Hands-On Workshops

    All workshops are for ages 12 and up. Fees are $30/General Public, $27/Arts Card Holders and senior citizens. KACF Members see your membership benefits.  Please call (502) 589-0155 Ext 212 for reservations.  Please pay in advance by phone, fax, in person, or through the mail.  For telephone reservations, call 502.589.0155, 212.

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Slumped, Humped, and Molded Serving Trays Workshop

Instructor: Maggie Towne, Ceramist

Saturday, Saturday February 8th    1:30pm-4:30pm *Please note time.

In this workshop, participants will hand-build a colorful terra cotta serving dish using clay molds of various shapes and sizes, the slab method and under glazes.  They will then embellish the fancy trays with feet, handles, and rims.   Trays will be left  for firing and available for pick-up two weeks from the workshop date. 

Maggie Towne is a Louisville potter who has a studio at Payne Street Pottery. She  graduated with a BFA in ceramics from Brooks Institute of Fine Arts in Santa Barbara in 1973, and from the University of Georgia with an MFA in ceramics in 1989.   Since then she has been traveling, teaching and studying in Mexico and other countries.  She has also worked with some of the best ceramic artists in the country like Paul Soldner and Ruth Duckworth.  She received a Pollack-Krasner grant in 1991.

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Personal Power Prescription Workshop

Instructor: Gwen Kelly

Saturday, Saturday February 22nd    9:30 am-1:30 pm

Create a tarot-inspired amulet pouch as we explore personal and cultural symbolism. Gwen will demonstrate three techniques: voodoo flag sequin-beading, relief block-cutting & printing, and fused fabric collage. Additional mixed media techniques will also be used. We will do group and individual exercises to unveil each participant's symbolic use of colors, symbols and objects. Participants can bring favorite fabric scraps, beads, buttons and other small items to share, trade or use, but materials will be provided in the workshop.

Gwendolyn L. Kelly received her BFA from the University of Louisville. She regularly conducts workshops and classes in the Louisville area and beyond. She recently received an encouragement grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women to explore creativity and personal power with women through her website: www.multipurposewoman.org

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This program was made possible in part through the support of The City of Louisville.  Workshops are sponsored by: The Ashland Inc. Foundation, The Barth Foundation, The Norton Foundation, Target Stores, United Parcel Services, and Tricon Global Restaurants Inc.


For  more information, or to get on the Hands-on Workshop mailing list contact Dane Waters, Assistant Director of Education at (502) 589-0155 ext. 208 or danewaters@kentuckycrafts.org