Get those creative juices flowing with this five-day, hands-on clayprinting workshop. Mitch will be demonstrating different techniques throughout the week, along with showing samples of his work. Students will have plenty of time to fully immerse themselves in the clayprinting process. Get ready to use clay in a very different way! Since 1968, Mitch has been pioneering his image-making from a slab of clay. After rolling out a ¼” thick slab of stoneware clay and allowing it to dry to a leather-hard consistency, coloured slips are brushed on, dried and rolled into the clay slab, one color over another, building the design with images, colors and textures. Once the slab is rolled flat, a moistened piece of nonwoven substrate is placed over the slab. Pressure is applied using a rolling pin to transfer the clay slips onto the substrate. This process uses simple tools to produce very sophisticated results.
Course Fee: $650 Supply Fee: $70 Tuition includes lunch and two snacks.
Student Supply List: LYONS_StudentSupplies2017
Prices are in Canadian dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes.
Mitch Lyons earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Woodmere Museum, American University and the University of Delaware. Lyons has had exhibitions of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; the Noyes Museum, New Jersey; Kalmar Lans Museum, Kalmar, Sweden; and the Vonderau Museum, Fulda, Germany. He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts visual arts grant. He has taught at West Chester University, Moore College of Art, Rowan University, Alfred University, and the University of Delaware. In the past ten years he has led over 100 workshops.
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