Lissa Claassens and Tessa Whyatt designed different exercises that incorporated this organisations values such as recycling and caring for the envirnoment into a fun therapeutic clay session. The kids could connect to nature in our garden, learned how to recycle clay, did various meditative pinch pot exercises, ice breakers, breath work and a clay class.
They were asked to think about qualities they admired in other people that they would like to have for themselves. They then chose an animal that represented these qualities and made it out of clay in our studio, which they will be able to take home after the final firing. This will remind them of all they have learnt at Art in the Forest during the workshop and to help them reach their aspirations of the day. The entire morning’s activities plus a healthy snack and juice is offered free of charge to these amazing teenagers!
Daphne Corregan is an American born ceramist now living in France. She has been invited to be the award judge at this year’s National Exhibition which opens in Pretoria on the 7 October 2012. Whilst in South Africa Daphne will present workshops in all the major centers. Her Cape Town Workshop will be on Saturday September 15.
Daphne is an accomplished ceramic artist, painter, sculptor and draughtswoman. She has traveled widely from West Africa to China and these experiences inform her work.
“Corregan works more on the representation of the object than on the object itself. She wants to demonstrate that a pot for example, by removing it from its daily context may be just as important as a sculpture or painting. She will flatten it, exaggerate its size or even highlight only one of its details. She uses diverse materials such as clay, metal, glass or bronze. She works in series and in what we might classify into three families: destructured pots; geometric volumes; and sculpture/objects, often anthropomorphic.”( Francoise de L’Epine in Ceramics Today )
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book immediately and secure your seat for this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Daphne and revel in her creativity.
Learn new decorating and glazing techniques!
Please join us at Art in the Forest for a participatory glazing and decorating workshop by ceramic expert Elsabe Nel Harris. She is offering this half day workshop at Art in the Forest on 28 July 2012 and will be demonstrating some easy and effective ways of using under glazes to decorate your work. She will make use of latexes as a resist, layering of under glaze, including tips on the use of 3d’s.
We will provide all paintbrushes and a selection of 5 different coloured under glazes. We will provide one bisque bowl per person; however, you are WELCOME to bring your own bisque ceramic piece to decorate.
Creativity Workshop at Art in the Forest with Sue Kaplan, experienced art facilitator and artist on 30 June
Join us at Art in the Forest for a creative and exploratory workshop that will focus on personal themes and ideas drawn from life and the imagination. Using natural resources, a variety of materials and techniques, the workshop will focus on general process-driven objectives in a fun, eco -friendly way.
The artist, Sue Kaplan, is a practicing artist and art facilitator who has taught art in various contexts including secondary and tertiary institutions. Sue has a Masters in Fine Art (with distinction) from WITS University and has completed the Art Therapy Course with the ATC in Johannesburg. After a year of travelling in Central and South America, Sue recently moved to Cape Town and is now involved in various creative therapy projects.
“Let go of preconceptions and discover your inner potential!”
Date: Saturday 30 June 2012
Time: 10:00 am -3:00pm
Soup and Gluhwine is included!
All profits go to The Light From Africa Foundation
and our therapeutic outreach programs!
Please Email Bianca to attend!