Courses

Animal Sculpture

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Claudia Olds GoldieSession 2: March 25 – April 29
Day/Time: Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm ET
Level: Beginning – Advanced
Instructor: Claudia Olds Goldie

Course Description: Create ceramic animal sculpture inspired by the natural world, fable, parable, fairy tales, and dreams. Drawing inspiration from historical and contemporary sculpture, students will develop their own realistic, metaphorical, or hybrid animals using simple ceramic techniques including slab, pinching, coiling and modeling.

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Ballet Barre

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Level: II/III
Instructors: Yury Yanowksy and Jean Robens Georges
Accompanists: Robin Cho and Yulia Yun
A classical ballet barre for participants who have some prior experience in ballet. It will include the fundamental exercises of the ballet barre technique, from plies to grandes battements, with a focus on alignment, expressive ports des bras and musicality. The class may also include specific, complimentary strengthening and stretch exercises as the need arises.
Days/Times: T, 7-8pm EST; Th, 5-6pm EST 
What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of hard flooring. Carpet not recommended. Chair, desk, the wall, or countertop to hold on to in place of a barre. 
Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Socks and or ballet shoes* recommended.

Ballet II

Semester: 

Spring

Dates: Feb 7-April 18
Days/Times: T TBA
Level: II
Instructor: Boyko Dossev 
This course will build upon and enhance foundational ballet training with musicality, improved articulation and flow of motion. At least two years of intermediate level ballet required.
Location: Director's Studio (74 Mt. Auburn St.)

Note: No class on Tuesday, March 14, for Harvard Spring Break. 

Ballet II

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Level: II
Instructor: Elizabeth Epsen
Accompanist: Jakov Jakoulov 
For dancers who have taken Ballet I or have some prior ballet experience, these classes will focus on building upon the basic designs of ballet technique, learning more complex phrases of movement, and musicality.
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 2
Days/Times: M, W 7:30-9pm


Attire: Dance/yoga/workout wear — something comfortable to move in. Socks and or ballet shoes* recommended. * Please reach out to find out more about our shoe sponsorship program.

Ballet III

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Level: III
Instructors: Yury Yanowksy
Accompanists: Jakov Jakoulov and Yulia Yun 
Focusing on developing advanced, integrated coordinative skills and dynamics, this class fosters a more diverse vocabulary for dancing in the spirit of rigor, curiosity and individual artistry. At least three years of advanced level ballet required.
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1 on Tuesdays and Studio 2 on Saturdays
Days/Times: T 7:30-9pm, Sa 10-11:30am

Attire:  Dance/yoga/workout wear — something comfortable to move in. Socks and or ballet shoes* recommended. * Please reach out to find out more about our shoe sponsorship program.

Ballet@Noon

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Level: II 
Instructor: Jean Robens Georges
Accompanist: Jakov Jakoulov
For dancers who have taken Ballet I or have some prior ballet experience, these classes will focus on building upon the basic designs of ballet technique, learning more complex phrases of movement, and musicality. Designed to fit into the lunch hour, this class is slightly truncated, at 1 hour and 15 minutes. 
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1
Day/Time: Th 12-1:15pm

Attire:  Dance/yoga/workout wear — something comfortable to move in. Socks and or ballet shoes* recommended. * Please reach out to find out more about our shoe sponsorship program.

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.

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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By Hand at Home

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Session 2: October 26 - November 30 (6 classes) ***WAITLIST ONLY***Handbuilt Trays upside down by Ruth Easterbrook
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Ruth Easterbrook

Course description: Join 2019-20 Artist in Ruth Easterbrook in exploring hand building with clay from home. Each session includes on-line demonstrations and will address issues of construction, function and cover a variety of surface decoration techniques. 
*Session 1 class on October 12th will take place on Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day.

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By Hand at Home with Deighton Abrams

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Session 1: September 9 – October 14 (6 classes)abrams_handbuilding_weblow.jpg
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Deighton Abrams

Course description: Join 2020-21 Artist in Residence Deighton Abrams in exploring hand building with clay from home. Each session includes on-line demonstrations and will address issues of construction, function and cover a variety of surface decoration techniques.

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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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Circle, Square, Oval

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Session 2: March 23 – April 27 (6 classes)Paul Wisotsky Pitchers
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 1pm – 3pm ET
Level: Beginning – Advanced
Instructor: Paul Wisotzky

Course Description: This class will focus on creating circular, square and oval pots that start on the wheel. It will include altering, adding hand-built elements, subtracting material, and attention to surface both in the wet and leather hard stages. We’ll explore a variety of utilitarian pottery including cups and mugs, serving dishes and lidded vessels to name a few. We’ll spend time each session sharing work in progress discussing function,

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Combined Methods

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Session 1: February 4 – March 11 (6 classes)Combined Methods Zac Mickelson
Session 2: March 25 – April 29 (6 classes)
Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm ET
Level: Beginner – Advanced
Instructor: Zac Mickelson

Course Description: Learn to use a combination of handbuilding and wheel thrown techniques to make a variety of functional vessels. Instructor Zachary Mickelson will demonstrate projects that are handbuilt in addition to projects involving a wheel. There will be something for everybody, regardless of student's access to a pottery wheel. We will be exploring different forms with a range of style and function, and allowing for different levels of experience. Each session will include online demonstration and discussion of students' individual projects, with opportunity for feedback, critique, and suggestions.

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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.

Conditioning: Strength & Stretch

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Level: All levels
Instructor: Nailah Randall-Bellinger
Combines the classical modern dance Katherine Dunham barre vocabulary, yoga, Pilates, integrated breathing exercises, and musicality to build stamina and coordination essential to the dancing body. 
Day/Time: Sat, 10-11am 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.

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