March 10th. – April 4th. 2015,
The fabulous Chau Nguyen is curating an amazing show that pushes the boundaries of what Adornment means! Come be apart of the spectacle ! join us for the opening March 20. 5:30 to 8:00pm
UP-CYCLING DESIGN FOR KIDS
Sarahjess Hurt, Instructor
Wednesdays, February 18 and 25
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost of class: $25 ($20 members)
Does your child really enjoy fashion? Would they like some hands on experience in designing their own clothes and help the environment at the same time. We will be partnering with Community Closet in gathering used clothing that will be re-made (upcycled) into wearable works of art (fashion). Runway ready pieces will be featured in a fashion show at the end of the class. All materials provided.
The Livingston Center for Art and Culture is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an opportunity for artists and professionals to share their skills and talents with the residents of Park County and the neighboring counties.
Call 222-5222 to register
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Join us at the Livingston Center for Art and Culture for a lovely Ceramics Hand-Building Class. Here’s a chance to get dirty with someone you love and make something cool in the process! The class will run February, the 28th and March 7th from 1-3. You will learn two basic methods how to hand-build utilitarian clay vessels. The class will also go over surface treatments and glazing techniques. The class will be taught by Sarahjess Hurt, she has and MFA in Ceramics from The University of Montana.
1. Pinch Pot-Begin a pinch pot by forming a lump of clay into a smooth sphere that fits the size of the hand. This method is similar to the way the Native Americans shaped clay into useful pots. While holding the sphere of clay, press the thumb into the center of the ball, half-way to the bottom. While revolving the ball in one hand, press the walls out evenly with the thumb into the inside and the fingers on the outside. Smooth the surface with a damp sponge.
2. Slab Building- Place two strips of wood on canvas a little further apart than the width of the finished slabs. Working on a textured fabric will leave imprints on the clay slab. Place clay on the cloth between the strips of wood and roll out. Use a pointed tool to trim the slab of clay to desired size. You may make paper patterns to follow if a form that has a number of sides is desired. Rub a wet finger over the edges to be joined and score with a tool. Roll out a thin coil of sticky clay and place it along one edge. Press the two edges together. Slabs of clay may be placed over rocks, bowls, plastic forms etc. to create interesting shapes. As the clay dries, it shrinks away from the form but retains the shape of the form.
The first class will be 2 hours long, you will learn the first two methods and build 3 to 6 small forms. The forms will be fired before the next class session. Our last class meeting you will glazing and decorating the surface. The pieces will be fired and ready for pick up the following Tuesday after the final class. Tuesday Feb. 17. 2015
Cost: 18.00$ for members, 20.00$ for non members
Please contact Kristina at the LCAC to sign up for the class today. 406-222-5222