Class: Flora & Fauna

Mondays 7-10pm

Instructor:  Casey Weldon | KCWeldon.com

Course Description:Within the guidelines of this course, students will explore the organic forms and textures of plant and animal life in clay. This class will focus on using hand-building techniques to render flora and fauna. Students will craft sculptures using either/both animal and plant imagery of their choosing. Make flowers, make cats, or make flower cats, the possibilities are infinite.

Course fee includes clay, tools, bisque firing and glaze firing. No additional costs. Open studios on Saturday are also included.

CLASS SYLLABUS

Week 1:

  • Student Orientation
  • Slab Roller Demo
  • Coiling Demo
  • Sketchbook time

Week 2:

  • Coiling Cont
  • Shrink Slabs
  • One-on-one Instruction with individual ideas and projects
Week 3:
  • Open Work time
  • One-on-one Instruction
Week 4:
  • Open Work time
  • One-on-one Instruction
  • Wet working texture and surface tools and techniques
Week 5:
  • Open Work time
  • One-on-one Instruction
  • Wet working texture and surface tools and techniques
Week 6:
  • Last week to work with wet clay
  • Intro to Glazing and Surface Applications for Sculpture
  • Open Work Time
Week 7:
  • Glazing
  • Open Work Time