Classes/Events 2015

Copper Jewelry with Ed Gray

2014 Copper Jewelry CLassExplore the techniques of forming, forging, texturing, shaping and patina of copper to create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Pre-registration and payment required.

Class Fee: $75

Materials Fee: $30

Class Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Class Dates: September 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24

Twining with Ed Gray

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Create a 27″ x 38″ rug using recycled wool. Twining is an ancient form of weaving which is done on a portable loom. You may take the loom home to work on it in between classes or work at the CAC during open hours. Please make arrangements with Ed. The rug will be completed during the last class. Class size is limited.

Pre-registration and payment required.

Class Fee: $85

Materials Fee: $40 or donate 3 wool blankets

Class Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Class Dates: August 5, 12, 19 and 26

Copper Jewelry with Ed Gray

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Continue to explore the techniques of forming, forging, shaping, texturing and patina to copper to create your one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Pre-registration and payment required.

Class Fee: $75

Materials Fee: $30

Class Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Class Dates: August 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 and 27

Twining with Ed Gray

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Create a 27″x 35″ rug using recycled wool. Twining is an ancient form of weaving which is done on a portable loom. You may take the loom home to work on it in between classes or work at the CAC during open hours. Please make arrangements with Ed. The rug will be completed during the last class. Class size is limited.

Pre-registration and payment required.

Class Fee: $85

Materials Fee: $40 or donate 3 wool blankets

Class Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Class Dates: July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24

Spirit of Clay IV with Ed Gray

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Learn the process of hand building and how to work with the potter’s wheel. You will also learn about textures, pit firing and smoke firing. This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Perfect for the beginner; but also for intermediate and advanced students.

Pre-registration and payment required.

Class Fee: $145

Materials Fee: $45

Firing Fee: $20

Class Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Class Dates: July 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30

Copper Jewelry with Ed Gray

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Explore the techniques of forming, forging, texturing, shaping, and patina of copper to create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Pre-registration and payment required.

Class Fee: $75

Materials Fee: $25

Class Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Class Dates: June 1, 5, 8, 10, 15 and 17

Hypertufa Pots with artists Joan Heuvelhorst and Ann Stacey

 

Hypertuffa pots

Hypertufa pots are created by mixing peat moss, pearlite and cement with water. This clay-like substance is shaped and dried; then cured over a period of three weeks. They are surprisingly light and very durable. They can be used inside or outside year round. You can make them as simply or elaborately as you wish.

We will use baskets or bowls to shape your pots and give them texture. You can embellish them with stones, glass or jewels. They will be wrapped in plastic for twenty four hours then placed outside to cure for about 3 weeks.
Pre-registration and payment required.

Class Fee: $60 for two pots includes materials
Class Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class Date: May 30

 Copper Bowl Workshop with Ed Gray

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Native American Indians living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan discovered outcroppings of a very pure form of copper ore, the most pure in the world. They forged tools from the copper to fit their life needs. This workshop with artist Jikiwe (Ed Gray) will follow the same ancient methods. Workshop participants will form a copper bowl by using primitive tools. The copper bowl will be annealed by fire until the forming process is completed. The bowl can then be embellished with beads, and/or found objects. Class size is limited and on a “first come-first served” basis. All classes start promptly at 9 a.m. Come and learn ancient techniques of copper bowl forging using a stump for an anvil, a stone for a hammer, and an open pit fire for annealing. This class is taught using teachings from the Ancestors. RAIN, SNOW OR SHINE.

As stated above, first come – first served basis. Pre-registration and payment is a must.

Bring: mat or chair, rain and or snow gear, and a brown bag lunch.

When: April 28

Time: 9 a.m. until 2:00 or 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $155

Where: At the home of Ed Gray: 25548 Millioinaire Street, Calumet, MI
Call the Calumet Art Center at 934-2228 or Ed at 281-3494 for more information and directions.


Spirit of Clay III”

Snow Bank Smoke Fire Winter 2014 2Experience the processes of hand building which includes: the Korean method of coiling to build a vessel; the use of the potter’s wheel; texturing and the use of terra sigillata. We will then bisque fire and then smoke fire these clay pieces. Pre-registration and payment required.

Class Dates: April 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 May 4, 7
Class Times: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $145
Materials: $45
Firing: $20

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