If you have the flexibility to take a play day on Friday afternoon consider a tactile experience with clay.
Kneading and shaping clay is a wonderfully sensual experience that wipes out stress. Start your weekend by joining a Fuller Lodge Art Center field trip to the professional studio of Ginny Zipperer in Santa Fe where you will create two wonderful pieces of art. Work in a spacious well equipped pottery studio.
Adults and children alike will lose themselves in the magic of working with clay. Zipperer is an experienced instructor who can teach basic techniques to students of all ages. She will provide clay tiles and teach participants how to carve into the tiles and also build clay on top of the tiles to create designs.
If you go with a friend or family member, you can work together to build a mural. After the first project, the class will choose whether to make a second tile or roll the clay slabs into tumblers, which can also be relief-decorated. Zipperer will later glaze and bake the pieces following detailed color directions left by each tile artist. Finished pieces will be fired and delivered to the Art Center at a later date.
The class runs 2-5 p.m. at 2709 Camino Chueco in Santa Fe. A carpool will leave the Art Center around 1 p.m. for those interested.
The cost for a single participant is $66, but for groups of three or more registering together the price is $55. Register at the Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Avenue or call 505.662.1635.