Visual Arts

2015 Sep 29

visual artist JANET ECHELMAN

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Rose Kennedy Greenway, Summer St. near Atlantic Ave., Boston

“As If It Were Already Here” Presented by Learning from Performers
ADMISSION: Free and limited to Harvard affiliates only. Please RSVP below at "Sign up for this event"; for more information email Program Director Thomas Lee.

Creator of numerous public art projects, Echelman will lead a site visit to her latest creation, “As If It Were Already Here,” a 600-foot sculpture reconnecting downtown Boston to the waterfront at the head of the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Summer St. near Atlantic Ave. in the vicinity of South Station. Accompanying Echelman will be Greenway public art curator Lucas Cowan and project manager Laura Jasinski.... Read more about visual artist JANET ECHELMAN

2015 Aug 25

Student Print Rental Program through the Harvard Art Museums

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

This fall, the Harvard Art Museums will reintroduce the Student Print Rental Program. On hiatus since 2008, the popular program allows Harvard students to rent original prints from the museums to hang in their dorm rooms for the year. It aims to encourage interest in and understanding of art by making it a part of students’ everyday lives.

For a small fee, about 300 undergraduate and graduate students living in university housing will be able to choose from a collection of prints; each student can rent one print per academic year. The selection of available prints ranges from...

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2015 Aug 25

Opportunity: Gallery Intern at the Ed Portal

Tue Aug 25 (All day) to Fri Sep 18 (All day)

Location: 

Gallery at Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. Allston

The new Ed Portal facility in north Allston opened its doors in February 2015 and includes a 120-seat performance space and a small gallery. The person hired for this internship will be involved in the curation and installation of exhibitions in the gallery but also in creating guidelines for gallery use including an exhibition checklist, statements regarding insurance and liability policies, agreements regarding sale of artwork, procedures for documenting exhibitions, and language for a call for guest curators and/or artists for group shows. A strong intern who successfully completes...

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2015 Aug 24

Corita Kent: Footnotes and Headlines

Mon - Fri, Aug 24 to Dec 4, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Schlesinger Library, first floor, 10 Garden St

Corita Kent: Footnotes and HeadlinesExhibition: August 24-Decembe 4, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
Presented byRadcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Drawn from the Schlesinger Library’s collection of Kent’s papers, letters, and images, this exhibition explores her career, artistic process, teaching, and activism. Footnotes and Headlines illuminates the work and life of an innovative artist who confronted war, hunger, and the Catholic Church hierarchy through her art.
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Advancing Glazes

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 3 - April 20glaze tiles
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced

Instructor: Matthew Katz/Casey Zeng


Course description:

This course is the next step after Glaze and Clay Body Chemistry and is led by Alfred University instructor Matthew Katz, facilitated by Ceramics Program staff member Casey Zeng. Advancing Glazes will take an intensive approach to the study and analysis of glazes. Students will research the nature of glaze effects, surfaces, and colors. The focus of the course is to provide students with technical and empirical knowledge about the composition, application and fired effects of ceramic glazes and ultimately, to aid them in making better-informed decisions as they strive to realize their vision.... Read more about Advancing Glazes

Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates:  February 7 - April 24Denny 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. (12 classes/13 weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 4 - April 21st Stephanie Young
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Level: Beginning - Intermediate                      
Instructors: Stephanie Young

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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Building Animals/Animals Building

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 6 - April 23 Animals Building
Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30pm  - 9:30pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Mary Kenny

Course description Representations of animal forms are among the earliest examples of human art. In contemporary art they serve as metaphor, symbol, kitsch, and as vehicles for personification of human qualities.  Animals also build forms in the wild – birds, wasps, bees, beavers, and dung beetles to name a few. In this class we will use various hand building techniques to create animals and/or sculptures inspired by forms that other animals create. Each class will feature a demonstration on hand building or surface techniques as well as provide individual discussion for each student’s unique interests. (12 classes/13 weeks)
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Independent Studio

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 3 - May 2Independent 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. (13 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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Absolute Beginners for Harvard Students

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 8 - April 25AbsoluteBeginners
Days/Times: Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Instructor: Diane Lulek

Course description:   Harvard College undergraduate and Harvard graduate students - ready to try your hand at the wheel? Explore the basics of wheel throwing in this fun and casual class. The instructor guides you through a variety of forms to then decorate and glaze as well as introducing you to the studio. A great way for Harvard students to take a break and explore your creative side in this fun introduction to clay! (12 classes/13 weeks)

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Molds and Multiples

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates:  February 5 - April 22Kyle Johns
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Kyle Johns

Course description: Work with 2019-20 Ceramics Program Artist-in-Residence Kyle Johns, 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. (12 classes, 13 weeks)
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Combined Methods

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 5 - April 22
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Ruth Easterbrook

Course description: Join 2019 - 20 Artist in Residence Ruth Easterbrook for Combined Methods. 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, slip an and glazing techniques. (12 classes/13 weeks)

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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 7 - April 24 Basics 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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