WET CARVED CONCRETE
Wet Carved Concrete 3 -day Workshop
June 29 – July 1, 2023 | $270 | Ages 16+
June 29: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
June 30: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
July 1: 10 a.m. – noon
Wet carving concrete is a technique that involves hand-carving a soft mixture of sand and cement. Each student will mix their own batch and place it in a form. As it starts to set, carving begins and must be completed before it becomes too hard to carve. Each participant will create a planter weighing approximately 40 pounds.
All supplies are included in the registration price.
Elder Jones has been wet carving concrete for 35 years. He received national attention on HGTV and “Southern Living Magazine.” His work and wet carved technique are featured extensively in two popular books by Sherri Warner Hunter. He has been associated with Just Looking Gallery in San Luis Obispo, California, and La Mesa of Santa Fe Gallery on Canyon Road in New Mexico. For the past number of years, he has traveled the country teaching workshops and also is engaged in making concrete constructions around his yard in the mountains of western North Carolina.
EXPLORING METHODS OF ABSTRACTION
With Abstract National Juror Pamela Caughey
Exploring Methods of Abstraction 2-Day Workshop
January 5 – 6, 2024 | $250 | Ages 16+
January 5: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
January 6: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Mark Arts Tables Studio
Join national abstract juror and artist Pamela Caughey in an immersive 2-day workshop. Students will be encouraged to bring a sketchbook to respond to questions for warmup exercises in automatic drawing/painting. Students will continue to move their work forward with input from Pamela at the end of each day. Students will have opportunities to discuss their approach to abstraction and will be encouraged to use the visual language of art to describe what they have done.
Pamela Caughey grew up in Wisconsin, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from UW-Madison in 1983. After moving with her family to Hamilton, MT in 1986, she began her serious study of art, and in 2010 received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Montana School of Art. Her work is in the permanent collection of several museums and public buildings nationally and internationally and also appears in the newly published book by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin, “Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, Conversations”. Here encaustic work has been featured in the Encaustic Art Institute Encaustic Arts Magazine (Winter 2018 issue). After teaching foundations courses at the University of Montana, Bitterroot College, Montana, she is now a full-time studio artist and has a global online Art School at: www.ARTandSUCCESS.com.
THE PAINTED POT: LINE, COLOR, IMAGERY
With Bede Clarke
The Painted Pot: Line, Color, Imagery
March 22 – 23, 2024 | $250 | Ages 16+
March 22: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
March 23: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Mark Arts Ceramics Studio
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
This hands-on workshop will explore both wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery/sculpture, and drawing/painting on clay with a focus on building a personal approach to form and imagery/design (abstract and representational). Students are encouraged to bring sketches, visual resources and ideas for imagery they would like to explore. Demonstrations, power-point lectures and group discussion in this workshop will focus on basic forming and painting skills, but more, we will look to discover the potential of a curious and sensitive dialogue between the artist, the pot/sculpture, line, color and imagery. Forms created will be decorated with a direct and simple approach to painting with an earthenware underglaze. The technique is suitable for single-firing. Technically, we will cover earthenware clays, slips and glazes, the use of colored slips/engobes for painting on pots and sculptural form, and approaches to imagery. Suitable for beginning – advanced levels, or, for drawing/painting students wishing to crossover into clay work.
Bede Clarke is a Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, having taught at Missouri 1992- 2021. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa (1990) and a BFA from Eckerd College (1982). Bede’s work is found in collections in the U.S. and abroad, such as: Taipei County Yingke Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, Ichon World Ceramic Center, South Korea, South Bend Museum of Art, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University and Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University. Bede maintains a studio in Columbia, Missouri where he produces his ceramic art work and continues to exhibit worldwide, recently at: Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Mo, University of St. Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN, Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University Bede has conducted over 100 workshops and lectures around the country and internationally. Awards have included: • Kansas City Artist Coalition Lighton International Artist Exchange Award • Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft Center Residency Award • Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award, New Zealand • Kennedy Center Fellowship for Teachers of the Arts • University of Missouri Byler Distinguished Professor Award.