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Ceramics Workshop: Tactile Sounds

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Photo: Janelle Low, featuring work by Christine Yeghyaian. 

 

In this 3-part online workshop series, you will be guided by Kingston Ceramic Studio artist, Christine Yeghyaian to explore the relationship between clay and the senses.

Focusing on sound and touch, this workshop will take you on a walking journey through the natural environment where you will forage for raw materials and create an impression of a found surface in clay. You will learn ceramic techniques, including slab-rolling and sgraffito and use tools and objects from within the home. You will be encouraged to make a sound recording during the walk, which will be used as inspiration in your final build and design. Through this workshop, you will be encouraged and supported to think about ceramic concepts and techniques in a brand-new way.

Each participant will collect a workshop kit from Kingston City Hall and will be encouraged to make use of common materials from around the home. All participants will be provided unlimited access to the online workshop videos and will be encouraged to work at their own pace between 27 June - 11 July. Participants will then check-in with the artist during the online Zoom catch-up on 11 July, where they will share their progress, ask questions, and prepare their final work for delivery to the studio on 25 July. All final artworks will then be fired at the Kingston Ceramics Studio and will be available for pick-up at the end of the workshop series.

 

participant info

  • Suitable for both beginners and experienced ceramicists interested in trying a different approach to making
  • Suitable for all ages, however those under 12 years are encouraged to participate with adult supervision
  • Small class size, limited to 15 participants (online only)
  • You will receive an email with workshop instructions and videos prior to 27 June

KEY DATES

  • Workshop kit pick-up: Saturday 27 June, 10am -12pm

  • Workshop video access: Saturday 27 June - Saturday 11 July 

  • Zoom catch-up online: Saturday 11 July, 11am -12pm

  • Ceramic artwork drop-off (kiln firing): Saturday 25 July, 10am - 12pm 

 

FACILITATOR

Christine Yeghyaian is a current Kingston Ceramic Studio artist-in-residence with a background in music and abstract art. She is currently undertaking her Honours year in Fine Art (Ceramics) at RMIT. Christina’s practice is informed by the emotive and embodied experience of listening to music and how this can be translated into form using ceramics.

Date

Workshop kit pick-up: Saturday 27 June, 10am -12pm
Workshop video access: Saturday 27 June - Saturday 11 July
Zoom catch-up online: Saturday 11 July, 11am - 12pm
Ceramic artwork drop-off (kiln firing): Saturday 25 July, 10am - 12pm

Venue

Kingston Ceramics Studio,

979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

Cost

$25 per person, plus booking fee. Price includes workshop kit and firing service.

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More information

E. visualarts@kingston.vic.gov.au

Ph. (03) 9556 4462 (Tues-Thurs & Sat, 9am-5pm)