Claytography: Screenprinting on Clay

with Sharon Bartmann & Gillian Pokalo

Saturday, March 10 · view days & times
Price: $175 | $157.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Ceramics/Clay Studio

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2-Day Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, March 10-11 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This two-day workshop will teach students a unique silkscreen technique, resulting in amazing ceramic objects! On the first day, using smartphones and digital cameras, students will go on a "photographic expedition" near the Banana Factory. They will then learn how to use Photoshop to create a transparency ready for burning to a silkscreen. By the end of class, students will have made their silkscreen (that is theirs to keep). Teaching artist Gillian Pokalo will also demonstrate how to pull a screen print.

 On day two, Teaching Artist Sharon Bartmann will demonstrate how to screen print onto clay and how to transfer photo screen printed images onto greenware. Students will use a variety of hand-building techniques that feature their photographic screen prints. All work completed will be fired and available for pickup the following week. All materials are included. This class is for students aged 15 and older.

Sharon Bartmann began her career as a graphic designer and art director. After 20 years, she was anxious to get back to working with her hands. After studying ceramics, she began doing sculpture, clay and mixed media. Currently, those two words have collided with silk screening on clay. She is able to use imagery and graphics on her clay pieces. Her work is currently sold at various galleries across the United States and she has been on the faculty at Main Line Art Center for the past 17 years.

Gillian Pokalo has spent the last decade exploring the convergence of photography, painting, and printmaking. She balances her time between her studio and her classroom at Plymouth Meeting Friends School, where she is the art teacher for Pre-K through 6th Grade. She has also been on faculty at Main Line Art Center since 2010, where she teaches screen printing to adults and teens. She shows her work in galleries and personal collections both nationally and internationally.

Venue Information
Ceramics/Clay Studio
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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