Hidden Voices with Debra Fritts and Frank Shelton - Oaxaca
Feb
16
to Feb 24

Hidden Voices with Debra Fritts and Frank Shelton - Oaxaca

In this workshop, Frank and I will collaborate and share our love of combining materials for art making. The focus will be to tap the inner spirit of each artist by allowing personal responses to the use of materials and our surroundings.

To register, please visit Bellissima Art Escapes 

You may also contact me with questions regarding the workshop.

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Heads - Debra Fritts' Studio
Mar
19
to Mar 23

Heads - Debra Fritts' Studio

Working from memory and the imagination, the head will be constructed using coils. Detail information will be shared on facial features. The goal is to build several heads, life size or larger than life and a few smaller ones.  The use of symbols and interesting surface decorations will allow a different visual depth in these heads.

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The Human Animal Connection - Debra Fritts' Studio
Apr
16
to Apr 20

The Human Animal Connection - Debra Fritts' Studio

Combining the human and the animal images, a form will be constructed using basic hand building techniques.  We will explore ways of developing personal symbols to allow the piece to have meaning and metaphor. After construction, the surfaces will be treated with dry clays, engobes and underglazes. Demos include construction techniques and a painterly approach to the wet surface.

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So Much More - Debra Fritts' Studio
May
21
to May 25

So Much More - Debra Fritts' Studio

Using basic hand building techniques, we will explore ways to express the figure in an expressive way.  Working from memory and the imagination, the head and the torso will be constructed using coils. The goal is to allow the spirit of the artist to connect with the form by using symbols and metaphors.

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The Figurative Shrine - Blackberry Hill
Aug
13
to Aug 17

The Figurative Shrine - Blackberry Hill

Working from the imagination, the head and torso will be constructed using coils.  We will discuss ways on how the figure can be a holding place for sacred relics, a reliquary. Detail demo’s on building the form and facial features will be given.  Also surface treatments on unfired clay will be explored.

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Listening - Debra Fritts' Studio
Sep
10
to Sep 14

Listening - Debra Fritts' Studio

Working from memory and the imagination, the head and the torso will be constructed using coils, making basic shells. Time to play and allow your voice to speak. Surfaces will be treated on wet clay. The goal is to allow the spirit of the artist to connect with the form by using symbols and metaphors.

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Inside Out - Debra Fritts' Studio
Oct
15
to Oct 19

Inside Out - Debra Fritts' Studio

Using pinch, modeling and coils, the head and torso will be formed. These pieces will hold metaphors that could be expressed by mark making, use of color or additive parts. Demos will include ways to construct, detail information on facial features, and a painterly approach on the surface.

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Debra Fritts and Lisa Clague - San Miguel de Allende
Oct
29
to Nov 5

Debra Fritts and Lisa Clague - San Miguel de Allende

With consideration of the festivities for the Day of the Dead, this workshop will stress the importance of the figure as a shrine.  The seated figure will be constructed using hand building techniques and small clay relics or found objects will be combined with the figure. The history of this Mexican celebration of life will inform us with special attention to color and pattern on these figurative shrines.  Daily exercises will inspire ideas for the clay relics.  Surfaces will be explored using mark making, engobes and underglazes.

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The Narrative Figure: So Much More
Oct
23
to Oct 27

The Narrative Figure: So Much More

Working from memory and the imagination, the head and the torso will be constructed using coils. The goal is to allow the spirit of the artist to connect with the form by using symbols and metaphors.

Sorry, this class is full. Sign up on the wait list. Every now and then people's schedules change and spots open up.

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The Narrative Figure: Totems
Sep
11
to Sep 15

The Narrative Figure: Totems

Using large coils, we will build sectional pieces to create a stacked totem. We will construct a head and stacked parts. The surface on the each section will be treated with dry clays, engobes and underglazes. Demos will include coil building the head, applying face features, ways to stack section pieces and surface treatment.

Sorry, this class is full. Sign up on the wait list. Every now and then people's schedules change and spots open up.

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Three Figurative Sculptors Workshop
Aug
28
to Sep 1

Three Figurative Sculptors Workshop

This team taught workshop by Debra Fritts, Lisa Clague and Nancy Kubale will explore light and dark as inspiration for creating the human form and the conveyance of spiritual expression.

This workshop will be at The Bascom in Highlands, North Carolina. Contact Frank Vickery to register, fvickery@thebascom.org. Or visit The Bascom website to sign up.

You may also contact me with questions regarding the workshop.

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The Narrative Figure: Inside Out
May
22
to May 26

The Narrative Figure: Inside Out

Using coils, the shell of the torso and head will be constructed. We will explore ways of developing personal symbols to allow figurative works to have meaning and metaphor. After constructions, the surfaces will be treated with dry clays, engobes and underglazes. Demos include face features and a painterly approach to the surface.

Sorry, this class is full. Sign up on the wait list. Every now and then people's schedules change and spots open up.

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The Narrative Figure: As The Figurine
Apr
24
to Apr 28

The Narrative Figure: As The Figurine

Using either coil or modeling from a dowel, a pair of figurines will be created. The gesture is frozen and tells a story. These figures will hold metaphors that could be expressed by mark making, use of color or additive parts. Demos will include ways to construct and a painterly approach to a wet surface.

Sorry, this class is full. Sign up on the wait list. Every now and then people's schedules change and spots open up.

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