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Beginner Sgraffito

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join Jennifer Evans Arbo for a surface design and sgraffito carving workshop. Carve a one of a kind design into a bowl shape of your choosing.

Sgraffito means to “scratch” in Italian and workshop participants will draw and carve a design onto a vase shape of their choosing. Sgraffito involves removing layers of slip or underglaze from greenware to reveal the underlying clay body.

Jennifer will demonstrate how she seeks out design inspiration, and how she applies 2-D design concepts to 3-D surfaces using the sgraffito method. After a short demonstration of Jennifer’s sgraffito process, participants will be provided with a tile for practice and a vase form to complete their project (made prior to the workshop by Jennifer). Participants will use underglazes and slips on their greenware ceramic piece during the session as they explore the sgraffito practice themselves.

Participants can choose designs provided by Jennifer or draw their own!

No experience required. Available for ages 14+ and adults. Make it into a teen and parent outing!

Tuition: Members $60/Non-Members $85

About the Instructor

Jennifer Evans Arbo is a Fine Arts Ceramicist and Photographer residing in New Jersey. Originally from California, she traveled the world, living in England, Spain and Uruguay before landing on the East Coast. She has a BA and Post graduate degree from London College of Fashion and minored in Ceramics. Jennifer specializes in wheel throwing a sgraffito surface technique in her ceramics and uses the human form to tell emotional stories in clay. Jennifer shares her love of art by helping to inspire the next generation of artists. She has been teaching fashion to young adults and currently teaches beginner ceramics to adults and teens at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Bedminster, NJ.

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Details

Date:
May 19
Time:
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://ccabedminster.org/classes/249-beginner-sgraffito/

Venue

The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921 United States
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Phone:
908.234.2345