Idyllwild Arts has a long history of offering outstanding ceramics programs, with such renowned faculty as Fred Olsen, Shiro Otani, Susan Peterson, Maria Martinez, Patti Warashina, Lana Wilson, and Jeff Oestreich. This summer, don’t miss our special online opportunities in clay.

Check back in November to see the line-up of workshops for 2021.

Elemental Design

Dates: June 30 & July 1
Two-day session, daily 10am- noon and 2-3:30pm

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to surface decoration techniques and how to embrace vibrant color on clay work. Using the elements of design (line, shape, color, texture, space, value) as foundations we will explore different surface solutions and how to use them in combination to enhance composition. Taking inspiration from our environments we will source found objects from nature, our kitchens, home offices, garages and even the junk drawer to discover new tools of decoration. Applying your personal aesthetic and imagery to promote idea development, you will work small on tiles and focus primarily on technique. The goal is to expand your surface decoration repertoire. This course is open to all skill levels. Hand-builders and wheel throwers are welcome. Previous experience in clay will be helpful. 

Instruction includes live interactive sessions as well as recorded demos and class culmination event.

Cost: $185
Lab Fee: N/A
Enrollment limited to 30 students.
Skill Level: All Levels
Instructor: Adrienne Eliades

Meet Your Faculty

Adrienne Eliades is a studio artist currently living in Vancouver, WA. She earned a BA from the University of North Carolina, and an MFA from the University of Florida. Named a 2018 Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly, Adrienne has been an artist-in-residence at Ash Street Project in Portland, Oregon, Guldagergaard International Research Center in Denmark, and The Bright Angle in Asheville, North Carolina. In addition to maintaining a vibrant studio practice, Adrienne teaches at Portland Community College.

What You Will Need:

  • Good internet connection 
  • Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.) 
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • 1 image or finished piece to show the class what type of work you have made in the past.

If you have never used Zoom, here is a quick tutorial: Zoom tutorial video link.

You will be required to bring additional materials to your workshop.

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