Clay Inventions: Building in 3-D for Middle School Students

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This class focuses on ceramic processes that play with visual styles of mash-up and invention, translating real world objects and creative ideas into clay-built forms. The emphasis is on learning ceramic handbuilding techniques from coil building to slab construction through two main projects with supplemental demos and instruction. In a process that is equal parts creation and discovery, students will create unique and vivid sculptures based on anything from their favorite characters to abstract shapes in this fun and instructive class. 

All courses culminate in a pop-up show at Embark Gallery on Friday, June 23rd.

Register Early for a $25 discount!
Early Registration, on or before May 29th: $250
Late Registration: $275
Dates: June 12th-23rd, Monday- Friday 
Time: 12:45pm-3:15pm
Location: Fort Mason, Building B, Room 203


Student work examples

Instructor Matt Goldberg Bio:
Artist Matt Goldberg lives in San Francisco. He graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 2015) and the University of Colorado, Boulder (BA 2012). Recently, he received the Recology Artist Residency (2014-15) and the Palo Alto Art Center’s “45 Days of Clay” Residency (2016). Matt works as a ceramics instructor at SOMArts where he runs a drop-in ceramics program called Clay Days and as a resident art teacher at Town School. His ceramic and assemblage sculptures remix American pop cultural icons through a comic, cut-and-paste aesthetic.