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Friday, July 15, 2011

Spend a weekend in the country and learn a new skill




Come for an exciting 2 day workshop
August 19th and August 20th, 2011
partial repost July 15, 2011



Learn how to paint ceramics in the 500-year-old Italian Renaissance Tradition.  Enjoy meals prepared with organically grown vegetables from our garden




For breakfast, fresh eggs from our chickens and homemade preserves from our garden




You will come away having learned a valuable new skill which does not require special studio space or hard-to-obtain materials




No prior experience necessary.  Designs are provided or you may wish to design your own.  You will become familiar with all phases of hand painting including how to use the banding wheel, specific brushes for specific designs, different glazes to achieve certain effects, hand rolling tiles, and finally, how to load a kiln.





This is your opportunity to learn and have a thorough understanding of the manufacture and history of tile making and tile decorating.  You will learn how to adapt any design using mylar and special copy transfer paper. 

Come to Spring City, a most charming and small artist community located in central Utah, a 2 hour drive south of the Salt Lake City Airport.  You might even want to extend your trip and visit one of the many beautiful National Parks which are nearby. 






Held:  August 19th and August 20th, 2011
Fee:  $350
All materials included.  A set of fine artist brushes for you to take home. Firing and shipping of your work.

All Meals included
Accommodations nearby
Gina





30 comments:

  1. This sounds like great fun, and while I won't be able to attend this year, I still hope there are future opportunities! I look forward to postings about the class, too.

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  2. Hi Mark, Florida is a long way away...but maybe next time. I'm always surprised what beautiful work my studentsproduce. There will be lots of pictures

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  3. Oh, my, Gina – this is soooo tempting!! I can't make any commitment right now but have put it on my "possible" schedule! Thank you! xo – g

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  4. This is such a good idea, Gina!

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  5. Dear Georgianna, What fun we could have.

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  6. Dear Francesca, I usually teach this workshop in a college setting. Teaching it in the summer and taking advantage of the bounty from our garden should be a pleasant learning experience.

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  7. Gina

    Christine and I had such a good time the last couple of years in your class. Surprising that a couple of real amateurs could produce some nice pieces. BUT having the classes at your beautiful and pastoral villa will surely act as added inspiration to your students. If you need any help in the kitchen, let us know.

    Christine and Steven

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  8. WOW - I would so love to join you. I hope you will continue to do this so when I return to the US I will have an opportunity to learn.

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  9. Hi Christine and Hi Steven, And you did paint and you are still painting not just nice but beautiful pieces. That is what is so wonderful about this art, it doesn't take a large investment to start painting ceramics.
    Your help in the kitchen? We should be so fortunate, a fine chef such as yourself in our kitchen!

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  10. Dear Gems, Welcome to my blog. How nice of you to visit. When you come back to the U. S. give me a shout...I also give one on one lessons.

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  11. Hi Gina, This would be a dream for me! I have always loved and admired Italian ceramics and your pieces are gorgeous. I'll definitely keep the workshop in mind. Thanks for joining my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  12. If only I weren't on the other side of the world! I'd love to do this course! Gina, there's so much colour here; love your blog!

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  13. Dear Sherry, Since you admire Italian ceramics, why not paint a set of dishes...they are so easy to paint and almost free. I will post reminders for the workshop just in case you can join us.

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  14. Dear Alaine, You never know...one day you might come this way. Thank you for the compliment and thank you for your visit.

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  15. Oh Gina, you know how much i would love to join this workshop....if only you were not that far !
    but who knows may be one day ?
    Happy Easter to you !!

    ps : thank you for your note about apron..of course i'll make you one and let you know asap :-)

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  16. Dear Lala, you are so sweet and so talented. What can't you do? Happy Easter to you and yours.

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  17. I would LOVE to come to this workshop, but can't this year! I do hope you have another one. It would be a truly memorable experience to visit your piece of Paradise! xo,

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  18. Hi Gina,
    OMG...a very great surprise to meet you!
    I paint and teach ceramics/ maiolica and this travel would be for me amazing...maybe some day i go! Ill start pray now!!!!!!
    Visit my blog:
    www.ceramicaedicaolimitada.blogspot.com
    and facebook : ceramica edição limitada
    a big hug to you from Brazil!!!!!!!!

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  19. Hi Barbara, And I would love to have you join in for one of our workshops. They are a lot of fun and you come away with some very wonderful pieces of art.

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  20. Dear Vera, How wonderful that you wrote to me. I am so pleased to meet you. We will have to get to know each other. I would love to know more about your teaching ceramics.

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  21. HPS!


    What a wonderful post, your work is amazing!


    Gabriela

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  22. This would be amazing taking your class. I collect hand painted pottery from France and Italy and I appreciate the beauty of this art. I enjoy your blog on every visit. I'm visiting tonight from SS. Hope your weekend is great.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  23. Hi Gabriela, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It is so appreciated and so is your visit to my blog.

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  24. Hi Emily, I promise you that you can paint ceramics so that no one could tell if you purchased them in Italy or France or hand painted them yourself. Come for a visit and find out.

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  25. This sounds fabulous. I only wished I lived closer. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  26. Hi Tablescaper, just hop on a plane and spend a few days painting and a few days visiting some of our beautiful nNational Parks. Makes for a great vacation.

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  27. Thanks for sharing this wonderful event. It looks amazing. Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  28. These are just fabulous! Love the colors, I think the animal tiles are my favorite. thanks for linking up with VIF.

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  29. If we were on the same continent, i would conquer my fear of travel and get down there.
    Your blog radiates happiness.

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  30. Hello August 2011, And we would have so much fun painting and visiting. Thank you for your lovely compliment, Gina

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