Visual Arts

Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates:  June 7 - August 2Denny McLaughlin
Days/Times: Fridays, 10:00am – 1:00 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Dennis McLaughlin

Course description: Explore nature-inspired visual and tactile surfaces on wheel thrown forms by using soda slips and washes as well as patterns and textures. Fresh spontaneous approaches on soft clay, as well as more structured methods of building functional work with thrown forms will be developed. A three-dimensional artist, from either clay or another discipline will be selected by each student to inspire the development of new methods that go beyond the familiar solution in making a soda fired functional pot.  The experience of building a larger vocabulary of soda firing possibilities and results will lay the groundwork for new directions for functional work. (9 classes/10 weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: June 4 - July 30Stephanie Young
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Level: Beginning - Intermediate                      
Instructors: Colby Charpentier

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. (9 classes/10 weeks)
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Sculpting Animals and People

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: June 4 - July 30
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:0Kenny Sculpture0pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Mary Kenny

Course description: In this class we will explore the complex and often emotional relationship between humans and animals. Using a combination of hand building techniques; hollowing solids, pinching, coiling, and slab building. You will learn to sculpt both the human figure and animals. We will focus on capturing correct proportions and gesture to create an emotive sculpture or vessel. (9 classes/10 weeks)
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Independent Studio

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: May 28 - August 10 Independent 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. (11 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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Ceramics as Sculpture

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: June 5 - July 31Natalia Arbelaez
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
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). (9 classes/10 weeks)

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Molds and Multiples

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Summer

Dates:  June 4 - July 30 Molds
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginner - 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. 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. (9 classes, 10 weeks)
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Combined Methods

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Kyla ToomeyDates: June 5 - July 31
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. (9 classes/10 weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: June 7 - August 2Basics 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. (9 classes/10 weeks)

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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: June 6 - August 8*Basics 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. (9 classes/10 weeks) *Note: No Classes on Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day!
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates:  June 3 - July 29Basics 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. (9 classes/10 weeks)
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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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