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Instructor: Michelle Erickson

Tuition: $68 members; $85 non-members
Saturday, Jun 14, 10:00am - 4:00pm
(With 1 hour lunch on your own.)
Location: Studios 3 & 4
Class limit: 15 students
Registration deadline: Jun 7 (You may be able to register after this date. Call 501-396-0353.)
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InCiteful Clay exhibition artist, Michelle Erickson, is internationally recognized for her mastery and reinterpretation of historical ceramic techniques.
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Michelle makes use of a variety of ceramic techniques to create historical narratives about political, social, and environmental issues - both past and present - and the design parallels between the two. During this workshop she will demonstrate a wide range of lost techniques from ceramic history, such as, slipware, agateware, press molding, and natural casting. She will also be throwing and molding to explore pattern and form.
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Michelle Erickson is a graduate of The College of William and Mary. In addition to her considerable contemporary ceramic work, she has over twenty years' experience in working with 17th and 18th century reproduction pottery. She has consulted on and designed ceramics for several major motion pictures such as The Patriot, The Time Machine, The New World and the recent HBO series John Adams. She is a frequent contributor to Ceramics in America, Ceramics Arts Daily and Ceramics Monthly.
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This workshop is offered in conjunction with a Friends of Contemporary Craft (FOCC) Conversation scheduled for Sunday, June 15. Admission to the Conversation is not included in the cost of this workshop; separate reservations are required. For more information about the Conversation Series, call 501-372-4000.
Single class scheduled on 6/14/2014 at 10:00AM
Instructor: Catherine Rodgers

Tuition: $75 members; $94 non-members
Saturday, May 3, 9:00am - 4:00pm
(With 1 hour lunch on your own.)
Location: UALR Applied Arts Building, Fibers Studio (1st studio on left), 5820 Asher Ave, Ste 300
Class limit: 20 students
Registration deadline: Apr 26 (You may be able to register after this date. Call 501-396-0353.)
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Create three to five unique wearable art pieces during this weekend workshop. (Keep one or two for yourself and give the others away as special gifts?) We will modernize the ancient technique of Japanese shibori and explore easy methods for applying dye to silk scarves. No experience is necessary. All materials will be supplied including 100% silk scarves, a large variety of color dyes and gloves to keep your hands clean. Keep in mind using dyes can be messy, so bring an apron or wear clothes that you don't mind getting stained.
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Catherine Rodgers is a painter at heart and recently jumped from painting the canvas to exploring putting pigment down on silk scarves. She is known as a colorist and has been teaching color theory workshops for the Arkansas Arts Center including one based on the works of Mark Rothko. Her scarves are available for purchase in the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop.
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NOTE - location and parking: This workshop is located at the UALR Applied Design Building which is next to Big Lots and UALR's Police Department in a shopping center at the corner of Asher and University. There is plenty of free parking right next to the entrance of the UALR Applied Design Building! The fibers studio is the 1st studio on your left as you enter the building.
Single class scheduled on 5/3/2014 at 9:00AM

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