Led by Liz Navarro
February 20 + March 5, 19 + April 2
4 sessions meeting every other Tuesday from 6:30-9:30pm
This session is designed for those with prior experience with clay who would like to work independently on their own projects and expand their skills within focused and communal studio time. Participants will work with artist and educator, Liz Navarro, to guide them through their projects, troubleshoot and learn techniques to support individual student work. The session is well suited for those who have taken multiple workshops, have a fundamental knowledge of ceramics and would now like to work more independently in the studio to pursue their own ideas.
It is recommended that students have prior experience with ceramics and a basic understanding of working with the material including the different stages of clay; greenware, bisqueware and glazeware. This workshop is well suited for those who want focused studio time with support and would like to expand their skills and learn different approaches to working with clay.
Throughout the duration of the course, participants will be given clay to work with at home in order to practice, develop ideas and technique outside of class time. Basic tools and materials are included. All pieces will be fired and ready for pick up within 3 weeks of the final session. All pieces that are glazed will be food, microwave and dishwasher safe.
This workshop will take place at Sooki Studio's new location in Frogtown, 2971 Allesandro Street, Los Angeles, 90039.
Lizbeth Navarro was born and raised in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. In 2010 she earned a BFA in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach. Liz’s work is inspired by her multicultural heritage, which was always surrounded by beautiful handmade objects. In her work, she incorporates traditional techniques and materials with contemporary themes to deliver unique works of art. Along with her artistic endeavors, Liz has taught at various non-profit organizations that serve the underrepresented communities in Los Angeles.
Liz is interested in exposing her students to ceramics as a tool to explore their own creativity. Her pedagogy stems from the belief that clay is a humble material to work with yet its possibilities and permanence are remarkable. It has a gentle way to teach us powerful lessons regarding patience, resilience and letting-go. By providing a safe, non-judgmental environment, Liz encourages and nurtures; play, observation, exploration, discovery and artist intention over skill mastery in the studio. Liz’s assignments are designed to create gradual challenges that allow students to explore the infinite possibilities that ceramics and creativity have to offer. Liz provides a dynamic learning experience for students by introducing them to the basic building and decorating techniques, and by referencing art history, ceramics history, and contemporary art practices.
Sliding Scale Pricing
Sliding scale pricing is a tool for social equity. We use sliding scale pricing to make ceramics education accessible and affordable.
There are three tiers for pricing, when signing up for a workshop, please pay on the scale what feels right to you and your current finances. This is a trust based system, only you will know what feels comfortable and possible.
The high end of the scale is the true cost. If you are someone who can afford to pay this, please do, as this offsets the price for others, allowing us to create more affordable offerings.
There are a set amount of spaces available per tier to ensure that the scale is balanced and workshop costs are covered. If a tier is sold out it means that all those spots have been spoken for. An interest free payment plan is available for all workshops, breaking the workshop cost down to smaller payments over a longer period of time.
We do our best to ensure workshops are accessible and affordable. We are continuously improving our pricing system, please reach out if you have any questions or ideas you'd like to share.
Workshops are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the workshop you may transfer your spot to another person, please confirm with the studio when doing so.
The workshop space is ADA accessible. A bathroom is available for workshop participants that has a set of 3 stairs leading to it that is not currently ADA accessible. For any specific needs or additional questions on accessibility, please reach out.
Participants are encouraged to take at home Covid tests prior to the workshop to ensure collective safety. As we're working in a very well ventilated environment, masks are optional. If you are experiencing any Covid like symptoms or have been exposed to someone with Covid, please stay home and get in touch.