Class 3. Designing Serenity - Underglaze Painted Wall Piece

$125.00

WHEN: Sunday, March 27th, 1:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

COST: $125

SKILL LEVEL: A basic understanding of ceramics is necessary. No drawing skills are needed as participants can take a photo of their desired imagery and copy it with tracing paper.

15 spaces available

Sign Up by March 17th

With the world continuing to be off balance, I’m trying to find some simplicity and serenity. What better way to do that than create a wall piece that features a visual element that brings peace of mind. Whether it’s a morning cup of coffee or listening to a singing bird that relaxes you, we can create a wall piece centered around it.

The focus of this class will be the detailed painting on the surface of your wall piece. With that in mind and with the help of several pre-recorded videos, participants will create their own wall piece prior to class, allowing enough drying time for the wall piece to be in the bone dry stage a few days prior to class.

Participants will receive several video links prior to the class which will demonstrate the following: creating and preparing slabs to make a wall piece, how to remove the canvas texture from slabs, discussion of design options, creating a template to cut your wall piece from a slab of clay, prep for underglaze painting, basic underglaze painting, background blending and design transfer.

I will set up a zoom chat prior to class to answer any questions that may come up regarding design ideas and rolling out and cutting your slab for anyone who wants to participate. Class time will be spent painting the design on the wall shrine which will include blending smaller areas of color, outlining images with black underglaze using a detail brush and sgraffito work.

  • Participants will finish their piece(s) on their own time.
  • This 2 ½ hour class has a 15 minute window before and after class for questions and answers. The post class Q & A can be extended if needed to address additional questions.
  • Participants must provide their own materials and supplies for this class including clay, tools, underglazes and brushes, etc.

This class will consist of two portions. The first portion will consist of pre-recorded videos. The second portion will be the live Zoom class.

  1. The first portion consists of pre-recorded videos which cover the following: my preference for working with bone dry clay, thinking about color and how it relates to your design, preparing the surface of your wall piece for underglaze painting, painting the first few coats of underglaze on the surface of your wall piece, creating designs and stencils for your wall piece, design transfer and color blocking.

 I will set up a zoom call after the video links go out to answer any questions that may come up the week before this class and to discuss design ideas for anyone who wants to do that. 

  1. The second (live) portion of this class will be dedicated to exploring the detail work as we create the painted image on the surface of your wall piece. This will include painting small blended areas of color, outlining them with black underglaze using a fine line brush, adding sgraffito if desired and discussing how to create a finished look for the sides and back of your piece.
  • Participants will finish their piece on their own time.
  • This 2 ½ hour class has a 15 minute window before and after class for questions and answers. The post class Q & A will be extended if needed to address additional questions.
  • Participants must supply their own brushes, underglazes and sgraffito tools.

Keywords: Ceramics, Class, Classes, Underglaze

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Description

Class Cost: $125

Class Date: Sunday, March 27th

Class Time: 1:00-3:30 Eastern Standard Time

Class Spaces Available: 15

Sign Up by March 17th

What you’ll get in your digital class kit:

  • Preferred brushes sheet
  • Preferred sgraffito tools sheet
  • Preferred underglaze and glaze page
  • Design ideas page
  • Terri Kern Underglaze Painting, Monthly Methods Page, Ceramics Monthly

Video and Live Demonstrations Include:

  • Idea and design options
  • Making a texture free slab using a rolling pin and slab roller
  • Creating a wall piece template
  • Cutting a wall piece from the slab
  • Drying slabs
  • Preparing bone dry wall piece for underglaze
  • Breaking design down into color blocking
  • Painting wall piece with several layers of underglaze
  • Creating design templates
  • Design transfer with tracing paper
  • Underglaze painting set-up
  • Brush wrapping
  • Know your detail brush possibilities
  • Painting in color blocked areas
  • Blending underglaze color
  • Creating a black outline with underglaze and a detail brush
  • Creating shading lines
  • Creating wet black sgraffito

What participants need to have for class:

  • Black underglaze
  • Preferred underglaze colors
  • 2 Large brushes for painting background underglaze blends
  • Several medium sized pointed brushes
  • Several small pointed brushes
  • Script or Liner brush for painting outlines
  • Preferred sgraffito tools
  • Bottle cap from a bottle of “Smart Water”
  • Scotch tape
  • Water
  • Pencil & Paper for notes or drawings for reference
  • Photos for reference
  • Scissors or Xacto knife to cut out design templates
  • Sponge
  • Manilla folder or piece of cover stock paper for your wall piece template
  • Tracing paper

STEPS NEEDED TO PREPARE FOR CLASS:

  1. Watch the pre-recorded videos.

Consider your design first.

  1. Creativity exercise: What is it that gives you a sense of serenity? Nature, coffee, tea, music, sleep, dogs, cats, etc.
  2. Find visual elements that you want to develop into your design.
  3. Create your design, transfer it onto a manilla folder or cover stock and cut it out.

Creating your slab.

  1. Using a rolling pin or slab roller, create your slab and remove the canvas texture.
  2. Lay your template on your slab gently and using a needle tool, cut out your wall piece.
  3. Gently remove the unused slab from around your wall piece.
  4. Transfer the wall piece to your ware board for drying.

Underglaze Painting

  1. Decide what color you want your wall piece background to be.
  2. Wipe down your bone dry sculpture with a sponge to remove any dirt or rough areas.
  3. After letting your piece dry thoroughly, apply your first layer of underglaze with a brush.
  4. After letting your piece dry thoroughly, apply your second layer of underglaze with a brush.
  5. After letting your piece dry thoroughly, apply your third layer of underglaze with a brush.

Finalize your design

  1. Cover your piece while you finish working on your design. (This keeps the surface of the underglaze free of dust until you’re ready to begin painting in the details during class.)
  2. Break your design down into sections for color blocking and create templates or design transfers on tracing paper.
  3. Pencil or transfer your design onto your piece.

*Prior to class, I’ll send an invite for a Zoom chat to see if anyone has any questions or needs design help.*

Once you’ve completed these steps, you will be ready for class!

Class Cost: $125

Class Date: Sunday, March 27th

Class Time: 1:00-3:30 Eastern Standard Time

Class Spaces Available: 15

Vendor Information

  • Store Name: Terri Kern Studios
  • Vendor: Terri Kern Studios
  • Address: 1310 Pendleton Street
    Studio 511
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
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