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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Impressions in Clay at Sierra College Oct 12

Posted on October 3, 2012
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Sierra College ceramics professor, Melanie Frakes, will delve into the slab method during Impressions in Clay on the evening of October 12th as part of the free interactive, educational monthly event series designed for inquisitive adults and teens.

Each participants will design his or her own mug.

Frakes will demonstrate slab construction technique in the ceramics studio. Slab can be used to make the most basic to the most complex forms. Attendees will gain hands-on experience in the technique that has been used around the world for thousands of years as they make their own clay cup.

Frakes is a ceramic instructor at Sierra College and has also taught art classes at Indiana University and College of the Redwoods. During the summer months she works as a Wilderness Ranger in the Desolation Wilderness. She received her BFA from CSU Long Beach and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington. Frakes loves spending time experimenting in the studio and exploring the local mountains.

The program begins with complimentary socializing and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by the hands on creative cup building at 7 p.m. Sierra College Insights series is offered at no cost however donations are encouraged. Space is limited to the fist 25 people who RSVP by calling (530) 550-2290. RSVP by leaving a message with your name, phone number and the number in your party.

“A hallmark of Sierra College’s Insights is interactivity. Incredible people in our community have been hand picked to share their expertise in an engaging and educational way that will appeal to many ages,” explains Bateman. “We are especially fortunate to have excellent instructors on the Tahoe-Truckee campus and in October welcome our ceramics professor, Melanie Frakes to Sierra College Insights.”

The next Sierra College Insights program is Circuit Basics and includes creating an LED flashlight with Claudio Bravo on Nov 9.

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