Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience to make art more accessible and personally meaningful. At Lux, you don’t just see finished works of art; you see the artistic process firsthand, observing internationally recognized artists in a working studio environment.
Lux Art Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Thursday and Friday: 1:00pm–5:00pm
Monday through Friday: 9:00am–5:00pm
Join San Diego Ceramics Artist Ellen Fager for a 2-hour wheel-throwing and clay manipulation demonstration. Watch how Ellen turns a vessel into sculpture.
Ellen will be presenting: On the pottery wheel, an example of her technique - throwing without a floor, getting the most out of that ball of clay.
On the bench, paddling for general contour and for planes and edges - different stages of leather-hard clay for different form alteration. Directional paddling, spines and bumps, attaching a floor and refining the surface.
A wide array of tips, techniques and special tools will be presented.
Symmetry versus asymmetry, dynamism and repose. Find that perfect balance.
About Ellen Fager:
Ellen has been a well-known ceramic artist in San Diego for many years. She and her late husband, Ed Thompson, were extensively involved at the UCSD Crafts Center. Ellen is a member of the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, the San Diego Potters' Guild and the Five Potters Group. Her work is one-of-a-kind and functional and is mostly wheel-thrown - almost always paddled, pounded, cut and pasted, altered and combined. A selection of her and other colleagues work is currently on display (through April 28) at the Balboa Park Japanese Friendship Garden. Ellen's visit to Lux is highly - and happily - anticipated.
Visiting artist Allison Renshaw will lead students through the use of a variety of mediums to create artwork that reflects a personal narrative. The class will introduce different forms of image transfer techniques while exploring color, composition, and a variety of other formal issues. Students will build the skill and confidence to uncover meaningful subject matter while participating in a creative community environment. Allison has had many years of experience instructing and is excited to challenge students through the dynamic medium of collage. A brief survey of contemporary artists working in mixed media will be provided as part of this course curriculum.
May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11
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