REGISTER APRIL 1
Images in Paper Clay with Carrie Moore
August 4 — 10, 2019
Using simple tools, and working on a flat surface, create 3-dimensional illusions in this air-drying, forgiving medium known as paper clay. A form of centuries old bas-relief (pronounced “boss-relief”), we will add even more dimension to our work by creating small sculptural images reflective of nature around the astounding Menucha property in the Columbia River Gorge. Clay lovers will embrace this technique, as will all artists. No prior experience necessary. We will work from our own photos, sketches and from nature itself. Minimal acrylic painting will be applied to pieces for an antiquing effect, and to show depth in our work. Carrie will demonstrate how to abstract an image to basic shapes, dive into compositional aspects of successful design,and help students move toward establishing their style or accentuating the style that already identifies them and their work. It’s going to be a wonderful week of discovery.
Beginner to advanced artists welcome. Class material fee: $20
CLASS SUPPLY LIST
Students need to bring:
- Wooden cradled panels 5” x 5”; 8” x10”; 6” x 18”, etc. Stretched canvas on heavy wood frame in various sizes will also work. No canvas covered boards as they will warp! I will have several wooden cradled panels available for purchase at my wholesale cost during the workshop, but please bring several sizes of panels yourselves.
- A minimum of 16 oz package of Creative Paper Clay® available at most art supply and craft stores (no other brand please)
- 70% alcohol, about 8 oz.
- 1 roll of inexpensive paper towels
- #11 Xacto knife with blades
- Soft pencil, eraser, ball point pen
- Fine point black sharpie
- Small Elmers glue
- Old toothbrush – soft works well
- Golden brand Acrylic medium gel in both gloss and matte (small containers)
- Gesso (small amount- 8 oz.)
-2-3 Plastic containers for water paint and mixtures (short ones work best; i.e., yogurt containers, etc.) and 1 larger one to use as a brush rinse
- any art sponges that have a fine texture
- Palette for acrylic paint mixing such as an 8x10 piece of glass or a white plate
- Rolling pin
- 1/4 cup of good ole every day cornstarch
- Tape, like green frog tape or blue painters tape
- Tools for modeling or stamping into clay that you might have. (I will have some loaner tools for the class) Kemper makes a set.
- Any unique items you find around your house…..EXAMPLES: toothpicks, q tips, hard objects that might make an interesting mark. NO STAMPS OR STENCILS unless you designed them please.
- Golden or M. Graham brand acrylic paint— bring what you have. Minimally, you will need ivory black and titanium white. I will supply some transparent colors of acrylic paints so you can try layering color. These include Quinacridone Rose, Azo Yellow and Phthalo Blue by M. Graham. From these, you can mix many others.
- Paint brushes for Acrylics: bring a variety of sizes and shapes. One should be soft and wide for painting all over finishes. Have at least one good small detail brush, and others such as a #2 flat or filbert, a #8 flat or filbert, and a #6 round. I will send a photo of tools and brushes via email to each student once signed up.
- A small wash rag for keeping your hands and tools clean
Optional: rubber or latex gloves
Materials supplied by Carrie include:
Tracing paper for sketching designs
Carbon paper for transferring images
Plastic sheeting for clay work
The loan of a wooden clay tool and other tools
OPTIONAL, but wonderful:
My friend Rogene Mañas wrote Artful Paper Clay; Techniques for adding dimension to your art. It’s available on Amazon and a wonderful guide to how and what I will teach you.
REGISTRATION STARTS APRIL 1, 2019
Details on new registration directions coming soon!
Carrie Moore is an accomplished multi-media artist who shows and shares her work in pastel painting, linocut printmaking, sculpture, leatherworks, and paper clay Bas relief. Owner of Carrie Moore Studios in Clackamas County, OR, she hosts professional teaching artists and their students at 3-5 day workshops throughout the year. Carrie is inspired by nature, and loves fish, fishing, and the outdoors. Her work is in private and public collections from the U.S. to China and Brazil. Menucha is a special place for her and she’s constantly pushing her own envelope when it comes to learning, teaching and sharing her love of many media. She holds a B.A., Marylhurst University, and is represented by several NW area galleries.