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Workshops are for participants 18 years and older unless otherwise noted in the workshop description.

Adult and Teen Workshops

#698 – Ceramics and Glass Fusion

Fahan Sky McDonagh

  • ATTENTION: The dates of the workshop have changed. The workshop will take place on Saturday, January 24 AND Saturday January 31 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In this 2-day workshop, students will combine ceramic and glass to create several small elements to be used for jewelry or sculpture & 1-2 low profile forms using pre fired ceramics. All pieces will be fired twice, some will have been pre-fired so that students can decorate within the time frame. Renee Foosaner Education Center instructor Fahan Sky McDonagh will highlight the differences between glass and ceramics and show students how they can compliment each other to create varied and inspired art. Students will complete 2 to 3 projects, as time allows.

Tuition includes the cost of materials and firing.

*Advanced students can bring original pre-bisqued low profile designs but must be small in scale. Please call the Education Center for more details.

McDonagh received an MFA in Glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York in 2013. She received a BA in painting from the University of Central Florida and has attended residencies and symposiums at North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. "Satori," her MFA thesis exhibition, was recently selected for publication in the Corning Museum of Glass' New Glass Review 35, Juried International Glass Publication. McDonagh has said glass is an endlessly inspiring medium that elevates her work and gives her the freedom to visually express herself.

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SaturdayJan 24, 2015 – Jan 31, 201510:00 am – 4:00 pm8 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $350.00

#697 – Ceramic Brush Stroke Techniques Winter 2015

Elaine Rowgo

This workshop is aimed at tackling underglazes on ceremics. Making brushes from human hair is just a part of the experience. Demonstrations will include painting leaves in various ways, painting fish with two different approaches and finally painting a bird.
Painting on clay is challenging and there are several tricks I have learned over the years with many experiments. Samples of finished pottery and step by step handouts will be included in this 3 hour session. Bring very plain greenware ready to paint, dry is preferable.
A smooth clay surface and very simple shapes, that allow your hand to get inside and outside the piece, are best for this project. Painting experience is not required.

Brushes, practice paper are provided. Also feel free to use your own brushes if you are comfortable with them. 

**Workshop price for current Winter term students is $25.  Please call 321-674-8923 to register. 

I am one of those people who played “Art Teacher” to my younger brother and sister, at age 6. I have always loved drawing, painting, and the visual world. Clay is just a wider field of expression in the creative field. So I like to teach my passion about this medium with the hope that my students also find it fascinating.

I enjoy all aspects of clay: wheel throwing; hand building; and sculpture. With my BFA in painting I tend also to combine painting with certain forms. My approach to teaching is to encourage every student to find their own “voice” in clay. Discovering clay’s huge range of possibilities, sharing what I have learned over a decade of teaching, and seeing students explore what clay can do, make it an exciting medium to teach.

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TuesdayJan 27, 2015 – Jan 27, 20151:00 pm – 4:00 pm5 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $60.00

#699 – Handbuilding with Colored Clays with Mitch Lyons

Mitch Lyons

In this 2-day workshop, Mitch Lyons will demonstrate his unusual handbuilding techniques which he calls "Broomstick". This is handbuilding process that makes seamless vessels using a “broomstick” method utilizing a series of dowels and tubes (up to several inches in diameter). The results are cylinders of just about any length and any diameter, all without a seam and evenly constructed. While the clay is soft, colored clays and colored slips, as well as textures are added. Since the vessel already has color only a clear glaze is used to finish the pot.

Don't miss this opportunity to spend a weekend of creativity and fun with Lyons, who will be teaching at the Foosaner Education Center exclusively while he visits the Space Coast.

Students need to bring:

newsprint pad
water bottle spritzer
5 small inch soft paint brushes
5 plastic containers, cottage size

Lunch will be provided both days.  A lunch choice menu will be emailed in early February to registered students.

Mitch Lyons has a B.F.A. in printmaking at the University of the Arts and an M.F.A. in ceramics from Tyler School of Art and, in 1968, began to explore the idea of printing with clay. In 1980, with a great deal of success, he rolled out a slab of clay 6 ft. x 6 ft. and uses this wet clay slab to pull all of his clay monoprints. He had exhibitions in Sweden, Germany, France, England, Greece and around the U.S. In September 2011, The Printmaking Center, in Summerville, N.J., invited Mitch to exhibit 35 of his clayprints. He is collected in several museums, such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Noyse Museum, West Bend Museum, and many private and cooperate collections. For the past 10 years, he has taught over 100 workshops all over the world. Get ready to use clay in a very different way.

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Saturday, SundayFeb 21, 2015 – Feb 22, 201510:00 am – 4:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $275.00

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