Workshops and Studio Courses

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ARTS 505: Master’s Throwing Concentration – Instructor: Yoshi Fujii – 1 Credit/$225 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Monday-Thursday, 6/28 -7/1, 9 AM- 5 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

An in-depth study of advanced throwing concepts designed to assist the student to cognitively understand the essence of clay, the broadcast potential of the medium and learn to respond to the forces affecting the movement of clay during the throwing process in a synthesis of skill, knowledge and artistic expression.

ARTS 524: Clay Calculation, Theory and Practice – Instructor: Joe Delphia – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee

Class Times: TBD – Span both Summer terms.

Teaching Modality: Hybrid

This course will explore the composition, properties and application of materials used in ceramics to aid in the development of clay bodies for pottery and sculpture.

ARTS 533: Soda Firing Theory and Practice – Instructor: Jenna Gianni – 2 Credit/ $450 Workshop Fee

Class Times: 6/23-6/27 Wednesday-Sunday, 9 AM-5 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

A study in soda firing, presenting information on clay, slip and glaze for the soda firing, loading and stacking procedures, wadding composition and placement, heat rise, the effects of oxidation/reduction firing cycles, and firing theory will be covered. Information on the history of soda firing, types of soda kilns and basic kiln construction, kiln maintenance, kiln furniture, heat measuring devices, and safety issues will also be covered.

ARTS 599 CM: Creating Concept Through Material – Instructor: Taylor Pasquale – 1 Credit/$225 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Saturdays 6/5, S 6/19, S 7/3, 1 PM-5 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

 

ARTS 500: Ceramic Sculpture/Hand Building – Instructor: Jenny Reed – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee - Stacked with ARTS 508

Class Times: Mon-Thurs, 9 AM-5 PM, 7/19-7/29

Teaching Modality: Traditional

An in-depth study of materials, skills and procedures relating to a variety of hand building techniques in a sculptural direction in clay, with an emphasis on form, surface, transitions and terminations, considerations for surface finishing and firing, and the development of aesthetics in the sculptural ceramic form.

ARTS 508: Ceramic Sculpture – Instructor: Jenny Reed - $675 Workshop Fee - Stacked with ARTS 500

Class Times: Mon-Thurs, 9 AM-5 PM, 7/19-7/29

Teaching Modality: Traditional

Applied three-dimensional ceramic design and construction covering a variety of methods of hand-forming with clay to take a sculptural direction. Techniques include tile relief, eastern coil, slab construction, modeling the figure, the portrait bust, structural strength concepts for sculpture and firing considerations for sculptural forms.

ARTS 504: Surface Decoration – Instructor: Jenna Gianni – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Wednesday-Sunday 7/14--7/18, 9 AM-5 PM

An in-depth study of materials and techniques suitable for the enrichment of clay and glaze surfaces, decoration in the forming process, the bisque fired stage, the use of firing technologies, post-firing techniques, and three dimensional design concepts that evoke appropriate decorative treatments for works in clay.

ARTS 509: Throwing Large Forms – Instructor: Kevin Crowe – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Monday- Saturday, 7/26 – 7/31, 9 AM- 6:30 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

The workshop will focus on the techniques and aesthetic perspective employed to produce large-scale pots. Participants will develop alternate methods to throw and center large pots. Throwing large allows a more elastic understanding of the relationship between object and the space it occupies.

ARTS 517: Dynamic and Asymmetric Wheel – Instructor: Yoshi Fujii – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Monday-Friday, 7/19 - 7/23, 9 AM-5 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

The course will provide the student with experience in alternatives to simple wheel throwing by combining wheel and handbuilding techniques. Procedures to alter forms include shaping, paddling, faceting, combining separately thrown forms, and integrating coiling and throwing. Work may be in stoneware or porcelain.

ARTS 599 CN: Creating Narrative – Instructor: Lynne Hobaica with visiting artist Rickie Barnett – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Mon-Thurs, 9 AM-5 PM, 8/2-8/12

Teaching Modality: Traditional

This course will explore narrative in ceramics. Students will examine clay as a language to tell a story, and will discover contemporary and historical examples of how narrative has been used to illustrate the human experience. Through handbuilding and various types of surface decoration, students will explore storytelling, and how these two elements - form and surface - can tie together and inform one another.

ARTS 501: Glaze Application – Instructor: Chaz Martinsen – 1 Credit/$225 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Saturday, Sunday 9/18-9/19, 9 AM- 5 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

A study of basic and advanced information and techniques for successful glazing of the ceramic form. Learn to analyze the bisque form to make appropriate finishing choices to balance or strengthen the composition, learn techniques that will facilitate the glazing process and discuss procedures to standardize to achieve consistent glaze results.

ARTS 503 Ceramic Wheel: Intensive Throwing – Instructor: Yoshi Fujii – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Tuesdays, 5:30 PM-9:30 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

An advanced study of the production of ceramic ware using the potter’s wheel as a primary tool. Through exercises, personal research and practice, the student will create open and vertical forms at the potter’s wheel, understand the basic nature of clay, throwing, trimming, glazing and firing techniques to produce finished glazed pieces for critique.

ARTS 504: Surface Decoration – Instructor: Jenna Gianni – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Mondays, 5:30 PM-9:30 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

An in-depth study of materials and techniques suitable for the enrichment of clay and glaze surfaces, decoration in the forming process, the bisque fired stage, the use of firing

ARTS 506: Master’s Throwing II – Instructor: Kristin Muller – 2 Credit/$450 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Thursday-Sunday, 10/21-10/24, 9 AM-5 PM

Teaching Modality: Hybrid

A concentration on advanced throwing skills, to develop the confidence and strength which frees the student to move toward individual aesthetic expression. The course provides a more in-depth coverage of specific concepts with focus on individual needs for building skill, efficiency and personal direction.

ARTS 512: Eastern/Western Trimming Techniques – Kristin Muller – 1 Credit/$225 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Saturday, Sunday, 11/6 - 11/7, 9 AM-5 PM

Teaching Modality: Hybrid

The importance of the finishing of the thrown work by turning the foot and the trimming of excess clay to refine the form has often been overlooked. The details of trimming enhance or destroy the structural integrity of the form. It is critical for the potter to understand the qualities essential for the structure and aesthetics of the completed piece.

ARTS 542: Modeling the Figure – Instructor: Toby Mendez – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Wednesdays, 5:30 PM-9:30 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

The study of structure, proportion and movement as seen in the human figure is key to the understanding and appreciation of balance, design and the interaction of objects within nature. An in-depth study of the figure in clay, including anatomy and articulation using the life and costumed model, and considerations for finishing and firing figurative work.

ARTS 545: Large Scale and Composite Sculpture – Instructor: Chaz Martinsen – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Saturday, Sunday 10/2-10/3, 10/16-17, 9 AM-6:30 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

Directed study in design, construction and finishing of composite and architectural ceramics with emphasis on specific engineering requirements for construction, drying and firing. Topics will include construction methods for slab, coil, composite, mural and architectural projects.

ARTS 547: Creating with Porcelain – Instructor: Natalia Kormeluk – 3 Credit/$675 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Thursdays, 5:30 PM-9:30 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

An in-depth study of the characteristics and techniques for working with porcelain, including exploration of classical porcelain, low open forms, plates and platters, horizontal throwing, and advanced glazing procedures.

ARTS 569: Survival Skills For the Artist – Chaz Martinsen – 1 Credit/$225 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Saturdays 8/28, 9/11, 10/9, 11/6, 12/4, 9 AM-5 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

Not available for workshops:

Arts 576: Thesis Preparation 3cr – Chaz Martinsen

ARTS 580A: MFA Thesis Research A 3cr – Chaz Martinsen

ARTS 580B: MFA Thesis Research B 0cr – Chaz Martinsen

ARTS 595: MFA Thesis Exhibition 0cr – Chaz Martinsen

ARTS 599 CD - Computer Aided Design and 3D Printing – Instructor: Chaz Martinsen – 1 Credit/$225 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Saturday, Sunday, 11/13-11/14, 10 AM-4:15 PM

Teaching Modality: Hybrid

The course will explore 3D modeling solutions of simple to complex forms with intent to 3D print the solutions for immediate use or for mold making and casting processes to translate into other materials. You will use Computer Aided Design software to create models and parts that are functional and sculptural. There will be a primary focus on the technical and conceptual fundamentals of CAD and 3D printing.

ARTS 599 RK – Raku Firing and Theory – Instructor: Natalia Kormeluk – 2 Credit/$450 Workshop Fee

Class Times: Saturday, Sunday, 9/25-26, 10/30-31, 9 AM-6 PM

Teaching Modality: Traditional

An in-depth study of the origins, theory and practice of the Raku firing process. Historical and contemporary techniques will be explored while experimentation with surface and t forms will be encouraged. Multiple firings will be conducted due to the relative quick firing times when compared to contemporary electric and gas fired kilns.