at 29 Palms Art Gallery
Week 1 - Students will learn about
the origin and composition of clay
by watching a demonstration of
Native Americans digging clay, and
by blending their own clay body
to use during the workshop. The
underlying theme of the workshop
will be the art of the first people at
the Oasis of Mara. They will then
use this clay to make pinch forms,
elbow and knee pots, model animal
figures, coil vessels and make
masks from slabs.
Week 2 - They will make a variety of
clay forms that will be bisque fired,
in preparation for a pit firing. They
will also participate in the building
of an above ground pit kiln.
Week 3 - Students will prepare their
work for firing by wrapping them
in paper saggers and various other
combustibles. When the kiln is
filled with the pots and combustibles,
the fire will be lit and kiln fired
for approximately 2 hours before
being covered and left to cool. 24
hours after the firing, the students
will return to unstack the kiln, clean
off their pots, and to set up an art
show in the patio.
The final evening, students invite
their parents to come see the show,
and celebrate their experience.
Online: www.29palmsartgallery.com, payment through PayPal
Mail: Submit completed Camp Registration Form with payment to:
29 Palms Art Gallery
74055 Cottonwood Dr., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
For inquiries, please contact Rhonda Lane Coleman.