“All Dressed Up” 3 part Clay Workshop
INSTRUCTOR: Sculptor Marlene Kawalez
DURATION: 3 parts
DATES & TIMES:
part 1 Saturday February 29 – 10:30-4
part 2 March 7 – 10:30-12:30
part 3 (optional) TBD
COST: $250 including HST
All materials and clay firing included in fee
Note: open to ALL LEVELS – Beginner to Advanced
Clay is a medium where there are no limitations or boundaries. Join critically acclaimed sculptor Marlene Kawalez as she guides this workshop, which centers around learning two great techniques for creating in clay. All materials provided. Open to all skill and experience levels.
Part 1 | Saturday, February 29th | 10:30-4*
We begin the day creating your own dress/gown/form that can be totally decorative or a functional vessel (vase). After lunch we will then work on finishing the finer points of your piece followed by layering and texturing. The day will conclude with a discussion about glazing and our plans for the next session.
*Bring your own lunch. (Refrigerator and microwave available. Coffee tea and mid afternoon snack provided)
Part 2 | Saturday, March 7th | 10:30-12:30
Glazing and finishing
Part 3 | date TBD | 1 hr
This optional session will give students an opportunity to present and review all the completed pieces and discuss further finishing techniques, concerns or ideas.
Image reflects artist’s style. Actual workshop sculpture may differ.
Marlene Kawalez was born in Southern Ontario, where she lived, studied and experimented with clay as a young child. Her passion for sculpting was very apparent and she was mesmerized by the endless possibilities of what could be created from a singular block of clay.
She studied Graphic Design in Toronto and pursed other artistic venues. Marlene continued furthering her education by attending various workshops and working with gifted artists from across Canada and the United States. She experimented with many different techniques and utilized various materials to achieve the desired effect such as wood, wire, stone and glass. There is a strong love of nature in her work as well as the exploration of loss, longing and the peeling away of exterior layers to reveal internal complexities.
Thru the years her work has been published in various books, magazines, and newspapers. She has exhibited at many group shows and has private collectors from Canada, US and Europe.