A Rhythmic Use of Clay

July 22 - July 23


A Rhythmic Use of Clay

A Rhythmic Use of Clay

This is a 2-day workshop.  Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.

Inspire a sense of painterly expression in clay.  Learn a subtle variation in colour transition and tonal gradients.  Placing distinct shapes create a three dimensional composition, which harmoniously emphasizes a symmetrical or asymmetrical visual balance.

Use your interest of the environment to inspire your design and envision these compositions. The rhythm of nature provides the movement and balance needed to construct the pieces.

Learning this exciting method,  combining painterly expression and technical foundation, pushes the edge of both traditions to another level. It goes beyond tradition to an exciting rhythmic creation to “sing up the earth”.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $000
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: A basis knowledge of working with clay. This is a hand-building course.

Price: $362

This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars


Barbara has been an artists all her life.  She has worked in the fields of Ceramics, Painting and Sculpture, using the mediums of clay, glass, and paint.

Following high school, Barbara entered SFU, with aim of studying general Arts.  However, during this exploration, she found she was particularly drawn towards Archaeology and Anthropology.  Within these studies, she was exposed to the genius of Prehistoric Artists. These artists employed various coloured art oxides to paint their visions on the cave walls of cultural sites and the ceramic artists who created pottery and sculpture for both ritual and practical use. These pottery Shards, are still used today to clarify the age and development of cultural sites.

Click here to read more about BARBARA HIRANO

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If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE May 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

May 2 – June 29: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2024 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER June 30: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2023 program is completely canceled (due to COVID restrictions for for any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.

No refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Program.


This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.