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Events

Youth Class: Handbuilding with Clay
Apr
9
to Jun 4

Youth Class: Handbuilding with Clay

3 - 5th Grade Clay

In the second session of this class, students will build flower pots, garden gnomes, bird baths -all things garden inspired in celebration of the coming of spring! They will learn how to manipulate clay using coils, slabs and pinch pots to create these inventive items.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets after school from 3:45 - 5:15

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Class: Beginning Throwing, à la carte
Apr
11
to May 23

Class: Beginning Throwing, à la carte

Each session Jenny will address specific aspects of clay usage including; using tools, advanced hand building, troubleshooting your throwing, and discussing design and form. Take one class or all, the sessions are non-sequential. The aim of this class is to make you better at working with clay.

Your class fee provides firing, glazing and open studio in the duration for the class. Additional clay $10 to $18 per bag.

April 11: Spiral and Ram’s Head Wedging, Centering, Cylinders

April 18: Cylinder workshop (getting the cup form efficient)

April 25: Put a handle on mugs and pitchers

May 2: Trimming - bowls and cylinders

May 9: Plates & Wide Bowls

May 16: Sgraffito - carving in color

May 23: Paddle, facet & small alterations - with wheel thrown ware

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Class: Daytime Handbuilding
Apr
16
to May 21

Class: Daytime Handbuilding

This daytime class is perfect for the beginner who wants to learn to create bowls, dishes, vases, tiles and more without the potter’s wheel. Sculptural forms will also be created and how they may be transformed into utilitarian objects. We will create basic but fun forms using hand building and then learn to add that personal touch using sculpting, alteration, stamps, stencils, painting, slip, stains, sgraffito, found objects and more.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets in the ceramics studio, Mondays from April 16 - May 21

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Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing
Apr
26
to May 31

Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing

April 19 - May 24

THURSDAYS 12:30pm - 2:30pm

6-week class. Beginners welcome.

During this class, students will learn techniques that emphasize the creation of forms on the potter’s wheel; cups, 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.

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class. Additional clay $10 to $18 per bag.

Taught by Jenny

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Class: Drawing Topics
Jun
7
to Jul 26

Class: Drawing Topics

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:

June 7: Line
June 14: Shape & Space
June 28: 1 point Perspective
July 5: 2 point Perspective
July 19: Value
July 26: Composition

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Class: Surface Decoration on Clay
Jun
26
to Jul 31

Class: Surface Decoration on Clay

Learn to enhance your pottery by practicing techniques that will make your work unique through decoration. Take one class or all, the sessions are non-sequential. The aim of this class is to make you better at decorating your pottery.

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class.

Topics:

In Wet Clay:

June 26: Carving / Stamping / Sprigging / Thinking about Glazing and Staining

On Leather Hard Clay:

July 3: Sgraffito (Slip or underglaze)

July 10: Mishima and inlay (Underglaze)

July 17: Monotype Transfers (Slip)

July 24: Many ways of Stencils (Slip)

After Being Glazed:

July 31: Decals - how to design and print your own

Class is taught by Jenny, in the ceramics studio at the Art Association.

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Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Marketing your Artwork
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Marketing your Artwork

From business cards, e-newsletters, print ads, to Instagram and Facebook… marketing is everywhere. It’s all about how you present yourself and form a voice (or brand.) Let’s demystify the options and simplify your own marketing strategies.

This class is part of a series of subjects taught by Jenny, check out the details here: http://artassociation.org/education/adult-classes/?filter=dept_14

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Sale: August Art Fair Jackson Hole
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Sale: August Art Fair Jackson Hole

Dowd House Studios will have a booth in the August Art Fair! Check back later for booth #.

Now in it’s 52nd year, Art Fair Jackson Hole is our largest fundraiser of the year! Please take a moment to plan your trip to Jackson Hole and the Art Fair so you can take advantage of what this valley can offer you.  Every dollar we receive from admission goes to keep our exhibitions and art education programs free to the public all year. In 2017, our jury hand-picked 150 high-caliber artists and the fairs saw over 5,000 in attendance. This small, boutique fair attracts an engaged, affluent audience and is supported by a strong group of staff and volunteers.

Hours: Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Admission: Free for Art Association Members. $5 for Adults; Kids 10 & Under Free. 

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Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Application Opportunities
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Application Opportunities

In this session let’s put it all together by discussing how to find and apply for opportunities: show entries, residencies, grants, etc.

This class is part of a series of subjects taught by Jenny, check out the details here: http://artassociation.org/education/adult-classes/?filter=dept_14

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Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Photographing your Artwork
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Photographing your Artwork

Whether you are documenting your artwork for your own reference, website, or show opportunities it is helpful to start out right. Learn easy (and cheap) tricks for displaying and lighting your 3D or 2D artwork. We will also discuss easy ways to edit your images and what sizing requirements mean.

This class is part of a series of subjects taught by Jenny, check out the details here: http://artassociation.org/education/adult-classes/?filter=dept_14

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Class: Glaze Formation
Feb
21
to Mar 21

Class: Glaze Formation

FEBRUARY 21 - March 21

WEDNESDAY 6pm - 9pm

5-week class. Beyond beginner.

Learn how to safely make, test and fire ceramic glazes in this class. Lectures and demonstrations will include studio safety, proper documentation, units of measurement, glaze starting points, what the major chemical groups do what and in what kiln atmosphere, using the gram scale, and firing your tests in the electric or gas kiln without making the lab tech mad at you. This class will also include a soda firing during the 5th week of the class!

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, misc supplies, firing and glazing. Additional clay $10 to $18 per bag.

Taught by Sam

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Class: Welding Sampler
Feb
9
to Feb 10

Class: Welding Sampler

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.

Taught by Sam, this 2-day workshop meets Friday 5 - 8pm and Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm

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Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing
Feb
8
to Mar 15

Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing

FEBRUARY 8 - March 15

THURSDAYS 12:30 - 2:30pm

6-week class. Beginners welcome.

During this class, students will learn techniques that emphasize the creation of forms on the potter’s wheel; cups, 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.

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class. Additional clay $10 to $18 per bag.

Taught by Jenny

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Class: Ceramic Sculpture
Jan
10
to Feb 14

Class: Ceramic Sculpture

JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 14

WEDNESDAYS 6pm - 9pm

6-week class. Beginners welcome.

Using slab and coil techniques, build large scale ceramic sculpture, be it abstract, animal or human in nature. Sculptures. 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.

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class. Additional clay $10 to $18 per bag.

Taught by Sam

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Class: Drawing Essentials
Jan
9
to Jan 30

Class: Drawing Essentials

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. Sign up for one or all four, weekly topics are as follows:

January 9 - Line & Shape
January 16 - Perspective & Space
January 23 - Value & Depth
January 30 - Composition + Putting it All Together

Taught by Jenny: Classes meet on Tuesdays from 1 - 4 pm in the Drawing & Painting Studio at the Art Association, located in the Center for the Arts.

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Sale: Teton MudPots Holiday Sale
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Sale: Teton MudPots Holiday Sale

On Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1, the Art Association hosts the ever-popular annual Teton Mudpot Holiday Sale in the Art Association’s Art Gallery and Loft. This year, the sale will expand its offerings and will feature prints, paintings and jewelry for sale. The sale will run from 10:00am to 7:00pm on Thursday and 9:00am to 3:00pm on Friday.
Thousands of pots will be available from all of the potters who create in our studio. Choose from cups, mugs, bowls, plates, casseroles, bottles, soap dispensers, pitchers, teapots, sculptures and strange creations.

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Class: Drawing & Monotype Printmaking
Nov
7
to Nov 28

Class: Drawing & Monotype Printmaking

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.

Taught by Jenny: This class meets for 4 Tuesdays from 1 - 4pm in the Painting / Printmaking studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

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Class: Oxy Acetylene Welding & Cutting
Oct
25
to Nov 16

Class: Oxy Acetylene Welding & Cutting

Sometimes referred to as “art” welding, oxyacetylene welding is one of the most versatile welding systems that, properly set up, can weld most metals together through brazing and welding. With the addition of a cutting torch, steel can be “sawed” through with the flame. This class will train students to control the torch in order to make beautiful welds. Students will practice their skills by creating a 3 dimensional sculpture out of welding rod that will be either a geometric or animal form. Students will also learn about flame and gas safety, about how to set up the welder and how to go about setting up their own system at home.

All supplies included. Class size limited to 5.

Taught by Sam, this class meets for 4 weeks in the Multi-Purpose studio

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Class: Drawing Essentials
Oct
10
to Oct 31

Class: Drawing Essentials

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. Sign up for one or all four, weekly topics are as follows:

January 9 - Line & Shape
January 16 - Perspective & Space
January 23 - Value & Depth
January 30 - Composition + Putting it All Together

Taught by Jenny: Classes meet on Tuesdays from 1 - 4 pm in the Drawing & Painting Studio at the Art Association, located in the Center for the Arts.

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Sale: August Art Fair
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Sale: August Art Fair

Dowd House Studios will be participating in the August Art Fair Jackson Hole!

The Art Association’s Art Fairs are quintessential Jackson summer events. These outdoor fairs feature local and national artists selling fine art and craft including ceramics, paintings, furniture, photography, and much more. Live music, food vendors, youth activities, and artists demos add to the extended weekend activities at Miller Park. 

Booth #156

Friday, August 11th 10am to 6pm
Saturday, August 12th 10am to 6pm
Sunday, August 13th 10am to 4pm

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Class: 3D Drawing
Aug
2
to Aug 30

Class: 3D Drawing

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take mark making to a new level in this mixed media drawing class. Sometimes ideas are better expressed through a blend of drawing and sculpture. Contour drawing and shading techniques will combine with wire and shadow drawings to create interest through depth and atmospheric perspective. Make your drawings come to life and jump right off the page! Weeks are as follows:

August 9 - Line: wire objects
August 16 - Value & Texture: piercing, folding and manipulating paper
August 23 - Shape & Space: mobiles
August 30 - Composition: drawing with found objects

Sign up for all or just one!

This class is taught by Jenny and meets in the Painting Studio at the Art Association of Jackson Hole on Wednesdays from 1 - 4pm.

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Class: Glaze Doc
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Glaze Doc

Improve the quality of your glazing with this 2-hour class. Let “Doctor” Sam explain how to use the glazes in the studio. He will demystify stains and tell you how to read “between-the-lines” when looking at the glaze cross-blend wall. No subject will be too small as he will cover proper stirring and best waxing practices. All steps will be covered. Bring some bisqueware and your questions or practice on “orphaned” ware. Great for all levels of potters but students should have at least one pottery class under their belt.

Taught by Sam, this class meets in the Ceramics Studio at the Art Association.

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Class: Make a succulent planter!
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Class: Make a succulent planter!

Make and decorate your own small flowerpot in this short clay workshop.

Learn how to carve and shape clay into a unique little pot. Add personality with colorful stencils using bright underglazes.

Afterwards Jenny will fire the pots and add a shiny clear glaze. Then comes the planting party!

July 13th come back and pick up your finished pot, choose a succulent and put them together. If you can’t make the date, just come by anytime after the 13th to pick up a planting kit- your pot, a bag of soil, and a succulent.

$40 fee- all materials included! Bring a child and work as a team, bring a friend, or just bring you for this fun creative evening!

Questions? hello@dowdhousestudios.com

Space is limited; please register by phone or email: andi@pennylanecooperative or 307.203.2323

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Class: Pottery: Focused Topics
Jun
16
to Jul 28

Class: Pottery: Focused Topics

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each session Jenny will address specific aspects in clay usage including: using tools, advanced hand building, troubleshooting your throwing, and discussing design and form. Take one class or all, the sessions are non-sequential. The aim of this class is to make you better at working with clay.

JUNE 16: Cylinder workshop (getting the cup form efficient)

(No Class June 23!)

 JUNE 30: Put a handle on mugs and pitchers

 JULY 7: Trimming - bowls and cylinders

 JULY 14: Plates & Wide Bowls

 JULY 21: Sgraffito - carving in color

JULY 28: Paddle, facet & small alterations - with wheel thrown ware

Sign up for all or just a few! This class is taught by Jenny on Friday afternoons from 2 - 4pm in the Ceramics Studio at the Art Association.

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Class: Glaze Doc
Jun
15
6:15 PM18:15

Class: Glaze Doc

Improve the quality of your glazing with this 2-hour class. Let “Doctor” Sam explain how to use the glazes in the studio. He will demystify stains and tell you how to read “between-the-lines” when looking at the glaze cross-blend wall. No subject will be too small as he will cover proper stirring and best waxing practices. All steps will be covered. Bring some bisqueware and your questions or practice on “orphaned” ware. Great for all levels of potters but students should have at least one pottery class under their belt.

Taught by Sam, this class meets in the Ceramics Studio at the Art Association.

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Exhibition: FoundSpace
Jun
9
to Aug 16

Exhibition: FoundSpace

This summer Jenny will be participating in FoundSpace 2017, a collaboration with Jackson Hole Land Trust, Teton County Parks and Recreation and Jackson Hole Mountain Lodge. She will be working with 4 other local artists to create artwork to engage the space.

An "opening" event will be June 9 and the work will remain for display and interaction until August 16.

More details coming soon!

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Class: Beginning Drawing Topics
May
24
to Jun 14

Class: Beginning Drawing Topics

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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:

May 24 - Line & Shape
May 31 - Perspective & Space
June 7 - Value & Depth
June 14 - Composition + Putting it All Together

Sign up for all or just one!

This class is taught by Jenny and meets in the Painting Studio at the Art Association of Jackson Hole on Wednesdays from 1 - 4pm.

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Class: Beginning Ceramics
May
24
to Aug 4

Class: Beginning Ceramics

  • Central Wyoming College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 3-credit beginning ceramics course is offered through Central Wyoming College. The class will cover throwing on the wheel, handbuilding techniques as well as a variety of surface options. 

Taught by Jenny, this class meets Wednesday & Friday mornings from 8 - 10:30 am in the ceramics studio of the Art Association.

Contact Central Wyoming College in Jackson for enrollment information: 307-733-7425

Contact Jenny for information about course content (you do not have to take this class for credit!) hello@dowdhousestudios.com

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Class: Make a Creative Mother's or Father's Day Card
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

Class: Make a Creative Mother's or Father's Day Card

Hosted by: Jenny Dowd, Alissa Davies & Penny Lane Cooperative

Jenny and Alissa will have numerous art stations set up for you to make a beautiful card or two for your mother or father. Collage, paint, pencil, ink, fabric, paper, stencils… there will be many supplies to play with. Food, drink, fabulous clothes and the opportunity to be creative… a wonderful mixture!

Wednesday | May 10 | 5-7pm

$25 | supplies included

Children welcome to attend and participate with a parent for free!

Please feel free to bring your own supplies as well.

To register: andi@pennylanecooperative.com or: 307.203.2323

 

 

 

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Class: Glaze Doc
May
10
11:00 AM11:00

Class: Glaze Doc

Improve the quality of your glazing with this 2-hour class. Let “Doctor” Sam explain how to use the glazes in the studio. He will demystify stains and tell you how to read “between-the-lines” when looking at the glaze cross-blend wall. No subject will be too small as he will cover proper stirring and best waxing practices. All steps will be covered. Bring some bisqueware and your questions or practice on “orphaned” ware. Great for all levels of potters but students should have at least one pottery class under their belt.

Taught by Sam, this class meets in the Ceramics Studio at the Art Association.

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Class: Beginning Throwing
Apr
20
to May 25

Class: Beginning Throwing

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy learning to throw on the potter’s wheel during the day. Students will learn the techniques for creating bowls, cups, mugs, vases and plates, trimming, pulling handles and making spouts. A brief look at glazing will be included as it will be more thoroughly covered in later classes. Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing and glazing.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets on Thursday mornings for 6 weeks from 9:30am - 12:30pm

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