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Sign up for the next Broad Overview class on November 28th. 1 PM - 4 PM Eastern Time, with waiting room open at 12:30 PM Eastern Time (11:30 AM Central Time, 10:30 AM Mountain Time, and 9:30 AM Pacific Time)

Sign Up for November 28th Class by November 14th

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THE LAYERED SURFACE SERIES:

Join me, Terri Kern, for a lively Zoom class that explores my personal approach to underglaze painting on clay tiles. This class is comprised of a three hour session and is being offered on three dates in September. Saturday, November 28th.  

I’ll open the Zoom waiting room at 12:30 am for a meet & greet and to learn a little about you and why you want to take the class. The class ends at 4:00 but I’m going to keep the class session open until 4:30 to answer any questions.  

This hands-on class will feature a short visual presentation on the development of my work. There will be multiple live demonstrations and a couple short videos covering aspects of my creative process. This class is appropriate for adult participants of all ceramic skill levels (no drawing experience is necessary).

Subjects touched on will include basic design elements, design transfer, underglaze blending techniques, wet black sgraffito, wet color sgraffito and controlled-line detail painting. Each demonstration will be followed by working studio time. We will start three tile projects during the class and you and will be able to finish them in your studio after the class is completed. Each tile project represents a different underglaze painting technique. As the underglaze dries on one tile, we will work on the next tile, etc. That’s exactly how I work in my own studio…always working on more than one piece at a time. . 

I will be repeating demonstrations as often as needed and am happy to answer questions that come up as you’re learning the techniques. All of the techniques presented can be applied to low-fire, mid range and high-fire clay. The Mayco Fundamental underglazes and the Mayco clear glaze that we’ll be using fires to mid range (cone5/6).

The class fee is $225 plus shipping and handling which includes the materials and supplies class kit. About 2 weeks before the class, your class kit will be shipped to you and I’ll also send your digital class kit via email. The class kits will be shipped from Mayco, and Mayco will send you an invoice for shipping and handling. The day before the class, I’ll send your Zoom invitation.

Please get in touch by phone (513)702-2861 or in the contact form if you have any questions.

(For project descriptions and images, keep scrolling)

Here are a few comments from the students who took my first Broad Overview class:

“It’s been so long since I have felt “art” call. This class was exceptional all the way around! Thank you Terri! You taught me so much more than you know!” Cheryl McCay Rolla, MO.

“It was a wonderful class – so much fun! Terri – you are a very good teacher – organized and full of helpful instruction. I’m still playing with my class projects hours later. Thanks for putting this together.” Jackie Stasevich, Richland, MI.

“It was a wonderful class. Thank you so much for making it possible. I had never really done a Zoom class and it really works well as a learning platform. I enjoyed and learned a lot.” Anne McCarthy, Tulsa, OK.

“I took a great a great workshop from @Terrikernstudios. I can’t wait to try some of the techniques I learned in some upcoming pieces. Thank you Terri for sharing your incredible knowledge and talent. It was fun and informative.” Mary-Bridget Fasciano, Phoenix, AZ.

The materials and supplies kit pictured below is included in the class price,
and is shipped right to your door!

CLASS PROJECTS

The Layered Surface Series: Broad Overview

#1 - 4” BlendedTile

Beginning a fully realized underglaze painting

 (Tile painted with 3 coats of Jade underglaze)

 

DEMONSTRATION by presenter:

-Blending of two to three colors to create a background for a fully painted tile: 

DEMONSTRATION by presenter: 

– 3 background options: landscape, spiral, icon

#2 - 4” Wet Sgraffito Pattern Tile

Border patterns are created in this fast technique with color overlay and a central design.

 (Tile painted with 3 coats of Jet Black underglaze)

 

DEMONSTRATIONS by presenter:

-wet underglaze blending and sgraffito with blended color over black underglaze background

-blended color inlay

#3 - 4” Wet Black Sgraffito Silhouette Tile

A black sgraffito composition provides great contrast when painted and carved over a glowing yellow to orange color field.

(Tile painted with yellow to orange underglaze)

 

DEMONSTRATIONS by presenter:

-How to successfully transfer a design with pencil or stylus

-wet sgraffito painting technique

-detail line work

The presenter asks that participants have the following:

  • Favorite sgraffito tools with both sharp and dull points 
  • design ideas or compositions, sized 4” x 4” on tracing paper to be transferred onto (2) bisque tiles. (You’ll get the tracing paper in your class kit.)
  • several sharpened pencils
  • plastic bottle lid (like from a SMART WATER bottle)
  • scotch tape, scissors, apron or work shirt
  • container for water
  • Sponge
  • Ruler
  • Scratch Paper
  • Students will need to fire their pieces in their own home studio or community studio.

The Class Kit includes the following:

(This is included in the class price)

  • 1 –  12 2oz. jars of Mayco Fundamentals underglaze
  • 2 – 4oz jar of my preferred clear glaze
  • 3 – large brushes for painting blended backgrounds
  • 4 – fine line detail brush
  • 5 – soft fan brush for glazing
  • 6 – 3 bisque tiles you will paint before class (You’ll receive a link to prerecorded videos showing you how to do this)
  • 7 – 1 bisque tile for you to experiment with and incorporate what you’ve learned after the class is finished
  • 8 – How to finish your tiles
  • 9 – Underglaze Troubleshooting
  • 10 – Design Basics
  • 11 – Design Ideas
  • 12 – Blank Squares for laying out your tile designs
  • 13 – Sgraffito Tool Examples
  • 14 – A technique sheet copy with photos of my painting process published in Ceramics Monthly
  • 15 – Mayco brochure showing all the colors in their underglaze line (I’ve tested these underglazes at mid-range, cone 5/6 and the colors look good. I’ve also fired the clear glaze to mid range.)
  • 16 – piece of tracing paper for transferring designs
  • 17 – piece of pink carbon paper for transferring designs
  • 18 – Printed Terri Kern promotional piece and business card

THE CLASS IS LIMITED TO 24 PEOPLE. A WAITING LIST WILL BE CREATED IN CASE SOMEONE DROPS OUT OF THE CLASS AND FOR INTEREST IN FUTURE CLASSES.  TO SIGN UP FOR THIS WAITING LIST USE THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE AT MIDNIGHT EST AS TIME IS NEEDED TO ENSURE THAT SHIPPED CLASS KIT ARRIVE ON TIME.  IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL THE CLASS YOU MUST DO SO 20 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE.

The cost of the class is $225, plus the shipping and handling costs of the class kit. Approximately 2 weeks prior to the class your class kits will be shipped from Mayco. Mayco will send you an invoice via email for the shipping costs

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Sign up for the next Broad Overview class on November 28th. 1 PM - 4 PM Eastern Time, with waiting room open at 12:30 PM Eastern Time (11:30 AM Central Time, 10:30 AM Mountain Time, and 9:30 AM Pacific Time)

Sign Up for November 28th Class by November 14th

Sign Up by August 22th

Sign Up by August 29th

Sign Up by September 5th

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