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Comics and Ceramics: A Way of Thought

July 21 - 26, 2024

Kevin Snipes  ·  kevinsnipes.com


Workshop at a glance

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A WAITLIST FOR THE CLASS YOU MAY DO SO BELOW.

In this workshop, students will explore the possibilities of the intersection of ceramics and comics, allowing one to imagine concepts in one medium and bring them to life in the other.

Techniques

  • Handbuilding
  • Throwing
  • Surface design
  • Narrative art

Materials

  • Mid range clay

Outcomes

  • Students will takeaway concept building in their own work.

Artist Bio

Kevin Snipes is an American visual artist whose works primarily consists of an interplay of narrative drawings and hand-built porcelain constructions. Along with his studio practice, Kevin has taught numerous workshops and has given lectures on topics such as creativity, art, and the construct of otherness. He was born in Philadelphia, but grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a BFA (1994) from the Cleveland Institute of Art and attended graduate school at the University of Florida (2003), in Gainesville, Florida. Kevin’s work reflects his interest in understanding human behavior through psychological attributes such as attraction and repulsion, inner versus external identity and the relationship of the self and the other.  Kevin’s art embodies his role as a storyteller, and he seeks to draw people into dynamic conversations through his art.

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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will be primarily be working with clay, but each day will also incorporate small exercises in creative narrative building and imagery generation on paper. The goal is to explore the possibilities of the intersection of ceramics and comics, allowing students to imagine concepts from one medium and bring their ideas to life in the other. Throughout the workshop, students will think of narrative in the broadest of terms and have the opportunity to consider a wide range of options for combining ceramics and comics, from creating simple wall tiles to constructing dynamic comic characters as sculptures in clay. This is not a beginner-level class, but open to advanced-intermediate to advanced-skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690



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

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.


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