Courses and Workshops

In Ànimans we offer you the possibility of discovering and learning the different ceramic techniques with our  course of ceramics. In addition, with the monographic workshops that we will be programming throughout the year, you can also, if you wish, know or deepen in specific techniques.

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COURSE OF CERAMICS

If you like working with your hands or you are looking for a space to let your creativity flow, come and discover with us the infinite possibilities offered by ceramics.
You do not need prior knowledge. With the course of ceramic you will learn the different techniques step by step and at your own pace. The goal is to enjoy the process.

Schedule:
Monday 17 p.m. to 19 p.m. / 19 p.m. to 21 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday 17 p.m. to 19 p.m. / 19 p.m. to 21 p.m.
Thursday from 17 p.m. to 19 p.m. / 19 p.m. to 21 p.m.

Small groups of maximum 6 people.

Quarterly fee: 240 euros (Possibility of paying for months, 80 euros / month/ a weekly session of two hours)

The Price includes basic materials and baking.

If you are interested to receive information about our Courses and Workshops, you can send us an email or you can call us +34 655 10 96 51 (workdays, 10-14h. and 17-20h.).

CERAMIC INITIATION WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES AND GROUPS

To share a good time in the company of your family or friends doing a manual and creative activity while taking your first steps in ceramic techniques.

Hours arranged (by email info@ruthcepedano.com or by phone at 655 10 96 51).


Small groups of maximum 6 people.


Workshop for families:

We will build and decorate one or two pieces of pottery that you can take home later.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: 25 euros / person (adults and children)

Workshop for groups:

Program: Brief introductory explanation: What is ceramics, how do we classify it, different types of mud, etc.
Making two small format pieces made using two different techniques and decorating them.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: 40 euros / person

The price includes materials and baking.

If you are interested to receive information about our Courses and Workshops, you can send us an email or you can call us +34 655 10 96 51 (workdays, 10-14h. and 17-20h.).

ENCOUNTERS WITH YUKIKO “Working in leather hardness”

We will start the year with our “Encounters with Yukiko” and this time we have prepared a workshop that will consist of three sessions (a monthly meeting) dedicated to “ leather hardness”, a topic so many times mentioned and so many others difficult to define and recognize. That is why we will work three different techniques that will help us to know what is the hardness of leather necessary to be able to work the mud in each situation, depending on the type of mud we use and the technique to be performed.

Teacher: Yukiko Murata
Dates: Saturdays January 18, February 15 and March 14, 2020.
Hours: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Workshop 1 program; MENTORI
Mentori is the decorative technique that creates various flat faces around an already formed piece. “Men” means the face and “tori” (toru) means to take out, so this technique works to perform facet carving.
To understand the “leather hardness” in the first place this exercise is very appropriate because it has to control the humidity, the thickness, types of tools and especially how to control the drying process.

Workshop Program 2; SHINOGUI
Shinogui is the decorative technique that is expressed by the lines that it creates when emptying the surface of the already formed piece, it can be the exterior or / and the interior, with the tools “emptying” or “polishers”. With this exercise you can also learn how to control the moisture state of the mud and the use of tools.

Workshop Program 3; Ribbed
Decorated ribbed, creates some steps or parallel channels that cover a part or the entire surface of the piece, lowering the mud to leave the drawing in relief keeping the same thickness throughout the piece. This technique also requires an appropriate humidity point to work.

The three exercises are very effective in learning to recognize the “leather hardness”, which will vary depending on the technique and the type of ceramic paste we use.
The course is aimed at those people who are interested in design and want to learn ceramic techniques and language. Mastery of the basic artisan techniques of these materials is not necessary.
The student will be able to acquire the conceptual knowledge necessary to develop individual creative aspects with the historical knowledge of the techniques.

Price: 135 euros

The price includes materials and baking.


Yukiko Murata was born in Ishikawa, Japan 1961, studied ceramics, glass and design in Barcelona, Kanazawa and Copenhagen.
His main materials to express himself are clay, porcelain and glass, but depending on the project he combines other materials and also collaborates with other artisans. He has made several individual and collective exhibitions. It works from the smallest format, such as buttons, to the largest format in architectural projects, from the utilitarian piece to the installation. Another professional face is teaching, which takes place in different places such as the Massana School in Barcelona.

If you are interested to receive information about our Courses and Workshops, you can send us an email or you can call us +34 655 10 96 51 (workdays, 10-14h. and 17-20h.).

ENCOUNTERS WITH YUKIKO_”Tea time with…”

In this “encounter with Yukiko” we will approach the tea ceremony from your hand.
“Ichigo Ichie” is the word that represents the essence of the tea ceremony. The term translates as “only once in a lifetime” and means that for both the host and the guests, this meeting is unique and can never be repeated, so prepare the tea ceremony with your utmost hospitality and thanks. What a cup, how sweet, what flower, the temperature of the water, the silence of the space, etc., the host prepares everything thinking about the guests.
In this workshop everyone will design a cup for someone with whom they want to share a unique moment in life.
Workshop content:
The artist and conductor of the workshop Yukiko Murata will explain with slides and a demonstration of the tea ceremony, the philosophy of “omotenashi” (hospitality).
Each student will design and make a cup thinking of a person with whom they want to share a unique moment. It is an exercise in imagination and design with a specific objective through which we will approach the language of the material, in this case ceramic paste.

Date: Saturday November 30
Hours: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Price: 50 euros
Limited places (maximum 6 people)

No previous knowledge is required.

Yukiko Murata was born in Ishikawa, Japan 1961, studied ceramics, glass and design in Barcelona, Kanazawa and Copenhagen.
His main materials to express himself are clay, porcelain and glass, but depending on the project he combines other materials and also collaborates with other artisans. He has made several individual and collective exhibitions. It works from the smallest format, such as buttons, to the largest format in architectural projects, from the utilitarian piece to the installation. Another professional face is teaching, which takes place in different places such as the Massana School in Barcelona.

If you are interested to receive information about our Courses and Workshops, you can send us an email or you can call us +34 655 10 96 51 (workdays, 10-14h. and 17-20h.).

IKEBANA COURSE AND ITS CERAMIC VESSEL

WHAT IS IKEBANA?

Ikebana is the Japanese floral art.
The learning of Ikebana makes us reach balance and harmony with ourselves and live beauty in everything that surrounds us.

Rosa Vila-Abadal i Serra

Program:
9 sessions (3 hours each) distributed over 9 months (one session per month).

1st session – Explanation and creation of the vessel for the Ikebana
2nd session – Finish the realization of the Ikebana vessel and theory
3rd session – Initiation to the practice of Ikebana
4th session – Ikebana practice and technique
5th session – Ikebana practice and technique
6th session – Realization of container
7th session – Ikebana practice and technique
8th session – Ikebana practice and technique
9th session – Ikebana practice and technique

Schedules:

GROUP A: Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Dates: October 25, November 22, December 13, January 24, February 21,
March 27, April 24, May 22 and June 19.

GROUP B: Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dates: October 26, November 23, December 14, January 25, February 22,
March 28, April 25, May 23 and June 20.

Price: 390 euros (Possibility to pay 130 euros quarterly)
Small groups (maximum 6 people and minimum 4).

Rosa Vila-Abadal i Serra, professional ceramist with 50 years of experience in the fields of author ceramics, design ceramics and utilitarian ceramics.
The year 2003 starts at Ikebana, carrying out his apprenticeship with teachers, Mercè Borrull, Anna Sabaté and Vicens Santamaria.
In 2010 he was awarded the diploma from the Ikenobo school in Japan and began teaching lkebana.

More information and inscriptions:
info@ruthcepedano.com
Tel. 655 10 96 51

GIVE THIS WORKSHOP!

If you are interested to receive information about our Courses and Workshops, you can send us an email or you can call us +34 655 10 96 51 (workdays, 10-14h. and 17-20h.).

WORKSHOP OF TRANSFER WITH WATER PHOTOCOPIES

The transfer with photocopies allows to apply images on Ceramic surfaces in different ways. On this occasion, we propose an approach to transfer through water and oxides Colorants, a technique of simple application and available to all, which allows incorporating images with a characteristic pictorial graphic language, which makes it very interesting as a decorative technique in ceramics.
In the session, we will know the basics of the technique, we will see the type of image that allows us to transfer, its application in raw clay, as well as the possibilities offered by the transfer to water, through the elaboration of tests and a piece.

Teacher: Cristina Márquez

Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Hours: from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Duration: 3h

Limited places (minimum 4 / maximum 6 students)
No experience is necessary

Price: 50 euros (includes the material and the cooking of the pieces)
Registration until July 19

Workshop taught in Catalan / Spanish

Cristina Márquez
Bachelor of Fine Arts from the “University of Barcelona” in the specialty of taxation, after completing the studies of Artistic Ceramics at the school “Llotja” of the same city, has focused his work on research around various techniques of reproduction of the image applied in ceramics, especially, serigraphy. Currently, he combines teaching, as a specialist in these techniques, with the realization of an artistic piece.

GIVE THIS WORKSHOP!

If you are interested to receive information about our Courses and Workshops, you can send us an email or you can call us +34 655 10 96 51 (workdays, 10-14h. and 17-20h.).

IKEBANA COURSE AND ITS CERAMIC VESSEL

WHAT IS THE IKEBANA?

Ikebana is the Japanese floral art.
With the learning of the Ikebana we do the KA-DÔ, the path of flowers.
By making this path, it connects with the Kî, the spirit of Nature.

The learning of the Ikebana makes us achieve balance and harmony with ourselves and live beauty in everything that surrounds us.

Rosa Vila-Abadal i Serra

Program:

4 sessions of 3 hours each, 17 p.m. to 20 p.m. (total, 12h).

June 20 – Explanation and creation of the container for the Ikebana
June 27 – Finish the realization of the vessel and Ikebana theory
July 11   – Introduction to the practice of Ikebana
July 12   – Ikebana practice and technique

Price: 170 euros

Rosa Vila-Abadal i Serra, professional ceramist with 50 years of experience in the areas of author ceramics, design ceramics and in the production of utilitarian ceramics.
He started at Ikebana in 2003, doing his apprenticeship with the teachers, Mercè Borrull, Anna Sabaté and Vicens Santamaria.
The year 2010 gives him the diploma of the Ikenobo school in Japan and starts teaching of Ikebana.

GIVE THIS WORKSHOP!

Course taught in Catalan / Spanish

If you are interested to receive information about our Courses and Workshops, you can send us an email or you can call us +34 655 10 96 51 (workdays, 10-14h. and 17-20h.).

WORKSHOP 3rd FIRE

3rd fire is a technique in which the enamel is applied at a very low temperature (about 800 ° C) on an already enameled surface.
The difference between 3rd Japanese and Western fire will be explained.
Ornamental motifs will be designed to apply to the piece already cooked.
Various methods such as collage, origami, calligraphy, etc. will be used.
The student can acquire the necessary conceptual knowledge to develop individual creative aspects with the knowledge of technique and materials.

Teacher: Yukiko Murata
Date: saturday, May 11
Schedule: from 11 am to 2 pm

Price: 50 euros

GIVE THIS WORKSHOP!

If you are interested to receive information about our Courses and Workshops, you can send us an email or you can call us +34 655 10 96 51 (workdays, 10-14h. and 17-20h.).