Students will coil build figurative and animal forms, continuing with slip dipped fabric and metal decorations. Throwing students will work with handles for baskets and lidded forms.Beginning students will complete a basic course in clay. Clay and tool costs will be in addition to course fee. Classes suited for beginners will be Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings with Aria Finch, as well as Thursday evenings with Anna Edwards.
Clay Open Studio:
This class offers open enrollment during the summer for adult students who wish to use the RMAC clay studio facilities during Museum hours only. Prerequisite: Participants must be current ceramics students at the Museum (if past students, see Aria Finch).
Lab Fee is included in class price.
Instructor: Aria Finch May 26- September 10
Regular Museum hours except during scheduled children’s clay classes.
$105 members; $130 non-members
Therapeutic Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a form of meditative movement with roots in ancient south east Asia. Originally developed as a martial art philosophy, modern Tai Chi has become a modern catch all term for intentional meditative movement. This class will focus on four themes: Movement, posture, balance, and conscious breathing. This practice can be done sitting or standing, and is entirely adaptable to the individual's health.
Instructors: Daniel Chihak Sundays for 8 weeks
All ages and skill levels May 7- June 25
$45 Members; $55 non-members 3:30-4:30
Ekphrastic poems are poems written about works of art. In the first half of this workshop, participants will engage in the pure pleasure of reading a range of ekphrastic poems selected from this long poetic tradition and they will respond to the poems in conversation with others. In the second part of the workshop, participants will write their own ekphrastic poems in response to a work of art in the museum's exhibitions.
Instructor: Colette Speer Wednesday for four weeks
Age/Skill level: 16 and up, all skill levels May 10-31
$45 members; $55 non-members 3-4:30pm
*Students will be given a reading list of poems to be discussed when they sign up for class
Design Your Own Board Game
Have you ever wanted to create your own board, card, or dice game? Now is your chance to design your own game. Learn the history of board games and game mechanics. Develop a theme, plan and design, construct the components, and play test your idea to produce your game.
Instructors: Matt Bromley & Mary Alice Balderrama
Saturdays and Sundays May 13, 14, 20, 21 All ages and skill levels 2-4 p.m. $45 Members; $55 non-members
Learn from artist David Emmitt Adams about the historic Cyanotype process and how to make your own photographic prints. Participants of this workshop will use botanical specimens, lace, cut paper and other common household objects to create one-of-a-kind photograms on light sensitive paper. These working methods are similar to the ones used by photographers of the early 1800s!
Instructor: David Emmitt Adams All ages; children
under age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, May 27th 1-4pm
$30 members; $40 non-members