To learn about all workshops – please visit us at the Touch Art Preview Saturday July 13th from 1pm-3pm at the PCA art studios.
Touch Art Workshops:
Friday September 20, 2013 – Paper Making with artist Katy Dement
Friday September 27, 2013 – Hollow Beads in Bronze Metal Clay 1 with artist Donna Penoyer
**Date Change: Monday September 30, 2013 –
Friday October 4, 2013 – Hollow Beads in Bronze Metal Clay 2 with artist Donna Penoyer
Friday October 11, 2013 – Hand-building Clay Sound Sculptures 1 with Tracey Donoughe
Friday October, 18, 2013 – Hand-building Clay Sound Sculptures 2 with Tracey Donoughe
Friday October 25, 2013 – Fiber Art Memory Vessels with artist Amanda Gross
Participants will learn about traditional paper-making while exploring more modern paper making techniques with color and texture. They will explore these materials and enjoy the tactile aspects of the paper-making process. Surface design, texture, and composition will be utilized while creating sheets of recycled paper. We will form sheets of paper with a variety of fibers as well as the creation of “wet on wet collages” that can include mementos from home and elements from nature.
Hand-building Clay Sound Sculptures:
Students will explore the medium of clay, will learn basic pinching and shaping techniques and how to construct hollow forms out these shapes. After exploring the various sounds that can be made with clay, participants will learn how to join two hollow forms with an interior clay rattle. Lastly, participants will learn how to apply texture to the exterior of their project.
Precious Metal Clay, Hollow Bronze Beads:
Metal clay is an amazing material made of metal powder, water, and an organic binder that is worked like a water-based clay but fires to pure metal with a torch or kiln. Students will learn all they need to know to begin working in bronze metal clay, working step-by-step with an expert teacher to make hand-textured, hollow “saucer” or “lentil” beads that may be worn as a pendant or carried in the pocket for good luck. Students will learn how to roll out thin slabs of metal clay, cut them into shapes, drape them on forms to dry, join dry pieces together with slip, and sand, drill, file, and whittle for interesting designs. Pieces will be left with the teacher to be fired after the second class.
Fiber Art Memory Containers: Vessels of Love & Loss:
Students will explore the fiber sculptural techniques of 3 dimensional weaving, as well as experiment with embellishing and integrating various tactile materials. Students will also have the opportunity to work with a variety of nontraditional and non-fiber materials.
Using a mix of fibers, found and collected objects, and personal memorabilia, each
student will create a woven container as a way of symbolically holding and honoring
personal or cultural stories of love and loss.