Artist Access Studios: Ceramic Skill-Building Workshop Series

First Fridays of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm throughout 2018

This technique-focused workshop series is designed for clay enthusiasts. Monthly workshops will include demonstrations and hands-on learning for a variety of skills. By participating in this series, clay artists will build their vocabulary of ceramic techniques and spend time with others in the ceramic community.  Come explore the incredible versatility of clay at The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Workshops cost $8.00 for Members/$10.00 for Non-Members and include all materials. Pre-registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are also welcome.

Winter Weather NOTE:

If the Athens City Schools are closed due to inclement weather on a workshop day, the workshop will be cancelled for safety.  We don’t want anyone driving on bad roads!  If a workshop you signed up for is cancelled, the Education Director will contact you about refunds or crediting your registration fee.

Schedule of Upcoming Ceramic Skill-Building Workshops:

April 6th, 2018

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Exploring Surface: Mishima with April Felipe
Catalog#B081

Mishima is the process of incising lines into a clay surface and filling them with color. This workshop will look at a modern way of creating this delicate line work with wax.  Please be advised that this event coincides with our Annual Dairy Barn Fest and parking may be limited.  We recommend coming early to check out the vendors and secure a parking spot!

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(Online payment doubles as registration! You will be sent a confirmation email).


May 4, 2018

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Exploring Surface: Monoprints and Stencils with April Felipe
Catalog#B082

In this workshop participants will explore transferring images from paper to clay. Monoprint and stenciling techniques can be used to create and layer images on clay surfaces using underglaze, engobe, and slips.

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(Online payment doubles as registration! You will be sent a confirmation email).


June 1, 2018

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Water Etching on Clay with Kelly Shaw
Catalog#B083

The fine grain of a porcelaneous clay works well with the water etching technique. Participants will use different forms of resist to create unique designs of low relief onto prepared tiles.

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(Online payment doubles as registration! You will be sent a confirmation email).


July 6, 2018

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Plaster and Press Molds with Kelly Lawrence
Catalog#B084

Plaster has a variety of uses in a ceramic studio. This workshop will cover topics such as, preparing modeling plaster, casting objects and using press molds to create multiple forms. Participants will create a one-part press mold of a small object supplied by the instructor.

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(Online payment doubles as registration! You will be sent a confirmation email).

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