Co-curricular

Bookmaking Basics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Session 1: February 4 – March 11Deighton Abrams Pop Up Book
Day/Time: Thursdays, 2:00 – 4:00PM ET
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Deighton Abrams

Course Description: Books are one of the most intimate objects you can engage with. Design, stitch, and bind your own books use for sketching, journaling, or telling a narrative. We will look at a variety of different bookmaking techniques from the simple ‘zine to accordion books to “pop-up” books! No experience required.

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Ceramic Surface Design

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Session 2: March 25 – April 29Tumbler by Deighton Abrams
Day/Time: Thursdays, 2:00 – 4:00pm ET
Level: Beginning – Advanced
Instructor: Deighton Abrams

Course Description: This course will have students exploring new intuitive approaches to using the surface of ceramics as a canvas to tell stories either representational or abstract (or both). Through lectures and demonstrations, we will explore effective ways composing imagery on both sculptural and functional forms. A wide variety of techniques including brush work with underglaze, oxides, and slips as well as exploring

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Plant Based Printing Processes I

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Plant I with Anne EderSession 1: February 3 – March 10 (6 classes)
Session 2: March 24 – April 28 (6 classes)
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm ET
Instructor:
Anne Eder

Course Description: Get outdoors with this introduction to plant-based printing processes that use light and common plant materials obtained from the backyard, a nearby park, or even the grocery! 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. Most items needed to take this course should be easily obtainable from the backyard, a nearby park, or even the grocery.

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Handbuilding Basics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Ruth Easterbrook pot in progressSession 1: February 1 – March 8 (6 classes)
Session 2: March 22 – April 26 (6 classes)
Day/Times: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30pm ET
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Instructor: Ruth Easterbrook

Course Description: In this class, we will focus on the basics, first individually focusing on technique and developing skills. This will be a project-based class with guided exercises that will challenge and train your abilities. We will focus on pinch, coil, and slab for most of this class and begin applying ways of combining these to make more complicated vessels.

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Hip Hop – New Class!

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Level: All levels
Instructor: Amirah Sackett
An all levels class focusing on the foundation and techniques of hip hop dance including toprocking, breaking, and popping. Students will be introduced to the history of hip hop dance and its evolution since its early beginnings. Goals for the class include mastery over steps and techniques, and application of those foundational movements into exploration of individual freestyle. The class is adapted for a small space. 
Day/Time: Thu, 6-7pm EST
What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of hard flooring. 
Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Bare feet or sneakers recommended.... Read more about Hip Hop – New Class!

Conditioning: Strength & Stretch

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021
Level: All levels
Instructor: Lonnie Stanton
Accompanist: Akili Jamal Haynes
A conditioning class with a Yoga base that will focus on a new area of the anatomy each week and build to a short yogic sequence. The sequence will connect like a concise dance phrase based on the weekly theme with each class ending in a movement sentence that includes toning options and stretching. 
Day/Time: W, 7:30-8:30pm EST
What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of flooring. A yoga or exercise mat, towel, or carpet is recommended for comfort. 
Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Bare feet recommended.

Bharatanatyam

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021
Level: II
Instructor: Sunanda Narayanan
For students who have taken Bharatanatyam or have other previous experience with the form. Bharatanatyam II will build on the intricate pure dance movements that demand coordination and that combine footwork, hand gestures, eye, and neck movements. Each class will include a warm up and dance movements that will lead to learning short dance pieces for small spaces.
Day/Time: T, 6-7pm EST, and Thu, 6:30-7:30pm EST
What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3' of hard flooring.
Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear, e.g. leggings, long t-shirts or tunics. Bare feet recommended.

Independent Studio at Home

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Tool BoxSession 2: February 1 - March 12 (6 weeks)
Session 2: March 22 - April 30 (6 weeks)
Day/Time:
N/A

Level: Independent - Advanced
Instructor: N/A

Course Description: Independent Studio at Home is intended for participants in the Boston area who are not enrolling in Spring 2021 online Ceramics Program course, but would like to access bisque and/or glaze-firing opportunities at the Ceramics Program. This option includes firing and studio glazes for up to 10,000 cubic inches of bisque and/or glaze work for the 6-week session. Cubic inches will be tracked for bisque and glaze firings, and cubic inch totals in excess of 10,000 cubic inches will be billed to you at 3 cents per cubic inch. We are offering electric kiln firing up to cone 6, and cone 10 gas reduction and soda vapor firings. Other firing temperatures can be arranged. A Google Sheets signup form and detailed instructions for scheduling greenware drop off and glaze sessions will be emailed at the start of the semester. ... Read more about Independent Studio at Home

Revisiting Curators, Conservators and the Ceramic Object

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Session 1: February 1 - March 12Curate Class

Day/Time: N/A

Level: Beginning – Advanced

Instructor: Multiple

 

The Harvard Ceramics Program has long collaborated with museums at Harvard in support of scholarly research of ceramic objects. This course offers participants the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of historic ceramic objects from across the globe via six lectures that you can review at your own pace. Each lecture features teams of conservators, curators, conservation scientists and/or scholars from museums at Harvard and beyond discussing their research of ceramic objects within the collection. With your registration, you will receive access to a Harvard Google Classroom with all six recordings for the duration of the semester plus 30 additional days.

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Contemporary

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Level: All levels
Instructor: Nailah Randall-Bellinger
Accompanist: Allison Stamiris  
Adapted for the small space, an introduction to the fundamentals of classical Modern dance technique that 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.
Day/Time: Sat, 11:15am-12:15pm EST
What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of flooring. 
Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Bare feet recommended.

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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

Offered: 

2021

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. Adapted for a small space, this class will explore the basic elements of freestyle hip hop dance, from the bounce and rock to the party dances built on top of them. Students will be coached on how to interpret music through their movements and exercise creativity to develop their unique style. 
Day/Time: M, 7-8pm EST
What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of hard flooring. 
Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Bare feet or sneakers recommended.
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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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Skills for Singing

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Dates: Beginning February 2
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Eschen
Location: Virtual
For further information: Contact instructor Elizabeth Eschen



Course description: Skills for Singing is a  co-curricular, non-credit, no-fee course offering training in fundamental skills for singing: ear training, sight-reading, and vocal technique.  In this new online format, the class will have two meeting times a week. Tuesdays will feature lessons in music theory and vocal pedagogy, and Thursdays will be a singing studio class, with vocal exercises, repertoire, and class performances. Students will be given vocal assignments and will need to have a space to practice and make some sounds. 

Through this work together, students will develop two important skill-sets: 1.) familiarity and understanding of the language of Western notation and 2.) awareness and celebration of their own unique instrument and personal artistry.  Participation in the course is encouraged for those new to singing,  students planning to audition for one of the Harvard Choruses or other Harvard vocal ensembles, and any singer looking to further their vocal knowledge & abilities.

 

NOTE: The class will cap at 15 students, with 10 of those spaces reserved for undergraduate students. This lottery will conclude on Friday night, January  22nd, at 11:59pm. You will find out on Monday, January 25th if you are in the class or on the waiting list.

 

 If you’d like to be put in the lottery for this course, you can do so here

 

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