Visual Arts

Tableware 101

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 6 - August 1Tableware 101
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Seth Rainville

Course description: This beginning to intermediate level class will explore the functional object and its relationship to the dinner table. Special attention will be paid to creating properly functioning forms such as bowls, plates, cups, and more. Methods of throwing, trimming, hand building and a variety of finishing techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. (8 classes/10weeks) Note: There will be no class on Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day holiday.
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By Hand

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 6 - August 1 By Hand
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Seth Rainville

Course description: Clay is a fresh and relevant material for many artists today, but carries with it vast traditions of form, use, reference, and meaning. This course provides an overview of sculptural techniques used in ceramics including small and large-scale coil and slab building, surface modeling and design.  Slump molds will be made early in the class to bisque and use for trays and a variety of other objects. Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of techniques through three projects, to discuss their work with peers, and find their own artistic voice through the medium. Note: No class will be held on Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day Holiday.

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Cooking Pots

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 5 - July 24Cooking Pots
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Advanced
Instructor: Stuart Gair

Course description: This course is an advanced-level course for those interested in making an array of wares that can be used to cook with! A unique clay called flame-ware will be used, which is formulated to withstand an open flame as well as heat from an oven. Throughout the course, students will use both the wheel and hand building techniques to create forms such as; bread pans, pizza stones, covered baking dishes, frying pans, and tagines. Furthermore, students will learn about the origins of various cooking pots and are also encouraged to use the pots made in class and share their experiences. Note: Due to the special nature of this clay, students will be required to recycle their own clay as part of the class. (8 classes/10 weeks)
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Combined Methods

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 6 - August 1Combined Methods
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. (8 classes/10 weeks) Note: There will be no class on Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day holiday.
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 8 - July 27Basics and Challenges
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)

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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 7 - July 26Basics and Challenges
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. (8 classes/10weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Dates:  June 4 - July 23 Basics with Steve
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
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. (8 classes/10 weeks)
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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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