Mixed Media – Collage and Assemblage Workshop:
Beverly Soasey Artist | Graphic Designer | Gallery Director
March 12 & 13, 2010 Friday, March 12, 7 to 9 p.m. | Saturday, March 13, 1 to 4 p.m.
My passion for collecting and combining objects and materials, to
create my own style of art, is what I want to share in this workshop. Come and be inspired! Learn
techniques and ideas for collage, and learn about the things that
inspire me. I will demonstrate many things on Friday evening and have
you begin trying your hand at it. Then Saturday, we will dive into the
creative process. I will discuss how to create texture and interest,
how to apply papers and objects, and whatever comes to mind as we work.
Whether you have experience or not, you’ll learn some of my techniques
and combine your personality into your own work of art. Leave with a
wonderful piece of art to hang on your wall or offer as a springtime
gift to a special friend.
$80 / plus $10 materials fee
Materials lists: Students please bring:
• Acrylic paint: If you have on hand, bring a few tubes of different colors you like.
I will have some of my favorite colors on hand for you to use.
• Paint brushes, medium size for acrylic paint and gesso. One cheap brush to use with
glue – about a half inch-flat, cheap brush. I will have some paintbrushes on hand to
• Xacto knife
• Plastic containers for water and paint: 3 to 4 plastic food containers
(they do not need to be too large – small yogurt or slightly larger)
• Palette for acrylic paint and gesso, such as lids to the plastic food container
• You’ll want to bring some collage materials, especially for Saturday.
Example: old photos, pages from old books, odd images, etc. I prefer
older papers and will demo why some do not work as well as others.
Remember, don’t overload what you bring, as too many things will
overwhelm you. After you see some of what I work with on Friday night,
you will have a better idea what to bring on Saturday.
The following materials will be provided for each person with a materials fee of $10.00:
• Aleen’s Tacky glue
• 300# watercolor paper to collage onto – a few sheets
• Acrylic paint – an assortment of colors
• Misc. tools will be available to borrow
• Collage materials to begin the process
Beginning Abstract Painting Workshop: Lesley Strother Saturday, March 6 10am-5pm (1hr lunch break) $85 plus materials list
Explore your personal Symbology
Working with acrylic paint on paper, we will explore a variety of tools
and techniques to break through old brain patterns (?I can?t?) and
create new personal visual experiences.
We will start working in black and white, painting with brushes,
sponges and color shaper tools to push paint around and remove layers
of paint from surfaces. We'll then add color and additional techniques
to begin building a visual language for expressing your individual
We'll touch on some formal art practices (color, composition) in order
to support our visual expressions, but this will not be the focus of
the class. If you have previous experience with the formalities of
practicing art, it will be helpful to your personal expressive
endeavors, yet you don?t need this experience in order to be successful
in this class. Come and experiment and learn!
Lesley will be providing some materials; there may be a small materials
fee; students will be asked to bring a few basic brushes and a black
and white acrylic paint. More detail to come.
Mixed Media Workshop: Paper Mache Clay and Collage with Rogene Manas February 20 & 21, 2010
Saturday 10am-2pm | Sunday 1pm-4pm $95 plus materials list
Looking for a way to get into art? Want to expand your repertoire of techniques?
This workshop is for all levels of students.
Have fun with Rogene Mañas while she teaches you how she makes her
mixed media masterpieces. Learn several ways to create artwork using
mixed media materials including paper maché clay, tissue paper, davie
board and acrylic paint. Participants will complete at least two mixed
Mañas creates works with unique, primitive art styles and inventive
mixed media techniques. Combining plant, bird, and insect imagery with
figurative elements in a slightly surrealistic fashion, she explores
and illuminates what she calls “the essence within.” Drawing from her
imagination, her organic and often haunting compositions reflect both
her Mediterranean heritage and her passion for Mexican folk art. Using
paper maché clay, collage materials and acrylic paint, she creates
sculptural reliefs and textural paintings with lively color pallets. Materials lists: Students please bring: --Acrylic
paint-- Bring what you have. If you do not already own them, you need
to buy the following colors minimally: ivory black, titanium white, a
warm red and a cool red, a warm yellow and a cool yellow, and a warm
blue and a cool blue. We can mix any color with these. Don't waste your
money on cheap ones. The little bottles of acrylic paint you get at
craft stores will work for some things but the tube paints are
preferred because of their body (thickness).
--Paint brushes, one for detail plus at least 2-3 medium-small sizes. One should be cheap to use with glue.
--Pencil, eraser and black stylist marker of some kind
--Plastic containers for water and glue/water combo
--A palette for acrylic paint such as an 8x10 piece of glass, a white
plate, a glass plate, or 4-6 white paper plates with plastic coating,
--Masking tape The following materials will be provided for each person with a materials fee of $15.00: --Gesso
--2 8x10 boards
--8 oz Paper Clay
--Carbon paper for transfer
--tissue paper, variety of colors
--Tissue for sketching designs
--Plastic bags for clay work
--wooden clay tool
Antara. Andean Flute Performance & Workshop Saturday, July 25th
us for this special performance and flute-making workshop (not
ceramic!) with Samuel Becerra, a Young Audiences Program Musician.
Leave with your own handmade flute! Call for more information. For parent and Child $65 (one flute) Child Only $55
TO TABLE POTS An Introduction to
Working with Flameware with Robbie Lobell
July 7th - July 11th
5 days Hands-on Workshop Fee: $450 / 10% discount for CS members
This workshop introduces participants to flameware, a "flameproof" clay body formulated to withstand thermal shock when heated.We
will explore utilitarian necessities of a
cooking pot used in the oven or on the stovetop, and aesthetic
for a beautiful pot presented at the dining table. Casseroles,
broilers, bakers, roasters, teakettles, skillets, saucepots, oven/pizza
stones, trivets (and more) are all possible forms that may be
Exploring the Decorative Technique of Neriage withFaith Rahill
July 18th and 19th Fee: $155 / 10% discount for CS members
is an ancient Japanese technique of layering, cutting and recombining
different colors of clay to create an intricately patterned loaf which
is then sliced and applied to the clay body. Join Faith for this two
day hands-on workshop as she shares with us her knowledge of and
expertise in this decorative technique.
Introduction to Mold Making & Slip casting with Bretton Sage Binford of Mudshark Studios
Saturday June 13th 10am-5pm and Sunday June 14th 10am-4pm FreeSlide Presentation Friday June 12th at 7:00pm at Clay Space
Have you ever wanted to make a mold of something and didn't quite understand the process or the best way to go about it? Well this is your chance. Join us here at Clay Space with professional mold maker and artist Bretton Binford as he clues us in on the fundamental basics to making plaster molds and the tricks to casting out of them. During this weekend workshop participants will be able to choose their level of engagement. There will be 10 slots available for students to have a hands on opportunity to work with Brett and to come away with one mold at the end of the weekend. Brett has requested that these participants bring three possible objects in which they would like to cast (objects must be no larger than 8"x8"x8"). These objects will provide the group with an understanding as to why one mold is more complex than another. Participants taking the hands-off workshop may also bring in a piece to discuss with Brett its' complexity and what would be involved to casting that object. Materials will be provided for those taking the hands-on workshop (please bring any personal favorite ribs and or clay shapers). All participants will be responsible for providing their own lunches. Please contact Clay Space if you have any questions at 541-653-8089 Cost: $200 for hands-on / $125 non member hands-off ($100 for members) / $65 non member 1 day ($55 member)
TRANSFER METHODS Workshop
One Among Many: Mixed Media through Transfers
with Susan Detroy Sunday, April 5 11am-2pm cost: $45 / $44 for CS members. small materials fee $5-$8
Expand and incorporate new techniques and methods into your art. Learn
transfer methods using easily obtainable materials. Most suitable for
flat art work pieces, paper to paper. Focus will be on using photographs; you can also
use clip-art or other copied materials. No experience necessary.
Thrown / Handbuilt Vessels with Gil Harrison Saturday, February 7th 10 am - 5 pm preceeded on Friday by a FREE Slide Presentation at 7 pm Cottage
Grove artist, Gil Harrison will demonstrate the process and techniques
he uses for creating thrown and hand built sculptural vessels. A free
slide presentation will be offered on Friday evening prior to the
workshop day. Beginners welcome. $65 or $55 Clay Space members
Mixed Media Collage: Bev Soasey Saturday, January 31 11am-4pm Come and be inspired! Spend
an afternoon with Bev Soasey, accomplished artist, graphic designer and
Jacobs Gallery Director. Combine objects and materials to create
collage art or consider applying your skills to a special hand designed gift in time for valentine’s day. Beginners welcome. $80 or $68 for Clay Space members / plus small materials fee
Special Effects with Porcelain Katie Swenson Saturday | January 10 11am-1pm (demo) Sunday | January 11 11am-4pm (hands-on) Sunday | January 18 11am-2pm (demo & glaze session) Learn about Katie’s special techniques of working with porcelain, creating fine delicate details and glazing with stains and pencils. Beginners welcome. $150 or $125 Clay Space members
3 days Hands-On Workshop September 6th, 7th, and 13th $250 $200 for members of Clay Space
This is your chance to work with the wonderful woman who demonstrated and shared with us her experience and love of hand building at Clay Space's Grand Opening Celebration in May. Mary is a unique force in the clay community. Constantly evolving and challenging herself with new themes and forms of expression in clay. She is a true artist and generous in sharing what she has learned. Her workshop is for new and experienced hand builders. This is a unique opportunity to attend a workshop with Mary in Eugene! Start to Finish Workshop Description During this three day workshop in hand building, we will explore textures in clay, making boxes and glazing. Day One: Saturday, September 6, 10 am-4 pm with 1 hour lunch break: This day will be about texture. Slabbed out clay will be available for this exploration. We will also slab out clay for the next day's project. Day Two: Sunday, September 7, 10 am-4 pm with 1 hour lunch break: We will make boxes. Make as many or as few as you wish. There will be templates available or you can create your own box shape. We will talk about glazing and examples will be available to give you ideas. Day Three: Saturday, September 13,11 am-4 pm: When we gather to meet for day three, your boxes will have been bisque fired. We'll glaze our boxes. Some glaze will be available at the workshop or you can buy some and bring your own. We'll discuss this on day two.
We'll provide 25 pounds of clay for each participant and more will be available to purchase if needed. Basic glaze colors and firing is included.
Class size is limited. If you have any questions, email or call the office at 541-653-8089.
Yosuke Koizumi Saturday August 16th @ Clay Space 11am-2pm
Yosuke Koizumi, received his BFA degree in
ceramics from Tulane University in New Orleans. After graduating,
Yosuke returned to Japan and worked as a production potter in the
pottery village of Shigaraki for 2 years. Yosuke currently works as a
representative for Shimpo America and travels around the world
promoting shimpo pottery equipment, and most recently, the Shimpo
Whisper wheel which he helped to design and develop.
Yosuke Koizumi's demonstrations will focus on the spontaneity of
pottery and include the throwing of a 50 lb bowl, graced by his
Prior to the demonstration, there will be a short slide lecture on the
history of ceramics in Japan. Mark your calendars you won't want to
In 1984 Robert Barron established Gooseneck Pottery at
Kardella, Victoria. With the assistance of a Crafts Board grant
he built a 1000 cubic ft. five-chambered woodfired kiln. Influenced by the
philosophies of Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew, and with a passion
for the pots made by traditional crafts people throughout the world, he
continues to develop ideas and techniques by exploring the intricacies
"New Ways to Begin, Alter & Finish Pots" by Hank Murrow
Saturday June 14th, 9am to 5pm and Sunday June 15th, 10am to 3pm
In this two day workshop Hank will cover soft faceting and roller trimming techniques; use of the ring bat and how to move the clay rather than cutting it.
There will be an opportunity to try Hank's tools on Sunday. Bring sack lunches. Drinks included: $85 for Saturday and Sunday. Pre-registration required. (Clay Space members $60)
A free Slide Show will be presented at 7pm on Friday evening, June 13th.
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