Our Courses

Program Title/Description Dates Days/Times Level
CeramicsIndependent Studio
(8 weeks or 12 weeks) Self-directed work for those previously enrolled in a class at the Ceramics Program and are capable of processing their own work; includes studio access and other opportunities.
Instructor: n/a
Location: Ceramics Studio
May 27–August 16Advanced
CeramicsBasics and Challenges
8 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.
Instructor: Wayne Fuerst
Location: Ceramics Studio
Mondays, June 2 – July 216:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsHistoric Surfaces - CANCELLED
6 classes: Historical and contemporary presentations of time-tested surface techniques will provide inspiration to combine pattern and imagery onto the thrown or hand-built form. Techniques will include sgraffito, slip-inlay, relief and print transfer techniques including silk-screening, stenciling and decals.
Instructor: Kathy King
Location: Ceramics Studio
Mondays, June 2 – July 71 – 4 pmBeginning - Advanced
CeramicsExploring Clay I
5 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.
Instructor: Zac Mickelson
Location: Ceramics Studio
Session 1: Wednesdays, May 28 – June 25 6:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsExploring Clay I
5 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.
Instructor: Zac Mickelson
Location: Ceramics Studio
Session 2: Wednesdays, July 9 – August 6 6:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsFeedback
4 classes: Visual presentations and stimulating dialogue will provide students with direction and personal growth. Students will be invited to present their personal work for group critiques led by the instructor.
Instructor: Shawn Panepinto
Location: Ceramics Studio
Thursdays, July 10, 24, and August 7, 14 12 – 2:30 pmIntermediate – Advanced
CeramicsBasics and Challenges
8 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.
Instructor: Denny McLaughlin
Location: Ceramics Studio
Thursdays, May 29 – July 176:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsTableware
8 classes: Using the table-top as a landscape, this course focuses on traditional forms intended to create visual impact. Thrown and altered forms such as ornate centerpieces, tulipieres, flower bricks and serving trays will accent the more traditional dishes and drinking vessels. Class structure will be on personalized attention and goal setting combined with critical feedback and demonstrations.
Instructor: Monica Ripley
Location: Ceramics Studio
Thursdays, May 29 – July 17 1 – 4 pmIntermediate - Advanced
CeramicsHand Building
8 classes: Challenge your repertoire of hand building techniques, including tile work, soft and hard slabs, use of slump molds, coil building and plaster mold making. Through exercises, slide presentations and demonstrations, students will create both functional and sculptural forms.
Instructor: Kyla Toomey
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuesdays, May 27 – July 15th 1 – 4 pmIntermediate – Advanced
CeramicsBasics and Challenges
8 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.
Instructor: Stephanie Young
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuesdays, May 27 – July 29 (no class June 10 and 17)6:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsSeeing the Possibility
8 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 options for what to do with our discoveries. This course will invite you to think in new ways to produce interesting and meaningful creations. Looking at different ways natural and found materials can be utilized, students will create three-dimensional work that expresses personal concepts. We will investigate different aspects of the creative process to provide inspiration for artistic and creative possibilities.
Instructor: Judith Cooper
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuesdays, May 27– July 1510 am - 1 pmBeginning - Advanced
CeramicsDeveloping a Cone 6 Glaze Palette
6 classes: Explore a new color palette through basic instruction of glaze formulation and testing of cone 6, oxidation glazes. Colorant testing and tri-axial blends will provide the student with new possibilities for thrown and/or hand built work made with mid-range porcelain or stoneware clay. The aesthetic application of mid-range glazes will be presented through slide presentations of contemporary artists as well as group discussion and class critique.
Instructor: Janice Jakielski
Location: Ceramics Studio
Wednesdays, July 2 – August 6 1 - 4 pmIntermediate – 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.)
Sept 18 - Nov. 20Th 6:00 - 7:30pmI/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: Boyko Dossev
Location: Director’s Studio (74 Mt. Auburn St.)
Sept 18 - Nov. 20Th 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.)
Sept. 12 - Nov. 14F 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. Location note: On April 4 & 18, this class will meet in the Director’s Studio (74 Mt. Auburn St.).
Instructor: Yo-el Cassell
Location: HDC 1 (60 Garden St.)
Sept. 12 - Nov. 21F 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.)
Sept. 13 - Nov. 15Sa 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.)
Sept. 13 - Nov. 15Sa 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.)
Sept. 15 - Nov. 24M 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.)
Sept. 15 - Nov. 24M 5 - 6:30pmII/III
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 IS FULL. EMAIL DANCE@FAS.HARVARD.EDU TO BE PUT ON WAIT LIST.
Instructor: Catherine Ulissey
Location: Director’s Studio (74 Mt. Auburn St.)
Sept. 16 - Nov. 25T/Th 4:30pm - 6
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.)
Sept. 16 - Nov. 25T 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.)
Sept. 16 - Nov. 25T 7 - 8:30pmI
DanceConditioning: Strength
Course description coming soon!
Instructor: Jodi Allen
Location: HDC 1 (60 Garden St.)
Sept. 17 - Nov. 19W 6 - 7:30pmAll levels