Surface Decoration Techniques

Summer 2019
Days: Wednesday
Hours: 7:00-9:30pm
Number of Sessions:
Tuition: $270.00
Instructor: Beltran Baldiviezo, Carlos
Start Date: 06-19-2019
Registration Begins: 05-06-2019
Looking for exciting alternatives to dipping, pouring and brushing glazes onto your work? In this class, students are taught a variety of hand-building techniques to create ceramic works. The class offers multiple ways to customize a unique and expressive surface finish. Learn image transfer, decals, monoprint, brushwork, patinas, embossing, sgraffito, stamping, stains, wax and lacquer resists, slips, mason stains, china painting, stencils, faux, glazes and glazing. Students are encouraged to explore numerous approaches. All work is fired to permanence. Tuition includes clay, glazes, and firing in an electric kiln.

The Art League Ceramics Studio is located at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria. The studios are large, bright, and well equipped, easily stimulating creativity. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study program and have the opportunity to learn how to mix glazes, recycle clay, and load kilns. Participants in the assistants program are eligible for tuition reduction. Please call The Art League School for details.

The Art League Ceramics Studio offers daytime, evening, and weekend classes accommodating beginners and those with advanced skills. Students may choose to make pieces on the potters. wheel, handbuild, or take a sculptural approach to their work. Most instructors can teach all methods of construction. Additional workshops are available during the year for students to work with well known, established, artists from around the country.

The Art League Ceramics Studio fires the majority of its work at cone six oxidation in electric kilns and gas reduction kilns at no additional cost. The facility also fires with raku or wood kilns for an additional fee.

The materials fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing in the electric kiln. New students may buy tools for approximately $20 at the first class. Students of all levels are welcome.  
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