An introductory class that gives very young children, many of whom have never touched "real artist's clay", the opportunity to roll it and cut it, make clay worms and snakes which can be built and shaped into so many wonderful things or to use an "extruder" to make grass and hair.
There are a variety of ways to finish projects which we can discuss at the time of booking.
|Maximum Class Size
|1 hour - 1 hour prep time
|Artist will provide materials at cost
|Language of Instruction
|Prep time includes kiln work.
Marlene Collins is a multi-disciplinary artist and longtime Yukoner with an extensive history coordinating and initiating a variety of programs and projects within the Yukon arts community, as well as pursuing her own practice. She enjoys discovering and working with different mediums - although clay, encaustic paint, found objects and materials are definitely old friends. At the moment, clay portraiture is the focus of most of her creative efforts.
Teaching children is a much loved and important part of Marlene's practice. She has taught classes and camps through Artist in the School, the Yukon Art Society/ Arts Underground workshop program and demonstrated at a variety of outdoor venues. Hand-building with clay, portrait sculpture and encaustic painting are the classes she teaches most often but she is definitely up for a challenge and interested in hearing about what inspires you.