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Ask Ceramic Artists Your Questions During These Online Sculpture Demonstrations Looking for a safe way to experience the arts during the pandemic? Sign up for the John Natsoulas Gallery's online workshops to watch live ceramic art demonstrations without leaving your home! The John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, California has launched a series of online ceramic workshops hosted by notable sculpture artists. The workshops are held on Zoom and include a live ceramic demonstration followed by an artist Q&A. By launching the online ceramic workshops, the John Natsoulas Gallery aims to respond to the current pandemic by bringing art demonstrations to you virtually. The online workshops provide you with the opportunity to learn from the knowledge and skills of leading ceramic artists while you stay safe at home. Each workshop is held as a three hour Zoom session covering ceramic art topics including coil-building, hand-building, glazing, and surface decoration. You can learn from the demonstration by simply watching the artist work or by working in your own studio alongside the presentation. After the demonstration, you are invited to ask questions and converse with the artist in an intimate virtual Q&A. All participants receive a recorded video of the workshop so you can watch the demonstration again at any time. You can purchase downloadable recordings of previous workshops on the John Natsoulas Gallery website. Upcoming ceramic workshops feature artists including Esther Shimazu, Clayton Keyes, Clifford Rainey, Yeonsoo Kim, and Stan Welsh. Previous workshops you can download have featured artists including Kevin Snipes, Tip Toland, Michelle Gregor, Patti Warashina, and Lisa Clague. Since it was established over three decades ago, the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts has become one of California’s leading art galleries. The Center is known for its educational conferences, high-profile exhibitions, publishing efforts, and support of emerging artists in painting and sculpture. A spokesperson for the gallery said: “To keep art alive during a worldwide quarantine, we have started offering online classes taught by our most popular artists." Go to natsoulas.com to find out more.