Adult Workshops at the Ohio Craft Museum

CraftView workshops are classes for adults and teens that provide artistic inspiration and creative stimulus. The media offered often align with exhibitions in the gallery space, such as quilt surface design, weaving, jewelry-making, fiber art and more. Information about our spring and summer adult programming will be posted soon. Please add your name to the form below to receive our next email announcement.

Craftview Workshop for Adults & Teens

Sculpted Clay Faces  Unfortunately, this class is full. Please email education@ohiocraft . org to put your name on the waiting list.
with Ashley Bevington 
Tuesday, July  22 
6 - 9 p.m.

Join artist Ashley Bevington for a night of clay sculpture. First, you’ll look at her work, American Dream I, featured in Figure It: Forms of Human Expression, our summer exhibition. Then, you’ll learn to sculpt a head and facial features, creating a three-dimensional clay portrait to hang on the wall. No clay experience is necessary.

Come early to be inspired by the works in the gallery, a collection of exemplary forms in clay, glass, fiber and wood by 31 artists from across the United States. Independent curator Gwen Heffner selected works that are “dedicated to the human figure as a means of expression and have powerful messages to share.”

This workshop is $12 for members, $15 for non-members. All supplies and firing are included. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

To register, call the museum at 614-486-4402.

photos: Ashley Bevington making a clay head, top. A variety of works by Ashley, right.


The Peace Flag Project: call for entries

This fall, The Ohio Craft Museum will host Enough Violence: Artists Speak Out, an exhibition addressing the epidemic of violence in our communities. In conjunction, we’re requesting peace flag donations from quilters, guilds and other artists for a large-scale installation project promoting ideas of peace and harmony throughout the community.

Start your flag with a piece of fabric that’s 5 x 11”. Fold 3” back from the 11″ end and sew as a top sleeve for hanging. The finished flag will measure 5 x 8″. Using a textile base, you are welcome to add any media or technique of your choice, expressing a message of peace, unity, tolerance or community. Hand-dyed, hand-printed, repurposed or purchased fabrics will all work well. Send as many entries as you or your guild would like.

For more information and inspiration about the peace flag movement, see this blog.

BostonTo be included in the public installation, flags must be received by August 25, 2014.  Flags received after that date will go on display in the Ohio Craft Museum library and/or atrium area. Flags will be accepted throughout the exhibition, which ends October 26.

Please send your signed flag(s), along with a note stating your name, email address, artisan guild (if applicable)  and mailing address to:

The Ohio Craft Museum
Attention: Peace Flags
1665 W. Fifth Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212

Photos: Prayer flag by Jamie Fingal, left; “To Boston with Love” peace flag project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, right.

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