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Events

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:

October 10 - Line & Shape
October 17 - Perspective & Space
October 24 - Value & Depth
October 31 - 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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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 & 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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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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
5:00pm 5:00pm

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
6:15pm 6:15pm

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
5:00pm 5:00pm

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
11:00am11:00am

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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Class: Welding- Small Projects
Mar
3
to Mar 17

Class: Welding- Small Projects

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

Each week, Sam will teach you different welding techniques by creating small projects out of mild steel, such as a hand rake or a wine rack. Discussions will include welding safety, settings, the positives and negatives of different welding techniques, and how to get started with your own machine.

All supplies included.

Taught by Sam, this class meets in the Multi-Purpose Studios for 3 Friday evenings from 5 - 8pm

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Class: Glaze Chemistry
Feb
16
to Mar 23

Class: Glaze Chemistry

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

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, and soda firing!

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, misc supplies, firing and glazing.

Taught by Sam, this class meets every Thursday evening from 6 - 9pm in the Ceramics Studio at the Art Association from Feb 16 - March 23.

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Cupcakes & Clay
Feb
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Cupcakes & Clay

Make a sweet for your sweetie or just for you in this short clay workshop. Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay to make cupcakes, donuts, candies, and all kinds of cute, guilt-free treats!

We will use porcelain and techniques such as: pinch, coil and slab to make realistic and fantastic looking delicacies. After you decorate your clay treats with brightly colored underglazes, Jenny will fire and add a clear glaze to make your sweets bright, shiny and irresistible. After about a week, come back to Penny Lane and pick up your finished treats!

Open to all, bring a friend for this fun evening or bring your child and work as a team!

The class is $30, please register in advance as space is limited. To sign up, contact Penny Lane Cooperative at: 307-203-2323 or andi@pennylanecooperative.com or stop by the store!

Email Jenny with any questions: hello@dowdhousestudios.com

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Class: Crafting your Artist Statement
Jan
30
10:00am10:00am

Class: Crafting your Artist Statement

This short workshop is the first in a Professional Development for Artists series hosted by the Art Association of Jackson Hole.

On January 30th Jenny will help you tackle your Artist Statement. This important document helps to support your art and can take many forms. This will be a great way to start your year- and get organized!

The workshop meets in the Photography Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts, free for members of the Art Association, $5 for non-members. Some computers will be available, you can also bring your laptop or pen & paper.

Contact Jenny if you have questions: hello@dowdhousestudios.com

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Class: Glaze like a pro
Nov
3
9:00am 9:00am

Class: Glaze like a pro

Just get done taking a beginning throwing class and need to learn glazing? Or maybe you have pottery experience but are tired of simply dunking your pottery in glazes with disappointing results. Refine your technique! In this class, we will take your work to another level. From start to finish, learn how to read glaze test tiles and to apply cone 10 glaze using the four steps: dipping, pouring, brushing and spraying. This class will focus on glazing so bring bisque-ware that has been filling up your shelves. Firing and glaze included in class fee.

Taught by Jenny, this 3-week class meets in the Ceramics studio at the Art Association

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Class: Beginning Drawing
Oct
3
to Oct 24

Class: Beginning Drawing

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

Learning to draw is the first art skill necessary to succeed in all mediums. This class will cover the fundamentals of composition, values and use of materials such as charcoal, conte, pen and pencil. Drawing is the very core to expressing yourself.

Taught by Jenny Dowd. This 4 week class meets from 1 - 4pm in the Painting Studio at the Art Association of Jackson Hole.

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Class: Intermediate Throwing
Sep
26
to Oct 31

Class: Intermediate Throwing

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

You've taken beginning throwing, participated in open studio, now what?

Refine your throwing skills while learning advanced techniques in this 6-week intermediate wheel  class. While revisiting basic techniques, expand your throwing skills to include lids, plates, altered pots and larger forms. Glazing will be covered in other classes. Bring your questions and ideas, this is the place to troubleshoot and expand your horizons! Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing and glazing.

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

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Class: Beginning Drawing
Sep
21
to Oct 12

Class: Beginning Drawing

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

Learning to draw is the first art skill necessary to succeed in all mediums. This class will cover the fundamentals of composition, values and use of materials such as charcoal, conte, pen and pencil. Drawing is the very core to expressing yourself.

Taught by Jenny Dowd. This 4 week class meets from 1 - 4pm in the Painting Studio at the Art Association of Jackson Hole.

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Class: Beginning Throwing
Sep
15
to Oct 27

Class: Beginning Throwing

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

Enjoy learning to throw on the potter’s wheel during the day in this 7-week class. 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 in the ceramics studio at the Art Association.

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