Illustrated Clay for the Classroom
July 15 - 26, 2013
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY is pleased to offer Illustrated Clay for the Classroom. This two week Summer Institute will focus on drawing ON AND INTO a white clay body, either flat slab tiles or fabricated plates. No previous ceramic technical skill or experience is required. The course will emphasize rendering a stylistic range of two-dimensional expression with a variety of ceramic materials common to the classroom, and fired in an electric kiln.
STUDY INSTITUTE PROGRAM
The featured artist-potter, Bernadette Curran, will conduct a comprehensive two-day workshop during week one, sharing the evolution of her signature style, recording her flights of imagination in tangible, durable ceramic form. During week two, Kevin McCloskey, a veteran artist-teacher, and Theo Uliano, an emerging talent, will each lead day-long workshops presentations on their personal visual notation, commonly recognized as “cartooning” fun and funny, their spontaneous stream-of consciousness approach is sure to capture the imagination of multiple levels of students in the public school. The institute will meet 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday from July 15th, through July 26th. This Institute meets in the Ceramic Studio, Sharadin Art Building room 108. Class enrollment will be limited to 15 students. Limited enrollment for Act 48 non-credit students.
James Chaney, Faculty and Coordinator is a Professor of Ceramics at Kutztown University and holds an MFA in Ceramics from Kent State University. Jim has explored interpretive functional work, both through slip-casting and throwing, most recently firing his work in a wood fired Anagama-style kiln, constructed after study in Japan. These works were recently exhibited in conjunction with the annual NCECA CONFERENCE in Philadelphia in 2010.
Bernadette Curran is a working Philadelphia potter, exhibiting her signature animated cartoon animal plates at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, and at the Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She has taught workshops at the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana, and at the Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Her work has been included in such publications as Studio Potter, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, and Lark Book’s “500 Cups.”
Kevin McCloskey, teaches illustration at Kutztown University. His humorous illustrations have appeared in children’s books and newspapers, including the Village Voice and The New York Times. In 2007 he was awarded an NEH fellowship to study the visual arts of Oaxaca, Mexico. Recently, he conducted an experimental drawing workshop at University Benito Juarez, Oaxaca. He loves to sketch when he travels and has taken Kutztown University students to Mexico for a sketchbook journal course.
Theo Uliano, completed his MFA in Ceramics at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia in 2011, after earning his BFA in Crafts at Kutztown University in 2007. His loose, improvised cartoons, commenting on everyday life, accomplished with under glaze color and black under glaze pencils on functional ware have attracted a following, and were exhibited recently at the Philadelphia Craft Show, 2012.
|GRAUDATE CREDIT FEES
|Required Institute Fee/Tuition
ACT 48 hours available for credit and noncredit options. For an itemized list of the fee/tuition charges and ACT 48 information please see the Art Education and Crafts web site.
Students are encouraged to room on campus, in handicapped-accessible facilities, so they benefit from interaction with colleagues. Room fee includes housing in Golden Bear South Village and linens (2 sheets, 2 towels, 1 washcloth, pillow and blankets).
Room: Twelve nights (Sunday - Thursday) $352.25
Send Institute Registration Form and check to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 115, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 19530 by June 1, 2013.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Prof. James Chaney
Illustrated Clay for the Classroom
Department of Art Education and Crafts
Kutztown, PA 19530
PHONE: (610) 683-4508 FAX: (610) 683-4502