Come explore the color blue through the art of marbling clay with Kira Tippenhauer, whom previous students describe as “knowledgable, generous, flexible and encouraging.”
Blue is the color of sky and sea. It is strongly associated with tranquility and symbolizes faith, truth, and heaven. Blue slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect on the mind and body. Blue is also known to express sadness. Often times, artists choose this hue to depict this sentiment, as Pablo Picasso did in 1903, when he produced his Blue Period collection.
What does the color blue mean to you? How does it affect you internally when your eyes gaze into its depth? Join us in this workshop to explore the color blue and your relationship with it, as we learn the wonderful technique of marbling with clay. Kira will guide you through this unique hand-built pottery experience, which will also include instructions on how to use stains to create a variety of blue colored clays. Join us and witness how the meaning of blue varies on an individual basis. Join us on an unexpected blues journey!
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 8-12 when accompanied by an adult; solo participants ages 12+
Class time will consist of instructor demos, independent work time with one-on-one feedback as needed, and opportunities for sharing among participants. Adults and teens will have the opportunity to design and create their own colored clays with appropriate safety gear, while pre-colored clay will be available for younger children to use.
Participants wishing to create complex or ambitious projects should expect to spend additional time working outside of class.
What can I expect to create?
Most participants will create several slab-built pieces such as vessels, plates, dishes, bowls, etc. in unique marbled color combinations.
What should I bring to class?
All necessary tools & materials will be provided. Please bring old clothes to wear in the studio.
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.
July 28 – August 3, 2019
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jul 28, 2019 until Aug 3 2019