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Previous Workshops: 2016

Beato’s Treasures Jewelry Workshop with Yvette Franklin

 

Beato’s Treasures Jewelry Workshop
with Yvette Franklin

Saturday, November 12, 2016 / 1 - 4 pm

Beatrice Wood loved East Indian jewelry and always adorned herself with an array of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Join Yvette Franklin in learning how to make your own East Indian necklace and earrings. No experience necessary and tools will be available for use.  

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Day of the Ancestors - Ojai Hula Workshop
Sylvia Puanani Edgar

 

Day of the Ancestors: La O Ke 'Aumakua
Ojai Hula, Chant & Crown Lei Making Workshop
with Kumu Hula Sylvia Puanani Edgar

Saturday, October 29, 2016 / 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

A rare opportunity usually reserved only for those who have committed years to the serious study of hula. Participants will learn the Oli Mahalo chant which will be taught in the Hawaiian language. Mahalo is a sacred Hawaiian word of thanks and gratitude.

This will be followed by hands-on instruction and guidance to create a gorgeous carnation and marigold flower Lei Poni Mo'i, known as a crown lei.

Participants will then learn a sweet 'auana (modern) hula called Puamana and encouraged and welcomed to perform the hula dance they learned while wearing the crown lei they created.

Immediately following the workshop participants will be treated to a performance by Kumu Hula Sylvia Puanani Edgar.

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Woodturning Demo/Presentation with Hans Weissflog

 

Woodturning Demo/Presentation
with Hans Weissflog

Saturday, October 8, 2016 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hans Weissflog is an internationally acclaimed woodturner, with a distinctive approach to creating bowls and container forms. In this all day event, Hans will discuss his work and demonstrate the techniques he employs in creating his work. Although this is not a “hands on” workshop, some experience with woodturning is recommended.

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Discovering the Goddess Workshop with Maryann Cord

 

Discovering the Goddess
Workshop with Maryann Cord

Saturday, October 8, 2016 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Delve into the ancient heritage of Goddess worshiping/honoring societies and study images of ancient Venus and Goddess figurines. Participants will then be guided to create their own interpretation working in clay. Participants will be instructed on the use of oxides, underglazes and mason stains to add color and depth in a watercolor-like fashion to the wet clay. The "once-fired" work will air dry and then be kiln-fired for participants to pick up at a later date.

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Expressive Kitchen - Workshop with Sean Ponder

 

Expressive Kitchen
Workshop with Sean Ponder

Saturday, September 24, 2016 / 1:00 - 4:00 pm

In this afternoon workshop, participants will learn basic hand building techniques for working in clay, while transforming ordinary kitchenware into extraordinary works of art. 

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Carving Clay in Low-Relief - a Workshop with Lauren Hanson

Carving Clay in Low-Relief
Workshop with Lauren Hanson

Sunday, June 26, 2016 / 1:00 - 4:00 pm

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In conjunction with the exhibition Art and Nature, ceramic artist Lauren Hanson will be presenting a hands-on afternoon workshop sharing her techniques for carving imagery and designs in low-relief. The artist will provide wheel-thrown “leather-hard” porcelain cups that will be ideal for carving. Participants are encouraged to bring their own image references, favorite tools, and their own pieces to carve if they prefer. A variety of images on paper that can be copied or transferred on to cups will also be provided.

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Introduction to Thought Forms Workshop

An Introduction to Thought Forms
Workshop with Kevin Wallace

Saturday, June 25, 2016 / 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, will present an afternoon workshop based on 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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Personal Portable Altar Workshop

Personal Portable Altar Workshop
with Professor Richard Flores

Friday - Sunday
June 3 - 5, 2016

What do you find sacred and how do you express it? Participants will construct small sculptural altars made in sections utilizing clay, mixed media, and found objects. No previous experience necessary.

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Bamboo Brush with Natural Fibers Workshop with Yvette Franklin

 

Bamboo Brush with Natural Fibers Workshop
with Yvette Franklin
Saturday, May 21, 2016 / 1 - 4 pm

Learn to make bamboo handled natural fiber brushes with Yvette Franklin, who uses her handmade brushes for working with underglazes on her ceramics. These brushes also work great with watercolors. Materials included.  

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Ojai Hula, Chant & Lei Making Workshop
Sylvia Puanani Edgar

 

Ojai Hula, Chant & Lei Making Workshop
with Sylvia Puanani Edgar
Saturday, April 30, 2016 / 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A rare opportunity usually reserved only for those who have committed years to the serious study of hula. Participants will begin by learning the ancient Oli Lei chant, used when a dancer dresses for a performance, which will be taught in the Hawaiian language, with an explanation of the meaning in English.

This will be followed by learning to make an intricately braided Ti-Leaf lei. In ancient Hawaii the Ti-Leaf was planted around dwellings to ward of malevolent spirits, and stalks of Ti-Leaf were also used as flags of truce and peace.  

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Beatrice Wood - Mermaid Teapot - Permanent Collection
Mermaid Teapot
by Beatrice Wood
Permanent Collection

 

Beatrice Wood: The Art of the Timeless
A Workshop with Allison Newsome
Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24, 2016

Allison Newsome is a sculptor known for her exploration of the figure and landscape. In this workshop, participants will utilize Newsome’s approach to working with clay and Mason stains utilizing the once-fired approach. Participants will study Beatrice Wood's approach to the figure, the impact of Dadaism and Folk Art from diverse cultures, in combination with the Ojai landscape.

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Glazing and Staining Techniques for Ceramics Workshop

Glazing and Staining Techniques for Ceramics
Workshop with Chloe Rahimzadeh
Saturday, April 16, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 pm

A Saturday Afternoon Workshop with Chloe Rahimzadeh

In this workshop taught by Chloe Rahimzadeh, part of a series to assist burgeoning ceramic artists, various techniques for utilizing glazes, underglazes and stains will be shared. For those who have created works in prior workshops at the Center, there will be hands-on experience and the opportunity to enjoy the results. 

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Transcending Function - Boxes and Bowls

Transcending Function: Boxes & Bowls
Saturday, April 9, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 pm

A Saturday Afternoon Workshop with Chloe Rahimzadeh

In this workshop for beginners, taught by Chloe Rahimzadeh, participants will learn basic hand-building techniques for creating utilitarian forms for daily use – works that elevate the everyday through blending art and life. 

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Plein Air Painting Workshop

 

The Figure as a Shrine
Workshop with Debra Fritts

Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2016

In this workshop, we will build a figure using coil construction with the consideration of the body being a holding place. Assembled parts and attachments and found objects will embellish the form. Students should be prepared with ideas of the position of the figure: standing, sitting...etc. Bring a collection of images as a reference for the figurative form. Surface treatment will be explored by using a painterly approach to the wet clay with engobes and underglazes.

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The Art of Clay - Sculptural Ceramicsc Workshop

The Art of Clay: Sculptural Ceramics

Saturday, February 27, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 pm

A Saturday Afternoon Workshop with Chloe Rahimzadeh

In this workshop for beginners, taught by Chloe Rahimzadeh, participants will explore the potential of self-expression in clay, a medium that has been utilized to create sculptural forms from the tribal to the contemporary.

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Creative Clay Workshop

Creative Clay:
A Ceramic Workshop for Absolute Beginners

A Saturday Afternoon Workshop with Chloe Rahimzadeh

Saturday, February 20, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 pm

In this afternoon workshop, taught by Chloe Rahimzadeh, participants will learn the basics of working with clay, utilizing hand-building techniques to create vessels and sculpture. 

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