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6-Week Course: Ceramic Surface Design Intensive Part 2 with Rachel Mulcahy

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Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane
Dennis, Massachusetts
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The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:
Ceramic Surface Design Intensive Part 2 with Rachel Mulcahy
(6) Tuesdays, March 12 – April 16, from 10:00 – 12:30 pm.
Member $225 / Non-Member $250; includes $25 materials fee

Surface Design, Part 2 is a 6-week course designed to educate intermediate ceramic artists in advanced techniques in ceramic surface design. Through practical demonstrations, studio time, and guided experimentation, students will develop a strong foundation in surface design principles and practices. Materials and firings included in cost.

Techniques demonstrated in this class will include but not be limited to:
– Handmade underglaze transfer sheets
– Stamping – experiment with patterns, textures, and designs

This course is designed for intermediate ceramic artists seeking to elevate their skills in designing and decorating ceramic surfaces. A background knowledge of basic hand-building and/or wheel-throwing skills is preferred.

Key Learning Objectives:
– Advanced Technique Proficiency: Attain a high level of proficiency in advanced ceramic surface design techniques, empowering participants to elevate their artistic capabilities.
– Comprehensive Understanding: Develop a comprehensive understanding of surface design principles.
– Individualized Skill Development: Tailor the course experience to individual participants, fostering the development of a strong foundation that aligns with their unique artistic goals.

Rachel Mulcahy is an emerging ceramic artist from Dennis, Massachusetts. She possesses a profound connection with the natural world that serves as the wellspring of her creative journey. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art Education from Syracuse University, Rachel has a passion for teaching that enriches her own artistic practice.

Currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Ceramics at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Rachel is delving into the intricate world of ceramics. Her work draws inspiration from nature, with a particular focus on the interplay between wild and cultivated environments. What captivates Rachel most is the obscurity and complexity of layers found in the depths of dense vegetation. Her artistic journey has centered around the exploration of her ability to create custom stencils. Through her work, she invites viewers to explore the hidden intricacies of the natural world and the parallels it holds to the human experience. With each creation, she offers a glimpse into the beauty and complexity that can be found in even the densest of undergrowth, reminding us of the profound layers that make up our own lives.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art is committed to making Art accessible to everyone in the Cape Cod Community. The Museum School Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to qualified, year-round Cape Cod residents ages 6 and up. Go to ccmoa.org/classes to apply.

Cancellation policy: CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for refund.


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