MIR Sustainable Art: Clay Dig

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Adults , Seniors

Program Description

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Have you ever seen a sculpted ceramic art piece and wondered how it was done? Where exactly did they find the clay, and how do they work with it to create something original? Maker in Residence Cara McKinley will introduce viewers to these concepts in the following videos that you can watch at your convenience!  

  • VIDEO - Clay Dig Pt. 1: A quick tutorial on how to find and dig clay, overviewing what properties or characteristics to look for when digging, with conscientious and ethical dig considerations included.
  • VIDEO - Clay Dig Pt. 2: Using the locally-sourced clay from Clay Dig Pt. 1, Cara shows viewers how to create a small pinched object, and will give you a sneak peek into the Community Build projects that you'll find at PPLD Libraries across the Pikes Peak region!
    • Supplies: backyard clay (or air dry clay), plastic knife, plastic fork, pencil or pen
    • Optional: water cup, paint brush, inspiration foliage (leaves and flowers to press into the clay), pigment (tempera, acrylic, latex, glitter, etc.)

Want to learn more? Cara will be available Saturday, September 12 for a LIVE chat to talk about the Clay Dig videos! More information available HERE.