Visual Arts

Molds and Multiples

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 5 - November 21 ***WAITLISTEDMolds
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Mark Burns

Course description: Work with master mold-maker and internationally recognized artist and our very own 2016-2018 Artist-in-Residence, Mark Burns. Utilizing mold making techniques is an interesting, contemporary approach to producing objects quickly whether it be a set of mugs or multiple versions of an object that come together to form compelling installation or sculpture. Students will learn to make 1, 2, and 3-part molds for press molding and slip casting. We will be working from found objects as well as learning methods of prototyping to produce the objects from an original. (12 classes/13 weeks)
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Tiles

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 12 - November 14Marek Jacisin
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced

Instructor: Marek Jacisin


Course descriptionDiscover the various techniques to design and produce one of a kind and multiple low relief, clay tiles. The class will include design techniques, working on a primary sketch, transferring the image onto clay, carving and cutting the tile using an assortment of tools. Simple and more advanced decorating techniques will be introduced including the use of mold-making. (10 classes/12 weeks)
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Independent Studio

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: August 28 - December 2Potter's Tool Box
Days/Times: N/A
Level: Advanced

Course description: Self-directed work for advanced participants previously enrolled in a Ceramics Program course and who have passed the Electric Kiln test. Independent Studio students have proven that they are capable of processing their own work. This course includes studio access and other opportunities. (14 weeks)  Read more about Independent Studio

2015 Aug 25

Mare Liberum: or, The Other Island

Fri - Wed, Aug 25 to Sep 20, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Residency + Exhibition
Aug 25-Sep 20, 2015

With "or, The Other Island," the Brooklyn-based collective Mare Liberum will transform the iconic ramp, Level 3 gallery and adjacent terrace at the Carpenter Center into a boat workshop and library, a site for a series of participatory workshops, and an installation of work relating to the collective’s multi-year inquiry into landscape, utopia, watercraft and water as a commons. 

The title of the exhibition⎯drawn from Michel Tournier’s novel Friday (1967), a retelling of Defoe's Crusoe (1719)⎯can be taken as a

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Time Travel with the Vessel

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 5 - November 21Museums of Science and Culture
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Seth Rainville

Course description: In this course students will explore different hand building and image techniques in both utilitarian and decorative vessels. Students will utilize the collections of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture to draw inspiration. Part of the class will focus on observing and recreating a historical vessel while implementing the possible ancient methods of creation. Students will also create their own designs and personal narrative with a contemporary approach. (12 classes/13 weeks)


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Surface and Form

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 6 - November 29Seth Rainville   ***Only a few spaces available
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00 pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Seth Rainville

Course descriptionCreate wheel thrown or hand built vessels as the canvas for a variety of surface techniques from the painterly to the graphic. Define your color palette and find your voice using slips, underglazes and glazes. Explore the different effects of terra cotta, stoneware and porcelain and create new forms and fresh decoration. Examine both contemporary artists for inspiration. Class will include group and individual with instruction with an emphasis on the unity of form with surface. This class is taught by our 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence, Seth Rainville. (12 classes/13 weeks) No class on November 22nd for Thanksgiving Break.

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On and Off the Wheel

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 11 - November 20Stuart Gair
Days/Times: Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Stuart Gair

Course description: This course is designed to introduce clay as an art material and to teach the technical and aesthetic skills needed to create both sculptural and functional ceramic objects. Those with experience will enjoy working with a new instructor and observing new ways of handling clay. The class will work with earthenware and stoneware, and will produce a full range of finished work, both on and off the potter’s wheel.  There will be demonstrations of these techniques throughout the semester. There will be lectures on contemporary and historical ceramic art as well as technical aspects of clay, glazes and firing methods. These lectures will introduce the variety of ceramic forms that have been made throughout history and that are being made today as well as aid students in forming ideas for the various assignments. (10 classes/12 weeks) Note: There will be no class on October 9th for Columbus Day.
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Combined Methods

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 6 - November 29KylaCup100   ***WAITLISTED
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Kyla Toomey

Course description: 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. (12 classes/13 weeks) Note: There will be no class on November 22nd for Thanksgiving Break.
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 8 - December 1Zac Michelson
Days/Times: Fridays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
InstructorZac Mickelson

Course description: 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. (8 classes/10 weeks) Note: There is no class November 24 for Thanksgiving Break.

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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 7 - November 30Throwing on the Wheel   ***WAITLISTED  Only a few paces available for Harvard Undergrads
Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Denny McLaughlin

Course description: 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. (12 classes/13 weeks) Note: There will be no class on November 23rd for Thanksgiving Break.
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Fall

Dates:  August 28 - November 27Harvard Ceramics  ***WAITLISTED for Graduate Students
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm 
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Steve Murphy

Course description: 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. (12 classes/14 weeks) Note: There will be no class on September 4th (Labor Day) and October 9th (Columbus Day). 
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2014 Mar 12

puppeteer JOSHUA HOLDEN

4:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Loeb Drama Center

joshua holdenPresented By Learning From Performers

Award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden will teach the fundamentals of puppetry in a master class from 4 to 6:30 pm. After the course, participants will have a basic understanding of how to breathe life into an inanimate object and how to handle a new puppet in an audition

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2015 Apr 06

public conversation: Slavery, Dissent, Reconciliation: Harvard Histories

3:25pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

knepPresented By Learning From Performers

Join artist Brian Knep, Sven Beckert (Harvard University), Kellie Carter Jackson (Hunter College) and Salamishah Tillet (University of Pennsylvania) and moderator Timothy Patrick McCarthy (Harvard University) for a public conversation about Harvard University's relationship to the many legacies

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