May, 2017 Classes

 

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Course instructors are renowned in the arts community, locally, regionally, and across the US. Click the instructor’s name for information about his or her interests and experience.

Members enjoy reduced class fees; contact RHP for details about the benefits of studio membership. As always, course fees include generous open studio hours, personal storage space, use of studio glazes and all firings.   Feel free to download and complete the registration form or stop by our location at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block to register and learn more.

 

PLEASE PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DATES AND TIMES. Thanks!
May, 2017: The Romero House Potters (RHP) celebrates Spring with the May 2 – May 31 session. Students may register any time during the session.

 Monday

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1:00 pm-4:00 pm   May 8, 15, 22, and 29

Instructor: George Peñaloza

Fee: $140 (member); $160 (non-member)

Would you like to expand your potential working with paper clay?  This class can help you bring your ideas to life by providing pointers about attaching parts, reinforcing walls and making repairs.  Help with hollow construction and review of specialized hand tools for creating detail will also be offered.  This is an informal class with resident artist George Peñaloza.
SKILL LEVEL: All levels welcome

Tuesday

WHEEL, SCULPTURE, and HAND BUILDING   
9:30 am-12:30 pm   May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Instructor: Janet Burner
Fee: $175 (member); $200 (non-member)

This class will meet five Tuesdays in May.

This class brings together students with varying degrees of experience in clay, who share a desire to be creative using hand building techniques and the potter’s wheel. Demonstrations will be given regularly. Individual artistic development is the class focus. High fire, low fire, saggar, and raku firings will be covered.

Skill Level: All levels welcome

 

Wednesday                    

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 9:30 am – 12:30 pm   May 10, 17, 24, and 31

 Instructor: Julie Szerina Stein

 Fee: $140 (member); $160 (non-member)

Creating mosaic tesserae can be approached in a multitude of ways:  by  hand forming,  cutting, stamping,  punching, incising, impressing and by utilizing sprigs.  Julie will cover these  various methods, providing you choices to enhance your creativity.   You will apply color to your mosaics through the application of under glazes and glazes and also learn how to complete your mosaic composition by arranging and adhering your mosaic tesserae to a backing board and sealing your composition with  grout.

SKILL LEVEL: All levels welcome

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1:00 – 4:00 pm     May 10, 17, 24 and 31

 Instructor: Julie Szerina Stein

  Fee: $140 (member), $160 (non-member)

Learn the basic construction techniques of slab, coil and pinch.   A slab roller, clay extruder, and molds as well as many hand tools are available to assist you in creating your own unique clay objects.  Glazing, as well as other decorative techniques, such as embossed surface texture will be demonstrated.  Your fee includes the use of studio glazes, slips, oxides and stains, bisque and glaze firings and over                                                                             40 hours of open studio per week.

SKILL LEVEL: Focus on beginner, but all levels welcome

Saturday


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THROWING ON THE WHEEL
9:30 am – 12:30 pm   May 6, 13, 20 and 27

Instructor: Jim Jones

Fee: $140 (member); $160 (non-member)

Build a strong foundation in working on a potter’s wheel. Bring your favorite cone 10 clay; Rod’s Bod clay suggested for beginners. Or use recycled clay, available for purchase at RHP. Surface treatments such as impressing, glazing and using oxides and stains will be discussed and demonstrated; firing and use of studio glazes is included.

SKILL LEVEL: All levels welcome

Saturday

From Beginning Hand Building to Figurative Sculpture, for All Levels
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm  May 6, 13, 20 and 27


Instructor: Sid Henderson

Fee: $140 (member); $160  (non-member)

Students will gain an understanding of clay and its expressive possibilities through the exploration of their personal visions, whether they be realistic or dream-like.

The instructor will introduce beginners to the traditional methods of hand building: coil, slab and pinch.  Students will explore texture through the application of incising and impressing.  They will explore color through the use of glazes, slips, engobes, oxides and stains.  The more advanced student may choose to build large scale figurative sculpture, or proceed with smaller hand built projects.  Each class incorporates demonstration and individual feedback.   The instructor addresses  individual  student preference and interest  as well as a variety of skill levels.

SKILL LEVEL: All levels welcome

All dates and fees are subject to change.

NOTE: Studio/course fees are non-refundable. Classes missed because of emergency may be applied to future course sessions. Make-up classes are not transferable and must be completed by the original student only.

PLEASE PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DATES AND TIMES. Thanks!

 

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