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This is a beginning class for students that are interested in learning the basic fundamentals of clay. Projects will include the techniques of pinch, coil, and slab construction. A basic glazing class will be taught half way through this class session. Class projects range from functional to sculptural objects. The instructor will do a demonstration of a certain technique and how it relates to the project assignment most classes. There will be plenty of time for students to work on their projects learning about patterns, textures, and surface adornments.
July 15th - September 9th
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
COST INCLUDES: One 25lb bag of house clay, instruction, studio membership and museum membership during the length of the class. Students are responsible for purchasing clay through the studio's store. Clay cost includes firing fees, wax, studio stains, and cone 10 glazes. NO OUTSIDE CLAY ALLOWED.
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**NO CLASS REFUNDS**
**REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, JULY 6th, 2018**
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Instructor: Robyn Holt
Robyn Holt’s passion for art and interdisciplinary teaching has exposed her to many disciplines, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, welding, sculpture, and her most favorite, ceramics. She earned her B.A. with honors in Art Education from the California State University of San Bernardino.
Robyn is CBEST certified and has been volunteering at the American Museum of Ceramic Art as an education special projects intern since October 2013. She works closely with the education staff to construct educational tools and kits for the museum’s student education program. Robyn is also a ceramics instructor in the AMOCA studio and through their outreach program. She has worked with students, youth organizations such as the Girl Scouts, adults with disabilities, and senior citizens teaching ceramic techniques, history, and scholastic terms.
Additionally, Robyn teaches ceramics at Foothill Country Day School in Claremont CA, and enjoys using her art education background as a tool to challenge, inspire, and explore creative and critical thinking in the classroom.
Most of Robyn’s work in ceramics revolves around nature and organic forms, but recently she has been concentrating on utilitarian projects and rediscovering the rudimentary skills and methods used to create functional ceramic pieces.