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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Michelle Gregor

Michelle Gregor

Michelle Gregor

Michelle Gregor

Michelle Gregor

Michelle Gregor


Instructor: Michelle Gregor

July 22–26, 2019 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. Please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar to be placed on the waiting list:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


This five-day workshop on sculpting the human figure in clay will include live process demonstrations, improvisational exercises, and PowerPoint presentations. Students will learn construction techniques to help push past the common stumbling blocks of proportion, movement, and balance in constructing the human figure.

Specifically, students will build small-scale maquettes, learn solid sculpting methods and how to hollow and prepare their pieces for firing. We will break the figure down into basic components and use them to explore their potential for various poses. Special sessions will focus on challenging areas such as creating heads and hands. Additionally, we will address surface development techniques using texture, underglazes and mark¬making to strengthen and unify the form.


MICHELLE GREGOR sculpts the abstracted human figure in ceramic. Gregor’s forms apply the free, intuitive impulses of Abstract Expressionism to figurative representation. Her pieces range in dimension from a few inches tall to architectural scale bronzes, but are unified in their sense of calm, mass and balance, simultaneously suggesting motion and repose. Perhaps best known as a colorist, her painterly, multi¬layered and multi¬fired approach to surface endows her sculptures with a sense of depth and the passage of time. Gregor has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University. She is a tenured Professor of Art at San Jose City College.

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Current MAC Members: $495
Non-members: $550 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: $15 for additional clay

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