Wednesday, March 22, 2017

St Johns Today

Today we painted the collaboration Pot from last week and began working on individual panels for the box project for next week.  





Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Great Weather Saint Johns 3/8/17

We were very VERY fortunate that with the sunshine we had our fist outdoor class.  Since we were in mother nature, we used the materials at hand to make impressions into the clay.  Sticks, rocks, leaves, and acorns were used to make textures and impressions in the surface of the clay and next time hopefully we will see how these turn out in BLUE.  





Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Group Project at Saint Johns Nerikomi (Japanese clay mixing technique) kids art

Hi Denise,
Today we began a collaborative project where each participant made their own patterns in black and white clay and next time we will assemble and create a larger scale container with Lid, it should be ready 3/22/17.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ceramic Workshop for Adults

Ceramics Workshop for adults with Pedro Ramirez

This hands on workshop will introduce adults to the ceramic medium including forming and decorating techniques.

Learn
Participants will learn the fundamental properties of clay.  Basic forming techniques, finishing, personalizing, and decorating methods will be explored.  Slab, Pinch, and/or coil will be used in any combination.

Assess
Participants will plan their project or rely on intuition, using the techniques taught.

Apply
Participants will generate their ideas, creating their works of art.  The end product will be a finished ceramic work.  Works may have to be fired off site and pick up arranged.   Projects vary from sculptural to functional.

Analyze
Depending on the venue and event, a visual critique can take place with all participants.















Wednesday, February 1, 2017

SJ 2/1/17


Hi Denise,
This week we created and painted fish to add to our mural about reading.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1/18 Mural completed!

Our banner/mini mural was completed today and the kids could not be more proud.
And for good reason, collaboration, team building, and working together were huge parts of the learning process.  Although some paint fights broke out, in the end we were all quite pleased with the results.