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2010 workshops at the workhouse arts center

updated fri 19 feb 10


Dale Marhanka on thu 18 feb 10


Please forward to Clayart participants... Thank you, Dale


Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program 2010 Workshops

Lorton Virginia (Washington D.C. metro area)



Mind Over Matter-Printing with Colored Clay

Workshop and Exhibit w/ Mitch Lyons

Where: Workhouse Arts Center Lorton Virginia

When: March 19-21, 2010-Workshop Dates

March 19 - Slide Talk and Exhibit Opening Reception-7pm-9pm

March 20-21-Workshop 10am-4pm

Open to all Levels-Demonstration only

Cost: $135.00 non-members , $125.00 for Members

Exhibit-March 19-April 25, 2010

Exhibit Cost: Free


Mitch Lyons will be demonstrating his unique Clay "printing process" and
also hand-building on and off the wheel. Participants will be shown how
he applies his variety of textures, colored clays, and slips for
printing and hand-building ceramic forms without a seam, as can be seen
in his exhibit "Clay Prints and Vessels" to be shown at the Workhouse
Arts Center March 19-April 25, 2010.


*Process, Form and Surface relationships will be discussed: Bring a
sketch book and a bag lunch.



"Finding One's Path in Clay" a Weekend w/ Val Cushing=3D20

Workshop and Exhibit w/ Val Cushing

Where: Workhouse Arts Center Lorton Virginia

When: Oct. 22-24, 2010 Workshop Dates

October 22 - Slide Talk and Exhibit Closing Reception-7pm-9pm

October 23-24-Workshop 10am-4pm

Open to all Levels-Demonstration only

Cost: $150.00 Non-members , $140.00 for Members=3D20

Exhibit Dates- Sept. 27-Oct. 24, 2010

Exhibit Cost: Free

During his weekend with us, Val will demonstrate and discuss the process
of working with clay, and learning to develop a methodology about how to
generate ideas, find self-direction and bringing a personal voice into
your own work. Focus will be on using the potter's wheel as a tool and
vehicle for expression. Val will also discuss while demonstrating how
his own artwork has evolved over the years through his individual
interpretations of nature and his continued exploration and awareness of
the world around him." =3D20

*Workshop participants should plan to participate in group discussions,
bring a sketch book, bag lunch and a couple examples of finished work


Upcoming Workshops

Pete Pinnell-March 25-27, 2011

Suze Lindsay and Gay Smith-October 21-23, 2011 *Tag Team Workshop

Kurt Weiser-Spring 2012


Raku Workshops

Get fired up (!) for a great time and learn all aspects of the Raku
Firing process at the Workhouse Ceramics Studio. Workshops will be led
by one of the Workhouse Ceramics Resident Artists and/or Instructors.
Requirements: 5-7 pieces of pre-fired Bisque ware. Participant must wear
proper clothing consisting of long sleeves, long pants, closed toed
shoes and long hair tied back.=3D20

Cost: 90.00 Non-members/students

Cost: 80.00 Registered students/Members

March 13, 2010-11am-5pm

April 24, 2010-11am-5pm

May 22, 2010-11am-5pm

June 26, 2010-11am-5pm

July 31, 2010-11am-5pm


Register online now at , call 703-584-2909 to do
so by phone or contact Dale Marhanka at



Dale Marhanka

Ceramics Director

Lorton Arts Foundation

Workhouse Arts Center

9504 Workhouse Way-Bldg. 8

Lorton Virginia 22079

Workhouse Arts Center...escape to arts and entertainment! =3D20 =3D20 =3D20