Carnegie Hall’s Spring Classes & Workshops continues with another great opportunity to learn hand building clay techniques with Sean O’Connell. The six-class series starts Wednesday, Apr. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. and runs through June 8.
This series of classes will explore a variety of form and design concepts combining several techniques in working clay by hand. Students will tap into creative problem solving in clay, using visual elements such as line, volume, balance, texture, proportion scale, and color in a three-dimensional design and will shape a lidded tripod ginger jar from soft clay slabs, mold a full in-the-round sculptural figure, sculpt a bas relief wall piece or garden muse. Students are welcome to come create objects of beauty, function, integrity, and spirit. All levels welcome.
Sean O’Connell is a ceramic artist from upstate New York and Greenbrier County resident since 2013. From 1995 to 2003, O’Connell studied all aspects of ceramic arts with Professor Regis Brodie at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He has done exhibitions in several museums and art centers in New York and Massachusetts, including the Ginofor Gallery in Cambridge and Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs. Today, Sean teaches ceramic art classes at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg. He also maintains a working studio at Lee Street Studios in Lewisburg.
Other class dates include Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, and June 8 (no class June 1). All classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is $200 ($180 for members) and all students receive an automatic scholarship and pay only $120. Students must be 17 years old and class size is limited. To enroll or for a complete list of classes and workshops visit carnegiehallwv.org/classes-and-workshops or pick up a Classes & Workshops brochure at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg.
For more information, please call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.