Co-curricular

Contemporary I

Semester: 

Spring

Level: All levels
Instructor: Nailah Randall-Bellinger
This course introduces the fundamentals of classical Modern dance technique and shows its evolution into what is now called Contemporary dance. Students are introduced to the basic vocabulary of Graham, Horton and Limón techniques, including such terms as the c-curve, undulation, lateral arch, fall and rebound, spiraling, release swing, and contract and release. The use of the torso and working in...

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Figure Drawing at Currier

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates: February 13-May 1, 2019
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”...

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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...

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Hip Hop

Semester: 

Spring

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. 
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Contemporary Latin/Ballroom

Semester: 

Spring

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: 

Spring

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...

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The Ceramic Surface

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates: February 6 - April 24Natalia Arbelaez
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Natalia Arbelaez

Course Description: Join 2018-19 Artist in Residence, Natalia Arbelaez in exploring new avenues towards personal expression through image-based surface techniques such as sgraffito, mishima, monoprinting and china paints and luster on the glazed surface. Traditional printmaking techniques will be applied to ceramics through utilizing silk-screening methods with EZ Screens. Beginners will be inspired to think about surface in new ways, while advanced students will explore better composition and development of personal direction for decoration. (12 classes/13 weeks)

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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: 

Spring

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. 

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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

Introduction to Clay Bodies

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates: February 4 - April 22Clay Bodies
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced

Instructor: Matthew Katz/Casey Zeng


Course description: 

Introduction to Clay Bodies Online is a 13-week course focused on the science behind Clay Bodies. The course provides information and science to help everyone utilize clay bodies in ways that will help them take control of their materials and make their studios the best they can be. Course objectives include to develop a basic understanding of the origins, chemical composition, properties, and function of clay types: earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Understand the processing and usage of clay formulas as well as the analysis and performance of clay formulas. The application of clay formulas as related to throwing, construction and casting will be discussed as well as the tenants of heat and temperature and identification and correction of clay flaws. Note: Class will be held on President's Day, Monday, February 18th.

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Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates:  February 8 - April 26 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)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates: February 5 - April 23Stephanie 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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Harvard Student Ceramics Lab

Semester: 

Spring

Dates: February 4 - April 22 Harvard Student Course
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm or 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. NOTE, you must be approved by Director King prior to registering for this class. When approved and registration complete, students will work with Director Kathy King, to gain access to the studio and be given orientation and training for all materials and equipment.

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