With nature as inspiration, students will create jewelry forms based on botanical elements such as leaves, petals, pods, and flowers. We will then add color to our three-dimensional pieces using enamels. A variety of forming techniques will be demonstrated, including fold forming and shell forming.
Explore techniques used to create fantastic functional platters that can be used as canvases for creating uniques surface treatments. This workshop will focus on ways to make simplistic forms for decorating, complex sculptural platters, and everything in between. The class will cover traditional handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques, as well as style variations. Students will be shown how to use slip, underglaze and glaze in effective ways.
This workshop will use a variety of media to create paintings that explore our own stories. Working on paper with water color as our base, students will use personal imagery to make small paintings using both wet and dry media. Playful experimentation is encouraged while students explore composition and design, and materials that will included watercolor, acrylic, collage, charcoal, graphite, and image transfer.
This workshop will have a number of demos and one-on-one time with Ken. Students will learn how to keep their paintings fresh and not overworked. Participants have to opportunity to bring images of their own pets or to work from pre-selected images and examples.