Co-curricular

Private Wheel Lessons

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Dates: July 20 - August 15White Plate, Slip Design by Steve Murphy
Days/Times: Arranged with instructor. 1 hr. appointments
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Steve Murphy

Course Description:  For those with access to a pottery wheel at home, Steve Murphy will work with you one-on-one on throwing technique, perfecting forms or challenging you to try new ones! A camera set-up that shows a view of you throwing on the wheel is required as well as access to Zoom. Before registering, contact Kathy King, Director at kking@fas.harvard.edu to arrange for a day/time that works for both you and the instructor. You will then be assisted in registering for the lessons. With permission of the instructor, additional lessons can be obtained.

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Sculptural Ideas in Paper Construction I

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Dates: July 21 - August 11Paper Sculpture Folded
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Claudia Olds Goldie

Course description: Make the most out of the time away from the Ceramics Program by exploring paper as a sculptural medium. Create paper prototypes out of cut, rolled, folded and assembled paper. Papier-mâché, home-made paper clay, mold making, casting and embossing may be explored. Students will view virtual demos, engage in class discussions, and have group and individual critique sessions. (4 weeks)

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Dates: July 21 - August 11 Sean O'Connell Jar
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Kyle Johns

Course descriptionJoin 2019-20 Artist in Residence, Kyle Johns for a virtual trip around the country to visit four contemporary ceramic artists in their own studios: Chris Pickett, Lorna Meadon, Sean O'Connell and Kala Stein. Each visit will provide a look into the artist’s studio and engage you in conversation with that artist. Each week you will be guided to research that week’s artist and become familiar with their work. You will then take part in the artist interview, led by Kyle Johns, and encouraged to bring your own questions for the artists. The conversations that will take place are intended to inspire us to consider our own work and practice in fresh and different ways. (4 classes) Photo: Jar, Sean O'Connell

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Plant Based Printing Processes II

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Dates: July 23 - August 13            WAITLISTED pattern created from plants and photographic process to be demonstrated in class
Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (EST)
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Anne Eder

Course description: In this sequel to Plant Based Printing we will go deeper into processes from the first session and explore anthotype printing in 3D and on other substrates, expanded chlorophyll printing, and combining lumen and phytogram printing with cyanotype and chemigram processes.  (4 classes)

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Contemporary I

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Level: All levels
Instructor: Nailah Randall-Bellinger
Accompanist: Akili Jamal Haynes 
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 a way that is “grounded” are emphasized as defining modern dance movement qualities. In addition to building a strong vocabulary of classical modern dance, as it applies to contemporary dance, the students will explore each style through a series of movement studies designed to develop one’s muscle memory and movement fluidity. Live accompaniment! 
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1
Days/Time: F 6-7:30pm

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

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Curation, Conservation and the Ceramic Object

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Dates: July 24 - August 14
Days/Times: Fridays, 10am - 12noon EST
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Multiple

Course Description: 

The Harvard Art Museums and the Harvard Ceramics Program have been close collaborators in support of scholarly research of ceramic objects for many years. This course offers participants the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of historic ceramic objects from across the globe. Five curators and conservation scientists from the Harvard Art Museums will discuss their research of ceramic objects within the collection. Each class meeting will feature a different topic. (4 classes)... Read more about Curation, Conservation and the Ceramic Object

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

Offered: 

2020

Level: All levels
Instructor: Tarikh Campbell
Hip Hop is a culture created by Black and Hispanic youngsters in The Bronx, NY during the 70s. It is composed of four pillars: DJing, Breaking (also called break dancing), Graffiti, and MCing. During the 80s, a new dance style emerged from the New York party scene called "party dance," which is today known more commonly as Hip Hop dance. Though still a young genre, Hip Hop dance has created many legends, including the Elite Force crew's Buddha Stretch, LINK, Ejoe, and Caleaf. Today it spans the globe, with dance festivals and battles on nearly every continent. It has even influenced additional popular styles of street dance, including Memphis Jookin and Litefeet. In this class, we will explore the basic elements of freestyle Hip Hop dance, from the bounce and rock to the party dances built on top of them. Through the class, students will be coached on how to interpret music through their movements and exercise creativity to develop their unique style. 
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

Offered: 

2020

Level: All levels
Instructor: Ilya Vidrin
Teaching assistant: Jessi Stegall 
For all levels, Contemporary Latin/Ballroom is a practice based in the foundations of ballet, American modern techniques, and Latin/ballroom principles. Each class begins with a rigorous warm-up designed to hone physical coordination, balance, and strength. Exercises are rooted in rhythm and musicality, evolving fluidly from individual movement to paired actions of moving together. Students will develop and practice foundational skills of partnering, emerging from dances like the cha-cha, rumba, salsa, waltz, merengue, samba, and tango. 
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 2

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

Bharatanatyam

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

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 
Days/Time: T 6-7:30pm

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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Skills for Singing

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 4th - April 28 (no class during spring recess)
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 7-9pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Eschen
Location: Music Department Room 6, Paine Hall
NOTE for Spring 2020:  Skills for Singing is full for the Spring 2020 semester and no longer enrolling students. If you are interested in future sections of the course, please email Instructor Elizabeth Eschen at eschen@fas.harvard.edu.



Course description: A fall and spring 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

Offered: 

2020

Level: All levels
Instructor: Joh Camara 
Accompanist: Sory Diabate 
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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