One-Time and Multi-Week Workshops

Autumn Night Sculpture Workshop
Thursdays, September 28–October 12 (four weeks), 6:30–9:30 pm

A four-session intensive evening class to create unique sculptures or vessels for your home or garden using both hand-building techniques and the potter’s wheel. Decorate with earthy or bright ceramic colors and glazes for a high temperature firing that will stand the test of time and weather. Resident artist Bruce Barry will introduce you to the pinch, coil, slab, and wheel methods you need for this hybrid project, suitable for any skill level in clay. Work will be fired to high temperature as completed or immediately following the course, and be ready for your garden or home, this season and beyond! 
No ceramic experience necessary. For ages 16+.

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Couples Clay Sculpture Workshop
Saturday, October 21, 4–6:30 pm

Similar to Valentine’s Day but in October, The Sweetest Day is a celebration of love. Grab your spouse, partner, or friend for a ceramic project for pairs. Enjoy an afternoon working together on a project inspired by the art at deCordova. No ceramic experience necessary. Materials and firing are included.For ages 21+.

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Photo Transfer on Clay Workshop
Wednesdays, November 1 and November 15 (two-part workshop), 6:30–9 pm each day

In this unique workshop inspired by the Museum exhibition Screens: Virtual Material, participants will transfer photographic images on hand-built ceramic forms making them into clay “screens.” Session 1 will focus on building a tile, plate, coaster, or abstract flat form. Session 2 will use Pyrofoto’s transfer process to print a photograph of your choosing onto the surface of your ceramic form using available light. 
No ceramic experience necessary. For ages 16+.

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Holiday Ornament Clay Sculpture Workshop
Saturday, December 9, 10 am–12:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of ceramic sculpture for the holidays. Create a sculpture or ornament of your own design inspired by winter at deCordova. No ceramic experience necessary. For ages 10+.

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