazing decorations. Create a series of thrown functional and decorative pieces including plates, bowls, and vases. Your fired pieces will be ready to pick up 3 weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: L. Yogerst
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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For Kids Ages 9 to 12: Knee High Pots
August 4-7, 2014 (9:30am-noon) — The sky is the limit when working with your big ideas in clay. Create unique clay forms as you learn how to center the clay, pull up the walls, and set a rim. Take your wheel thrown pieces and attach them to create a sculptural piece as tall as your knee! Dress for mess and bring your creativity. Create an impressive sculptural knee-high pot as well as a series of wheel-thrown pots and containers. Your fired pieces will be ready for pick-up 3 weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: L. Yogerst
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Master Workshop - The Magic of Raku
August 5-10, 2014 (All day) — Learn the Magic of Raku in a schist village in the Portuguese mountains! This course provides a detailed approach to Raku glazing, decorating and firing techniques. Teaching participants on the field, the possibilities around firing technique that essentially permits rapid firing cycles (about 40 minutes). This technique allows watching and controlling the melting, and finally, the rapid cooling of the parts. Given by an experienced ceramist in a hidden treasure village of central Portugal, creative tourism is the perfect opportunity to gain craft knowledge while discovering a beautiful culture. Participants will be provided with accommodation, full pension, materials, recreational activities, and the opportunity to connect with a new culture as well as a new craft technique. Visit website


Location: Lousã, Portugal
Instructor: Martim Santa Rita
Sponsor: Cerdeira Village Art & Craft
Cost: 560€
Email: Catarina Serra
Phone: 00351911577089

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Garden Creations in Clay
August 11-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Focus on clay as a viable means of expression as you create numerous works inspired by Pat's garden pieces. Perfect for beginners, you can stretch your imagination and explore a variety of techniques for creating bird, toad and fairy houses, feeders, wall pockets, and birdbaths. Pat demonstrates hand-building methods and personally guides you through the creation of your garden pieces. More advanced students can create sculptural subjects like birds, fish, turtles, and rabbits. Use a variety of colored underglazes to decorate your pieces. All work will be fired with a clear glaze upon completion of the underglazing. Fired pieces may be picked up two weeks after the end of the workshop, or shipped to you for a fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Pat Robison, TwoFishGallery.net
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $400 + materials fee, Non-Members: $425 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455


Kids' Art Class: Art From Around The World
August 18-22, 2014 (10 am - noon) — Appropriate for kids ages 6 and up! Join us and see the world! Explore the cultures of five different countries. Experience the music, folklore and arts & crafts of world cultures through painting, printmaking, fabric arts, clay and other materials used by each country we study. Passports not required! Visit website


Location: Rockport, MA
Instructor: Kathy Hilliard
Sponsor: Rockport Art Association
Cost: $80
Email: Margaret Redington
Phone: 978-546-6604

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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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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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