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Sunday, May 9, 2010
Explore new ways to access your creativity in this two-day workshop with clay and multi-media artist Dana Major Kanovitz. Creativity and inspiration can seem elusive, but there are "start" buttons. We'll look into ways to access and express interests you didn't know you have. Using creativity-enhancing exercises in preparation for art making, and intuition based approaches to materials, this workshop seeks to open your mind to your own studio practice. There's a lot of art waiting to be made... let's find it! This workshop is 1/3 creativity building exercises, and 2/3 demonstration and some hands on material exploration using clay, paper clay, and mixed media.
Fee: $50 for Louisville Clay members and students, $75 for non-members
Saturday, June 19th & Sunday June 20th
9:30am – 4pm
REGISTRATION FORM: DANA MAJOR KANOVITZ WORKSHOP
Held at: Clay House Pots/Amy Elswick’s studio
741 E Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202
We’ll start off with a slide presentation and insights from Dana. We will then take a glimpse into what you are working on in your studios as we delve into working intuitively with clay.
This workshop will explore all the following:
We will work on identifying rich areas of studio exploration for the individual artist. We'll find out how to identify interests you didn't even know you had! We'll also explore alternative uses of familiar media, and experimenting with new media, for the individual artist. This will be a group discussion that takes place at the studio tables using claywork and paper collage as vehicles for creative expression. We'll also have some personal inventory exercises.
The life size human figures featured on Dana’s website are all made from "Creative Paperclay." So are the Paper and Hair sculptures http://www.danamajorkanovitz.com/ (look in portfolio). This is a non-toxic paper pulp product from Japan (that contains no clay at all), which is formed much in the same way as clay. It air hardens, or can be encouraged to dry in the oven or with heat guns. After it has dried, it can be sanded, tapped, sawn, and scratched. Surface treatment options are endless, including paint, ink, pencil, dye, and sgrafitto. I have the paperclay, and will make it available for purchase to participants. It's about $7.00 a pound, but that pound can go an awfully long way.
SLAB BUILDING WITH CLAY:
We'll learn the slab-building techniques that Dana studied under Alexander Zadorin in St. Petersburg Russia in the early 1990's.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Slide Show - May 8, 5:00 pm
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
HPES BUILDING, RM 136
SW CORNER OF FLOYD AND WARNOCK
Park at lot on south side of building
WE ARE SO PLEASED TO HAVE NOTED POTTER
CHECK HER WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bring your own lunch or there are restaurants nearby