2017 Course Information: Animated Clay

Animated Clay

Learn basic clay techniques, then how to mold and reform clay using delightful progressions so they become characters in animated videos. Day One of this 2-day workshop is focused on hands-on handbuilding. Celia will share clever tricks for creating 'one-of-a-kind' functional pots with character and characters. Students will use the extruder to invent their own small characters to use as handles for a basket and an oval box made from slabs. On Day Two students will teach those characters to wiggle and prance in brief animated videos! The pots will not be fired or glazed during the workshop, but students may arrange with the Craft School to fire the work they wish to keep. No experience with stop-motion animation is necessary, but students should be confident in their ability to build a cylinder using slabs. Students who have smartphones should download the app: Stop Motion Studio by Cateater LLC to their iPhone, iPad, Touch or Android device before the workshop. If you have a mini tripod and camera holder, bring them. Celia will demonstrate a DIY tripod. Those without smartphones will be able to share a device.





08/12-08/13
09:00-4:00
Tuition:$180
Materials Fee:$10
Arkansas Craft School,
101 North Peabody St. Mountain View, AR 72560
REGISTER BY:July 28th


Instructor :Celia Storey

Celia Storey is a studio artist, ceramics teacher and newspaper editor in Little Rock who enjoys turning clay into small figures or functional pottery or functional pottery with small figures which she brings to life in goofy stop-motion videos. She has been a ceramics instructor at the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School since 2008. Her work can be seen at the Butler Center Galleries in Little Rock, on her website: getrealpottery.com, on YouTube at: tinyurl.com/celiasclay, and on Facebook at "Get Real Pottery by Celia Storey".

Works by the Instructor