Come down to the lower level of the Reitz Union this summer to paint a pot, attend a GatorNight craft activity on Friday nights during Summer B (activity starts at 9pm in the ACC) and be sure to check out our list of ceramic workshops. Registration for Summer B Leisure Courses is open now at leisure.union.ufl.edu with classes beginning the week of July 9.
Summer B Studio Member Workshop Schedule
These workshops are led by our Arts Specialist and are free to Studio Members and Leisure Course students who have paid a Facility Fee. No previous art experience is needed to take a workshop. If you are not a Studio Member or Leisure Course student and you are interested in taking a workshop, you can purchase a weekly Studio Membership for $15 for the week of the workshop. Please contact Mariana at email@example.com or (352) 392-2378 if you have any questions.
Summer B Ceramic Workshops
Friday July 13, 5:30-7:30pm
Creating Custom Texture Mats Using Adhesive Foam
Learn how to create custom texture mats using adhesive foam sheets. You can use precut shapes or create your own unique designs. These texture mats can be used to texture slabs of clay for your handbuilding projects. All materials will be provided.
Friday July 20, 5:30-7:30pm
Handbuilding: Altering Forms Through Darting
Learn how to alter a straight sided cylinder using darts. Darting is a technique borrowed from sewing which allows you to make a simple form more complex and interesting. Each participant will be provided with a slab of clay to make one cylinder. You are welcome to bring additional soft leather hard forms to the workshop to alter. All other materials will be provided.
Friday July 27, 5:30-7:30pm
Handbuilding: Textured Cups
Learn how to use texture tools such as texture rollers, lace and doilies as well as other found textures to create a handmade cup. Textured handles will also be covered. Each participant will be provided with a slab of clay to make two cups with handles. All other materials will be provided.
Friday August 3, 5:30-7:30pm
Surface Decoration: Masking Tape Stencils on Bisqueware
Learn how to create and use masking tape stencils to create slip and glaze decoration on bisque pots. To participate you must have a couple of bisque pots to work on. All other materials will be provided.