FALL 2018

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Palmetto Art Center
Homeschool Art Classes & Art After School

Creative expression. Self-confidence. And social, hands-on learning with fun-loving and expertly qualified teachers in a fresh and welcoming space.

Clay Open Studio with Ms Gretchen
Tuesdays | 1:00 - 2:30PM | $10 + $5 material fee
Ages 6 - teens are welcome. Ages 6 - 8 need to be accompanied by a grown up.

his semester we offer your students an opportunity to improve and
perfect their skills with clay. Hand-building pottery involves the techniques of pinch, slab,
and coil as well as additive and subtractive sculpting. Various fun projects will
lead the student through finishing details such as texturing, stamping,
image transfer, underglazing and glazing, and the technical properties of clay.
Examples of professional artists will be shared and evaluated as we learn to assess and
improve our own work. We will also emphasize the importance of studio and tool maintenance. Our goal is to create finished pieces and have fun!

Open Studio Clay Class Descriptions
Sept. 11th 3D Clay Review: Explanation of and hands-on experience with
clay and hand-building techniques
Sept. 18th Clay: mandala design in molded bowl or plate
Sept. 25th Clay: Abstract design in coil work: cylinder, bowl or tile
Oct. 2nd Clay: Color Wheel Sculpture: sunface, flower, nature motifs (student choice)
Oct. 9th Colonial days and their crafts. We will talk about the life of a colonial children and learn about the craft of candle making. Pumpkin shaped candle holders from clay will be made.
Oct. 16th Sculpting animals - learn how to make paper armature while sculpting in clay.
Oct. 23rd Thanksgiving Napkin Holders : learn slab work, joining + decorative texture
Oct. 30th  Negative + Positive space. Henry Moore slide show and clay sculptures.
Nov. 6th Sculpting the human face - learn how to draw
face proportions and then transfer onto clay slab.
Nov. 13th Florida's First People: How did they discover clay? Color pigment,
inspirations from nature, firing techniques. Create coil bowl with no tools.
Nov. 20th No classes during Thanksgiving week
Nov. 27th Clay: Accidental textures for beach-themed sculpting
Dec. 4th Clay: Bird-themed sculptures in air-dryed clay
Dec. 11th Land Art In the Park: collaborative collages with
natural materials (picnic lunches encouraged!)

Art After School | Semiprivate Art Lessons | Mondays with Wendy Marble
Independent Study/Building A Portfolio with Wendy Marble
Elementary School: 4:00 - 5:00PM | $25 (clay additional $5 when used)
Middle + High School: 5:00 - 6:30PM | $25 (clay additional $5 when used)
For the student who is serious about learning to draw, paint and sculpt, we offer
semiprivate lessons in the basic fundamentals of art and design. Projects are based
on both classic and contemporary techniques to improve creative skills and higher-order
thinking and problem-solving. This is also a great opportunity to create a working
sketchbook and/or perfect a portfolio for high school, college, internships and future careers.
We’ll be looking at the principles of presenting and documenting artwork that go beyond
squinting at one’s cell phone. Also included: the pleasure of making things that are personal, beautiful, or just plain fun. “Independent Study” or individual project guidance is available;
a brief conference with student and parents and “mission statement” commitment pledge is suggested. Please contact Wendy to see if your child would be a good fit for this program.

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Please contact Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109 or via email.
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 Thank you. Gretchen & Wendy 


PAC Homeschool Teacher :: Wendy Marble: Artist's Bio
Wendy Marble was a self-taught graphic designer and calligrapher for decades until graduating with a
degree in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida in 2008.
She enjoys working in, and especially combining, many media to satisfy whatever the  
visual concept requires. Her specialty is in fine art printmaking, an art form that combines drawing and painting
skills with intensive, exacting machine process. Living in various countries overseas for fourteen years,
dwelling near or visiting the great art and architecture centers of Europe and the Middle East, nourished
Wendy's passion for art history. She expanded her graphic art skills into illustration, theater design,
and worship arts. Upon returning to Florida she served as a docent at the John and Mable Ringling Museum
 for seven years. She also taught workshops and designed worship visuals for regional and national conferences
 of the Methodist Church. Another interest is in mural painting in schools both overseas and in Manatee County,
and she is currently creating an ongoing mural on the Methodist Church Thrift Shop in Palmetto.
However, her heart is dedicated to the students and artists of all ages who find their way to the PAC.

PAC Homeschool Teacher :: Gretchen Lecelzio: Artist's Bio 
Gretchen Leclezio, owner of the PAC, has been playing with clay for the last 10 years. Gretchen studied and taught
decorative glazing and hand-building classes in Cape Town, South Africa. Gretchen has her teaching certification with a
specialization in learning disabilities. Gretchen's passion for art, education, her family and community have been the
inspiration for starting PAC. 

"To evoke in oneself a feeling one has experienced…then by means of movement, line, color, sounds or forms expressed in words, so to transmit that feeling that others experience the same…this is the activity of art.”
                                                                                  –Leo Tolstoy