23FALL Exploring Beads & Stamps THR 1:00PM (10/26-12/07)

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Instructor: Reid Nicholls / 6 Weeks / Oct 26 - Dec 07 (No class Nov 23) / Thursday / 1:00PM-4:00PM
Class Size: 5-7

Description: Join us in our new 6 week ceramic bead and stamp class! This course is designed for students of all skill levels. During this class students will learn the basics of stamp making, a process that will offer students a way to create a personal cache of surface decoration objects that will aid in their creative process. These stamps will be used to help personalize and decorate your artwork. They will also assist in the reproduction of beads as different methods for bead making are explored. Students will learn different ways to create, decorate, and fire their hand made beadware as well. After demonstrations students will practice that day’s lesson while Reid offers one-on-one feedback and instruction to each student. Come explore and learn as Reid shares his passion and knowledge for the ceramic arts and guides students through the art of creating beads. This class can be taken more than once and all are welcome to join the fun and get their hands dirty!

Core Course Topics:

  1. History of stamps in ceramics

  2. Practical application of stamps in the ceramic process

  3. Methods for making stamps

  4. Designing and creating stamps

  5. History of bead making in ceramics

  6. Methods for creating beads

  7. Explore decorating techniques

  8. Underglaze painting, carving, sgraffito, stamps

  9. Methods for reproducing beads

  10. Strategies for bead glazing

Supplies: Tuition includes a $75 fee for materials, i.e., clay, tools, and glazes

Prerequisites: None


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Nicholls, Reid
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Registration Date:
August 21, 2023