Visual Arts

Independent Studio

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates: January 28 - May 4Independent Study
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

Tue - Sun, 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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The Figure

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates: February 7 - April 25Claudia Olds Goldie
Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Claudia Olds Goldie

Course description: While learning to create figures that are proportionate, expressive, and anatomically correct, we will explore the connection between animals and humans in sculpture.  Looking at images of historical and contemporary sculpture, we will consider human/animal narratives, the emotional impact of these cross-species relationships in art, and anthropomorphic inventions.  We will work from photos, imagination, as well a live figure model. (12 classes/13 weeks)
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Ceramics as Sculpture

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates: February 6 - April 24thNatalia Arbelaez
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Natalia Arbelaez

Course descriptionJoin 2018-19 Artist in Residence Natalia Arbelaez with this introduction to ceramic sculpture including pinch, coil and slab building, surface modeling and design. Works may be inspired by both three-dimensional form, animal imagery, imaginative creatures, the human form as well as the vessel. Use of molds, slab roller and extruder will be demonstrated and wheels can be accessed during class. Surface techniques will be explored and a range of slips and glazes will be introduced. Potters may find this class a great way to integrate handbuilt elements to their thrown work (wheels are available though basic instruction on throwing will not be a focus of this class). (12 classes/13 weeks)

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The Great Plaster Disaster

Semester: 

Spring

Dates:  February 6 - April 24Molds
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Colby Charpentier

Course description: Work with 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence, Colby Charpentier, learning a variety of methods of working with plaster and molds. This class will break down the mold making process into simple and concise steps to help you incorporate molds into your art-making practice. Mold making is not just for reproducing endless diner mugs, and it doesn't have to be intimidating! We will start off with a few exercises to familiarize ourselves with plaster-working and clay-modeling techniques, then in week 4 onward, begin to work on individual projects. A new technique will be introduced each week, with a portion of class time devoted to individual check-in and problem solving. The goal is to learn scalable techniques for mold making whether you're interested in the largest of forms or the tiniest of details.  (12 classes/13 weeks)
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Combined Methods

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Colby CharpentierDates: February 6 - April 24th 
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor:Colby Charpentier

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)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates: February 8 - April 26Basics 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. (12 classes/13 weeks)

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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates: February 7 - April 25Basics 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. (12 classes/13 weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates:  February 4 - April 22Basics 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. (12 classes/13 weeks).  Note: Class will be held on President's Day on February 18th, 2019.
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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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