Ancient Arts® Workshops
Our 20th Anniversary!
Within an hours drive of Denver experience the timeless legacy of ancestral
for 2012 ~
Pottery of Colorado Workshops:
ANCIENT CULTURE THROUGH POTTERY™
JUNE 1 - JULY
Private/semi private workshops, 3 to 7 days in
Venue: Horsetooth Lake, CO (just west of Fort
Continuing the tradition of unique En
Pleine Aire Pottery™ (open air outdoor workshops) with Gregory
Wood these workshops sessions cover replication of Pueblo
III Mesa Verde Black on white organically painted pottery, corrugated cook ware
and early gray
ware. Working within the context of the current archaeological
model, participants will prepare materials,
process native clay,
make tools, hand
yucca brush decorate and trench
kiln fire, using only prehistoric methods.* The workshop
will culminate with trench kiln firing, conditions permitting.**
Participants will gain an understanding of prehistoric Colorado culture and the
fundamentals of craftsmanship, design and ancient technology that are
required in creating and firing
ancestral Puebloan pottery.
This is so much more than a pottery
making workshop. Read what students say.
These new 3 to 7 day private or
semi private workshops will be scheduled and tailored to fit an individual
student or small group's needs. Whether your interest is in-depth and intensive
overall study, advanced instruction or you desire a more relaxed studio
production setting, each 3 to 7 day workshop session will be customized just for
you. For further information or to schedule your workshop email: info@AncientArts.Org
Location: Workshops will be held
at the artist's clifftop home/studio overlooking magnificent Horsetooth
Reservoir (located in the foothills just 10 minutes west of Fort Collins,
Colorado) at an elevation of
approx. 6000 feet. http://www.co.larimer.co.us/parks/driving_horsetooth.htm
Includes: Instruction, all materials, firing and geologic clay
exploration hiking tour. Bring lunch.
Note to Teachers* The interdisciplinary nature of these courses will
enable K-12 teachers to develop meaningful standards based lesson plans. Through
authentic experiences and inquiry-based projects, teachers will learn to make
relevant connections between art, archaeology and cultural content and their own
Lodging: Camping is not allowed at workshop site but is available
lake-sided at South Bay campground at Horsetooth Reservoir 2 miles away. http://www.co.larimer.co.us/parks/Horsetooth.htm
Motel lodging is available in near-by Fort Collins, Colorado.
For lodging information contact: http://www.fcchamber.org/Sub_VisitorInfo_List.asp?CatID=2
No previous pottery experience required.
Fee: $80 per day per person to be paid in full at time of registration.
PayPal Payment Option: is available for your convenience. Email us to
receive a customized payment total through PayPal. No PayPal account required.
here for Registration Form