Visual Arts

Handbuilding Essentials

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 4 - April 21By Hand
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm 
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Kyle Johns

Course Description:  Join 2018-19 Artist in Residence Kyle Johns in exploring 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 forms.  In-class demonstrations will address issues of construction, function and cover a variety of surface decoration techniques. (12 classes/13 weeks).... Read more about Handbuilding Essentials

Explore | Refine

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 6 - April 23Zac Michelson
Days/Times: Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Zac Mickelson

Course Description: This class format focuses on breaking old habits and considering new directions to take our work including utility, form and surface - including a soda firing! There are four, three-week cycles to this 12-week class. For two weeks, students, with the guidance of the instructor will “explore” through experimentation with different forms. The third week, the group comes together to “refine” through critique intended to refine our ideas. This format is then repeated three more times. Though this class does focus primarily on the wheel, hand builders are welcome! Class demonstrations will be given based on student input with the remainder of the class being one-on-one help. (12 classes/13 weeks)

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Raising glasses

Raise a Glass detailFor an Office for the Arts Ceramics Program exhibition, modern artists respond to ancient artifacts. In conjunction with an exhibition at Harvard Art Museums, the new ceramics creations offer insights, commentary and reflections to viewers. 

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2018 Nov 07

Artist-In-Residence Lecture: Natalia Arbelaez

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston MA 02134

Natalia ArbelaezPlease join us for a lecture by Natalia Arbelaez, 2018-2019 Artist-In-Residence. We are thrilled to have both Natalia Arbelaez and Colby Charpentier as our Artists-In-Residence in the studio this year.

This lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP below to...

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2018 Oct 23

Visiting Artist Lecture with Jeni Hansen Gard

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Jeni Hansen GardThe Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to welcome Jeni Hansen Gard for a lecture about her work. This lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited; RSVP below to reserve your seat.

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2018 Oct 16

Which Craft? Visiting Scholar Lecture with Namita Gupta Wiggers

Registration Closed 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston MA 02134

Namita Gupta WiggersPresented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

We are pleased to welcome Namita Gupta Wiggers to the Ceramics Program for this free lecture.

Which Craft? 
Namita Gupta Wiggers has focused for the...

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2018 Oct 18

Visiting Artist Workshop with Ian Thomas

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston MA 02134

Ian ThomasWorkshop: 10am - 4pm

Lecture: 5:30 pm - 6:30pm

Join us for a workshop with Ian Thomas, one of fourteen invited artists in our Gallery 224 exhibition, Raise a Glass: A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World, on view October 13–November 26. Thomas’s current practice centers on making historically inspired vessels and sculpture which are aggressively decorated and manipulated.... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Ian Thomas

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