Co-curricular

Figure Drawing at Currier

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

Dates: September 26-December 5
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 7-9:30 pm 

Level: All levels welcome

InstructorHeddi Siebel

Course description: Drawing from the human figure is an enjoyable and powerful exploration into the cultural context of one’s own world. This course uses simple materials—charcoal and erasers, inks and brushes—as means of discovery. Ideas evolve through the process of the “drawn”...

Read more about Figure Drawing at Currier

Figure Drawing at Currier

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

Dates: September 13-November 29* (no class Nov. 22)
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 7-9:30 pm 

Level: All levels welcome

InstructorHeddi Siebel

Course description: Drawing from the human figure is an enjoyable and powerful exploration into the cultural context of one’s own world. This course uses simple materials—charcoal and erasers, inks and brushes—as means of discovery. Ideas evolve through the...

Read more about Figure Drawing at Currier

Hip Hop

Semester: 

Fall

Level: All levels
Instructor: Tarikh Campbell
For all levels, this class breaks down hip hop movement through an understanding of body control and texture. Each class offers a new choreographic phrase and develops dancers' movement retention, musicality, and performance qualities. 
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1

Attire: Workout wear or anything comfortable to move in. Students may wear socks, sneakers with socks pulled over them, or sneakers that have never been worn outside. Street shoes are NOT allowed in any studio. 
... Read more about Hip Hop

Contemporary Latin/Ballroom

Semester: 

Fall

Level: All levels
Instructor: Ilya Vidrin
For all levels, these classes are based in the foundations of ballet and classical modern techniques and Latin/Ballroom dynamics. Starting with a warm-up to support pelvic stability and core strength with a focus on physical rhythm, coordination, and musicality, the class moves through movement patterns from dances like the cha-cha, rumba, salsa, merengue, samba, and tango. Exercises build and move fluidly from solo to partnered actions which emerge and evolve through foundational Latin/Ballroom principles.
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1

Attire: Workout/dance wear or anything comfortable to move in and socks. 

Bharatanatyam

Semester: 

Fall

Level: All levels 
Instructor: Sunanda Narayanan
A class for all levels introducing students to Bharatanatyam, an ancient classical dance form of India that has been continuously practiced and performed for over a millennium. This dance style is highly stylized combining pure dance and mime accompanied by music, rhythm, and lyrics. Students will learn about intricate pure dance movements that demand coordination and that combine footwork, hand gestures, eye, and neck movements. Students will also learn to communicate using facial expressions to convey the meanings of song, as well as the history and spiritual connection of the art form. Each class will include a warm up and dance movements that will lead to learning short dance pieces.
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 2 

Attire: Suggested attire for class is leggings, long t-shirts or tunics, and bare feet. 

Figure Drawing at Currier

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

Dates: September 13-November 29* (no class Nov. 22)
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 7-9:30 pm 

Level: All levels welcome

InstructorHeddi Siebel

Course description: Drawing from the human figure is an enjoyable and powerful exploration into the cultural context of one’s own world. This course uses simple materials—charcoal and erasers, inks and brushes—as means of discovery. Ideas evolve through the...

Read more about Figure Drawing at Currier

Time Travel with the Vessel Form

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 4 - November 20Natalia Arbelaez
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Natalia Arbelaez

Course Description: In this special course, students will explore different hand building and image techniques in both utilitarian and decorative vessels with 2018-19 Artist in Residence, Natalia Arbelaez. Students will utilize the collections of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and the Harvard Art Museums to draw inspiration and select works to be viewed up close in a study lab. Part of the class will focus on observing and recreating a historical vessel while implementing the possible ancient methods of creation. Students will also create their own designs and personal narrative with a contemporary approach. (12 classes/13 weeks)

... Read more about Time Travel with the Vessel Form

Skills for Singing

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

Dates: September 17th-November 19th  Note: No class held on Monday, October 8th
Days/Times: Mondays, 7-9pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Eschen
Location: Holden Chapel


Course description: Co-curricular course offering training in fundamental skills for singing: ear training, sight-reading and vocal technique. Students will study basic music theory as well as vocal pedagogy, applying this knowledge every week in a masterclass-type format. Students will discover what makes their voice unique and start celebrating their personal artistry through song, culminating in a class recital. Repertoire varies and is dependent on the student, with attention to audition preparation for interested parties. Participation in the course is encouraged for those students looking to audition for one of the Harvard Choruses or any new members of the Choruses looking to further their vocal abilities.... Read more about Skills for Singing

West African Dance

Semester: 

Fall

Level: All levels
Instructor: Joh Camara 
For all levels, this class introduces students to traditional West African dance and culture. Students will develop body strength and flexibility by learning intricate feet patterns, hand movements, and full movement sequences. Each class will be accompanied by live drumming and will include a warm-up, a break-down of the movements, high energy dancing, and will close with a community dance circle.

Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1 (HDC 1), 66 Garden St.

Attire: Workout wear or anything comfortable to move in and bare feet. 

... Read more about West African Dance

Fall 2016 Figure Drawing at Currier

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

DatesSeptember 21-November 30* (no class Nov. 23)
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 7:30-10 pm 

Level: All levels welcome

Instructor: Heddi Siebel

Course description: Drawing from the human figure is an enjoyable and powerful exploration into the cultural context of one’s own world. This course uses simple materials—charcoal and erasers, inks and brushes—as means of discovery.... Read more about Fall 2016 Figure Drawing at Currier

Advancing Glazes

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 10 - November 26Advancing Glazes
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Intermediate - 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. The ceramic artist strives to create glaze surfaces that, as a component of concept and content, enhance form through texture and color. The beauty of ceramic glazes comes from subtle nuances of chemistry. The intermingling of silicate bonds, crystallization, and kiln atmospheres dictate the qualities of the glaze. A fundamental understanding of the principles and properties involved in glaze science is essential if the ceramic artist can exert any control in the successful outcome of the work.

... Read more about Advancing Glazes

Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Fall

Dates:  September 7 - November 30 Denny 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)
... Read more about Explore Soda Firing

Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 4 - November 20Stephanie 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)
... Read more about Basics and Challenges

Harvard Student Ceramics Lab

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 10 - November 26Harvard Student Course
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm and by appointment.
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Kathy King

Course description: This non-credit, directed study course is designed to assist Harvard undergraduate, graduate students and fellows with academic projects that utilize ceramic materials and their applications. Students will work with Director of Education, Kathy King, to gain access to the studio and be given orientation and training for all materials and equipment. Establishment of project goals, work flow and instruction on construction methods will be provided. If students wish to receive credit for their work at the Ceramics Program, they would need to contact their advisor to arrange this with Director King. Students who cannot make the Monday, 6:30 - 9:30 meeting time can arrange individual appointments with Director King. 
... Read more about Harvard Student Ceramics Lab

Absolute Beginners

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 22 - November 17
Days/Times: Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Colby CharpentierThrowing on Wheel

Course description:   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 introduces 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! (9 classes/10 weeks)
... Read more about Absolute Beginners

Pages