Harvard JAMS! January Arts and Media Seminars: January 17-20
Pursue your creative passion, explore arts and entertainment career options, and learn from leading artists and arts professionals during Wintersession 2017. This year, the Office for the Arts will offer various hands-on workshops and classes. Registration is required and only for Harvard students, with preference given to undergraduates. Registration now open.
Wintersession offers students the time and space to try something different or new, that would not be possible during the fall or spring semesters. Visit the Office of Student Life Wintersession webpage, or call 617.495.8676, for more information about Wintersession at Harvard.
WORKSHOP: "MURDER MOST FOUL—AND FILMABLE"
Wednesday-Thursday, January 18-19, 10 am-5 pm
Rodman Flender ’84, film and TV director/producer/writer, Dimension TV’s "Scream, the TV Series,” HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” Califilm’s "The Unborn”
Participants must provide a camera, or a phone with a camera, and a laptop for transferring captured media; familiarity with video editing software such as iMovie is helpful but not required.
WORKSHOP: “TV DIRECTING—AN INTRO TO NARRATIVE”
Thursday-Friday, January 19-20, 10 am-12:30 pm and 2-4:30 pm
Claudia Weill ’69, director of film (“Girlfriends,” “It’s My Turn,” “The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir”), TV (“Sesame Street,” “Girls,” “thirtysomething,” “My So-Called Life”), and theater (Williamstown Theater Festival, Sundance, Public Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Irish Repertory Theatre)
PRINTMAKING ON CLAY
Tuesday - Friday, January 17-20, 10 am-1 pm
Kathy King, Director of Education, Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
A variety of printmaking techniques will be explored as applied to the ceramic medium as a means of personal expression. From the graphic to the painterly, techniques will include traditional printmaking techniques such as mono-printing, silk screening and stenciling onto plaster slabs to use with clay rather than the traditional paper and press. These colorful slabs of clay can then be prepared as wall-hung tiles or shaped into simple vase or cup forms. Historic and contemporary examples of printmaking techniques on ceramics will provide inspiration. Instruction will be provided January 17th, 18th and 19th with a supervised “open studio” on the 20th. A special session will be arranged for students to glaze their work during the Spring Term.
HAND MADE MUGS
Tuesday - Friday, January 17-20, 2-5 pm
Zac Mickelson, Instructor, Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Whether it is for morning coffee, noon soup, or evening hot chocolate, if you want to exchange the Styrofoam and paper versions for a handmade, ceramic mug, this workshop is for you. Along with being introduced to the potter’s wheel, you will also acquire basic skills in hand forming basic shapes – like a mug! This is a great opportunity to try clay and to gain an excellent foundation for further exploration. This workshop is for students of all levels. A special session will be arranged for you to glaze your work during the Spring Term.
ARTS, CREATIVITY AND MEDICINE
Wednesday, January 18, 1-5 pm
Can looking at art change the way one sees a patient? Can music be used therapeutically in neurologic disorders? Can reflection and narrative writing enhance empathy? This afternoon of workshops and discussions will be led by Harvard Medical School faculty, residents and medical students who are also practicing artists and musicians. We will focus on an investigation of creativity and its relationship to medical practice. Bring your questions, ideas, and examples of how the arts and humanities can intersect and enhance medical practice. Sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School, in association with the Office for the Arts at Harvard.
Friday, January 13, 6-8 PM: Optional welcome reception and pizza dinner.
Saturday, January 14-Friday, January 20, 2017, 10 AM-5 PM (with a midday lunch break): intensives in session. The intensives will NOT meet on Sunday, January 15 and Monday, January 16.
Questions? Contact Bess: paupeck@fas
Wintersession programming through OCS is open to undergraduates. FAS students may participate in select Site visits.
Sites visits are an OCS designed and escorted half or full day visit to an employer within the Boston metro area during Wintersession, allowing students to learn more about what it's like to work in a particular sector. Participants will hear from Harvard alumni and other employees, ask questions about career pathways, and see the physical space and working culture up close. Register through Crimson Careers (in "Events > Career Fairs & Expos"). More information>
Site visits in January 2017 include:
Arnold Worldwide: Advertising, Brand Management, Marketing | WGBH: Production, Broadcasting, Media | Google Cambridge: Technology, Design, Engineering
Treks are OCS designed and escorted organization visits outside the Boston metro area requiring a full-day commitment and in some cases an overnight stay. Participants will hear from Harvard alumni and other employees, ask questions about career pathways, and see the physical space and working culture up close. Questions: contact Benny Belvin at email@example.com. To officially register for the trek, log into Crimson Careers and navigate to “Events > Career Fairs & Expos.” More information>
Treks in January 2017 include:
Media, Sports, and Brand Marketing Trek in NY, NY: NBA, HBO, PepsiCo