Mark Arts

Artisan Academy Workshops

Cone 6 Glazing Workshop with John Britt

This three-day cone 6 glazing workshop designed to show students how to test a base recipe and get various colors (color blend) as well as strength of colors (progression test).

It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. It is designed to beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss clays, slips, cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us unto some basic classifications of glazes like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from John’s book, “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cone 4 – 7,” but will go into more detail than the book allowed.

The hands-on portion of the workshop involves mixing test glazes and firing them in oxidation cone 6. Each person will mix a specific set of glazes and glaze provided test tiles for three types of clay bodies. The group will compare all the final test tiles through discussion and display.

Three-Day Schedule:

Day One: Friday, September 15,  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Day Two: Saturday, September 16,  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Day Three: Sunday, September 17,  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ages: 16 + | Instructor: John Britt (Visit his website here)

Early Bird Price (enroll by June 30): $195 | Enroll After June 30: $220

For questions about the workshop please call 316.932.1784.

Join German Artist Brigitte Landgrebe this summer and explore the world of color

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Harmony Through Geometrical Shapes

German artist Brigitte Landgrebe will show you the endless possibilities to work with geometrical shapes, especially with the square. She will help you to render your canvas into a perfect piece of harmony by using either bright colors of the chromatic circle or by staying within a color family.

July 9 – 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ages: 16 + | Instructor: Brigitte Landgrebe

Early Bird Price: $160 | After June 18: $180

For questions about the workshop please call 316.932.1784.

Supply List:

  • – Drawing paper or sketch-pad
  • – Acrylic paint colors: red, orange, yellow, purple, blue, violet, turquois, green, black and white. Be sure to get bright colors, no beige or brown.
  • – If you purchase paint in bottles, consider bringing recycled yogurt containers or other plastic bowls to pour you paint into.
  • – If you purchase paint in tubes, there is no need for containers.
  • – A cloth/rag to clean brushes (or use the paper towels Mark Arts will provide)
  • – Brush Sizes: Please bring a variety of brush sizes. We will use fine tip brush for details and edges while we will use larger brushes to cover more areas.
  • – Brush Types: Round brushes are recommended. If bringing a flat brush, be sure it is made of soft bristles.
  • – Apron, smock, or wear old clothes
  • – Canvas: Recommended sizes include 20 x 20 or 15 x 15. Other, more rectangular dimensions are also okay, such as 8 x 40. No matter what size you choose, we will be dividing the canvas in squares. The more variety in canvas dimension we have in our workshop, the more fun. However, do not go too big as we want to have enough time to complete your piece.

Visit Brigitte’s website here for more images of her artwork, workshops and community projects.

Cheer Up With Colors

Children will discuss the colors of the rainbow and whether they prefer warm or cool colors. They will experiment with watercolor on paper and then will complete a canvas. All supplies provided but please either bring an apron, smock, or wear old clothes for painting in.

July 11 – 13: 

          – Ages 7 – 10: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

          – Ages 11 – 14: 1 – 3 p.m.

Instructor: Brigitte Landgrebe

Early Bird Price: $75 | After June 18: $95

For questions about the workshop please call 316.932.1784.