Monster Workshop at The Dalles Art Center

This listing is provided by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce

Join local legend James DeRosso in making clay monsters faster than he ran the mile at The Dalles High School. In 90 minutes he will guide you through making your own little creature of disgust. Ages 7 to 107 are welcome. All the supplies and tools are provided,  including staining and glazing and firing. Grunts and growls are complimentary.

Choose from two class times:

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn more and register .

2 – 4 p.m. Learn more and register 

Instructor Bio: James DeRosso started working with clay in Junior High art class in The Dalles, Oregon. Ms. Orr introduced him to clay, and it’s been a part of his life ever since. He received his college degree in Graphic Design, but had spent a great deal of his art electives in the ceramic studio. After college, he started working in advertising but ceramics is what he would be doing at night on his own time. The specific niche of creating monsters all began when DeRosso would make small guardian creatures that he placed on top of the kiln to ward off bad results during firings. Learn more about DeRoss’ monsters here .