A new year is here, with unforeseen ideas, projects, and challenges. One of the ways I challenge myself is by teaching. I find these moments a good opportunity to stretch and share my ideas while pushing myself and others.
Beginning Drawing Topics, Tuesdays 1 - 4pm
An introduction and refresher to drawing skills for the artist who wishes to improve this basic skill set required to become an artist. Four weeks of innovative classical drawing instruction emphasizing observation and eye-hand coordination. Weekly topics are as follows:
Jan 9 - Line & Shape
Jan 16 - Perspective & Space
Jan 23 - Value & Depth
Jan 30 - Composition + Putting it All Together
Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays 6 - 9pm, January 10 - February 14
Using slab and coil techniques, build a large scale ceramic sculpture or 2, be it abstract, animal or human in nature. Sectional sculpture making will also be covered. This technique is used to make sculptural works easier to move and fire. Artwork made in this class will be allowed to slow dry and be fired sometime in March.
Beginning Wheel Throwing, Thursdays 12:30 - 2:30pm, February 8 - March 15
During this class, students will learn techniques that emphasize the creation of forms on the potter’s wheel; cups, mugs, bowls and plates by learning to throw, trim, alter, pull handles, and slip decoration. Students are encouraged to take additional classes to learn the art of glazing as this is primarily a throwing class.
Welding Sampler, Feb 9: 5-8pm & Feb 10: 9:30-4:30
Learn different welding techniques by sampling many different welding processes by creating small projects out of mild steel such as a plant holder, fireplace pokers or small sculptures. Discussions will include welding safety, settings, the positives and negatives of different welding techniques, and how to get started with your own machine or tanks.
Drawing & Monotype Printmaking, Tuesdays 1-4pm, February 6-27
Enrich your drawing skill set and learn how to yield the power of the press. Take your marks on paper to a plexi with printing ink and move your practiced 2D skills into the next realm: monotype.
Business Skills for Artists, Drop-in Series, Saturdays 1 - 4pm
Artist Statement & Bio: January 27 & February 3
Resume & CV: February 24
Photographing your artwork: March 24
Application Opportunities: April 28
Creating your Web Presence: May 26
Marketing your Artwork: June 30