The Southeast Arkansas Arts & Science Center began hosting two ceramics camps on Monday, June 28. The camps end on July 5. The ASC website describes these special ceramics camps, which will be facilitated by a multi-media artist and ceramicist Yelena Petroukhina. The camps coincide with her exhibition Defining Home, on view April 8–July 10, 2021.

There is a 15 person max for both camps. The first camp is for students age 12-17 and takes place from 1-4 p.m. The second camp is for adults and takes place in the evenings from 6-8 p.m. The camps will be held in the new The ARTSpace on Main facility (623 S. Main St.) on the ASC campus.

ASC explained that students will learn fundamental clay hand-building techniques, surface and mono-printed image transfer techniques on clay, use of commercial glazes, and an introduction to kiln use. The July 5 session is for students to pick up their final fired pieces and for a culminating group activity.

The ASC website further explains that during the first session, Petroukhina will lead a discussion of the idea of home and how she approaches the topic in her ceramic work. Participants will be encouraged to formulate their own idea(s) of home and convey them through the construction of a hand-built house, inspired by the pieces featured in Petroukhina’s exhibition.

For more information about these camps and Petroukhina visit the ASC website.