Every Thursday from November 1st to December 13th (skips Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving)
Instructors: Mike Cummins
Dates: Thursday eves Nov 1 – Dec 13 (skips Nov 22 for Thanksgiving)
Times: 6-9 pm
Registration Closes: Nov 4
No. of Students: Min. 4, Max. 10
Skill Level: All levels
Class Description: Make some awesome art for your favorite person! Or a stepping stone for your garden! Everyone that takes this class makes something awesome! In this class students will create an 18″ x 18″ image using their own handmade ceramic tiles. They will learn the complete process of making art tiles that I use for my large projects. We will explore how our use of line, size, texture and surface designs work to create visually interesting tile art and will learn the correct timing and organization for applying the techniques to clay. Alongside learning shape and color composition, multiple glazing & underglazing techniques, slab rolling, and grouting, students will also learn how to kiln fire tiles to achieve minimal warping. This is a great class for beginners and advanced ceramic students alike! The projects in this class make great hanging art pieces or stepping stones. If you have other ideas for using your finished piece, the instructor encourages you to come to class with those and he will work with you to achieve your idea in the given time frame of the class.
Thanks and hope to see you there! Suggested homework – Go check out my newest public project in Tumwater at Deschutes Valley Park, T street and Whitehawk Lane.