The Duluth Art Institute enriches daily life with dynamic, innovative visual arts programming that upholds excellence and promotes inclusive community participation.
Hand-Building Basics & Beyond
Thursdays (9 sessions)
September 8th - November 10th
*No Class on October 6th*
DAI Lincoln Park Building
2229 W 2nd Street
$240 Member ($270 Non-Member)
Find out how fun, fast, and meditative hand-building with clay can be! Walk through the processes of pinch, soft slab, stiff slab, and coil. Explore functional or sculptural forms, or a combination of both. Detailing the surface includes learning about textures, layered slips, sgraffito, Mishima, stencils, and glaze options. Discussions about contemporary ceramics and the creative process highlight the experience as well as opportunities for individual and group critique. Students will have studio access outside of class time when a ceramic studio monitor is present. A monitor schedule will be given to students on the first day of class.
Holly holds an MFA in Ceramic Sculpture and Drawing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and a BA in Studio Art and Speech Communications and Theatre Arts (emphasis on set design) from Concordia College in Moorhead MN. She has taught for 20 plus years at; Concordia College Moorhead, Nantucket School of Art and Design, Minnesota State University Moorhead, UMD, Lake Superior College and the Duluth Art Institute. She also given various workshops and lectures throughout the US, has exhibited nationwide and is in public and private collections.
***Proof of vaccination is required to participate in this class. On the first day of class students must present their vaccine card (a copy of it is okay) as well as a form of identification. Masks will be required.