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Tug at my Heart

By Monica Nawrocki Tug Boats It was my big brother who taught me about tug boats. Ben taught me many things, of course, but he was unaware of most of them: how to spit; that as long as Mother doesn’t see, it’s okay to pee in the yard; and that we pretend the dog is a...

Week 13 Monica Harhay Marketing for the Visual Arts

Course outline: This course examines the ways in which artists can assess the market, promote their work ensure exposure of their work and price it appropriately. Through a combination of theory and practice, students will be introduced to the basic principles of arts...

Week 9 Throwing IV with Roger Kerslake

Course outline: The development of advanced throwing skills including the creation of enclosed forms, and centering and throwing large amounts of clay will be the focus of this course. Students will develop the skills required to make more complex lids that are well...

Week 8 Throwing III with Wayne Cardinalli

Course outline: Students will improve their pottery making skills in order to create better finished pottery with consideration given to functionality. Methods such as sectional throwing, and extended throwing with added coils to make larger pieces, such as planters...

Week 7 Glaze technology with Michael Sheba

Course outline: we will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work with percentage and unity formulas so that the glazes can be analyzed, compared, altered, new glazes formulated, and glaze faults identified and corrected. The characteristics and choice of raw...

Week 6 Mould making with Angelo Di Petta

Course outline: Students will develop skills to make plaster molds for ceramics. They will learn the properties and various working techniques of plaster in order to make hump, slump, press, one piece, simple 2 piece and tile moulds. The composition, adjustment by...

Week 5 Throwing techniques II with Barbara Joy Peel

Course outline: We will develop and define our wheel throwing skills in order to make simple pottery forms. We will learn the methods of trimming pottery, jug spouts and perfecting handles, paying particular attention to finishing details. Barbara Joy Peel explains...

Sir Sandford Fleming College – Haliburton Campus

Studio... Our studio is now open on Saturdays. It took some negotiating with the principal but after some going back and forth about what we wanted (24 hr access) and what they could offer, we ended up with Saturday 10-4 and Monday – Thursday 5-9. Fridays we have to...

Week 4 Throwing I with Barbara Joy Peel

Course outline: This week is an introduction to making pottery on the potter’s wheel. We will learn the basic characteristics and working properties of clay and how to center clay on the wheel in order to make simple pottery forms such as cylinders, bowls and plates....

Week 3 Drawing with Roger Kerslake

Course outline: Introducing the basic techniques and methods of drawing, this course develops skills that are of critical importance in all aspects of the production of art. Through an exploration and application of the elements of design (line, space, texture, form...

Week 2 Basic Design with Stephen Hogbin

Course outline: The course introduces the basic elements and principles of two and three dimensional design. The visual contrast and elements, along with the quality of line, shape, colour, composition, structure and proportion, will be explored through a variety of...