Our Courses

Program Title/Description Dates Days/Times Level
CeramicsVisiting Artist Workshop: Visiting Artist Mark Hewitt
Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, Hewitt began life as a son and grandson of Spode china directors. After a three-year apprenticeship with Michael Cardew, Hewitt moved to Pittsboro, NC, where he built a large groundhog-style kiln and, using local clay, began to create his distinctive work. This workshop will coincide with a solo exhibition of his work at Pucker Gallery in Boston. More information>

Register here or email Shawn Panepinto at panepint@fas.harvard.edu.
Instructor: Mark Hewitt
Location: Ceramics Studio
Friday, February 20 Workshop: 10 am – 4 pm Slide Lecture: 4 – 5 pmAll Levels Welcome
CeramicsMade with Class
12 classes: Expand your throwing vocabulary through demonstrations of functional vessels intended to build upon existing skills and push them forward. This session will pull from both the traditional to the innovative to find ways to embellish the thrown form. Students will learn to make and use sprig molds, work with pulled and hand built handles as well as stamps and roller tools to embellish both functional and/or decorative forms. CLOSED
Instructor: Denny McLaughlin
Location: Ceramics Studio
Fridays, Jan. 30 – April 1610 am – 1 pmIntermediate – Advanced
CeramicsAdvanced and Intermediate Molds
10 classes: Students will continue to build upon their mold making techniques learned in previous courses. Discussion will revolve around how plaster molds are used within contemporary ceramics, art and design. Demonstrations will include the production of gang molds, interchangeable molds, mother molds and the use of computer-aided design for mold creation. Students will be asked to take on independent products pertaining to their particular interest and skill level.
Instructor: Mitch Shiles
Location: Ceramics Studio
Mondays, Feb. 9 – April 136:30 – 9:30 pmIntermediate – Advanced
CeramicsPots Upside Down & Inside Out
10 classes: Explore hand building with clay on a whole new level in this fun yet challenging course. Students will first design and create bisque molds in order to create a library of forms to choose from. Next, using that library of forms, we will create pieces using both slab and coil methods with an eye towards utilitarian pieces. In class demonstrations will address issues of construction, function and cover a variety of surface decoration techniques.
Instructor: Arthur Halvorsen
Location: Ceramics Studio
Mondays, Feb. 9 – April 131 – 4 pmBeginning – Intermediate
CeramicsBasics and Challenges
12 classes: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students. SPACES FOR HARVARD UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
Instructor: Wayne Fuerst
Location: Ceramics Studio
Mondays, Jan. 26 – April 136:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsExploring Clay I
6 classes: Students who wish to explore ceramics will find this relaxed and fun course appealing as an introduction to wheel throwing and hand building. Texture, slips and glazes will be introduced at different stages to promote investigation into surface decoration. Though the instructor will try to address the needs of each student, please be aware that that the second session of Exploring Clay is not a continuation of the first session in terms of skills taught. SPACES FOR HARVARD UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
Instructor: Zac Mickelson
Location: Ceramics Studio
Session 1: Fridays, Jan. 30 – March 66:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsExploring Clay II
6 classes: Students who wish to explore ceramics will find this relaxed and fun course appealing as an introduction to wheel throwing and hand building. Texture, slips and glazes will be introduced at different stages to promote investigation into surface decoration. Though the instructor will try to address the needs of each student, please be aware that that the second session of Exploring Clay is not a continuation of the first session in terms of skills taught.
Instructor: Zac Mickelson
Location: Ceramics Studio
Session 2: March 20 – April 246:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsVisiting Artist Workshop: Visiting Artist Jessica Brandl
Join us for a day of demonstration by our 2014-2015 Artist in Residence as she combines ceramics, drawing and painting to create narrative work set in landscapes with looming architecture, turbulent skies, and misplaced objects. Brandl works with functional terracotta that serves as pointed souvenirs of history and the path to American-ness. More information>

Register here or email Shawn Panepinto at panepint@fas.harvard.edu.
Instructor: Jessica Brandl
Location: Ceramics Studio
Thursday, March 5Workshop: 10 am – 4 pm Slide Lecture: 5 – 6 pmAll Levels Welcome
CeramicsBasics and Challenges
12 classes: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students. SPACES FOR HARVARD UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
Instructor: Denny McLaughlin
Location: Ceramics Studio
Thursdays, Jan. 29 – April 166:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsImage on Clay
12 classes: New avenues towards personal expression are realized through applying image-based surface techniques as well as traditional printmaking techniques to ceramics in this project-based class. Techniques demonstrated will include mono printing, silk screening, stenciling, creating water-slide decals, embossing, and relief printing onto clay. Historic and contemporary examples of artists working with these combined techniques will provide inspiration. One class period will be spent observing the instructor’s surface process during a full-day workshop. CLOSED
Instructor: Jessica Brandl
Location: Ceramics Studio
Thursdays, Jan. 29 – April 161 – 4 pmIntermediate – Advanced
CeramicsWheel Throwing
10 classes: Unravel the mysteries of the potter’s wheel and surface decoration in this fun, intensive class. The fundamental techniques will be covered as you learn to center, throw and trim a variety of functional forms including cups, bowls, and vases. Students with basic skills will focus on refining techniques and be challenged with more complex forms. Class time will be comprised of demonstrations, critiques and ample hands-on-time.
Instructor: Kyla Toomey
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuesdays, Feb. 10 – April 141 - 4 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsBasics and Challenges
12 classes: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students. CLOSED
Instructor: Stephanie Young
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuesdays, Jan. 27 – April 146:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsClay and the Figure: Classical Moments Redefined
12 classes: This course will focus on the transition of the sculptural figure from Classical to Modern by looking at various works throughout history. Students will find inspiration through visits to the Harvard campus to sketch sculptures such as Myron’s Discobulus. Students will explore the newly re-opened Harvard Art Museums to examine, first hand, examples shown in class such as the clay figure models of the Baroque sculptor Lorenzo Bernini. The class will feature live models throughout the semester featuring apparel as students learn to sculpt small-scale and life-sized works using hollow-form and slab construction techniques. CLOSED
Instructor: Allison Newsome
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuesdays, Jan. 27 – April 146:30 - 9:30 pmBeginning - Advanced
CeramicsSeeing the Possibility
12 classes: The world offers us abundance for creative ideas if we know how to look, take the time to gather, and have the ability to brainstorm possibilities for what to do with our discoveries. This course will invite you to think in new ways to produce interesting and meaningful creations in 2 or 3 dimension. We will learn to look at options for ideas and materials and how they can manifest into expressions of personal concepts in creative ways. Slides will be shown of different artists every week. You will be invited to use the materials of your choice for a different theme that is presented weekly: natural & found objects, fibers, wire, screening, clay, paper, graphite, paint, etc.
Instructor: Judith Cooper
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuesdays, Jan. 27 – April 1410 am - 1 pmBeginning - Advanced
CeramicsCombined Methods
12 classes: This course is primarily a studio class structured around student proposals for a current body of work in combination with thematic assignments. Assignments will highlight and examine advanced process based learning involving surface techniques, altered or complex forms, basic mold making and glazing techniques.
Instructor: Kyla Toomey
Location: Ceramics Studio
Wednesdays, Jan. 28 – April 156:30 – 9:30 pmIntermediate – Advanced
CeramicsAn Introduction to Silcone Molds
6 classes: In this class you will be guided through the process of making small, simple silicone molds. Silicone is a versatile mold making material, allowing you to create reusable molds from myriad of objects, from plant material, to food, to body parts. These molds will make for the perfect exploration of multiples, embellishments for pottery or sculpture and jewelry making. You will learn to cast using a variety of materials including resin, glass, plaster and polymer clay. WAITLISTED
Instructor: Janice Jakielski
Location: Ceramics Studio
Wednesdays, Jan. 28 – March 410 am – 1 pmBeginning – Advanced
DanceBallet I/II
A continuation of the concepts explored in Ballet I, building upon the basic designs of ballet technique and musicality. For dancers who have taken Ballet I or have some prior ballet experience.
Instructor: Catherine Ulissey
Location: Director’s Studio (74 Mt. Auburn St.)
Feb 10 - Apr. 28T/Th 4:30pm - 6 I/II
DanceBallet II
This course will build upon and enhance foundational ballet training with musicality, improved articulation and flow of motion. At least two years of intermediate level ballet required.
Instructor: Tai Jimenez
Location: Director’s Studio (74 Mt. Auburn St.)
Feb. 10 - Apr. 21T 6 - 7:30pmII
DanceContemporary I
Concentrates on mobility of the spine and developing fluency in the whole body through movement sequences which integrate rhythm, coordination, and muscular stamina explored through spatial and kinesthetic awareness.
Instructor: Yo-el Cassell
Location: HDC 1 (60 Garden St.)
Feb. 10 - Apr. 21T 7 - 8:30pmI
DanceConditioning: Strength
Drawing from a variety of movement forms including dance, yoga, and martial arts, this is a full-body conditioning class that will have you moving through all levels, speeds, and ranges of motion while exploring a challenging, mixed movement vocabulary. We will build strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, essential foundational tools for the beginner and experienced dancer alike regardless of style or technique. In addition to safe alignment and form, we will bring close attention to our quality of movement, embodying intention and graceful athleticism. No prior experience necessary
Instructor: Stephanie Fungsang
Location: HDC 1 (60 Garden St.)
Feb. 11 - Apr. 22W 6 - 7:30pmAll levels
DanceBallet I
Ballet for every body. A course which focuses on the curvilinear designs of ballet technique and its inextricable connection to musicality and motion. Starting from ballet barre and building to center work at a pace for those taking ballet for the first time or dancers who want to revisit the basics CLASS FULL. EMAIL DANCE@FAS.HARVARD.EDU TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST.
Instructor: Catherine Ulissey
Location: Director’s Studio (74 Mt. Auburn St.)
Feb. 12 - Apr. 23Th 6:00 - 7:30pm I
DanceBallet II
This course will build upon and enhance foundational ballet training with musicality, improved articulation and flow of motion. At least two years of intermediate level ballet required.
Instructor: Boyko Dossev and Tai Jimenez
Location: Director’s Studio (74 Mt. Auburn St.)
Feb. 12 - Apr. 23Th 7:30 - 9pmII
DanceBallet III
Ballet 2.0. A course which focuses on developing advanced, integrated coordinative skills and dynamics, fostering a more diverse vocabulary for dancing in the spirit of rigor, curiosity and individual artistry. At least three years of advanced level ballet required.
Instructor: Tai Jimenez
Location: HDC 2 (60 Garden St.)
Feb. 13 - Apr. 24F 6 - 7:30pmIII
DanceContemporary I
Concentrates on mobility of the spine and developing fluency in the whole body through movement sequences which integrate rhythm, coordination, and muscular stamina explored through spatial and kinesthetic awareness.
Instructor: Yo-el Cassell
Location: HDC 1 (60 Garden St.)
Feb. 13 - Apr. 24F 6 - 7:30pmI
DanceConditioning: Strength & Stretch
Combines the Dunham barre vocabulary, yoga, Pilates, integrated breathing exercises, and musicality to build stamina and coordination essential to the dancing body. (note: please bring a yoga or exercise mat).
Instructor: Nailah Randall-Bellinger
Location: HDC 1 (60 Garden St.)
Feb. 7 - Apr. 25Sa 10 - 11:30amAll levels
DanceContemporary II/III
This course will concentrate on the exploration of technique, the creative process, and theoretical concepts of modern dance. The class will provide a supportive environment that will challenge all students based on each individual student’s mode of learning. The primary focus will be proper body alignment, quality of movement, phrasing, and dynamics. Students will acquire a broad verbal and movement vocabulary. This course will introduce components based on Graham, and Limon techniques, but will primarily focus on Horton technique.
Instructor: Nailah Randall-Bellinger
Location: HDC 1 (60 Garden St.)
Feb. 7 - Apr. 25Sa 11:30am - 1pmII/III
DanceBallet III
Ballet 2.0. A course which focuses on developing advanced, integrated coordinative skills and dynamics, fostering a more diverse vocabulary for dancing in the spirit of rigor, curiosity and individual artistry. At least three years of advanced level ballet required.
Instructor: Tai Jimenez
Location: HDC1 (60 Garden St.)
Feb. 9 - Apr. 27M 6:30 - 8pmIII
DanceContemporary II/III
This course will concentrate on the exploration of technique, the creative process, and theoretical concepts of modern dance. The class will provide a supportive environment that will challenge all students based on each individual student’s mode of learning. The primary focus will be proper body alignment, quality of movement, phrasing, and dynamics. Students will acquire a broad verbal and movement vocabulary. This course will introduce components based on Graham, and Limon techniques, but will primarily focus on Horton technique.
Instructor: Sheryl Pollard-Thomas
Location: HDC 1 (60 Garden St.)
Feb. 9 - Apr. 27M 5 - 6:30pmII/III