Michael Krueger & Ralph Scala
DATES: June 22 – July 3, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: II – IV
CONCEPT: This course combines two distinct media that share sensibilities. Printmaking and ceramics have a long tradition of blending technical know-how and ideas, and each embraces experimentation in surprising ways. Artists experiment and mash both media together. This is a generous, open experience for artists interested in broadening their skills. Themes include the link between process and materials, allowing accidents to happen in the studio.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use earthenware clays in oxidation, relief printing, laser cut rubber stamps, laser etching, stencil printing combined with hand painting, mono printing from clay slabs, decal making, and multiple firing techniques. Students utilize handbuilding, slabs and bisque tiles.
ACTIVITIES: We learn through hands-on demonstrations, informal group discussions, and personal instruction. Large blocks of creative time are allotted for individual work. The group will engage in problem-solving techniques in open and encouraging discussions. This course will move between the print shop and use ceramics as a home base.
FACULTY: Michael Krueger works in a variety of media, from animation for the documentary film “DROP CITY” to prints, ceramics, drawing and painting. Michael’s work is widely exhibited. www.michaelkrueger.us
Ralph Scala is the ceramics Studio Coordinator at Anderson Ranch. He served as Studio Director at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago from 1995 to 2000 and Studio Director at Santa Fe Clay from 2000 to 2005.
Tuition: $975 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1375
Studio Fee: $155