Classes, workshops and demos are offered throughout the year in our gallery.
UPCOMING ART STUDIO WORKSHOPS
Intro to Hand-Building with Local Clay: a one-day pottery workshop with Herrick Smith | January 25, 2020
Local artist Herrick Smith will lead a hands-on, step-by-step workshop on hand-building methods and techniques using locally dug clay and local temper. Students will be introduced to northeast Florida’s ceramic history and clay, choice of temper, design techniques for pit firing, and they’ll learn to train their vernacular glance to find or make decorative tools from the environmental elements that surround us everyday.
During a break from the hands-on portion of the workshop there will be a BYO lunch-and-learn session including an overview of St. Augustine’s ceramic heritage with examples dating back 5000 years!
Registration: $75 for non Art Association members; $70 for members. Fee includes: tools, locally dug St. Johns County clay, and one bisque firing.
Click Here to register and pay by PayPal or call (904) 824-2310.
Suggested Items to bring:
- Sketchbook and pen
- Sketches of pottery ideas
- Pocket knife for carving
- Items to use as stamps
- Hand towel and/or apron
- Sketches of shapes you might like to build
- Lunch for Lunch-and-Learn session
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL STUDIO SESSIONS
- Figure Drawing Sessions – Weekly on Monday nights at 6pm live model sessions. Gestures and long poses. A non-instructional intensive weekly studio session with the live model. Gestures, short and long poses offer a focused environment for studying the human form. Participants may work in any medium. Easels, tables and chairs provided. StAAA Members: $10 model fee. Call (904) 824-2310 for more information.