Beginning Sculpture

Suzy Allan Dragon

Description

Beginning Sculpture with Suzy Allan

Thursdays | Feb. 2 – Mar. 9, 2023 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm | Ceramics Studio

Medium: Clay

Experience: Students must have some previous experience working with clay

Tuition: $250.00 – Clay, glazing and firings are included.

Unlock your visions and dreams!  In this workshop you will learn sculpting basics in clay and you will be making one medium-sized sculpture.  You will learn how to cut, hollow out, then reassemble your piece.  On the final day we will explore different glazing techniques.

Please bring your clay tools and several photos of what you want to sculpt, or better yet a 3-D example.

 

In-Person Classes

COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

  • Mask wearing is optional inside our buildings until further notice

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Suzy Allan

Suzy Allan

Suzy Allan is a ceramic artist whose creatively constructed works of clay mirror the world around her.  They vary in design as well as function, reflecting the natural beauty and sense of serenity that surrounds her in Sedona.  As a young girl, Suzy was encouraged by her mother to take a variety of art classes.  She won several awards and a scholarship.  While attending college she studied art, design, photography, and earned her degree in Interior Design.  She works as an professional Interior Designer and Space Planner.

Suzy began her work at Sedona Arts Center in 2007.  She has worked as an assistant to Dennis Ott in the Ceramics Department, helping to keep the studio running smoothly, and teaching workshops in hand building techniques.  She enjoys the shared connections of working alongside other ceramic artists and participating in their collective art shows.  She is inspired by their generosity of spirit and finds them all a joy to work with.  Many times, especially during the sculpting process, she has felt divinely guided as if someone else’s hands were molding the clay.  Suzy feels working in clay requires a Zen state of mind.  She says you never know how a piece will ultimately turn out, if at all.  It is a constant lesson in letting go and not being attached.

From Suzy:

“I began playing in the clay before the age of seven. I played in the clay during high school, college, and in my career years. But it wasn’t until I played in the clay at Sedona Arts Center that I had an epiphany.

I was working on a sculpture and I felt a direct connection to Spirit. It was like something or someone else was guiding my hands. I was amazed at what was being created right before eyes. It is that feeling of connection to the Universal Consciousness that keeps me coming back for more.

About 5 years ago I began exploring hand building ceramic boxes and I have been refining the process ever since. After many requests to share my knowledge, I started teaching box making and hand building workshops. I found I loved teaching!

I am excited to share my techniques and tools so others can fall in love with this amazing artistic expression. It is so rewarding to help others bring their visions to life.

Come play in the clay with me.”

Clay, glazing and firings are included.  Bring any ceramics tools you have with you.

Cancellation Policy

 Registration

  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a $25 Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before January 2, 2023. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after January 2, 2023.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

Covid-19 Update for In-Person Classes and Workshops: 

As long as SAC is able to provide an environment that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings, and assuming all other normal criteria are met and the workshop or class goes forward, the above cancellation policies are in effect.

Masks are optional inside Sedona Arts Center buildings until further notice.

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