Handbuilding/Sculpture in Clay

Date: 8 Tuesdays, January 4 - February 22, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Studio 4A
Instructor: Monica Hewryk
Level: All
Tuition: $310 Non-Members / $280 Members includes $10 for glazes and firing
Materials fee for 25 lbs clay: $25
Minimum Age: 16

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Class Description

Students will learn to create non-functional sculpture out of clay of any subject they wish. A variety of techniques will be taught. Students will create sculptures through different technical processes such as construction methods, hand-building with coils and slabs, using temporary armatures, modeling, surface treatments, and textures. Students will work with the instructor to come up with meaningful subject matter or are encouraged to start class with an idea in mind.
Tuition includes the use of the ceramic studio during an active session. Reserve Time Slot in Ceramic Studio


Materials
Download materials list here
• Potter’s starter kit (they can be found at a Michael’s or any art and craft store)
• Medium size bucket
• Large sponge for clean-up
• Two large towels

Students should come prepared with nails cut and dress appropriately (meaning you’re going to get dirty).


About the Instructor

Monica Hewryk graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Master in Fine Arts in ceramics in 2021. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Central Connecticut State University with a concentration in ceramics in 2014. Monica previously worked as the University Assistant at Central Connecticut State University, the intern at Wesleyan Potters, and a Resident Potter at Guilford Art Center. She has been exhibiting work in juried exhibitions and group shows since 2013. Monica maintains a private studio at home and continues to exhibit her work nationally. Combining personal narratives about time and the human condition, Monica’s most recent work illustrates ideas of imperfection, inevitability, and disease. She intentionally leaves portions of the work visible underneath the grotesque textured surfaces on her ceramic pieces to portray what used to be. Visit Monica's website.