Art at Aquinas College

SCECH Workshops

Spring 2019 SCHECH Workshops:

Questions:
scech@aquinas.edu


Figure Drawing: Structure and Expression with Chris LaPorte

This is a 9-hour figure-drawing workshop led by artist and Aquinas Associate Professor of Art, Chris Laporte. The workshop is structured as three 3-hour studio sessions.

Working from live models, Professor Laporte will introduce contour and gesture drawing, measuring, issues of spatial illusion and how they relate to working with the figure, and shading. Group and individual critiques will focus on use of materials, personal direction, design principles and common anatomical challenges.

Workshop is limited to 15 participants and approved for state continuing education clock hours (SCECHs).

When: Wednesday, February 6, 13 and 20 from 6-9 p.m.

Where: Aquinas College Art and Music Center: RM 209

Cost: $85.00 (does not include your $5.00 KISD fee paid at the workshop). Materials provided.

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Ceramics Workshop with Madeline Kaczmarczyk

This workshop will cover extensive use of surface design and manipulation on wet and “leather hard” clay. Students will produce several small vessel or sculptural forms and integrate the following techniques: silkscreen, combing, slip trailing, stamping, sponging and sprigging with information provided on digitally produced ceramic decals. This is a six-hour workshop, which meets for two, 3-hour sessions.

Skills will be comfortable for the beginner and yet offer challenges for advanced clay artists.

On our first evening, we will complete one or more pieces in clay, while the second evening will allow further technical study as well as glazing of those pieces. The art studio will provide most tools however; a needle tool is highly recommended and will be available inexpensively the first night of class.

Workshop is limited to 15 participants and approved for state continuing education clock hours (SCECHs).

When: Wednesday, April 10 and 24 from 6-9 p.m.

Location: Aquinas College, Art & Music Center, Room 215/216

Cost: $85.00 (does not include your $5.00 KISD fee paid at the workshop). Materials provided; needle tool available for purchase the night of class if desired

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Plaster Relief Sculpture with Nate Lareau

Experience working with several materials, processes and techniques through the creation of plaster relief casting. In week 1, participants sculpt and construct a simple one-part mold out of clay and pour two casts of plaster. Week 2 consists of finishing and painting the plaster reliefs. Concepts presented and worked with include basic design principles including composition, unity and visual balance, etc. This is a six-hour workshop, which meets for two, 3-hour sessions.

Workshop is limited to 12 participants and approved for state continuing education clock hours (SCECHs).

When: Wednesday, March 20 and 27 from 6-9 p.m.

Location: Aquinas College, Art & Music Center, Room 215/216

Cost: $85.00 (does not include your $5.00 KISD fee paid at the workshop). Materials provided.

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