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Explore Enamel

Course No. CEJM150
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 18-November 6 (Tuesday) – 6:30-9:30pm
Faculty Kasumi | Sarah Paul

This is a class for beginning to advanced students who want to expand their creative knowledge. Enamel is the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to metal in a kiln. This process yields instant results with saturated permanent color. You will learn a variety of enameling techniques. Beginning with the basics such as sifting, wet packing, and firing. We will then explore the creation of depth through texturing metal with the use of hammers and building layers of enamel with stencils. You will use a combination of processes to create simple jewelry, small-scale sculpture, or work for the wall. Bring ideas and sketches of projects you want to create.

Explore Enamel

Course No. CEJM150
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 18-November 6 (Tuesday) – 6:30-9:30pm
Faculty Kasumi | Sarah Paul

This is a class for beginning to advanced students who want to expand their creative knowledge. Enamel is the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to metal in a kiln. This process yields instant results with saturated permanent color. You will learn a variety of enameling techniques. Beginning with the basics such as sifting, wet packing, and firing. We will then explore the creation of depth through texturing metal with the use of hammers and building layers of enamel with stencils. You will use a combination of processes to create simple jewelry, small-scale sculpture, or work for the wall. Bring ideas and sketches of projects you want to create.

Explore Enamel

Course No. CEJM150
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 18-November 6 (Tuesday) – 6:30-9:30pm
Faculty Kasumi | Sarah Paul

This is a class for beginning to advanced students who want to expand their creative knowledge. Enamel is the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to metal in a kiln. This process yields instant results with saturated permanent color. You will learn a variety of enameling techniques. Beginning with the basics such as sifting, wet packing, and firing. We will then explore the creation of depth through texturing metal with the use of hammers and building layers of enamel with stencils. You will use a combination of processes to create simple jewelry, small-scale sculpture, or work for the wall. Bring ideas and sketches of projects you want to create.

Glass Casting

Course No. CEGL150.00
Cost $280 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 4
Dates September 29-October 20 (Saturday) – 10am-2pm

Interested in learning how to cast glass? This class is perfect for you-beginning and intermediate students are welcome! We will develop forms out of clay, foam, or wax, and use hand-built mold-making techniques to create objects in a kiln. We will also explore several methods of firing, annealing, and casting glass in a kiln. Our main focus will be to learn about the material and how it moves in a mold to develop a good understanding of the kiln-casting process. Materials are included in the cost of this class.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR700
Cost $390 Register Now
Credits 3.0
Sessions 10
Dates September 15-November 17 (Saturday) – 9am-12pm

In this course, intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on an independent ceramics project with guidance from a technical specialist. Propose a project to develop throughout this course using the CIA ceramics facilities in a structured, open studio environment. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical specialist. All studio work must take place during class time. Please bring a proposed project and timeline the first day of class.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR700
Cost $390 Register Now
Credits 3.0
Sessions 10
Dates September 15-November 17 (Saturday) – 9am-12pm

In this course, intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on an independent ceramics project with guidance from a technical specialist. Propose a project to develop throughout this course using the CIA ceramics facilities in a structured, open studio environment. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical specialist. All studio work must take place during class time. Please bring a proposed project and timeline the first day of class.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR700
Cost $390 Register Now
Credits 3.0
Sessions 10
Dates September 15-November 17 (Saturday) – 9am-12pm

In this course, intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on an independent ceramics project with guidance from a technical specialist. Propose a project to develop throughout this course using the CIA ceramics facilities in a structured, open studio environment. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical specialist. All studio work must take place during class time. Please bring a proposed project and timeline the first day of class.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR700
Cost $390 Register Now
Credits 3.0
Sessions 10
Dates September 15-November 17 (Saturday) – 9am-12pm

In this course, intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on an independent ceramics project with guidance from a technical specialist. Propose a project to develop throughout this course using the CIA ceramics facilities in a structured, open studio environment. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical specialist. All studio work must take place during class time. Please bring a proposed project and timeline the first day of class.

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