Co-curricular

Hip Hop - New!

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Dates: Feb 6-April 24
Days/Times: M 6:00-7:30pm
Level: I
Instructor: Tarikh Campbell
Geared towards all levels, this class breaks down the 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 2 (HDC 2), 66 Garden St.

Attire: Workout wear or anything comfortable to move in. Students may wear socks, dance shoes, or sneakers that have never been worn outside. Street shoes are NOT allowed in any studio. 
Note: No class on Monday, February 20 (President's Day) and Monday, March 13, for Spring Break. 
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Contemporary Latin/Ballroom - New!

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Dates: Feb. 9-April 20
Days/Times: Th 7:30-9:00pm
Level: I
Instructor: Ilya Vidrin
A class for all levels, Contemporary Latin/Ballroom applies foundations from ballet and modern techniques to Latin/Ballroom dynamics; this class strongly emphasizes bodily rhythm, coordination, and musicality. Starting with a warm-up to support pelvic stability and core strength, 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, always emerging and evolving from foundational Latin/Ballroom principles. 
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 2 (HDC 2), 66 Garden St.

Attire: Workout/dance wear or anything comfortable to move in and socks. Street shoes are NOT allowed in any studio. 
Note: No class on Thursday, March 16, for Harvard Spring Break. A make-up class will take place on Thursday, April 27. 

Bharatanatyam - New!

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Dates: Feb 8-April 19
Days/Times: W 7:30-9:00pm
Level: I
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. They will learn to communicate using facial expressions to convey the meanings of songs. Students will also learn about the history of this art form and its spiritual connection. Each class will include a warm up and dance movements that will build into the learning of small dance piece.
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1 (HDC 1), 66 Garden St.

Attire: Suggested attire for class is leggings, long t-shirts or tunics, and bare feet. Long hair should be tied back.
Note: No class on Wednesday, March 15, for Harvard Spring Break. 

Spring 2017 Figure Drawing at Currier

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

 

Dates: February 8-April 26* (no class March 15)
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 “ Read more about Spring 2017 Figure Drawing at Currier

Wheel Intensive - Food for Thought

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 5 - July 24 Food for Thought
Days/Times: Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Instructor: Steve Murphy

Course Description: Explore the possiblilities in combining ceramics with the art of food presentation in consultation with Chef and CEO of The Franklin Restaurant Group David DuBois. DuBois will ask students to collaborate with My Father's Delicatessan and Restaurant - a new restaurant in Allston scheduled to open late summer. Focusing primarily on the wheel, this class for intermediate to advanced potters will explore size, form, refinement and surface. Special attention will be given to creating larger vessels and lids, pouring vessels, multiples and executing more sophisticated forms. Class demonstrations will be approximately 35-45 minutes long with the remainder of the class being one-on-one help. (8 classes/10 weeks)

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Skills for Singing

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

Dates: September 20 - November 22
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Eschen
Location: Holden Chapel


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 preparing and centering the clay and then invites you to work on a variety of forms. These will later be able to be decorated and glazed. A great way to hone your skills or to let us introduce you to our studio! 8 classes/9 weeks. Read more about Skills for Singing

West African Dance

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Dates: Feb 4-April 22
Days/Times: Sa 1:00-2:30pm
Level: All levels
Instructor: Joh Camara 
A class for all levels introducing 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 include live drumming, 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. Street shoes are NOT allowed in any studio. 
Note: No class on Saturday, March 11, and Saturday, March 18 for Harvard Spring Break. 

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

Ceramic History for Artists

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 15, 22, 29 and July 13, 20, 27Ceramic Art History
Days/Times: Thursdays, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced

Instructor: Kathy King


Course description: Enjoy your lunch while traveling through time with ancient to contemporary ceramics. This seminar style course will provide a series of six presentations on ceramic art history. We will examine the development of clay techniques, kilns, and surface treatments across the world from the "Porcelain Highway" to the "Funk Movement" of the 70'sand beyond. Artists will find inspiration in both form, surface, and some of the more interesting stories around pivotal moments in our medium's history.  (Photo: Staffordshire) 6 classes, No Lab.
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Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Spring

Dates:  June 9 - July 28 ***CLOSED
Days/Times: Fridays, 10:00 – 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. 8 classes/10 weeks.
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 20 - August 1  ***CLOSED Steph Basics
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
InstructorsStephanie 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. 6 classes/8 weeks. No class on Tuesday, July 4th.
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Wheel Throwing

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 6 - August 1 wheel throwing   ***CLOSED
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Marc Mancuso

Course description: Unravel the mysteries of the potter’s wheel and surface decoration in this fun, intensive class.  The fundamental techniques will be covered as you learn to center, throw and trim a variety of functional forms including cups, bowls, and vases.  Students with basic skills will focus on refining techniques and be challenged with more complex forms. Class time will be comprised of demonstrations, critiques, and ample hands-on-time. 8 classes/10 weeks. No class on July 4th.
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Molds and Multiples

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 7 - July 26Mark Burns   ******CLOSED
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Mark Burns

Course description: 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. 8 classes/10 weeks.
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Figure Drawing

Semester: 

N/A

Dates: Sept. 23 – Dec. 2 (no class Nov. 25)

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. Ideas evolve through the process of the “drawn” Read more about Figure Drawing

Surface Techniques Workshop

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: July 18th and 25th Stephanie Young Carving
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced

Instructor:Stephanie Young


Course description:  Join nationally recognized studio potter and owner of Calm Water Designs Stephanie Young as she demonstrates a variety of surface techniques in this hands-on workshop. Young will demonstrate her unique brand of carving as well as some tradtional techniques including sgraffito, mishima, and sprig molds. Beginners will be inspired to think about surface in new ways, while advanced students will explore composition and development of personal direction for decoration. (2 classes).
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