Upcoming Ceramics Classes

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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Michelle Gregor

Michelle Gregor

Michelle Gregor

Michelle Gregor

Michelle Gregor


Instructor: Michelle Gregor
August 24–28, 2020 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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This workshop on sculpting the human figure in clay will include live process demonstrations, improvisational exercises and slide presentations. Students will learn construction techniques to push past the common stumbling blocks of proportion, movement and balance. Specifically, students will build small-scale maquettes in anticipation of larger work, 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 techniques using texture underglazes and mark-making to strengthen and unify the form. All skill levels welcome.


California artist MICHELLE GREGOR lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Santa Cruz and Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University. Michelle is a tenured Professor of Art at San Jose City College. Her figurative sculptures in bronze and ceramic range in scale from large architectural installations to small-scale work with subtle and delicate surfaces derived through multiple kiln firings. Her architectural work may be seen in such locations as the Spa at Pebble Beach and The Olympic Club on Sutter Street in San Francisco. Michelle’s sculpture has been described as lyrical, graceful and spiritual.

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Current MAC Members: $540
Non-members: $600 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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