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Intermediate Clay: The Horse of Course
Using the horse as the theme for this class, students explore its cultural significance, meaning and symbolism in present and through time. Examples of artists’ work inspired by this fascinating creature will be discussed. Class participants will learn to translate their voice and vision to finished three-dimensional clay objects through a variety of forming, surface and decorating techniques.
Artists Robin Murphy, Karen Keenan and Robert DeArmond provide instruction for this intermediate-level class in throwing and a variety of hand-building techniques. Decorating techniques for wet, leather hard and bisque clay stages, such as slip trailing, sgraffito, mishima, wax resist, craving and more will be covered.
A companion drawing class will be offered during the same time which uses the horse as the source of inspiration. At times, these two classes will meet to focus on common content and to inspire each other. Participants will have an opportunity to exhibit work from this class at “The Horse of Course” invitational exhibition at the Nordic Center opening on March 18.
This class is comprised of eight Thursday-night sessions from Jan. 6 to March 10, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The cost is $215 for DAI members and $245 for non-members. Register at duluthartinstitute.org.
Proof of vaccination is required to participate in this class. On the first day of class students must present their vaccine card or a copy of it, along with a form of identification. Masks will be required.