Fort Hays State University's Art Department and the ceramics area are offering a Nan Smith workshop in May.
Nan Smith, professor of art-ceramics from the University of Florida, Gainesville, will be teaching the workshop. She is a figurative ceramic sculptor and installation artist.
The three-day workshop will begin Friday, May 5, at 8:30 a.m. with an Introduction to Mold Making Techniques. After that, the schedule is 10:30 a.m., Making Alginate Molds (hand size or smaller); a noon lunch at Rooftops Restaurant & Bar; 1:30 p.m., Casting Plaster into Alginate Molds (advanced mold makers will make press molds from plaster positive); at 7 p.m., Smith will deliver a public lecture in the Art History Room of Rarick Hall, room 114, on the FHSU campus.
Saturday, May 6, will begin at 9 a.m. with Bodycast Molds; 11 a.m., decal techniques; a noon lunch at Schilleci's Bakery & Deli; 1:30 p.m., Introduction to Rubber Molds; 3 p.m. Pressing Clay into Plaster Molds; and a potluck meal at Linda Ganstrom's residence.
Sunday, May 7, will begin at 10 a.m. with a discussion of installation as a process--conceptual to practical; a noon lunch at Gella's Diner; student critiques until 6 p.m.; and an evening meal at Jalisco Mexican Restaurant (time to be announced).
Five spots remain open. Registration is $50.
To reserve a spot, call Ganstrom at (785) 628-4273.