Gropius Master Artist Workshops

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The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is presented with support from The Isabelle Gwynn and Robert Daine Exhibition Endowment. The Walter Gropius Master Arist Series was originally 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, the late 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: Donna Polseno

Workshop: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 31 – April 2, 2023
Public Presentation: Thursday, March 30, 2023 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit: January 14 – April 8, 2023

Donna Polseno

Shown is an example of a ceramic work by Donna Polseno. Photo courtesy of the artist.

"Integration of Forms and Surface"

This workshop will concentrate on hand-built forms and various surface treatments intended to enhance these forms, both in the realm of pottery and sculpture. The hands-on element will include coil building a small sculptural form and slab building a secondary piece intended as a pedestal for the sculpture. We will use drawings and discuss concepts in preparation to create forms that are either contrasting with visual tension, or are complementary with harmony. Additional demonstrations will include glazing techniques used on the artist’s pottery and sculpture, as well as carving and texture and the application of stains and underglazes on sculptural forms.

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.