Dates: July 22 - August 12 Days/Times: Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00pm (EST) Level: Beginner - Advanced Instructor: Deighton Abrams
Course description: Explore the process of composing and carving relief blocks at home. Relief printmaking on blocks of linoleum and contemporary alternatives is a subtractive process, where the remaining surface area of the relief block can be inked and printed. The resulting block will not only be able used to print onto paper, but can also be impressed into clay or printed onto a clay form with ceramic slips and underglaze. Guest instructor Darrah Bowden will share her process of using relief blocks onto plaster to create decorative clay slabs. (4 classes)... Read more about Relief Printmaking
Dates: July 23 - August 13 Days/Times: Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm (EST) Level: Beginning - Advanced Instructors: Geoff Booras and Dennis McLaughlin
Course description: Learn what happens to your pot or sculpture once it makes its way into the kiln! This course covers basic concepts behind different firing methods and kiln designs. If you are interested in taking an in-depth look at reduction, oxidation, and atmospheric firing principles, key temperatures, and techniques, then this is the class for you! Do you want to learn more about alternative firing methods? And what is a thermocouple, damper, spyhole, or bag wall anyway? Curious to know more? – Come stoke the flames of kiln wonderment in this new online course! (4 classes) ... Read more about Fired Up Redux
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 collectiveâ€™s multi-year inquiry into landscape, utopia, watercraft and water as a commons.
The title of the exhibitionâŽ¯drawn from Michel Tournierâ€™s novel Friday (1967), a retelling of Defoe's Crusoe (1719)âŽ¯can be taken as a...
Dates: July 20 - August 10 WAITLISTED Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (EST) Level: Beginner - Advanced Instructor:Ruth Easterbrook
Course description: Join 2019-20 Artist in Residence, Ruth Easterbrook in exploring hand building with clay (or salt dough) from home. On-line demonstrations will address issues of construction, function and cover a variety of surface decoration techniques. (4 classes)
Dates: July 22 - August 12 WAITLISTED Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (EST) Level: Beginner - Advanced Instructor: Anne Eder
Course description: This class is an introduction to plant-based printing processes that use light and common plant materials! It will cover anthotypes, chlorophyll printing, and other plant-based printing methods. We will meet via online platform once a week for demonstrations and students will then take what they have learned and complete that week’s assignment, returning for troubleshooting, critique and a new demo each week. Everything needed to take this course should be easily obtainable from the backyard, a nearby park, or even the grocery. (4 classes) ... Read more about Plant Based Printing Processes I
Dates: July 22 - August 12 Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (EST) Level: Beginner - Advanced Instructor: Ruth Easterbrook
Course description: Join 2019-20 Artist in Residence Ruth Easterbrook as she guides students to focus on the foundation of all pots by breaking down form into its basic shapes. Students will then use paper, scissors and their sketchbooks to improve their future work. (4 classes)
Dates:July 21 - August 11 Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (EST) Level: Beginning - Advanced Instructor: Marek Jacisin
Course description: From our sketchbook to the wall, this class will focus on pattern design and the tools needed to make tile molds at home. Each week there will be a demonstration of making a tile with molds constructed with foam and simple tools. Students will be challenged to create a different tile design each week. For those students with access to clay, demonstrations of tile production with clay will assist the student in creating tiles at home. Students who do not have access to clay will benefit from observing the demonstrations and will have the tools to produce tiles once back in the studio. (4 classes)
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...