It is our joy to welcome back to the Pottery Studio longtime faculty member and expert teacher Eloiese Krabbenhoft! Students describe Eloiese’s teaching style as “excellent technical instruction for beginners; non-judgmental and positive.”
While at the Guild in 2018, Eloiese created a series of mini-sculptures of women and children: the women with no arms, powerless to protect their children, while the children who should be wrapped in cloaks of safety are cut off on all sides.
In this class Eloiese will lead students through the expressive possibilities of creating a series of mini-sculptural forms that will allow contemplation on a subject matter close to students’ hearts. The forms will give expression to that inner working and make an artist statement through the work of their hands.
This class will cover a variety of techniques for sculpting in clay. We will explore form, composition, and surface texture.
Students will have four days to create several small clay sculptures (subject matter of their own choosing) that are unique but all related in some way. Then the work will be fired once to a rich, dark brown. Those who prefer to make only one piece or to work larger are also welcome to join the class.
All experience levels welcome. Ages 12+
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
Class time will feature demonstrations of specific sculpture techniques, as well as exercises to discover and develop project ideas, and independent work time with one-on-one feedback from the instructor.
Depending on the scale and complexity of the series, participants may need to work outside of class in order to complete their projects.
The quantity, size and amount of detail as well as subject matter are decided by each participant according to the amount of time they want to spend, their speed of working, and the number of pieces desired.
Most participants will be able to finish at least 3-4 small pieces.
What should I bring to class?
All necessary tools and materials will be provided. If participants choose to bring a set of small sculpting tools, each tool should be clearly marked with the owner’s name of initials. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs, sketches, or other sources for ideas, and to wear old clothes or an apron that can get dirty while working in the studio.
Participants wishing to produce only one larger sculpture should bring newspaper or newsprint which will be formed to support the work in progress as well as absorb moisture to help the work dry more quickly.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $715-$1245
- Private Room – $1245
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $930
- Library Dorm: $795
- RV Hookup: $765
- Guild Tent $750
- Own Tent: $715
Commuter Cost: $470
(Commuter Cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday through Friday lunches, and Saturday brunch.)
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2019 Program: Opening. Learn more about the Summer Program.
June 23-29, 2019
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jun 23, 2019 until Jun 29 2019