logo and photo of the gorge
HOME
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
NEWSLETTER
PSU COLLEGE CREDIT
INSTRUCTORS & CLASSES
ROOM & MEALS
THIS YEAR'S FUNDRAISER
PHOTOS
LOCATION
SCHOLARSHIPS
REGISTER ONLINE

Creative Arts Community

Residential art workshops for adults. August 3-9 and August 10-16, 2014.

Calendar

Mark your calendar for these important dates:

  • Scholarship applications due: June 1
  • Week One check in: Sunday, August 3
  • Week Two check in: Sunday August 10

Board members are:

  • Trudy Banks
  • Karen Bassett
  • Pam Lea Calcagno
  • Debra Chase
  • Barbara Conyne
  • Vicky DeKrey
  • Nancy Farland
  • Nance Gillespie
  • John Kinyon
  • Norma Morrell
  • Claudia Nix
  • Ruth Robbins
  • Susan Schenk
  • Gail Simmons
  • Sue Svoboda
  • Judy Teufel
  • Diane Trapp
  • Tom Tucker
  • Kelly White

Richard Brandt: Raku
From Acient Tea Tradition to Today

Learn the fascinating and dramatic Japanese history of raku ceramics through slides and live demonstrations. Then, using the aesthetics of the old masters, investigate the original and endless source of inspiration: Nature. We'll learn to express and impress your unique discoveries into clay, learning each step of the raku firing process. Both traditional and contemporary American raku style glazes will be offered, allowing the tradition of expressing your personal voice in ceramics. Tea will be served in the traditional Japanese manner using your newly formed vessels during the class. Some experience with clay may be helpful but not mandatory.

"I have been studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony for the past 11 years. I originally started my classes so I could become more familiar with the ceramics used in the ceremony. What I found was a profound and vast world of symbolism, austerity, and beauty. I have been studying clay for the past 20 years and currently teach ceramics at Portland Community College."

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
WEEK TWO: August 10th to August 16th