Friday, October 10, 2014

BUSY OCTOBER @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS' STUDIO TOUR

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1-4 PM
Free and open to the public.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet several resident artists and see their studio space and artwork. Sponsored by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA)/School 33 Art Center's Open Studio Tour. More info...


ANNUAL STUDENT SALE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 12-4 PM

See the work created by student artists and have the opportunity to purchase functional and sculptural ceramics. When you're done shopping, enjoy music, vendors, and food by local restaurants at the annual Mt. Washington Village Fall Block Party which is happening right around the corner! More info...

 


AUTUMN BLAZE FIRE FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 6-9 PM
ADMISSION: $15 members, $20 non-members,
$25 at the door.

Join us at our Mt. Washington campus for an event featuring a beer garden adjacent to our wood kiln, the Clay Olympics, live music, a Raku firing demo, Cup-a-thon, food and more. See more...


ARTIST TALK: ADRIAN ARLEO

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 7-8 PM

Click here to RSVP

For nearly thirty years, Arleo has focused her work on the human figure, often combining it with animal imagery, and other elements of the natural world. Some works allude to a relationship of understanding or connection between the human and animal realms. In others, human figures possess animal features in a way that reveals something hidden about the character or primal nature of the human. Adrian is the juror of Looking at Ourselves and will be doing a workshop here Oct. 25-26.


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
OCTOBER 4-NOVEMBER 15, 2014

MAIN GALLERY: Looking at Ourselves, Contemporary figurative ceramic sculpture, juried by Adrian Arleo. An exhibition  exploring the resurgence of the human form in clay. View work that is extremely wide-ranging in aesthetics, content and approach to the material. Of course we prefer you to come in and view all of the phenomenal work in person, but if you don't live nearby—the work can be seen and purchased online.

SOLO GALLERY: Kate Borcherding, Baltimore's Half Moving Memories. Sculptures influenced by historic sections of Baltimore. This exhibition will be made available online, stay tuned for an announcement coming soon!

COMMUNITY ARTS GALLERY: Giving Back to the Community. An exhibition showcasing both the Cup-a-Thon and Buy a Cup, Give a Class initiatives.

PROJECT SPACE:  The Figure in Process. View drawings, mockettes and work in progress by Ana Maria Economou ,Trisha Kyner, and Kathy Lee -all of whom are figurative artists.


Roll Your Sleeves Up and Get MUDDY!

Date Night: Hand-building - Wine, Stein or Demitasse Cups

FRIDAY, OCT 10, 7-10 PM
FEE: $90 couple, Instructor: Mary Cloonan

One day. Three hours.  Clay for two is an experience that can bring people closer through shared creative art-making. Couples will experience this class taught by professional and patient instructors. Participants will use the basic principles of hand-building - pinch, soft slab, coil and stamp - while having fun in our relaxed classroom environment. Participants may bring a bottle of wine or light hors d' oeuvres to embellish upon their clay experience.

Narrative Hand-building Sampler

SUNDAYS, OCT 19 - DEC 7, 6-9 PM
FEE
: $230 Members; $255 Non-members , Instructor: Kathy Lee

This 8-week course will encourage artists to explore personal symbols and memories, transforming them into ceramic expression. Delving into images gleaned from the ordinary objects that one is drawn to, an artist can develop a visual vocabulary of forms and textures to then sculpt their story. With clay and the creative process, we will emphasize the importance of being open to possibility and work to find magic in the mundane.

CLAY FOR KIDS!

Big Hands, Little Hands (ages 3 - 5 + adult)
SATURDAY, OCT 11, 2- 4:30 PM
FEE: $60 Members; $85 Non-Members; $25 for each additional person

This is a one-day workshop for a child and special adult (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or friend).  Adults will be paired with their young ones as they push, pinch, roll, squish and play with the clay.  Process, technique and product will be emphasized in this unique sensory experience, while the children build skills as well as a wonderful ceramic work of art!

Claytime for Tots: Reading Adventures (ages 2-4 + adult)
SATURDAY, OCT 18, 9 -10:30 AM
FEE
: $30/ per one adult and child; $10 per additional adult or child

Enjoy combining story-telling and sensory exploration in model magic air dry clay with your young one! You and your child take delight in being read a Halloween or Thanksgiving themed story book. Following the story, each parent and child will create characters and elements inspired by the book and their imaginations.

Claymation: Explorations in Film (ages 9-13)
SATURDAYS, OCT 25-NOV 29,12 –3 PM
FEE: $110 member / $135 non-member

In this 6-week class students will discover the magical qualities of clay. Transform blocks of clay into beautiful pieces of artwork and consider how art can be used to transform communities.  Young people will learn hand-building techniques, be introduced to ceramic-based community arts projects, and define their creative voices and visions. 

WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore