This workshop will offer you the opportunity to explore Mexican folk art and create unique one-of-a-kind Tree of Life candelabras as well as hanging wall pieces and single candle holders. Using coils and press molds students will create their own symbolic Mexican folk art in clay. Tree of life themes have evolved and today its common to find trees about various subjects such as Day of the Dead and other folk art icons. The Tree of Life also represents a good year ahead and a successful harvest.
Students will make their own symbolic Tree of Life using molds of animals, flowers, leaves and figures. By coiling and using galvanized wire, colorful and intricately decorated candelabra or incense burner designs will be made and even a beginner can jump in and create their own design. The finished sculptures will painted with acrylics and given a varnish to seal the surface.
Instructor: Ava McNamee
Sunday, September 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
10 am-1 pm
Penn South Ceramics Studio
276 9th Avenue @ West 26th Street
Chelsea, NY 10001
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