The Morean Arts Center offers an ever-changing selection of workshops ranging in length from 30 minutes to several days.
Check back often for new additions!
If you have an idea for a workshop and 5 or more people who are ready to participate, let us know!
Questions? Call 727-822-7872 and ask for the Education Department.
One Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour community photography project meant to document the lives and light of St Pete, Tampa, Clearwater and all the towns in between. This is an annual event designed to create a dynamic and reflective documentation of our cities and their neighborhoods. All levels of photographers are welcome.
Peeling the Onion…
…without all the tears! This workshop will focus on creating dynamic, layered, and interesting ceramic surfaces for both functional and sculptural vessels. We will enhance and enliven our ceramic surfaces by building up slip and terra sigilatta to create a dynamic, layered background for glaze to interact with. Demonstrations will include slip application from wet clay all the way up to the bone dry state. The bulk of the workshop will be spent discussing and exploring leather hard and bone dry applications.
Learn the magic of the work by Don and Cristina Williams. They will share their throwing, sculpting and decorating techniques in this two-day workshop. They will also discuss on topics of Raku firing and reduction.
Watercolor, Pastel and/or Colored Pencil
2-Day Workshop with Joan Franzen
Learn about various techniques for all three mediums and the similarity of each one in demonstrations given each day.
All students are welcome, from beginners to advanced.
2-Day Workshop: Thursday & Friday, November 8 & 9, 2018
Members: $170/ NonMembers $190
Join Eric Botybl for a two day hands on workshop in which we will explore the dynamic surfaces and textures of Eric's work. This class will push, pull, cut and stretch your work in new ways. Eric will demonstrate how he achieves his unique style and participants will get the majority of the class time to work with Eric on discovering how his process can be applied to their own work. Eric will also go over his slips, inlay and cone 6 ash glazes which are done through multiple firings. This class is open to all experience levels and welcomes both wheel throwers and hand builders.
THE INTERACTION OF COLOR with Laura Militzer Bryant
A four-day workshop based on the teachings of Josef Albers
Beginning with the powerful understanding that color is a constantly changing, tricky devil, this class progresses through a variety of exercises that explore and illuminate color, training our eyes to see more perceptively as we work. Artists of any type are welcome, with no skills necessary. The enhanced perception gained is applicable across all artistic media. I promise you will never see color in the same way!
Monday-Thursday, December 10-13, 2018
$350 Members / $400 NonMembers
The Morean Center for Clay anagama kiln was built in 2002 under the tutelage of Don Reitz. Join us as we spend three days loading about 1.000 pots into this 500 cubic foot wood kiln and another 4-5 days firing around the clock. Participants will be learning how to fire this unique kiln with the nation's top wood fire artists; John Balistreri, Chris Gustin, and Matt Long. Every participant is encouraged to bring as much high fire bisqueware as they can bring to have fired in the anagama kiln. Participants should bring a wide variety of shapes and sizes of bisqueware. All participants will take part in loading, firing and unloading the anagama. Space is limited, so be sure to register early and also receive our early bird special!
This action packed hands on workshop with Tracy Gamble will focus on proper application of AMACO’s latest cone 5/6 - glaze products. BRING BISQUE FIRED POTS! Small pot test creations to experiment on with the latest products by AMACO (American Art Clay Company, Inc.) cone 5/6 glazes. Tracy is delighted to share tips and techniques for applying, combining, accenting and testing with these glazes. Glazes will be provided by AMACO. The plan is to fire our tests and experiments in the kilns, on site, each week. Bring your favorite sketch book, glaze brushes and your sense of adventure!
In addition the final week of the workshop we will be joined by David Gamble! David will share is wealth of knowledge about SKUTT kilns. In addition, David will also provide you with the insight of making your own brushes! That's right we will also be making brushes for this workshop. Making your own brush leaves a truly unique mark on a pot, get ready to make yours. Space is limited so be sure to get your spot for this wonderful workshop.
Move your flower pictures beyond records of successful blooms to impressions of color, form and light, using a variety of creative techniques with both cameras and software. Discover what happens with extremely shallow focus, intentional motion blur, and multiple exposures. Explore light by working with light boxes and windows in a simple studio set-up. Challenge yourself at a local botanical garden. Learn ways to take your photographs to a different level of expression with this class.
Come join nationally recognized artists Andrea Gill, John Gill, Kevin Snipes, Matt Wedel, Brenda Quinn, Lydia Johnson and Ben Carter in sunny St. Petersburg Florida at the Morean Center for Clay, as they demonstrate their approaches to designing a well thought out pottery surface. This workshop will cover all firing ranges and surface approaches, including but not limited to; glazing, slips, underglaze, decals, sgraffito, mishima and much more. This will be THE workshop of the year and you won’t want to miss it.
Once filled with gold and silver miners and hundreds of people harvesting borax, Death Valley is diverse and historical with dozens of spectacular places to photograph. Students will attend a pre-trip class to prepare for this adventure and a post-trip class to critique images. While there, Reynolds will share her expertise in documenting this unique landscape and students will have 2 critique sessions onsite.
ONE-2-ONE: PRIVATE HOURLY PHOTO TUTORING
The photography Department at the Morean Arts Center offers one-to-one tutoring on many topics related to photography and your camera. New camera? Software issues? Can’t take a class but want some help learning? Going on a big trip? We can help you get ready!
Available for both Digital Cameras and Darkroom Photography!
Beth Reynolds, Director of Photography will work with you at your speed and with your needs in mind.
Sessions are a 1-hour minimum @ $50/hour. 24hr cancellation notice required.
Call Beth Reynolds, 727-822-7872, X 2133 to book your private session.