guest artist workshops
I'm delighted to announce that Diane Sullivan will lead a sculpture workshop on June 26&27, 2021
What Dreams are in your head? What do you want to celebrate?
June 26&27, 2021
I am happy to be able to teach up at Jackie Sedlock’s after the past year of isolation and worry. We will be able to work safely and enjoy each others expression of joy and creativity. We expect to wear masks and use care when sharing studio space and meals.
Come with your sketchbook and an open mind. While learning easy hand building techniques, you will create a small head. We will incorporate our dreams and fantasies. Different surfaces using slips, underglaze and dry clay powders will be explored. This is a chance to learn techniques, go deep and feel comfortable with expressing your dreams. Some clay experience helpful, but not necessary.
Questions to ponder before the workshop: In dreams; are you a Super hero, an animal, flying around? When people see you, what do they see? How do you want to be seen? What are you grateful for?
Saturday 10 am. Meet in studio with sketchbook, introduce ourselves.
Demo of coil building a head which is the base for our dream images.
Studio time to work on personal projects till1:00.
1:00- 2:30 lunch break. Lunch will be a carefully shared event. Weather permitting we'll eat outside. If the weather doesn't cooperate we'll spread out in the studio with doors open for good circulation.
2:00- 5:30 Continue working on sculptures.
We will finish our work for the day by 6 pm and return on Sunday.
Sunday- 10:00 am Demo of slips, scraiffio individual discussion with participants to see where they are at.
Class will finish up handbuilding, applying slips, underglazes.
1:00 - Lunch break.
2:00- 5:00 Final Studio time, sharing our work, cleaning up.
There are 4 bedrooms in the guesthouse. We are hoping most visitors will be vaccinated and sharing the space will be an option. However, if you're interested in booking the guesthouse for your pod or party of at least four, we will reserve the space for you.
In order to run the workshop, we require a minimum of six people.
Bio : Diane Sullivan lives in North Adams, MA. She has a BFA and a MFA in Ceramics .Her sculptures have been shown in group and solo gallery shows in the US and France. Most recently she was awarded a Martha Boschen Porter Fund artist grant which enabled her to travel to Sicily. This trip provided a chance to study ancient Greek sculptures and has influenced her art and dreams.