Narrative Animals

November 8, 2020 – November 14, 2020

Matthew Dercole

In this workshop students will create animals with clay and use simple armatures to build solid clay forms. You will consider pose and expression with the form, learn techniques for adding detail, then hollow out and examine finishing possibilities. Demonstrations will include glazing and coloring of eyes, animal anatomy, specialized tools and use of mixed media. Discussions will include the use of narrative elements of the sculptures. Previous experience with clay not required. Open to all skill levels.


Matthew Dercole works as an instructor and technician in Ceramics at the University of Hartford. He received his MFA in Ceramics from the University of Iowa. He has participated as an Artist-in-Residence at the Lux Center for the Arts, Lillstreet Art Center, Rebuild Foundation, Arrowmont and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Dercole has held instructor positions in Ceramics at multiple art centers and universities across the U.S.

Matthew Dercole

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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