Visual Arts

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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Relief Printmaking

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

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

Fired Up Redux

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Summer

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2020

Dates: July 23 - August 13 Kiln loaded with glazed pots.
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)
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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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By Hand at Home

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Summer

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2020

Dates: July 20 - August 10       WAITLISTEDHandbuilt Trays upside down by Ruth Easterbrook
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Ruth Easterbrook

Course descriptionJoin 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)

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Plant Based Printing Processes I

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Summer

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2020

Dates:  July 22 - August 12         WAITLISTEDPlant print by Anne Eder, purple background, leaf design
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)
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Fundamentals of Form Design

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Summer

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2020

Dates: July 22 - August 12 Design on chalkboard, vessel in progress on table by Ruth Easterbrook
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Ruth Easterbrook

Course descriptionJoin 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)

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Design for Tile

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Dates: July 21 - August 11 Big Blue tile by Marek Jacisin
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (EST)
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Marek Jacisin

Course descriptionFrom 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)

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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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