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Workshop: Introduction to the making of Neolithic Period ceramic ware

May 7, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Using the work of the Neolithic pottery in the collection as a starting point and following the instruction from the ceramic artist, learn ceramic-making skills and gain an insight into the world of Ancient Chinese Ceramics. Throughout this workshop, you will build basic ceramic-making skills and techniques to start making your artwork.


Session Breakdown:


Introduction, 10 minutes: A brief introduction to the Heritage Museum of Asian Art and a brief introduction to the workshop and what it will entail.


Part one, 10 minutes: In this part of the workshop, you will be given a presentation about Chinese Neolithic pottery. The Museum staff and artist will lead the presentation.


Tea break, 10 minutes


Part two, 15 minutes: The invited artist will lead this part of the workshop. You will learn ceramic-making techniques following examples through a hands-on exercise. Examples include kneading, pitching, sponging, drawing, and carving.


Part three, 60 minutes: Use learned techniques and knowledge to make an inspired finished piece. Individual tips and questions will be answered by the artist and museum staff.


The exhibition, 15 minutes: View final works, discuss the making process, and how group members used similar techniques differently. Fill feedback form.


Heritage Museum of Asian Art
3500 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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