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Previous Workshops: 2013

Nomadic Altars Workshop

Nomadic Altars
with Richard Flores
February 15 - 17, 2013

This three-day workshop will explore historic and personal approaches to the altar. Participants will create small ceramic altars, along with two-dimensional studies, that marry historic exploration and self-expression.

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Influence & Impression Workshop with Christina Carroll

Influence & Impression Workshop
with Christina Carroll
March 23, 2013

This afternoon workshop is being presented in conjunction with the artist’s residency and exhibition of the same title at the Center. Participants will learn to create their own unique prints while learning image-making using a hand-turned press.

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Plein Air Painting Workshop with Jennifer McChristian

Plein Air Painting Workshop
with Jennifer McChristian
April 1 - 5, 2013

Join award winning artist Jennifer McChristian in this fun and invigorating 5-day plein air painting workshop. Learn how to interpret the landscape in terms of paint, using light and color to create form. The aim of this workshop is to teach you to think, see and express light and form. Color relationships, design/composition, simplifying and the benefits of painting outdoors will be discussed, as well as how to design and build a painting that carries an emotional impact.

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Thought Forms Workshop

Thought Forms Workshop
with Richard Flores & Kevin Wallace
April 12 - 14, 2013

This three-day workshop is based upon Thought Forms, the 1901 book by Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater that inspired Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee and countless other artists. Participants will explore the ideas that pre-date and inspired abstract painting through insights into the processes of seeing and recording impressions in form and color.

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9th Annual Luster Glazes Unveiled Workshop

10th Annual Luster Glazes Unveiled Workshop
with Myra Toth
June 13 - 16, 2013

Four days of study and investigation of the materials and processes that create the signature Luster Glazes of Beatrice Wood and others will be presented by Myra Toth, ceramic artist and teacher of Ceramics and Glaze Theory for 37 years.

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An Afternoon with Hans Weissflog

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An Afternoon with Hans Weissflog
July 13, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed artist Hans Weissflog, who will be visiting us from Germany, will offer a PowerPoint presentation, sharing the development of his work and a discussion of recent explorations.  

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Wood Art Workshop with Graeme Priddle

Wood Art Workshop with Graeme Priddle
August 3 - 4, 2013

Graeme Priddle has over twenty years experience in the woodworking field, best known for his sculptural turnings/carvings reflecting his life and environments in Northland, New Zealand.

This two-day intensive workshop is for artists who are experienced with working in wood, and will cover a wide range of surface treatments and embellishment possibilities, including carving, texturing, pyrography, coloring, and multi-media approaches.  

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Spirit Vessel Workshop with Richard Flores

Spirit Vessel Workshop with Richard Flores
September 20 - 22, 2013

This three-day workshop will explore historic and personal approaches to the vessel. Participants will create small vessel forms, along with two-dimensional studies, that marry historic exploration and self-expression. The workshop will culminate in a raku-firing of the vessles, which the participants will in turn take home with them.

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Journey to the Center of YOUR Earth Workshop with Richard Flores

Journey to the Center of YOUR Earth Workshop
with Richard Flores
October 18 - 20, 2013

This three-day workshop will involve various approaches to working with natural and man-made materials to promote awareness of the relationship between the earth and civilization. The work of diverse individuals, including Marcel Duchamp, Nader Khalili, Edward Kienholz, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Goldsworthy, Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell, James Turrell, Robert Smithson and others will be explored.

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Post Pre-Pottery Figurine Workshop

Post-Neolithic Figurines
& The Anthropomorphic Vessel Workshop
with Allison Newsome
November 7 - 10, 2013

This four-day workshop will share information gleaned from a twelve-week workshop presented at Harvard by Allison Newsome, and is being presented in conjunction with an event at the Harvard Museum of Sciences and Culture, working within the Peabody and Semitics Museum, and a lecture she is presenting at the Boston Museum of Science.

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Children's Art Workshops

 

Children's Art Workshops with Seda Sevada

Workshops are held the first Saturday of every month

These workshops, led by Seda Sevada, introduce children to a wide range of media and processes. In many cases the workshops will involve artists-in-residence at the Center, or special guests, providing unique opportunities for expansive experience with the arts.

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts also presents Children's Art Workshops at venues in Southern California throughout the month. For more information, contact: seda@beatricewood.com.  

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Our workshops and classes all take place at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts (driving directions).

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Tel: 805-646-3381 or e-mail us at BeatriceWoodCenter@gmail.com

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