Print And Clay
July 26, 2020 – August 1, 2020
Thomas Lucas and David Trost
During this workshop students will experiment with drawing and printing images on clay by hand using a range of techniques including screenprinting, relief and lithography. You will utilize simple tools to develop image and text compositions on both flat and curved surfaces. Using low fire clays, drawing and transfer of images through printing will allow for participants to create tiles, vessels and sculptural form. This can serve as a canvas for color, shape, mark-making, photographic images and pattern. Participants will use different clay slips, stains, and modified underglaze and glazes on mainly low-temp clay bodies with the firing done in electric kilns. Expect a wide range of results. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Thomas Lucas is the founder and master printer of Hummingbird Press Editions and is an assistant professor at Chicago State University. He has taught at the Tyler School of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, the Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Oxbow. Lucas has had exhibitions at Chicago State University; South Side Community Art Center, Chicago; Elmhurst College; N’Namdi Contemporary, Miami; and in Skopelos Greece, Isreal and Morelia Mexico.
David Trost is a ceramic artist and educator based in Chicago, Illinois. He is the director of the Ceramics Department at Lillstreet Art Center. He received his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA at Pennsylvania State University. Trost has spent the last 18 years teaching at various universities and art centers throughout the Chicago area.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.