10:00 am-5 pm (both days)
From ancient cave paintings to contemporary artwork, humans have used animal imagery to show emotion, express culture and understand the natural world around us.
In this workshop we will build clay figures with animalistic qualities that tell our own personal stories. Workshop demonstrations will include: the anatomical and fluid body, incorporating realistic animal elements, gestural hands, and the human head. All of these components will reveal themselves as useful tools to create an anthropomorphic sculpture, while also telling your own personal narrative.
This workshop is open to all skill levels, bring an open mind and an eagerness to learn and explore.
Clay is included for this workshop.
Tools and additional materials list provided upon registration.
About Crystal: As a visual artist, Crystal Morey takes inspirations from an alternative upbringing where she closely connected with the natural landscape around her. Living in rural Northern California shaped her perspective on nature and how humans interact with land, animals and each other. Now living in an urban environment, Morey aims to show our relationship to the world around us through the fragile medium of porcelain. With this delicate material she creates a heightened sense of urgency and stress, commenting on our human evolutionary path.
Morey received her BFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the California College of the Arts and her MFA in Spatial Art from San Jose State University. Her work has been included in many publications and online periodicals such as 500 Figures in Clay, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Beautiful Surface, and Beautiful Decay. Morey has been an artists in residence at both Watershed Center for the Ceramic Art and Penland School of Craft. Morey currently lives in Oakland, California where she maintains an active studio practice exhibiting her work in galleries and museums regionally, nationally, and internationally.
To view more of Crystal's work please visit her website at crystalmorey.com
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Cancellation Policy: No refunds after April 13, 2016. No exceptions. All requests for refunds must be received in writing before April 13, 2016. (You may have someone else take your spot before April 13, 2016, but we must be notified in writing of all changes). In the case of acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, Mountain Maid Workshops reserves the right to reschedule workshops. Registration fees are non-refundable.
*Important Airfare Liability Waiver: Registered students should not purchase tickets for air fare, etc., until receiving a confirmation email from Mountain Maid Workshops. Registered students will receive an email announcement no later than April 13, 2016 to confirm that the course has met its enrollment requirements.
Release Form: I have read all the above policy information and I agree to assume all risk of personal harm or injury relating to or resulting from my participating in all workshops and activities associated with Mountain Maid Workshops, and to hold Mountain Maid Workshops and its teachers, harmless as to liability for any such harm or injury.
$285 ($55 non refundable registration fee included)
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