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Hand-Building Ceramic Sculpture in the Dick O’Hanlon Sculpture Garden – with Christie Close

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$180.00 – $225.00

Discover Ancient and Innovative Sculpture Methods

In this weekend workshop local Mill Valley artist and sculptor Christie Close will demonstrate ancient and innovative hand-building methods for making sculpture. We will each design, plan and create our unique clay sculpture during the weekend. This workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as artists experienced with clay.

Surface finishing techniques for adding texture, pattern, relief, burnishing, colored clay slips, earth pigments or paint, and final wax polishing will be covered in the presentation and discussion lunches. sample-images and handouts.

Bring a bag lunch or snacks/drinks for our mid-day discussion sessions.

Saturday and Sunday April 13, 14
10 AM to 5 PM

$225 | $180 OHCA Members
25# clay and firing fee is $55 additional paid to facilitator first day of class.


8 participants max


Christie Close photo

About Christie:

Artist and Teacher Christie Close has a Studio Fine Arts education and spent most of her adult life exploring her personal artistic development. She is a native Californian from the High Sierras, attended Fresno State College with an emphasis on Sculpture at age 15. Attended Cabrillo in Aptos and College of Marin learning the classics of Fine Arts, portrait, figure, drawing, color, composition, and 3-design.

She leaned into the search for personal authenticity in her work discovering unique and innovative imagery, methods, and materials, found and handmade tools and experimental processes. All of this adds layers of meaning and story to her works and workshops.

Christie will bring her sensory based creative approach and original vision to the upcoming sculpture workshop.


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April 14
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$180.00 – $225.00
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(415) 388-4331


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