In this exciting new workshop, come and learn how to create and build tree of life sculptures with clay—Àrbol de la vida. Learn the various traditional design styles and how they are put together. We will look at the work of Veronica Castillo (shown here) and other Metepec artists from Mexico.
We’ll learn traditional and non-traditional methods of construction and decoration with various clays, and glazing and painting applications and materials. We’ll look at options for attaching decorations before glazing and painting, or after.
Your tree of life can be for the table top or for a wall hanging and you’ll learn wall hanging methods.
What to bring?
For bringing your tree home, please bring a ware board approximately 18” x 15”; bubble wrap or foam cushioning. Bring your favorite clay working tools, and any imagery reference materials you want to work from related to Adam and Eve, flowers, plants, fruit, angels, birds, etc, or other imagery you want to make your tree about.
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your your lunch too! Shopping areas are also nearby.
$60 for teachers, $85 for non-teachers
Materials are included, but bring our own clay tools.
Continuing Education Units Available. Contact Liz Lauter for information
Event Location: Redwood High School, room 514
395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, Ca. in Marin County
map and directions
About Marina Sanchez O’Neil:
Marina is a clay artist living and working in Sonoma County. Her artwork takes more of a whimsical outcome, often referencing Mezo American history, exploring the varying relationships between popular culture and fine art. This integration can be seen in her Tree of Life clay sculptures. Creating and constructing Tree of Life Sculptures has been a passion of hers. While she uses a variety of materials and processes in her various sculptural projects, and is presently working primarily in clay, her approach to working in a series is consistent. Each project often consists of multiple related works, in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.
She can be reached by email at: email@example.com
Contact Liz Lauter
TREE OF LIFE Workshop
with Marina Sanchez O'Neil
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
Redwood High School
Rm 514, the Ceramics Room
Continuing Education Credits available!
Marin County Office of Education
RESOURCES FROM THE WORKSHOP