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  1. Hi Folks, See below information on our upcoming workshop with Ken Baskin. Thank you, Dale Workhouse Ceramics Workshop “Slab Construction: Strategies for Success” Ken Baskin October 27-29, 2017 $240.00 October 27- Reception and Artist Talk-7pm-9pm (Building W-16) October 28-29 Workshop 10am-4pm (Building W-8) Exhibit-September 27 -October 29, 2017 (Building W-16) This workshop will introduce mechanical techniques for manipulating, measuring and constructing ceramic sculptures using leather hard and soft slabs of clay. Ken will introduce a conceptual approach to design development and construction strategies. Some of the many practices he will demonstrate include custom template production, darting techniques, extruded form alteration and the fabrication of bracing forms using simple materials, as well as, the development of specific treatments that will emphasize the surfaces of sculptures. Ken’s primary focus will be on hand-building techniques as he addresses clay slab construction. Ken will be designing and developing templates and fabrication forms from paper, chipboard, wood, and plastic. Surfacing applications will include clay texturing as well as an expansion of your glazing vocabulary by introducing crater glazes. *Workshop participants should plan to participate in group discussions and bring a bag lunch each day, any photographs for inspiration, sketchbook(s), etc. * Any Work completed will be fired and participants will be called to pick up when ready. Register online at www.workhousearts.org or Call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics Director at 703-584-2982
  2. Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way Lorton, Virginia 22079 Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Andrea Keys Connell October 23-25, 2015 $280.00 September 26 – November 1, 2015 Exhibit (Building W-16-Vulcan Gallery) Oct. 23- Reception and Artist Talk-7pm-9pm (Building W-16) Oct. 24-25, 2015 Workshop 10am-4pm (Building W-8) This hands-on workshop will focus on techniques used to create emotive portraits out of clay. Each student will be taught how to hollow build a bust and sculpt their desired character. We will focus on how to communicate to the viewer your desired emotions through gaze and gesture, gender, and age. Students should plan to bring a bag lunch, sketchbook and any desired images for inspiration. Students may take their finished pieces home or leave to be fired and contacted when ready for pick up. Register online (after 4/1/2015) at www.workhousearts.org or Call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics/Glass Director at 703-584-2982 Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Andrea Keys Connell w image flyer.pdf Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Andrea Keys Connell w image flyer.pdf
  3. Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Julia Galloway March 6-8, 2015 $200.00 February 4 - March 8, 2015 Exhibit (Building W-16-2nd floor) March 6- Reception and Artist Talk-7pm-9pm (Building W-16) March 7-8, 2015 Workshop 10am-4pm (Building W-8) In this two day workshop Julia will demonstrate a combination of wheel throwing and hand building techniques in making pottery. Using slips and under glazes she will develop different surface decorations and discuss ornamentation in utilitarian ceramics. Julia will discuss ideas about surface decoration and relationship to form and function. In addition, Julia will discuss and show examples of historical and contemporary ceramics to support idea and technique development in her work. She will also discuss mid-range glazes and soda firing. Workshop participants should plan to participate in group discussions and bring a bag lunch, any photos for inspiration and a sketchbook. Register online (after 7/21/2014) at www.workhousearts.org or Call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics/Glass Director at 703-584-2982 Galloway Postcard 4x6_final low res.pdf Galloway Postcard 4x6_final low res.pdf
  4. Hi Folks, The Workhouse Arts Center is very excited to offer the Earth and Fire Symposium this Fall on Oct. 10-12, 2014. Below is a link to the Lecture/Demo schedule, press release and postcard for the event . This event will involve an exhibit of 35 ceramic artists from South East Asian countries( Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, etc.) and is on display through Oct. 19, 2014. The Symposium will involve lectures and demonstrations by 12 of the exhibiting artists on Oct. 10-12, 2014. We will also have a special guest speaker: Louis Katz- ceramic artist and educator. Hope to see you at the reception on Oct. 9, 2014 from 6pm-9pm and Symposium on Oct. 10-12, 2014. Please feel free to pass along or display in the studio. You can see the schedule for lectures and demonstrations by clicking here Thank you! for your support. Dale Marhanka Ceramics and Glass Director Workhouse Ceramics Symposium Earth and Fire 2014 w image flyer.pdf Workhouse Ceramics Symposium Earth and Fire 2014 w image flyer.pdf
  5. Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Symposium “Earth and Fire†35 South East Asian Ceramic Artists Oct. 9-12, 2014 $300.00 Workshops/Lectures or $75 for Lectures Only Sept. 12-Oct. 19, 2014 Exhibit (Building W-16-Vulcan Gallery) October 9 Reception and Artist Talk-6pm-9pm (Building W-16) October 10-12 Lectures/Workshop 9am-5pm (Building W3 &W-8) The Workhouse Arts Center, located in Lorton, VA has the privilege and honor to host “Earth and Fire†the 3rd Southeast Asian Ceramics Symposium (formerly Festival) in October 2014. In Southeast Asia, ceramics has always played an important role in the functions of daily life. Pottery has been present in every aspect of the Southeast Asian civilization’s culture. It was often used to study the way people lived, and was found anywhere from bowls on the dinner table to icons for religious practices. Even today, the tradition continues. Over the past few years master ceramic artists from the ten nations that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) [brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam] have gathered to celebrate and share their art with the world. This event will feature the works of 35 leading ceramics artists from those ten nations. The pieces will be on exhibit in the Vulcan Gallery-W16 from September 12 to October 19, 2014. Register online (after 5/1/2014) at www.workhousearts.org or Call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics Director at 703-584-2982 Final Earth and Fire Symposium lecture demo Schedule for release.pdf Final Earth and Fire Symposium lecture demo Schedule for release.pdf
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