Wintersession Arts Offerings 2019

Harvard JAMS!

January Arts and Media Seminars: January 22-25, 2019

Pursue your creative passion, explore arts and entertainment career options, and learn from leading artists and arts professionals during Wintersession 2019. Our January Arts and Media Seminars – JAMS! – offer students the time and space to try something new that would not be possible during the fall or spring semesters. Visit the Dean of Students Office for more information about college-wide offerings during Wintersession or call 617.495.8676.

Click here to register for Topical Joke Writing and Portraiture: The Original Selfie. For Ceramics Program offerings, click here to register for Hand Made Mugs and here to register for Printmaking on Clay. Note: To register, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. If you already have an account with Ceramics Program, click on “Login to use your saved billing address”. If not, please enter your personal information. Then click “Complete Purchase” button. 

Topical Joke Writing January 25

Nell Scovell 82Approximately 12 students will create a Late Night writers' room with former Letterman and Simpsons writer Nell Scovell '82. The three-hour workshop will explore joke-writing skills and group dynamics. Together, the group will write an opening monologue based on that day's news. You will learn how to pinpoint the vein of comedy and to mine it. Each person's completed monologue will be recorded. To join this workshop, participants will be asked submit three topical jokes. This is not a comp. No previous joke writing experience is necessary. (Scovell wasn't on the Lampoon, and you don’t need to be either.) Just bring your sense of humor. Bring your curiosity. Seminar includes writers' room necessities: coffee, donuts and salty snacks. Nell Scovell '82 is the author of Just the Funny Parts, a memoir about her 30 years writing for TV. She was the creator and showrunner of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Portraiture: The Original Selfie January 24-25

artDuring two-day seminar with approximately 12 astudents, Stephen Coit '71, participants will tour portraiture at Harvard Arts Museums with the instructor and learn portraiture basics such as how to see a figure in space and light, understanding facial and body structure, gesture and facial expressions, and "resemblance." Coit will also explore material on the neurobiological bases of portraits. Participants will learn the basics of drawing on paper with charcoal. Everyone in the seminar will produce a piece of art -- even if you think you can't! -- and will overcome self-imposed obstacles. Artist Stephen Coit '71 has created some of the most compelling contemporary portraiture for Harvard College, including images of Allen Counter, Peter J. Gomes and many others. 

Ceramics: Hand Made Mugs January 22-25

mugsWhether it is for morning coffee, noon soup, or evening hot chocolate, if you want to exchange the Styrofoam and paper versions for a handmade, ceramic mug, this workshop is for you. Along with being introduced to the potter’s wheel, you will also acquire basic skills in hand forming basic shapes – like a mug! This is a great opportunity to try clay and to gain an excellent foundation for further exploration. This workshop is for students of all levels. A special session will be arranged for you to glaze your work during the Spring Term. Register here

Ceramics: Printmaking on Clay January 22-25

printmaking on clayA variety of surface techniques will be explored as applied to the ceramic medium as a means of personal expression.F rom the graphic to the painterly, techniques will include traditional printmaking techniques such as silk screening and stenciling onto plaster slabs to use with clay rather than the traditional paper and press. These colorful slabs of clay can then be prepared as wall-hung tiles or shaped into simple vase or cup forms. Instruction will be provided January 22-24 with a supervised “open studio” on January 25. A special session will be arranged for students to glaze their work during the Spring Term. Register here.