Gropius Master Artist Workshops

Previous Gropius Artists

The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is funded through the generosity of the Estate of Roxanna Y. Booth, who wished to assist in the development of an art education program in accordance with the proposals of Walter Gropius, who designed the Museum's Gropius Addition, as well as the Gropius Studios. The Museum is indebted to Roxanna Y. Booth's son, Alex Booth, for his participation in the concept development of the Gropius Master Artists Workshops.

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Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents: Sarah Heimann

Workshop: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 11 – March 13, 2022
Public Presentation: Thursday, March 10, 2022 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit: January 29 – May 15, 2022

Sarah Heimann

Sarah Heimann carving into one of her pots. Photo courtesy of Charley Freiberg.

Pattern and Shallow Relief Carving -- A Deep Dive

In this three-day participatory workshop, students will experiment with different techniques to develop layered surfaces on leather-hard clay. We will start with tiles -- creating personal source books that will illustrate elements of shallow relief carving, work with slips, and applique. Days will be interspersed with slide lectures and demonstrations. The second and third days will be spent working on volumetric forms of the students' choice. We will examine various strategies for wrapping image and pattern around form. Students are invited to bring images that inspire or intrigue. They should bring a readiness to play.

Workshop fees

The Walter Gropius Master Artist Workshop fee is $325 for non-members; $275 for Museum Members; $250 for teachers; and $200 for students. Teachers and students should contact HMA Museum Educator George Lanham at (304) 529-2701, Ext. 311, or [email protected] for information on workshop registration. Meet-and-greet, first-day breakfast and daily lunch included in the workshop fee.

How to enroll

Registration for the Walter Gropius Master Artist Workshop must be received at least 3 days in advance of the class starting date. All checks should be made to the Huntington Museum of Art. Most major credit cards are accepted by fax, phone, mail or in person. For more information, contact George Lanham at [email protected] or call him at (304) 529-2701, Ext. 311.