Eastport Arts Center will offer a Clay Tile Workshop with Marlys Farn-Guillette on Saturday, April 1, from 1-4 pm. Participants will be guided through the process of hand building a clay tile, to be presented as a wall hanging or a free standing piece. In an exploration of the flexible medium, students will learn how the clay can be carved, pressed textured or even made into a mixed-media piece with added elements making it suitable for curing. After the workshop, Farn-Guillette will wait for the pieces to cure, then fire the greenware for participants to pick up at a later date. Several finishing options, such as hand painting or raku glazing for completing the tile after the initial firing will be discussed during the workshop.
Farn-Guillette is a transplant from Saskatchewan, Canada and currently lives in Downeast Maine. She has been involved in the arts since her days in high school andcontinued onto University. She once taught high school art in St. Stephen, NB, and has been a member of the Eastport Gallery for many years. Her primary art mediums are raku clay and painting, but within those two mediums she is always learning and exploring new materials and approaches. Often the question pops intoher head: ‘… What if I try …?’
The workshop is for ages 12 and up. Space is limited. A $20 fee covers all materials. A sliding fee scale (pay what you can) is available by request. To sign up, or with any questions about the workshop, please email email@example.com. Support for this workshop has been provided by Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.
Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, EAC encourages people to wear masks when in our building. More information about the educational offerings of Eastport Arts Center, where creativity and community meet, may be found at eastportartscenter.org/education.