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'Building the figure with armatures' with Paolo Porelli: a two-week workshop

31 August-13 September 2016


c.r.e.t.a. rome is pleased to add an exciting addition to its fall workshop schedule! This 2-week workshop focuses on the construction of solid clay sculptures using an armature. Once leather hard, the pieces will be hollowed out and reassembled before firing. The emphasis will be on the possibilities offered by this technique for overcoming gravity in standing figures. Studio time will be supplemented by museum visits accompanied by a sculpture specialist.
Auguriamo una splendida vacanza a tutti. Ci vediamo a settembre per una nuova stagione di corsi di ceramica, mostre, workshop e dimostrazioni di artisti internazionale!!
Best wishes for a splendid holiday. See you in September for a new season of ceramic classes, exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations by international artists!!

c.r.e.t.a. rome is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 NCECA International Residency Award: Jessica Brandl and Bryan Czibesz. Jessica and Bryan will be in residency from 21 May to 30 June working on their collaborative project: "P4: Pompeii, Pottery, Printing & People".



Drawing classes with Christopher Pelley

You will have to wait for next spring to take our weekly drawing courses for adults, taught by New York artist, Christopher Pelley. He is currently in China on a 5-month residency!

The classes will meet from mid-January through mid-May. All levels are welcome. The 2,5-hour classes will be held in the churches, museums and squares of Rome as well in our classroom in via dei Delfini. Rome, the pinnacle of the Grand Tour, has been documented by travelers -both professional artists and amateurs alike - for centuries. This course is intended to introduce the student to drawing as a notatative and narrative form of visual memory employing basic drawing concepts, including the expressive use of contour, value, perspective and composition. The class is structured by grouping concepts and techniques with specific locales in the Eternal City, followed by discussions.


Feature Article in Ceramics: Technical


Check out the feature article on C.R.E.T.A. Rome

in Ceramics: Technical (no. 36, 2013). A special thanks to Elaine Olafson Henry!

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