July, 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!
July, 2017: The Romero House Potters (RHP) welcomes summer with the July 5 – July 31 session. Students may register any time during the session.

 Monday

IMG_3199EDITTROUBLE SHOOTING WITH PAPER CLAY 
1:00 pm-4:00 pm   July 10, 17, 24 and 31

Instructor: George Peñaloza

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

Would you like to explore your potential working with paper clay?  This class will help you bring your ideas to life by providing pointers about attaching parts, reinforcing walls and making repairs.  Guidance 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.  (George is featured in the May, 2017 issue of the “Desert Leaf”).

SKILL LEVEL: All levels welcome

Tuesday

WHEEL, SCULPTURE, and HAND BUILDING   
9:30 am-12:30 pm July 11, 18, and 25

Instructor: Janet Burner
Fee: $105  (member); $120 (non-member)

This class will meet three Tuesdays in July. . 

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                    

Create your Own Mosaic
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

July 5, 12, 19 and 26

Instructor: Julie Szerina  Stein

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

Creating mosaic tiles and tesserae can be approached by hand forming, cutting, stamping, punching, incising, impressing and by creating 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 will complete your mosaic composition by adhering your tiles/tesserae to a backing board* and sealing your composition with  grout.

*available for purchase or provide your own

SKILL LEVEL: All levels welcome

From Beginning Hand Building to Totems!
6:00 pm-9:00 pm  
July 5, 12, 19 and 26
Instructor:Julie Szerina Stein
Fee: $140 (member), $160 (non-member)

Students choose their own course from learning beginning hand building techniques of slab, coil and pinch, to further development of their hand building skills, to constructing a free standing totem. Glazing and other decorative techniques will be demonstrated.  A slab roller, clay extruder, and molds as well as many hand tools are available to assist you in the creative process. 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: All levels welcome

Students constructing a totem are advised that this is a long term project requiring more than one session to complete. 

FRIDAY

Glaze Techniques; Using Slips, Washes and Terra Sigillata

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  July 7, 14, 21 and 28

Instructor: Sid Henderson

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

This class is for those who wish to improve and perfect their glazing techniques.

Learn how to create and experiment with colored slips, washes, and the mysterious and beautiful terra sigillata*.  Gain a better understanding on layering different glazes and tweaking their colors to accentuate their effects. Crack the riddles behind the elusive copper red, smokey shino, and flamboyant raku glazes. Got glaze questions? This class has the answers

*Students will not be mixing their own slips or glazes.

Skill level: All levels welcome

Saturday


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THROWING ON THE WHEEL
9:30 am – 12:30 pm   

JANET BURNER WILL BE COVERING JIM’S CLASS JULY 8, 15, 22 AND 29.

 JIM WILL BE BACK TO TEACH IN AUGUST.

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  July 8, 15, 22 and 29 


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

Seven days a week!

INDEPENDENT STUDY/OPEN STUDIO:  Available for those with clay experience. Studio procedure must be cleared with a monitor or the studio manager.

Fee: $140 per month (members), $160 per month (non-member)

Includes use of facilities during all open studio hours, use of studio glazes and firings. Participants must provide their own cone 10 clay.

All dates and fees are subject to change.

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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