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Here are the fall classes and workshops I will be offering in my own studio. All levels of art experience are welcome here – every class is taught in an atmosphere of relaxation, encouragement and discovery.  To reserve a place or ask a question, you may call me anytime at 251-510-9615 or email studio@valwebb.com.

 

MONDAY NIGHT RAKU CLASS

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm,  8 weeks,  starts 8/24/09

Learn to create handmade relief (carved) tile in the traditions of the Art Nouveau masters. Use slab construction to make raku cylinders and boxes. Fall in love with the magical firing process that combines earth, air, fire and water to dramatically transform your artwork.  All tools, clay, glazes and firing included.       $120

 

DRAWING THE NATURAL WORLD

Thursdays  6:30-8:30pm,  8 weeks, starts 8/27/09

Sharpen your powers of observation and see plants and animals in a whole new way. Learn to use pencil, ink and watercolor to bring your nature drawings vividly to life. Explore scientific illustration techniques – absolutely no previous drawing experience necessary.  We will have at least one field drawing day at a location to be decided by the class.  Bring a sketchbook – everything else is provided.     $120

 

WORKSHOP: CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION

Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1:30-5:30pm

This afternoon workshop covers page layout and book design, how to write query letters and put together a submission package, current publishing trends, copyright, how to use images to move a story forward, build an
illustration portfolio, negotiate an illustration contract and more.  Includes refreshments and a folder full of take-home resource material.    $45

 

FALL RAKU RETREAT

Two Saturdays: Oct. 3 and Oct. 10,  10am-5pm both days

Handbuild, carve, glaze and fire… two full days of slab-built raku pottery and handmade tile, from inspiration to completion.  While you work, a gourmet meal will be professionally prepared for you using fresh ingredients from our organic garden. Indulge your creative spirit (and your appetite)!  Couples, friends or family who register together will receive a reduced rate.       $120