Walnut Creek Civic Arts And Education 2016 Winter Classes

The Walnut Creek Civic Arts Winter Class Catalog is now available!
Check out introductory ceramics, sculpture, raku, sodium vapor, handbuilding, surface decoration, functional pottery, and more.

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See the 2016 Winter course schedule.

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Sign-ups began December 1. It's not too late to register!

The Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education Holiday Artists' Market has ended. The CAG Spring Sale will be held April 30-May 1, 2016.

Huge Selection of Garden Art and Beautifully Hand Crafted Pottery!

Select the perfect gift crafted by Clay Arts Guild members and CAE instructors.


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Below you will find a list of workshops available through the Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild. For workshop details, material requirements, or sign-up information, visit the course catalog at www.arts-ed.org/.

Spring Intensive Workshop

March 21 & 22 (M-T) 9am-2pm

Handbuilding and the Potters Wheel: James Newton, Instructor

Coming this Winter and Spring: Master Potter Workshops

Master Potter Series: Kevin Snipes, Statutes of Conversation 2/6/16 Saturday 10am-4pm

Kevin Snipes Vessel Kevin Snipes Vessel Kevin Snipes Vessel

In this one-day workshop, Snipes will hand-build, carve, and decorate several forms, ranging from a vase to more complex forms like a lidded jar. He will also discuss his style of surface decoration that he presented at the 2015 NCECA, Layering Techniques lecture including underglazing, glaze subtraction methods, and Mishima. Kevin will explain his aesthetic approach to relating the subconscious additives of non-objective expression and how these concepts manifest in word bubbles and the figurative form's environment. During Snipes' slide talk there will be discussion on his current work as well as the accolades and honors he has been presented: i.e. artist residency programs at the Clay Studio, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, and receiving a Taunt Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, Trax Gallery, and Clay People.

Master Potter Series: Chris Gustin A Vessel's Whim 5/14/16 Saturday 10am-4pm

Chris Gustin Vessel

Using the potter's wheel and hand-building techniques, Chris Gustin will demonstrate functioning tea bowls and a large abstracted vessel. As he creates his forms, there will be an in-depth discussion on conceptualism, aesthetics, design, and how he defines a vessel. After our catered lunch, Chris will give an hour lecture on his historical references, accolades, and how they correlate to his past and recent works. Gustin received his MFA from Alfred University and has taught at Parsons School of Design, Alfred University, UMass Dartmouth, and Centro de Art e Communicacao Visual in Portugal. Chris's work is in private and public collections in China, Taiwan, UK, Japan, Korea, and most of the US states. His work is featured in over 50 Ceramic periodicals (i.e. Ceramics Monthly, and Ceramics: Art and Perception); he's lectured internationally, and is part of many international ceramic organizations, such as an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics; Geneva, Switzerland. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild and Clay People. Registration information posted when available.

Open to all skill levels.

Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, Clay People, and Trax Gallery.

How to Sign Up?

To enroll and guarantee your spot, please call 925-943-5846 or
visit www.arts-ed.org/.

Past Workshops

If you are interested in taking a look at workshops we have offered in the past, please check out the Workshop archive.