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Intermediate Clay Sculpture-Virtual-Bring your Book to Life

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 4:00 PM (PST) - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 @ 5:00 PM (PST)
Ages 11-18 · Co-Ed
Virtual Programs 1120 SW 5TH AVE PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION PortlandOR  97204
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 4:00 PM (PST) - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 @ 5:00 PM (PST)
Ages 11-18 · Co-Ed
Virtual Programs 1120 SW 5TH AVE PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION PortlandOR  97204

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Intermediate Clay Sculpture-Virtual-Bring your Book to Life

Feb 03 - Mar 10 (Wednesday)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ages 11-18 · Co-Ed

Virtual Programs

Starting at

$15.00

Meeting Dates

From Feb 03, 2021 to Mar 10, 2021

Each Wednesday from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Except the following dates:

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021

About This Activity

Description

This is an Intermediate Clay class. Students need to have the following skills: understand and maintain the various drying stages of clay, how to make appropriate connections with slipping and scoring and must know how to work with coil, slab, and sculpture.
Think about your favorite book, story or novel and bring it to life in an imaginative, unique ceramic sculpture! We’ll provide a bin with clay and the necessary tools for you to use at home for the duration of the class, a weekly 1 hour instructional class that focuses on advanced handbuilding techniques, and the final bisque firing of the piece. You just provide the time and creativity!
Class will take place on Wednesdays from 4 - 5 pm beginning February 3, 2021. Before the first class the student will need to pick-up their supply kit and bin from the Multnomah Arts Center. The contact free pick-up will take place in the outside, covered kiln yard on Wednesday, January 27th from 11 am - 1 pm and Thursday, January 28th from 4 - 6 pm. If neither of these times work, please contact Virginia at virginia.mckinney@portlandoregon.gov to make other arrangements. The materials in the kit are listed below and include clay, all necessary tools, and a box to be used to transport the finished project back to MAC for firing. ALL TOOLS MUST BE RETURNED TO MAC at the completion of the project when the piece is dropped off for firing on February 25th from 4 - 6 pm or February 26th from 11 am - 1pm. The work will only be fired once for the bisque firing and not for a glaze firing as we will be using a non-fired paint to finish the project. Finished work will be available for contact free pick-up on March 8th from 11 am - 1 pm and March 9th from 4 - 6 pm. There will be no class the week of March 3rd to allow for the work to be fired.
Materials for this class ($20 value) are being provided by the nonprofit Multnomah Arts Center Association, which advocates for equity and access to arts education. Find out more and support their efforts at www.MultnomahArtsCenter.org/donate.

Materials in MAC clay kit: Clay, and bubble wrap for safe transport• Non-fired paint to finish your piece and a paint brush
Tool kit – all the following 12 tools must be returned!! 1. Cardboard storage box with supply list 2. Canvas sheet - to use as a work surface 3. Thin plastic sheeting - to wrap the piece and prevent drying 4. Wooden tool 5. Sponge 6. Needle tool 7. Pottery knife 8. Loop tool 9. Rolling pin 10. Wooden measure sticks - for rolling out clay 11. Wareboard – to support your project 12. “Slop bucket” – for water and small clay scraps
Materials Needed at Home:•Workspace and safe place to store your piece and supplies for the 5 week class•Small container of water like an old yogurt cup•Damp paper towels to wrap piece if it gets too dry (damp NOT dripping!)•Computer with Zoom installed•Cloth or sponge for clean up•Hair drier to speed up the drying process - handy, but not necessary

Pay What You Can: We understand that our activity fees may be a barrier to participation for some members of our community. If you are unable to pay the full fee amount, you may use the discount feature at checkout to pay what you can.
Donate: Portland Parks & Recreation relies on customer activity fees to make public programs possible. If you have the financial means, please consider making a donation to PP&R’s “Community Access Fund” at check-out (see the “Donation” drop-down list.). This fund helps us serve those in need. Thank you for your support.
Third Party Application: This class will be using a third-party application. Please be aware that you will need to agree to the terms of use for the 3rd party application in order to participate in this class. There will be no additional fee associated with use of this application. Instructions and troubleshooting for this class and the third-party application will be emailed to you upon completion of registration and will be received no later than 24 hours before the first class.



No class on March 3, 2021. This week the ceramic work will be fired.
Class will take place on Wednesdays from 4 - 5pm beginning February 3, 2021. Before the first class the student will need to pick-up their supply kit and bin from the Multnomah Arts Center. The contact free pick-up will take place in the outside, covered kiln yard on Wednesday, January 27th from 11 am - 1 pm and Thursday, January 28th from 4 - 6 pm. If neither of these times work, please contact Virginia at virginia.mckinney@portlandoregon.gov to make other arrangements. The materials in the kit are listed below and include clay, all necessary tools, and a box to be used to transport the finished project back to MAC for firing. ALL TOOLS MUST BE RETURNED TO MAC at the completion of the project when the piece is dropped off for firing on February 25th from 4 - 6 pm or February 26th from 11 am - 1pm. The work will only be fired once for the bisque firing and not for a glaze firing as we will be using a non-fired paint to finish the project. Finished work will be available for pick-up on March 8th from 11 am - 1 pm and March 9th from 4 - 6 pm. There will be no class the week of March 3rd to allow for the work to be fired.
Materials for this class ($20 value) are being provided by the nonprofit Multnomah Arts Center Association, which advocates for equity and access to arts education. Find out more and support their efforts at www.MultnomahArtsCenter.org/donate.

Materials in MAC clay kit:•Clay, and bubble wrap for safe transport•Non-fired paint to finish your piece and a paint brush
•Tool kit – all the following 12 tools must be returned!!1. Cardboard storage box with supply list 2. Canvas sheet - to use as a work surface 3. Thin plastic sheeting - to wrap the piece and prevent drying4. Wooden tool5. Sponge6. Needle tool7. Pottery knife8. Loop tool9. Rolling pin10. Wooden measure sticks - for rolling out clay11. Wareboard – to support your project12. “Slop bucket” – for water and small clay scraps
Materials Needed at Home:•Workspace and safe place to store your piece and supplies for the 5 week class•Small container of water like an old yogurt cup•Damp paper towels to wrap piece if it gets too dry (damp NOT dripping!)•Computer with Zoom installed•Cloth or sponge for clean up•Hair drier to speed up the drying process - handy, but not necessary


Once you have registered for the class a separate email no later than 24 hours before the first class will be sent to the email account we have for you in ActiveNet. This email will include technical support contacts, links to virtual classrooms and passwords if necessary, as well as information on the usage of the online classroom for your class.
This class will be held online via Zoom. For more information, see https://www.zoom.us/

Age Group

5. Teen (11yrs - 17yrs)

Location

Zoom

Instructor

Virginia McKinney

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