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Ceramics and Sculpture

Ceramics
Sculpture
Glass & Jewelry

Classes are 8-weeks long unless noted. To see Winter Garden classes, click on link in yellow bar at top.

Register now for our
Fall I and II Sessions!

See the schedule for Classses and Workshops, below.

Fall I 2016
Adult: August 22 – October 15
YAP: August 22 – October 1

Fall II 2016
Adult: October 24 – December 17
YAP: October 24 – December 3

Directed since 2004 by internationally known clay artist and longtime Crealdé faculty member Vincent Sansone, Crealdé’s Ceramics & Sculpture department offers beginning sculpture courses concentrating on traditional clay work while more advanced courses utilize non-traditional materials, varied mediums and processes. An introductory bronze casting course is also offered and participants can use Crealdé's on-site foundry to cast pieces.

Ceramics courses begin with basic handbuilding and wheel throwing classes and progress to intermediate- and advanced-level courses, in which students can refine their skills and work with additional glazing materials, developing a personal style. Work is fired in electric and gas kilns. The program has a liberal open studio policy, which enables students to work independently.

The department also offers beginning and intermediate classes in fabric painting, textile design and jewelry-making. Visiting Artists Workshops have included coppersmithing, welding and have produced collaborative pieces of art permanently installed in our Contemporary Sculpture Garden.

Shown at left: Sculpture teacher David Cumbie with a model.

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Sculpture
Workshops

WKS16 Introduction to Welding
Instructor: David Cumbie
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-4 pm, Studio 6
FALL I: Oct. 22-23
FALL I: Nov. 19-20
FALL II: Dec. 17-18
FALL II: Jan. 7-8
Join this veteran welder in designing small sculptures over a weekend. Practice cutting and basic welding techniques, while creating artwork from found objects. No experience needed.
Members $275 • Non-members $295
WKS07 Indoor and Outdoor Wall Sculptures – NEW
Instructor: David Cumbie FALL I
Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 am-4 pm, Studio 6
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 am-2 pm, Studio 6
Learn to sculpt and take impressions from found objects to be used to create clay molds during this two-day workshop. All projects will be cast in portland cement and hydro stone using masonry dyes for color. Faux bronze and silver finishes will be offered for interior sculptures. Students are encouraged to create several pieces. All materials supplied.
Members $200 • Non-members $220

David Lee Cumbie is a prominent award-winning sculptor and an active member of the Central Florida arts community for more than 30 years. At Crealdé, he directs the Sculpture Studio and Central Florida’s only community-based bronze foundry. He also is the curator of the school’s Contemporary Sculpture Garden. Website: crealde.org/faculty/david_cumbie

WKS03 Concrete Sculpture Workshop – NEW
Instructor: Sandro Pelicie Perez
FALL I
Saturday, Oct. 1 and 8
9 am-4 pm, Studio 6
Students work with sculptor Sandro Pelicie Perez to carve a sculpture starting from a large Styrofoam maguette. Learn how to apply cement creating a durable surface for outdoor art. The art work will be finished using colorful stains and sealers. This collaborative work will go on display in the Contemporary Sculpture Garden.
Members $150 • Non-members $170

Sandro Pelicié Pérez combines his skills in sculpture, scenic art, and decorative concrete to create themed outdoor living spaces. He received his BA in sculpture in 1997 from Academie National des Bellas Arte San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba. His work has been exhibited internationally and in public and private collections.

Ceramics
Workshops

WKT23 Date Night Ceramics Workshop

(Click HERE to download the workshop flier.)

Instructor: Vadim Malkin
Join us on the first Friday of the month!

Summer Session:
Friday, August 5
7-9 pm, Studio 4

Clay is like a relationship: It must be pinched, molded and designed to become everlasting. The hosts will walk you and your partner through clay projects that will make a fantastic date night. Beginners welcome; materials included. Be ready to get messy and have a great time! Bring some wine, and we’ll provide the snacks.
$90 per couple
Vadim Malkin is a third-generation artist and since graduating with his BFA, he has been working on his ceramics and instructing at Crealdé. His work is displayed in numerous galleries and art festivals. His wife, Meredith, joins him in hosting the monthly Date Night Ceramics workshops. vadimmalkin.com

WKT23 Date Night - Ceramics
Instructor: Vadim Malkin
Fall I and II Sessions:
Friday, Sept. 2
Friday, Oct. 7
Friday, Nov. 4
Friday, Dec. 2
7-9 pm Studio 4
Clay is like a relationship: It must be pinched, molded and designed to become everlasting. The hosts will walk you and your partner through clay projects that will make a fantastic date night. Beginners welcome; materials included.
Members/Non-members $90

Born in Moscow, Vadim Malkin is a third-generation artist and since graduating with his BFA, he has been developing his art and instructing in ceramics at Crealdé. He curates the Visual Fringe for the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, and his award-winning work has been on display at numerous galleries and art festivals. His wife, Meredith, joins him in hosting the monthly Date Night Ceramics workshops. Website: vadimmalkin.com

WKT40 Heads Up Workshop
Instructor: Vince Sansone
FALL II: Friday, Dec. 9
1:30-5:30 pm, Studio 4
Here’s a chance to sit around the table and play. Learn to use the pinch forming method to make small heads. Manipulate the clay from inside the form to enhance facial features before closing it up. Design a base for the head when you make it. The last hour will be used to show ways of decorating and glazing.
Member/Non-Members $50

Manager of Ceramics at Crealdé, Vince Sansone joined the school in the 1970s and has more than 30 years of experience as a professional potter and arts educator. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Southern Illinois University and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. His whimsical creations have been exhibited throughout the United States, and are held in numerous private and public collections. Website: www.crealde.org/Faculty/Vincent_Sansone

Glass & Jewelry Workshops

WKJ03 Introduction to Glass
(Click HERE to download workshop flier.)
Instructor: Brandon Price
Summer Session:
Thursday, July 21
Thursday, August 4
5:30 pm-9 pm
Artegon Marketplace, Studio Unit D2

Explore the art of glass-working during this one-night workshop. Learn solid glass forming techniques as you create a flower. Each petal will be of your own design as you pull the molten glass into form. Each student will learn the basics of glassblowing as they create a one-of-a-kind ornament. Light refreshments will be provided.
Members $135 • Non-members $155
Brandon Price is from Akron, Ohio, and began his glass career more than 13 years ago at Bowling Green State University under the tutelage of Robert “Bud” Hurlstone. His love of glass-blowing afforded him the opportunity to work and study in 43 states and on three continents, from a glass studio set on a barge in the Amsterdam canals to the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. He has studied in quiet mountains in South Africa, and performed on the rocking plains of Tennessee for the Bonnaroo music festival. His partnership with David Sandidge over the past decade has led to the culmination of the nation’s first International Hot Glass.

WKJ22 Metal Folding & Forming
Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
Summer: Sunday, July 17, noon-5 pm Studio 7
(Click HERE to download the workshop flier.)
This one-day workshop explores metal folding and forming as a unique process for jewelry-making. The participants will learn a precision technique and make a series of small-scale samples for sculptural jewelry and learn how to adopt them for their jewelry designs. This course will include equipment safety, design, material preparation, design execution. Students will be creating dimensional forms out of flat copper sheets without molds or stamps and experiencing the amazing plasticity of the metal. A $10 materials fee is payable to Crealdé the first day of the workshop. The instructor provides the tools for use during the class only.
Members $100 • Non-members $80
Stefan Alexandres creates artwork using ancient techniques – no molds or stamps, just hand tools. From 1964 to 1972 he apprenticed in metal arts in the traditional ways, as guided through the organized guilds of Greece. He draws inspiration for his metalwork from history, mythology, folk tales and real life. Website: stefanalexandres.com.

WKJ01 Bezel Stonesetting
Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
FALL II: Sunday, Nov. 13
Noon-5 pm, Studio 7
This workshop focuses on the pleasure of including gems in jewelry with the simplest setting technique. With demos and step-by-step instructions, the participants will be guided to create a precision bezel and learn how to set the stone. To explore the process in depth and become familiar with the special tools, students will practice fabricating round and oval bezels. Students may choose to bring their own supply of gems and silver.
Members $80 • Non-members $100

Stefan Alexandres creates artwork using ancient techniques – no molds or stamps, just hand tools. From 1964 to 1972 he apprenticed in metal arts in the traditional ways, as guided through the organized guilds of Greece. He draws inspiration for his metalwork from history, mythology, folk tales and real life. Website: stefanalexandres.com.

WKJ31 Cold Connections & Riveting
Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
FALL I: Sunday, Oct. 16
Noon-5 pm, Studio 7
Cold connections and riveting can be creatively applied to metalsmithing, mixed media, found objects and jewelry. It’s an easy way to marry different kinds of materials together, like wood to metal or plastic. No soldering or gluing is required with this method. Tools, copper and brass materials are included for the class. If you would like to work on silver, bring your own. Learn how to set a rivet and make your own special rivets with silver, copper and brass from raw materials.
Members $80 • Non-members $100

Stefan Alexandres creates artwork using ancient techniques – no molds or stamps, just hand tools. From 1964 to 1972 he apprenticed in metal arts in the traditional ways, as guided through the organized guilds of Greece. He draws inspiration for his metalwork from history, mythology, folk tales and real life. Website: stefanalexandres.com.

WKJ03 Introduction to Glassblowing
Instructor: Brandon Price
Fall I and Fall II Sessions:
Thursday, Aug. 25
Thursday, Sept. 15
Thursday, Oct. 20
Thursday, Nov. 17
Thursday, Dec. 15
5:30 pm-9 pm Artegon Marketplace - Studio Unit D2
Explore the art of glass-working during this one-night workshop. Learn solid glass-forming techniques, as you create a flower. Each petal will be of your own design as you pull the molten glass into form. Students learn the basics of glassblowing while creating one-of-a-kind ornaments. Light refreshments provided.
Members $110 • Non-members $130

Brandon Price is from Akron, Ohio, and began his glass career more than 13 years ago at Bowling Green State University under the tutelage of Robert “Bud” Hurlstone. His love of glass-blowing afforded him the opportunity to work and study in 43 states and on three continents, from a glass studio set on a barge in the Amsterdam canals to the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. He has studied in quiet mountains in South Africa, and performed on the rocking plains of Tennessee for the Bonnaroo music festival. His partnership with David Sandidge over the past decade has led to the culmination of the nation’s first International Hot Glass.

 

CLASSES

Ceramics Classes

TD122 Beginning Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Vince Sansone
FALL I/II: Tuesday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Studio 4
Instructor: Barbara Bailey
FALL I/II: Thursday, 7-9 pm, Studio 4
Learn to center, open and compress clay, and throw small cylinders on the potter’s wheel. Trimming, finishing, adding handles, feet and spouts make pieces ready to glaze and fire.
Members $210 • Non-members $230

TD135 Beginning Handbuilding
Instructor: Doug Bringle
FALL I/II: Tuesday, 1:30-3:30 pm, Studio 4
Don’t be intimidated by clay. This class gives you the chance to handbuild freely. The projects are explained step-by-step and based on pieces from children’s classes … from plates and bowls to animal rattles and lanterns. Come play with clay!
Members $210 • Non-members $230

TD172 Handbuilding Like the Ancients
Instructor: Doug Bringle
FALL I/II
Monday, 7-9 pm, Studio 4
Friday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Studio 4
Over 10,000 years ago, humans started using clay jugs, bowls, baskets, platters, teapots, jewelry, tablets, statues, tiles, buildings – these have all been born from clay, a legacy of civilization. Use traditional coil, pinch and slab techniques to continue that legacy, creating vessels that harken back to ancient times.
Members $210 • Non-members $230

TD174 Handbuilding with Found Objects
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
FALL I: Starts Sept. 1
Thursday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Studio 4, 6 Weeks
Use handbuilding techniques to create nature inspired ceramics. Imagine a classic garden finial, animated planter, musical wind chime or a glowing lantern. Give new life to organic objects as they influence form, decoration and glazing choices. Suitable for all levels.
Members $165 • Non-members $185

TD184 Surface Decoration for Pottery
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
FALL II
Thursday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Studio 4, 6 Weeks
Use handbuilt projects or thrown forms to explore surface decoration techniques. Experiment with sgrafitto, slip trailing, inlay and more to create unique and functional pottery.
Members $165 • Non-members $185

TD185 Beyond Round: Altered States
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
FALL I: Starts Aug. 29
FALL
II
Monday, 1:30-3:30 pm, Studio 4, 6 Weeks
Create animated pots – on and off the wheel – by altering thrown forms. Dart, pleat and facet pots with distinct personalities that invite use.
Members $165 • Non-members $185

TD228 Continuing Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Vince Sansone
FALL I/II: Monday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Studio 4
Instructor: Vadim Malkin
FALL I/II: Tuesday, 7-9 pm, Studio 4

Now that you’re comfortable with centering, let’s tickle the imagination and create bowls, cups and vases. This course covers beginner to advanced levels of wheel throwing, altering and glazing.
Members $220 • Non-members $240

TD231 3-D Design
Instructor: Vince Sansone
FALL I/II
Wednesday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Studio 4
A design problem is given for the term, emphasizing one or two design elements in particular. Discussions about design and the finished pieces are a part of each class. If a base for the piece is needed, that becomes part of the discussion as well.
Members $220 • Non-Members $240

TD238 Raku
Instructor: Vince Sansone
FALL II
Friday, 1:30-3:30 pm, Studio 4, 6 Weeks
Learn traditional raku firing and other postreduction techniques. The first four meetings will be spent making pieces for the firings. Some handbuilding skills are needed. Besides the traditional raku firing method, we will explore fuming and horsehair finishing techniques. Come and learn this exciting firing method with instant results.
Members $165 • Non-members $185

TD321 Advanced Ceramics
Instructor: Vince Sansone
FALL I/II
Wednesday, 7-9 pm, Studio 4
An excellent choice for those who are seeking a continuation of skills already learned and to develop personal style and consistency. Working in series and sets is emphasized, as are refining, finishing and glazing. Demonstrations meet the needs of each student.
Members $225 • Non-members $245

Sculpture Classes

Looking for 2017 applicants for the Annual Cheryl Bogdanowitsch Sculpture Scholarship
Funded by Central Florida artist Cheryl Bogdanowitsch, this special program provides an annual $1,000 scholarship for Crealdé classes, workshops and studio use to an adult sculpture student. Applications are due by November 15 for the 2017 program. Contact David Cumbie, Sculpture Program Manager, for information and an application, dlcumbie@gmail.com.

SC124 Intro to Sculpture
Instructor: David Cumbie
FALL I/II
Thursday, 10 am-Noon, Studio 6
Thursday, 7:30-9:30 pm, Studio 6
Students will work in clay to create face masks, heads and figures to be fired in the kiln. Mold-making and casting will be demonstrated as part of the session.
Members $210 • Non-members $230

SC179 Intro to Mold Making
Instructor: David Cumbie
FALL I/II
Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 pm, Studio 6
Explore a variety of mold-making techniques in creating small sculpture works. Students will make molds of clay, plaster, low-temperature wax, alginate and latex.
Members $230 • Non-members $250

SC180 Intro to Multimedia Sculpture
Instructor: David Cumbie
FALL I/II
Monday, 10 am-Noon, Studio 6
Students work with found objects to create multimedia 3-D forms. Gluing, riveting, bolting, mold-making and casting will be used to connect dissimilar materials.
Members $225 • Non-members $245

SC225 Continuing Sculpture Studies
Instructor: David Cumbie
FALL I/II
Tuesday, 10 am-Noon, Studio 6
Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 pm, Studio 6
Friday, 11 am-1 pm, Studio 6
The instructor assists intermediate and advanced students with ideas related to their personal projects. Problem-solving and discovering new materials and techniques will be a part of each class. Bronze casting and welding will be offered with the approval of the instructor. Prerequisite: Sculpture I or similar experience
Members $225 • Non-members $245

SC233 Intermediate Sculpture
Instructor: David Cumbie
FALL I/II
Monday, 7:30-9:30 pm, Studio 6
Wednesday, 10 am-Noon, Studio 6
Students explore the potential of clay using armatures as a support for larger forms. Abstract and figurative forms will be constructed and prepared for kiln firing. Simple mold-making will be introduced toward the end of the session.
Members $225 • Non-members $245

Glass & Jewelry Classes

JG103 Intro to Jewelry Design and Fabrication
Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
Fall I: Saturday, starts September 17
10 am-2 pm, Studio 7, 4 Weeks
Fall II: Saturday, starts November 26
10 am-2 pm, Studio 7, 4 Weeks
This is an introductory class for basic and advanced jewelry fabrication. Learn essential silversmithing skills and methods of cutting, forging, embossing and all the fundamentals of soldering techniques. Class includes tools to make finger rings, earrings, bracelets and other forms of jewelry as well as copper materials for practicing during class. Students wanting to work in silver should bring their own. Fall I classes will skip Saturday, October 8 and will end on October 15. Office will be closed on Saturday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Members $220 • Non-members $240

JG105 Filigree Jewelry: Traditional to Contemporary
Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
Fall II: Saturday, starts October 29
10 am-2 pm, Studio 7, 4 Weeks
This class is the gateway for filigree jewelry fabrication and designing. The first class begins with fundamental instructions to make metal threads and overview the process with samples, demos and hands-projects. In the next class, students will fabricate a variety of filigree components as needed to assemble a design. The final two classes are for completing the works and exploring beyond the limits of traditional patterns, creating a contemporary vision.
Members $210 • Non-members $230

JG102 Art of Stained Glass I
Instructor: Robert Lennox
FALL I: Starts Aug. 31
FALL II
Wednesday, 1-3 pm, Studio 7, 6 Weeks
Wednesday, 7-9 pm, Studio 7, 6 Weeks
This is a class for beginners to learn the beautiful craft of stained glass. Students are introduced to glass cutting, pattern making, copper foiling and soldering techniques. No prior stained glass experience is needed, and students of all levels are welcome. Supplies are included.
Members $215 • Non-members $235

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