Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Master Class: Ceramics with Tony Natsoulas

When:Sat, June 18, 2011 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Crocker Art Museum - Sacramento
Categories: Classes for Adults , STUDIO ART & ART HISTORY CLASSES


Rooted in Pop and California Funk with a little Baroque and Rococo thrown in for fun, Tony Natsoulas has been a pillar in Northern California contemporary ceramics for 25 years. With more than a dozen public art commissions, 12 years teaching experience, and artwork in museum collections from the Crocker to The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art in Shigaraki, Japan, Natsoulas offers a global perspective on ceramics today. In this dynamic one-day master class, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with and practice various strategies and processes used to create large–scale ceramic forms. Natsoulas will share examples of his work and demonstrate techniques that explore both historic and contemporary processes. As a student of Robert Arneson, leader of the famed Davis TB-9 group, Natsoulas will also be able to take students into the Crocker’s galleries for a unique look at the work of Arneson, Robert Brady, Roy DeForest, David Gilhooly, and Clayton Bailey. This class is limited to 12 students and includes a short break for lunch.

Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 10:30 AM – 3 PM
Fee: $145 Members, $165 Nonmembers
Supplies: Included
Instructor: Tony Natsoulas

To register for this class, download and complete the registration form.

About the Instructor:

A professional artist for more than 25 years, Tony Natsoulas is known for his large scale, humorous figurative ceramic sculptures. He is a graduate of the MFA program at University of California, Davis, where he studied at the TB-9 ceramic studio with Robert Arneson, the artist that put figurative ceramic sculpture on the map. Since graduating he has been showing in galleries and museums around the world and has been commissioned to do several public and private sculptures in bronze, fiberglass, and ceramic.

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