Given the success of the previous clays workshops, Cathy Deprez has kindly proposed different workshops around clay that will help you to develop your imagination:
Working with clay can be a therapeutic and fulfilling experience, offering numerous benefits for physical and emotional well-being.
Clay art therapy offers numerous techniques that help to improve mental health and psychological well-being. One of the most effective techniques is hand-building, where individuals use their hands to mold the clay into different shapes and forms. This technique helps individuals to connect with their inner selves and helps to alleviate stress and anxiety.
To create and re(create) around a medium as rich in sensations as clay.
A meditative moment for yourself. A re(connection) to yourself and a strong feeling when you realise that you are capable of making an object, useful or not… in any case a creation of yourself.
“Clay work promotes expression of mood and feeling. It allows the participants to experiment with texture and touch by molding, shaping and manipulating the clay. Pounding and kneading the clay offers a healthy way to exert excess energy. Gently molding, stroking and smoothing it lessens stress and anxiety” (Buchalter 116).
Cathy has been trained in UMONS, Belgium in music-therapy, support to people, psycho-corporal workshops, initiation to breve therapy with the teachers Bruno Humbeeck and Benoît Demonty and she gave workshops with a certification of therapist with the psychologist Mathilde BUONOMO. This associate to her talented artistic approach, invite you to experiment your creativity. Not only with the different types of clay, but also with simple and fun decoration techniques.
Each person is unique and will be able to create their own piece, abstract or figurative. I’ll be with you every step of the way
- Bring an apron or clothes that can get slightly dirty.
- Bring a dish towel and a personal notebook for notes (drawings).
- Materials and clay are provided.
- Firing (2) and glazing are included. your creations will be fired in Cathy’s atelier and will be delivered in the gallery few weeks later
Each workshop lasts 2h and 10 minutes of which are reserved for tidying up the space.
1/ January workshop 27 and 28/01: Fundamentals of Anatomy
Explore the fundamentals of anatomy and express emotions through your fingertips while creating clay sculptures.
In this workshop, Cathy invites you to observe a model and reproduce it, but also to reinvent it.
You’re free to go for the detail or, on the contrary, to emphasise the simplicity of brutalism. She will give you technical support for your creation.
This workshop is open to everyone.
Saturday 27/01 11am-1pm
Sunday 28/01 11am-1pm
Start time: 11am
Duration: 4 hours
Price: EUR 135
2/ February workshop 23/2 and 24/02: Tea Bowl
In this two-part workshop, Cathy will help you make tea bowls using the pinching technique. Pinching is one of the oldest methods of giving shape to clay. She will as well briefly teach you about the history of the bowl. After a few hours drying time (min. 6 hours), the pieces are ready to be decorated. Let your creativity take over!
Friday 23/02 6.30-8.30pmpm
Saturday 24/02 11am-1pm
Feel free to join for one session. This is possible. We however can not guarantee that you will be able to decorate your bowl.
Duration: 4 hours or 2 hours of your choice
Price: EUR 135 for the 2 sessions and 70 EUR for one session
3/ March workshop 23/3 and 24/3: The inner self workshop
In this workshop, discover your inner self. There’s the image of yourself that you think you know, and the one that you discover with joy, amazement or questions… you question yourself, with others, or with the group. Everyone is free.
The earth is rich in sensations (touch, smells, textures, etc.) that allow us to appreciate the present moment. Cathy will accompany you on this inner journey.
Saturday 23/03 11am-1pm
Sunday 24/03 1.30pm-3.30pm
Duration: 4 hours
Price: EUR 135 and 70EUR for one session (possibility to participate to the 1st session on 23/3 only)
min 6 people, max 10 people
Language: FR, (but EN possible if needed)
A few of her incredible creations:
BY ASSISTING TO OUR EVENTS, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN AND THAT SOME MIGHT BE PUBLISHED ON SOME MEDIA.NO REIMBURSEMENT IF CANCELLATION OCCURS LESS THAN 48H BEFORE THE START OF THE EVENT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.