“Wonderland” – opens Thursday

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Dedham Square Artist Guild hosts their April “Call to Artists” at their extended gallery space in the Dedham Community Theater located across the street from the Guild Gallery on High Street in Dedham Center. The opening is Thursday night, March 27th from 6-8 PM.

“Wonderland”…
Let’s jump into the rabbit hole and see what we find… mad hatters and mad queens, tea parties and music and creatures who speak in riddles and rhyme. We’re paying tribute to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”…Of course, “Wonderland” could mean something completely different to YOU… show us!! 

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‘What a curious feeling!’ said Alice; ‘I must be shutting up like a telescope.’

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 “DRINK ME” bottle vase pictured at top of post is my interpretation of “Wonderland”.

It may be purchased through the Dedham Square Artist Guild.

EXHIBITION DATES: March 27 – MAY 26

This show will be displayed at the Dedham Community Theater for all to enjoy! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA. http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

AND…

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The Dedham Square artist guild has teamed up with the Parish Players of Dedham to promote the arts. The Parish players are putting on the play “Alice in Wonderland” for this year’s production. This years Performances March 28-30, 2013, Friday and Saturday, 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm

The Guild will have a table with art to sell on opening night, Friday, March 28th from 6:30 pm til closing. First Church located on the Dedham Green at 670 High Street.  Order tickets for the show and purchase local art from the guild!

For tickets: http://parishplayersaliceinwonderland.brownpapertickets.com

 

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Kids Clay – Monday, March 10th – 3:30 – 4:30pm

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Kids Clay – Monday, March 10 – 3:30-4:30

My Kids Clay class is a wonderful way for kids to explore.

Working with your hands and experiencing art in any medium is a chance to learn another way to solve a problem.

Dedham Community House classes have been created to meet the Dedham Square Artist Guild artists. As one of these artists, I have the opportunity to instruct clay to all ages. Classes can be set up on request. I’d love to hear from you and can be reached through the Dedham Square Artist Guild at www.dedhamguid.com.

Here is a look at a clay class at the Dedham Community House:

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Register for my NEXT CLASS by Friday, March 7th by clicking here.

NEXT Clay Class for Kids is Monday, January 27th at 3:30 – last day to register is Friday, January 24th

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Kids Clay Class is Monday, January 27th - last day to register is Friday, January 24th

The Dedham Square Artist Guild has teamed up with the Dedham Community House to offer art classes. My next Clay Class for Kids is Monday, January 27th – last day to register is Friday, January 24th.

Clay Class for Kids (first grade and older) will be a “Valentine’s Day” themed class. Last year I taught my students to create a pinch pot that they decorated, some made heart shaped bowls. There was also an opportunity to make a flat tile so that students could play with surface elements like stamping and adding clay elements. Using non-toxic red and white paint, students decorated their work.

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For this year’s class, we may try something different.

I clear coat the students works of art and fire them in a kiln (at Potters Place, my cooperative studio in Walpole). Finished artwork will be available toward the end of February at the Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery, 553 High Street in Dedham Square.

I am hosting additional clay classes and those are listed on my website.

Clay Class for Kids ~ Thanksgiving

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Clay Class for Kids ~ Thanksgiving

On November 4th, I hosted a clay class for kids at the Dedham Community House. The class was an hour long workshop designed to give kids, 1st through 5th grade, exposure to clay. They learn techniques and create a piece of pottery. There is always a literary or art component to my classes so kids can take away an art history lesson as well as a hands on experience.

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Having a theme is always fun and “Thanksgiving” is a great one! There is food, foliage, and many stories the kids want to share about their own Thanksgiving traditions. The kids start with a slab of clay to practice with. We talk about rolling coils for a frame. We talk about making impressions with objects such as leaves and stamps. We talk about attaching clay images to the tile by using the slip and score technique. We talk about carving into the clay.

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Once they have had time to play and try out the different techniques, I give them a fresh clay tile. We stop for a minute to talk about Thanksgiving. I teach them about Norman Rockwell and show them pictures of his famous holiday meal painting. We talk about the students’ holiday traditions and then they begin their project.

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Some of the students decide to make wall pockets with their tile, so we add holes. We let the clay dry a little and then the kids add color with paint.

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After class, I take the tiles home to my studio where they have ample time to dry.

I paint them with a clear glaze fire them in a kiln at Potters Place. Once finished, I added a couple of items for the students … an easel for display or a pretty ribbon for hanging before packaging them up for the students.

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I will be offering my next Clay Class for Kids on Monday, December 2nd. The theme will be “Animals”. The class takes place at the Dedham Community House from 3:15-4:15pm. The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 29th. Click here to register.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Winter Scenes – Adult Workshop (Part Two)

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Winter Scenes – Adult Workshop (Part Two)

Out of the bisque fire and ready to be glazed for the final firing. Looking lovely! Part three will have pictures of finished work.

In a collaboration between Dedham Square Artist Guild and DCH, artist members host classes and share their skills with Dedham residents.

Winter Scenes – Adult Workshop (Part One)

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Winter Scenes - Adult Workshop (Part One)

Tree branches, pine cones, stamps and colored slip – all materials used in my Winter Scenes Clay Workshop that took place at Dedham Community House last night. In a collaboration between Dedham Square Artist Guild and DCH, artist members host classes and share their skills with Dedham residents. My class was action packed: painting, rolling, stamping and throwing the clay! to manipulate the surface. Students enjoyed the process and created a beautiful one of a kind functional piece … more pictures in part two…

Half Day Thursday Clay Class for Kids – January 31st

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Half Day Thursday Clay Class for Kids - January 31st

The Dedham Square Artist Guild has teamed up with the Dedham Community House to offer art classes. I’m offering one to kids this coming Thursday, January 31st from 1-2:30, and one to adults in February.

Half Day Thursday Clay Class for Kids (first grade and older) will be a “Valentine’s Day” themed class. I’ll teach the young artists how to create a pinch pot that they can decorate with hearts for make into a heart shaped bowl. There will be an opportunity to make a flat tile so that students can play with surface elements like stamping and adding clay elements. Using non-toxic red and white paint, students will further decorate their work. I will clear coat these works of art and fire them in a kiln (at Potters Place, my cooperative studio in Walpole).

There will be supplies available for making Valentine’s Day cards to take home that day. Finished artwork will be available toward the end of February at the Guild Gallery on High Street in Dedham.

There is still room in the class! Click the photo to register – deadline is Monday.