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Outside of the Box: Slab Construction

By using a variety of hand-building techniques, with emphasis on slab construction, we will use soft and firm slabs, use the slab roller, and make our own slabs by hand. Focusing on proportion, configuration and integrated surface, we will create sculptural forms using demonstrations as well as individual meetings. In this class, you will learn technical processes such as construction methods, surface treatments, textures, stains, and glazing. Students will acquire new skills and ideas, and the confidence to develop them in their own work. Tie up those apron strings and get ready to get dirty! All levels welcome, especially newbies. A sense of humor is required.

About the Instructor

David M. Cravenho is an artist currently working on Cape Cod. He has taught for the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy and for Massachusetts College of Art. He received a B.F.A. from Southeastern Massachusetts University, an M.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an M.S.A.E. from Massachusetts College of Art. He has attended Alfred University’s summer graduate program and workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

David is the recipient of Artist in Residencies from the Banff School of Fine Arts, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and the Archie Bray Foundation, among others. His visual art has appeared at Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.