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Its that time of year again! You can now sign up for our very popular summer sculpting workshops for kids and reserve your spot! Click here to see the schedule…
Earth Art Studio offers small class sizes for our student artists. We focus on process vs product, honing skills and experiencing the world of art and artists through a variety of media. You can expect to take home 6-8 projects in materials such as clay, paper mache, wire, mixed media and more! And kids can participate in our annual end of summer art show!
See ya at the studio…
At this year’s NCECA event, Roberto Lugo was chosen as one of the events honored emerging artists. I missed his presentation live, but there was such a buzz going around social media afterwards that I had to check it out. When a link was posted on the NCECA blog, it did not disappoint, check it out for yourself…
Roberto Lugo describes himself as a “potter, activist, culture-maker, rapper, poet and educator.”
Every year Jenni Ward and Earth Art Studio host a Spring Studio Sale the weekend before Mother’s Day. It’s a great opportunity to visit the studio, meet the artists, tour the sculpture garden, sign up for summer classes and of course BUY ART! New work by owner & artist Jenni Ward will be shown as well as student work will be for sale. Yummy snacks, drinks and raffles for a chance to win art will be waiting for you!
May 2nd 2015, 11 – 4
767 Cathedral Dr | one mile from the Aptos PO
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Going to NCECA for the first time, I didn’t really know what to expect. It’s a big event, over 5,000 clay people attend and the hosting city has satellite exhibitions in conjunction with the activities going on at the convention itself, so its a little overwhelming to think about seeing everything. What I learned was that I could make it my own experience, I could choose to listen to lectures and watch demos all day (which I did on a rainy day) or walk the city and hit as many exhibitions as my brain could handle which I did too. And then when I thought I couldn’t handle anymore creative stimulation, I went to exhibition openings happening in the evenings at various gallery spaces too. It was all good stuff, all creative and inspiring and I would definitely go again. The images below range from the competitive K-12 students exhibition, to site specific sculptures at the Botanical Gardens, to the NCECA Biennial exhibit on the Brown University campus to the graduate student exhibit on the RISD Campus- a wide range of styles, techniques and aesthetics, hope you enjoy!
Well, I was so excited to share pics of all the art I was experiencing at NCECA 2015 in Providence live, but of course that is the same time that my website was hacked and taken down.
Yeah, so that happened. :/
BUT, thanks to the amazing talents of Priscilla Cinque of Zaptuba, my site was back up and fully functional in a matter of a few days. And despite having to deal with all of that, the conference was great, I reconnected with past professors, fellow students, met new people, caught up with my college roommate and even got to experience some east coast winter snow. Now that I’m back in sunny California and my website is all fixed, I can share all of the amazing art of NCECA, Wahoo!
Yup, even artists take business trips! I’m off to my very first NCECA conference and I’m pretty excited….
If you don’t know about NCECA (pronounced EN-SEE-KAH, but stands for National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), they are an organization that engages and sustains a community for ceramic art, teaching and learning. In addition to deepening knowledge within the field, NCECA expands it by working to cultivate the next generation of ceramic artists and enthusiasts through programing that affects professional artists, K-12 schools, community centers, universities, museums, galleries, businesses, organizations, collectors and enthusiasts of ceramic art. One of its exhibitions is a biannual conference hosted at different locations around the country at which they promote, explore and share the world of ceramics. NCECA 2015 is being held in Providence RI which not only gives me the chance see amazing ceramics all day every day but I also get to see my college roommate and fellow artist/art teacher who lives there and as a bonus experience- a tiny bit of this crazy east coast winter I keep hearing about.
More to follow in the next few days, so stay tuned….
I asked for you to send me photos of my art in your space, thanks to all of you that did! I’ll slowly be sharing them as posts in The Dirt. I love seeing where my art ends up and hearing why you connect with a piece. Thanks for sharing!
Here’s this weeks share from the Arias-Kolb Family:
Jenni, here are a couple of images of the sculpture of yours that I have on our wall. They are spectacular. Love your work. Great art appears effortless, but it makes you look at it again and again to understand what you see in it. Your work does that.
If you have some of my work that you’d like to share, please email me!
I’ve just added a new page to my website to document some of the residential installations that I’ve done. Click the link to check out the work: Residential Installations, and more will be added soon, so check back often!
If you have my work in your home that you would like to share, please email me photos.
In my experience as an art teacher for over 15 years, I’ve found that parents are quick to sign their kids for a clay class, but rarely do they give themselves the opportunity to be creative. And when adults finally do allow themselves that time, it becomes some of the most precious hours in their week; its a time to think less about the laundry, a time to challenge themselves with a new skill and a time to be ok with risking failure. My adult students surprise me everyday with what they are willing to take on even if they haven’t touched clay since kindergarten and the results are beautiful!
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ― Pablo Picasso
If you are interested in classes at the studio for yourself, you are welcome to join in at any time and no experience is necessary. There are opportunities to learn wheel throwing and hand building techniques through projects ideas I provide as we go through classes. And, you are also welcome to come and create your own ideas using my guidance to help you see your vision through. Come and get your hands dirty, I look forward to seeing you at the studio soon!
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