In this class, students will use clay and an armature to solid build a head and shoulders self-portrait (or a portrait of whoever they choose). This project will be less than life sized. They will learn how to sculpt different features of the face, different expressions, as well as hair and clothing if needed. After sculpting, the students will learn how to hollow out their sculptures for firing and will paint the surface with glaze.


Instructed by Amy Smoot, this class will be 9 AM-12 PM on September 25, 2021 and 9 AM-12 PM September 26, 2021 in the Georgine Clarke Building at 1922 5th Street Northport, AL 35476. Students should wear clothes that they don't mind getting clay on.

This class is for participants 18+. Masks are required on Kentuck's campus. This class has a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 participants. If the class fails to meet the minimum, participants will be refunded. 

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 6 students, and all appropriate COVID protocols will be followed. Masks are required on Kentuck's campus.


Dates: September 25-26, 2021

Times: 9 AM-12 PM both days

Location: The Georgine Clarke Building

Tuition: $90All supplies included

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Meet the Instructor

Amy Smoot

Amy Smoot is from Carrollton, GA and currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL. She received her BFA in ceramics from the University of West Georgia in 2015. While there, she was studio technician and research assistant in the ceramics area. In 2019 she received her MFA from The University of Alabama where she first began teaching ceramics as a graduate assistant. She is currently the instructor of beginning ceramics, ceramics two, and figurative modeling at UA. Her practice consists of all types of ceramics techniques including mold-making, slip-casting, hand building, and wheel thrown pottery.