The recent two-session workshop led by Cathy Norrell, "Clay Leaf Faces," inspired her students to create work that is evocative, whimsical, and, for some, well outside their comfort zones.
Mosaicist Carol VandenBosch said of the workshop, "Taking this clay class was the best decision ever! Cathy is an exceptional teacher and a creative guide, working alongside every student. One-on-one assistance and floating the classroom provides instant problem-solving and encouragement. Cathy is so personable and wants her students to succeed."
Said Patricia Bishop, "You know there is just something soothing and healing about getting your hands in a lump of clay and watching it come to life. What a thrill! Cathy is such a fun, creative person; I love her classes and I look forward to the next one."
"I had a wonderful time in the Clay Leaf Faces workshop," said Diana Lamb. "A great group of people, each with a different vision, and all the work turned out perfectly. Larger faces and smaller faces were so much fun to do."
Kim Phillips, who is a paper artist, said of the class, "In addition to having found a great teacher, working in media I am not used to is very stretching creatively. It makes me want to do more 3D work and to mix media."
Cathy Norrell: "My reasons for teaching workshops primarily focuses around the experiences and interactions with other makers, because it stimulates my own creative impulses and always results in new ideas and inspirations for future work. And being around new people not bound by convention results in an opportunity to engage in original techniques and approaches. Not to mention an environment where experiences, ideas and hopefully create a positive experience for every one."
Work created in the Clay Leaf Faces workshop
will be on display at the (re)opening reception
Friday, July 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
at the Artisan Depot in Cowan, featuring
new works by Christi Teasley and Ursula Vann.
The next workshop sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Guild is Pastels with Justyna Kostkowska. Click here for registration information. If you would be interested in taking, or leading, an art workshop, please email the Workshop Coordinator, Kim Phillips, at email@example.com.
The Artisan Depot is the gallery of the Franklin County Arts Guild and is located at 204 Cumberland Street East in Cowan, Tennessee. It is open each week from noon to 5:00 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays. Click here for more information, like our Facebook page, or contact Diana Lamb at 931-308-4130.