- Teacher: Scott McClellan
- Class Length: 8 Weeks
- Date: Thursdays, March 21
- Time: 10:00 – 1:00 pm
- Materials fee $25 – included in price
Beginning Sculpture in Clay
Welcome to our beginning sculpture class, ideal for adults curious about clay sculpture, regardless of your prior experience. This course is a fantastic opportunity to expand your skills beyond the familiar realm of functional pottery.
In this course, you will learn key handbuilding techniques for building larger sculptures. We focus on slab and coil construction, essential for creating intricate and substantial clay forms. Through practical sessions, you’ll transform your sketches into 3D clay sculptures. We’ll explore the application of slips and glazes, adding color and texture to your creations. Additionally, this course will cover the formal elements of sculpture such as the illusion of weight, form, mass, negative space, repetition, scale, color, and surface, enhancing the expressiveness and impact of your sculptures.
The course is hands-on, offering ample time for personalized instruction and skill development. Our aim is to broaden your artistic scope, encouraging a shift from conventional pottery to the dynamic field of sculptural art. This course is about exploring new possibilities in clay, fostering a creative mindset that can enhance even the most functional pottery projects.
All skill levels are welcome, and we provide all necessary materials. By the end of this course, you’ll have not only developed new sculptural techniques but also gained a fresh perspective on how these skills can enrich your pottery work.
Open Studio Hours: 7 days a week!
Pottery Classes at the Seattle Artist League
Join us for pottery classes in our studio in Seattle’s Georgetown Arts District. We offer classes for beginning ceramics in wheel throwing, hand-building, firing, and glazing. Our pottery classes are open to beginners and intermediate potters.
We have long offered classes in clay sculpting. Our commitment to the medium has expanded with the opening of our south Seattle Ceramics Studio. Join us for classes, workshops, and events in Seattle’s newest ceramics studio.
At the Seattle Artist League, we have a start where you are philosophy. You are welcome in our studio as a beginner or a seasoned pro. Join us.