Sundays, beginning on July 8, 2018: Introduction to Throwing on the Pottery Wheel
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Join JoAnn Neilsen at the Winterset Art Center for a series of introductory workshops on the pottery wheel. Classes will be held on Sundays, July 8, July 15, July 22, and July 29 from 1-3pm. Classes are recommended for ages 15 and up. However, ages 12 to 14 may enroll with an attending parent or guardian.
Winterset Art Center Clay Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the evening. Class participants may come to the art center ceramic studio at that time to glaze their pieces.
Total fee is $60 per student which includes all four sessions. Advance registration and payment is required. Please email email@example.com to register.
Open studio practice time with JoAnn will be available to students on Wednesdays, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1st from 1-3pm for an additional cost of $10 per person per session.
July 10-12, 2018: Into the Wild Blue Yonder for Young Explorers
Summer Art Program
9am to 10am Daily
This week will focus on things that fly into the wild blue yonder. Think hot air balloons, airplanes, kites, and more. Your child will learn about man-made flying creations while experimenting with an array of art materials. Recommended for ages 5-9. Camp fee is $18 for Winterset Art Center members and $21 for non-members.
Saturday, July 14, 2018:
Screen Printing for Kids
10am to 12pm
Spend the morning creating your own coloring pages! Students will learn the basics of screen printing and get to print their own page of images. Once the ink dries, it's time to color! Ages 7-11. Parents' attendance is welcome but not required. Advance registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your child. Class fee is $8 per student.
July 14-15, 2018: Ceramics Weekend at the Winterset Art Center
The Winterset Art Center is excited to welcome artists, Zach Wollert and Kathryn Baczeski for a weekend of ceramic instruction.
Zach Wollert - https://www.zacharywollert.com/
Zach Wollert is a ceramic artist working with wheel-thrown objects. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Kent State University and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Oregon, Eugene OR. He currently is the lead studio art technician and Adjunct instructor of Sculpture and Ceramics at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Artist Statement - Comprised of tableware, vessels, and wheel-thrown sculpture my ceramic work is built upon recurring forms and surfaces produced from my throwing technique. My ceramics are influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement to make simply designed hand-made objects with minimal decoration. This influence has brought me to a place in my work where I intently focus my making on form and surface. Form and surface are the most important elements of my work because they are the greatest expression of my skill as a potter. With form and surface I want to draw attention to the liveliness of wheel-thrown ceramics. It is important that the decorative elements are unmistakably left by the hand. Ultimately, I want my ceramic work to embody the personable qualities I possess: proud… strong… thoughtful…
Kathryn Baczeski - http://kathrynagnesbaczeski.com/
Kathryn Agnes Baczeski is a visual artist working with raw clays, digital media and animals. She received her BFA in Sculpture with a concentration in Ceramics from the University of Connecticut and earned her MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington. She is currently a resident at The Iowa Ceramic Center in Cedar Rapids Iowa and short-term visiting artist coordinator.
Artist Statement - My process of creating is in constant flux throughout the entire cycle of my practice. The most effective way that I have found of releasing control of my work, is through collaboration, including collaborating with a horse’s ass! Themes of my work begin with who or what I will be collaborating with. Here in Iowa, I have found inspiration in working with local farmers, reclaimed materials, livestock, and the soft rolling prairies found in the rural. Working with animals has allowed me to get back in touch with simple movements and nonverbal communication. Allowing my actions to speak for themselves no matter how simple and subtle.
Opening myself up to obstacles has been one of my greatest discoveries in the past few year as an artist. I have been challenging myself to work under conditions of not knowing and with people and places and times of day where the outcome of work is subject to change in any given moment. I think being uncomfortable while working is the greatest hope that any artist could ever want because when I get complacent while making work, the excitement and spontaneity is lost. Both in my art and desire to create.
We have six workshops running throughout the weekend; students may choose two. $50 for Winterset Art Center members, $55 for non-members.
Saturday, July 14, 10am-Noon, Wheel Throwing
Saturday, July 14, 10am-Noon, Hand Building
Saturday, July 14, 1:30-3:30pm, Wheel Throwing
Saturday, July 14, 1:30-3:30pm, Hand Building
Sunday, July 15, 10am-Noon, Wheel Throwing
Sunday, July 15, 10am-Noon, Hand Building
Winterset Art Center Clay Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the evening. Participants of the Ceramics Weekend may come to the art center ceramic studio at that time to glaze their pieces.
Our goal is to have everyone's art work fired and ready for pick up by the mid-August. Space is limited. Please email email@example.com to register. Classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please have your class preferences ready when you register. Thank you!
Saturday, July 21, 2018:
Covered Bridge Screen Print
10am to 12pm
Merge photography with printmaking to create a photographic screen print of a Madison County Covered Bridge. Learn about the four color printing process, then produce a work of art perfect for display or gifting. Ages 18+ Class fee is $25 per person. Advance registration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Bree graduated from the University of Northwestern - St.Paul with a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Arts. For the past 2 years Bree has been a teacher's assistant at Northwestern. Prior to joining us at the Winterset Art Center, Bree was affiliated with Creston: Arts, in Creston, Iowa.
Saturday, July 28, 2018:
Screen Printing on Fabric: Winterset Art Center Logo
10am to 12pm
Celebrate Winterset Art Center's new logo by screen printing your own tee or tote! Learn the basics of screen printing on fabric in this hands-on workshop. All supplies and materials provided. Please let us know preference and size at registration. Advance registration is required. Email email@example.com to sign up. Ages 12+ Class fee is $24 per person. Bree graduated from the University of Northwestern - St.Paul with a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Arts. For the past 2 years Bree has been a teacher's assistant at Northwestern. Prior to joining us at the Winterset Art Center Bree was affiliated with Creston:Arts, in Creston, Iowa.
Saturday, August 4, 2018: Leather Cuff Making
10:00am to 11:00am
Join Tiffany Smith, owner of The Dancing Llama and leather jewelry artist, as she guides you in creating your own unique leather cuff. Participants will cut leather cuffs and stamp them with a mermaid or unicorn design. A variety of stains and leather paints will be available to add personalized color. The cuff will be finished with a snap closure. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Class fee is $20 members/$25 non members. Minimum class size 3, maximum 6. Advance registration required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this fun workshop.