Spring 2019 Workshops
January 10-13 ARTS 505 Ceramic Wheel: Masters' Throwing Concepts
2 Credits, TA 1, Joyce Michaud, Workshop Cost: $400.00
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.
January 17-May 9, Thursdays 5-9PM ARTS 554: Modeling the Figure
3Credits, TA 1, Kevin Rohde, Workshop Cost: $750.00
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.
January 18,19 February 8,9 March 1,2,29,30 April 26,27 ARTS 543 History of Ceramic Arts
3Credits, Joyce Michaud w/ Guest Lecturers, Workshop Cost: $750.00
A survey of the history of ceramic arts from its beginning through the present time in the context of the history of the people who made and used the wares The ways that these examples were made and their place in the history of ceramic technology will also be examined.
January 20, February 20, March 31, April 28ARTS 524 Clay Calculation, Theory and Practice
3Credits, TA 1, Matt Katz, Workshop Cost: $750.00
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.
January 25-27 ARTS 525 Electric Kilns
1Credit, TA 2, Taylor Pasquale, Workshop Cost:$225.00
An in-depth study of all aspects of modern electric kilns used for ceramics, including design, construction and materials, related supplies and equipment, loading procedures, operation, unloading, routine maintenance, diagnosis of common problems and repair, safety and selection criteria for choosing the appropriate kiln for different applications.
February 15-17 ARTS 520 Photographing Ceramics
1Credit, Carson Cottage, Tim Jacobsen, Workshop Cost: $225.00
The study of aesthetic considerations in photographing ceramic art and composition of the object as it relates to the camera frame. Students will develop a portfolio and slide library of personal works and images.
March 23-24ARTS 507 Plates and Platters
1 Credit, TA 1, Kristin Muller, Workshop Cost: $225.00
An in-depth study of the throwing and finishing plates and large platters, including structural strength concepts for low open forms, methods for centering, a variety of throwing techniques, information on finishing, firing and composition.
April 13, May 8-12, May 19 ARTS 532 Firing Large Scale Wood Kiln
3Credits, Instructor’s Residence, Kevin Crowe, Workshop Cost: $750.00
An in depth study in the history, theory, techniques and aesthetics of the long wood firing in a large single chamber or multi-chambered kiln, including in depth information covering all aspects of firing these large historic kilns and practical experience at each stage of the process.
Please contact Shauwney Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-696-3621 to register for workshops.