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3 summer workshops for the art school at old church, demarest,

updated fri 3 jun 05


Ted Whittemore on thu 2 jun 05

NJ -- New York Area

We have the following 3 workshops for Mid-June coming right up, 2 days =
Majolica with Posey Bacopoulos, 1 day of Reed, Vine and Bamboo Handle =
with Arline Shalan, and 2 days of Raku Firing with Bob Green.


We are just a few miles North of the George Washington Bridge outside of


For a full description and directions see the sections below, and/or =
The Art School at Old Church at 201 767 7160 or go to =


Majolica and More=20
WKS315 Spring 2005

$175.00 Registration Fee
( Two days, June 13-14 )
>From 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM=20

This workshop will focus on the demonstration of altering wheel-thrown =
and majolica decoration. Pots will combine thrown, altered and handbuilt
sections while a variety of altering techniques will be demonstrated,
including several oval forms such as bakers, pitchers and vases. =
approaches to handles, spouts and feet will also be explored. A variety =
decorating techniques using stains on majolica glaze will be =
Handouts containing information on working with majolica, a glaze and
decorating tradition from the Middle East, will be provided along with a
slide program. Students will have the opportunity to try the majolica
techniques on provided tiles. Material list available online at Material fee. No senior discount. No membership or
registration fees required.=20

Taught By: Posey Bacopoulos=20

Posey Bacopoulos is a studio potter working in New York City. She has =
making pots for more than twenty years. Her work has been shown in many
national juried and invitational exhibitions. It has won awards in the =
Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National and the International Orton =
Box Show. Published in several books including The Ceramic Design Book, =
Best of Pottery 2 and The Art of Contemporary American Pottery.=20

Handles: Functional to Fantastic=20

$95.00 Registration Fee
( One day, Wednesday, June 15 )
>From 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM=20

Enhance your ceramic pots or baskets with strong, graceful handles made =
reed, vines or bamboo. Carving, shaping, wrapping and weaving techniques
will be taught. Participants may bring finished pieces that require =
or use containers supplied in class to explore handle possibilities.
Information will be given on sources for tools and materials. Emphasis =
process rather than product. Material list available online at Material fee. No senior discount. No membership or
registration fees required.=20

Taught By: Arline Shalan Studied: Parson's School of Design, The New =
The Art School at Old Church, Rockland Center for the Arts. Basketry
instructor since 1987. Has been in numerous juried shows and exhibits
including Crafts of Park Avenue, WBAI, and Lincoln Center. Work =
exhibited in galleries and included in private collections.=20

Controlling the Raku Rainbow=20
WKS314 Spring 2005

$175.00 Registration Fee
( Two days, Thursday-Friday, June 16-17 )
>From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM=20

Raku firings are fun, exciting and often quite unpredictable. The focus =
this two day workshop is to have fun and eliminate some of the
unpredictability of raku glazes. We will explore post firing reduction =
glazes for rich varied coloration. Previous raku firing experience is a =
for this workshop. Material fee. Material list available online at No senior discount. No membership or registration =

Taught By: Bob Green MFA Ceramics, Southern IL University. Teaching
experience: Ceramics Faculty Springfield College; Instructor Interlaken
School; Ceramic Studio Head Snow Farm, the New England Crafts Program;
Bennington College; Trinity College; Artist in Residence, The Vermont =
Craft Center; Faculty Artist in Residence, The Shelburne Craft School.
Publications: Raku A Practical Approach, Second Addition Steve Branfman;
Ceramics Monthly, October 1993 "San Angelo National Ceramics =
Collections: Bennington Museum. Awarded Vermont Council of the Arts
Individual Artist Grant.


Ted Whittemore=20