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Intro to Sculpture (Session 3.5)


  • 370 US dollars
  • 17th Street

Service Description

This class is held at our Potrero Hill Studio Mondays @ 6pm April 15th - May 20th In this class you will learn how to conceptualize and plan out a sculpture with multiple parts, you will learn advanced hand-building techniques, refinement and the sculpting process! All inclusive including: - 25lbs of clay - 6-weeks of 2.5 hours of instruction - Unlimited use of studio during open studio hours - Firing fees - Glazes Week 1: Introductions & Mock Ups Overview: Students will be sculpting a small mock-up sculpture out of a single hunk of clay. Demoing a simple little person or a dog will teach students how to emphasize limbs and body parts. Using this framework, students can begin to think about what sort of creature (or otherwise) they'd like to create for their first project. Does it have definable legs and arms? Does it stand upright or is it assuming a certain position? Is there implied movement? Week 2: Building Onwards & Upwards Overview: Students will be attaching two or more sizeable pinch pots to create a large, hollow vessel. Creating limbs (if applicable) and allowing them substantial drying time before attaching to the body. Week 3: Attachment & Joint Care Overview: Students will be attaching limbs onto a body: scoring thoroughly and using a rubber rib to erase the seam where the pieces connect. Week 4: Embellishing & Surface Decoration on Greenware Overview: Introducing texture to a sculpture with the use of slips and carving tools. Week 5: Fine Details Overview: Adding fine details to sculptures such as facial features, clothing, and small decorations. This introduces students to working on a smaller scale after spending prior classes focusing on the sculpture as a whole. Week 6: Glazing Overview: All work must be glazed for final firing by the end of class*. DOUBLE CHECK all work to make sure there is NO GLAZE on the bottoms.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Fees & class schedule: Class fees cover instructed class time (as listed in specific class schedule), use of tools and equipment, open studio hours, studio glazes and firing up to 25 lbs of clay. Additional work may be fired for a fee. Pottery class fees include 25 lbs of clay + wood classes include all lumber Classes are subject to change if minimum student quota isn't met (7 students). Class switches will only be available 1 week prior to the commencement of classes and based on the capacity of classes at time of request.​ Attendance: It is mandatory for all students who are new to the studio attend the first week of classes. No “make-up” classes are given but you're more than welcome to drop-in on another session if there is an opening or absence. For Adult classes, Kids must be 14-years old or older Personal belongings: Any items left behind 30-days after last class may be discarded without notice. Refund policy: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Refund or Credit (minus $20 processing fee) if a request for refund is received TWO WEEKS and only two weeks before the start of a class. Credit (no refund) with less the 48 hour notice ONLY if your spot can be filled. No refunds or credits after attending 1st class. Classes missed due to failure to attend, planned absences, minor illnesses or vacations will not be credited for future classes. One-Time class registrations such as Drop-In Clay or Friday Night Clay are considered final ONE WEEK before start of class. Open studio hours for students: Monday- Thursday: 10AM-6PM Friday & Saturday: 10AM-9PM Sunday 10AM-7:30PM (Hours subjected to change upon five days' notice)

Contact Details

  • 1431 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

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