Ceramics courses

Autumn and winter 2018

PERMANENT STUDIO
Ceramics Tuesdays
(starting on 11 September) 5–7 pm
Each Tuesday, we welcome people interested in ceramics to the Kumu Clay Club. Under the guidance of the ceramist Jarõna Ilo, you can try out various techniques and forms.
The course will be held in Estonian. Questions and explanations are also possible in Russian and English.
Price 20 €

CERAMICS COURSES
Nature motifs on clay


On 20.09, 27.09 and 04.10, 5–7 pm
Three-part ceramics course.
Let nature inspire you! Just as Konrad Mägi found his inspiration from forests and mountains, we will collect ideas and patterns from nature. By using plant material from early autumn nature (leaves, stalks, twigs and autumn blooms), we will make fascinating patterns in clay. A decorated clay plate can be modelled in whichever way and form you like. At the start of the season, we will focus on practical items: mugs and saucers/plates. In the first two meetings of the course we will work with the material and in the last one with glazing.
You can bring your own material from your garden.
The course will be held in Estonian. Questions and explanations are also possible in Russian and English.
Instructor: Jarõna Ilo
Price 54 €

Silk screening and monoprinting

On 11.10, 18.10 and 25.10, 5–7 pm
Three-part ceramics course.
The contemporary art exhibition The Archaeology of the Screen at Kumu is based on Lev Manovich’s treatment of the screen as a window on a new reality that does not necessarily have to present moving pictures, thus including works of art that exploit the techniques of photography. Both silk screening and monoprinting are methods for transferring photos onto different materials.
Silk screening is a printing technique in which the image is transferred onto a surface, in our case on clay, using a silk screen. For printing, we will use coloured engobes, soft clay slurry and a mixture of colour pigments.
Monoprinting with an oxide drawing is a single-impression printing technique in which the drawing is first made on a glass plate covered with an oxide. Then, the resulting graphic image is transferred to a clay plate. These methods can be used for straight-walled items, e.g. cylindrical objects, flat plates and boxes.
You can bring your own picture.
The course will be held in Estonian. Questions and explanations are also possible in Russian and English.
Instructor: Jarõna Ilo
Price 54 €

Course on small items. Mystical Nature

On 01.11, 08.11 and 15.11, 5–7 pm
Three-part miniature ceramics course.
The sculpture course in November was inspired by the exhibition Symbolism in Baltic Art in the Great Hall of Kumu. The three main themes of the exhibition – “Myths and Legends”, “Soul” and “Landscape” – express the artists’ enthusiasm for romantic stories, the individual inner worlds of people, and the mystery of nature. The artist Maigi Magnus will teach the participants to make small mystical sculptures based on the mystery of nature topic.
The course will be held in Estonian. Questions and explanations are also possible in English.
Instructor: Maigi Magnus
Price 54 €

Structured large forms

On 22.11, 29.11 and 06.12, 5–7 pm
Three-part ceramics course.
We will be using various structuring techniques to build larger forms, which will then be decorated in preferred ways, for instance by stamping, engraving or fixing a bas relief onto the object.
The course will be held in Estonian. Questions and explanations are also possible in Russian and English.
Instructor: Jarõna Ilo
Price 54 €

White porcelain

On 13.12 and 20.12, 5–7 pm
Two-part ceramics course.
During the course, participants can make a practical porcelain item, which can then serve as a wonderful Christmas present for a dear one. We will be making hand-modelled jewellery, such as brooches and pendants, or mugs for coffee lovers.
The course will be held in Estonian. Questions and explanations are also possible in Russian and English.
Instructor: Jarõna Ilo
Price 36 €