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Fast and Efficient Coil Building

Date: Fri-Sun; July 7, 8, & 9
Time: Fri 6 – 9 pm; Sat 10 am – 2 pm; Sun 10 am – 2 pm
Registration Deadline: July 4

In this three-day workshop, students will learn to coil-build with control and confidence. We will work with a soft coil-building method utilizing extruded and hand-rolled coils. Because of the nature of coil construction, we will also explore simple pinch-forming techniques. Switching back and forth between coil and pinch construction can be very relaxing, offering a nice balance, especially as you wait for a partially-completed coil form to stiffen up. We will have a slide show introducing a range of historical and contemporary coil- and pinch-constructed forms. As part of our exploration, we will include a limited range of surface-decoration options.

Friday evening: Introduction slide presentations, coil demo, and practice pot

Saturday am: discuss for and start construction
Break for dry time

Saturday pm: construction continues, and prepare the pot for decoration.

Sunday day: pot completion and surface decoration. Discussion of rice paper decals and application.

Raised on the banks of the Great Lakes State, Ana Spencer is a teaching artist, now based in Chicago. She does functional work to make everyday activities feel special or even ceremonial. Ana draws inspiration from her love of Northern Michigan and the friendships she made by exploring its beauty. Her highly decorative work is intended to make you smile and feel joy. She achieves this by incorporating bright colors and highly decorative surfaces. With her fifteen years of teaching experience, Ana believes art education is essential to a person’s development and has made it her passion to share her art and skills with youth and adults.

Website: instagram.com/ms.mudd


Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: http://www.glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/


To ensure the safety of our students and Staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons for indoor programs and 16 outdoor programs
  • All students who have symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home and not attend class.
  • Students and Staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Staff will sanitize common areas and touch surfaces regularly.
  • We have optimized our indoor ventilation system to reduce the risk of germs and contaminants spreading through the air.
  • If Leelanau County COVID-related cases are designated high risk, students and visitors must wear a face mask to prevent transmission.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, Staff will inform the GAAC’s new policies or procedures before the start of the course.


starts July 7 @ 6:00 pm
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Thoreson Farm
3694 S Thoreson Rd
Maple City, MI 49664 United States
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