Upcoming Ceramics Classes

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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Lauren Stanford

Lauren Stanford

Lauren Stanford


Instructor: Lauren Stanford

April 24–26, 2020 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Sculpt any animal of your choice using the technique of solid building with clay. Learn the principals of armatures and various support systems, as well as preserving details while hollowing out your small-scale sculpture. This class will focus on the proportion, gesture, and expression of your subject.


Born and raised in Alaska, LAUREN STANFORD specializes in animal ceramic sculpture. Her appreciation for animal forms and behaviors stems from childhood summers spent in the wilderness. Lauren received her BFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2018. Lauren is also a fourth generation Bristol Bay commercial fisherman, theatrical actress, and scenic painter – all of which influence her ceramic work.

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TUITION & FEES (includes a clay fee)
Current MAC Members: $324
Non-members: $360 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Instructor materials fee: $50 (payable to the instructor).

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