Project Description

Summer Pottery Camps for Kids 2022 with Forrest Gard

Dates:

Wheel Throwing

  • AGES 12-18: June 20 – 24

Handbuilding

  • AGES 8 – 12: June 27 – July 1

Wheel Throwing

  • AGES 12-18: July 18 – 22

Handbuilding

  • AGES 8 – 12: July 25 – 29  CAMP IS FULL – DO NOT REGISTER

Days: Monday – Friday

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day

Class Fee:  $165 per camp

Materials Fee:  $20 per camp

Class Descriptions:

Wheel Throwing:

In this class, students will learn how to use the pottery wheel and the basic techniques of throwing. We will start off with learning how to center a ball of clay and as the class progresses, we will learn how to shape the clay into cups, bowls, bottles, and vases. Students will also learn how to decorate their pieces with various surface techniques, including brushing on slip, stencils, sgraffito, and mishima/inlay.

Handbuilding:

In this class, you will learn the basics of handbuilding and surface decoration techniques. Students will learn how to pinch, build with coils, and slab build. Projects will be introduced on a weekly basis and will focus on handbuilt vessels, including cups, bowls, planters, and serving pieces. Students will be free to develop their own projects as well. Students will also learn how to decorate their pieces with various surface techniques, including brushing on slip, stencils, sgraffito, and mishima/inlay.

Location –
School Street Studios Building,
34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Click Here to Register for Summer Pottery Camps

INSTRUCTOR

Forrest Gard
Forrest GardInstructor
Forrest Sincoff Gard is an artist and an educator. He received his BFA in Ceramics from Ohio University in 2009, completed post-baccaleaute studies at the University of Florida in 2011, and earned his MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University in 2014. From 2014¬–2018, Forrest worked as an associate editor for Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. Currently, Forrest teaches ceramics and 3D design at the University of North Georgia Oconee as well as community classes at the Oconee Cultural Arts Center in Watkinsville, Georgia. He has previously taught in Cortona, Italy, as part of the University of Georgia’s study abroad program, at Ohio State University, and Wesleyan College.