Spring One-Week Session 3:
April 23 - 29, 2017


Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.


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Books & Paper

Bhavna Mehta, Gush (detail), paper, 60 x 48 inches


Bhavna Mehta
Cut, Fold, Sculpt

The flatness of paper will serve as an inviting platform for the transformation of ideas. Students will explore cutting, folding, sewing, and manipulating paper. We will begin with simple exercises that will start to expand the medium of paper into objects and stories. Paying attention to color, shape, pattern, and texture, students will learn to take an idea, drawing, or story and translate it into paper using various cutting techniques, with an emphasis on the personal and the collaborative. We’ll discuss contemporary works and paper as a hot design medium. All levels. Code S03B

Studio artist; teaching: University of California San Diego Extension, San Diego Book Arts (CA), Lux Art Institute (CA); Creative Catalyst Grant, San Diego Emerging Art Prize; recent exhibitions: Oceanside Museum of Art (CA); collections: Geisel Library Special Collections (CA), public art commissions: Long Beach Transit Mall (CA).






Kurt Anderson, octo-platter, cone 6 porcelain, 14 x 14 x 2 inches


Kurt Anderson
Platters and Plates as Canvas

This fun and supportive workshop will focus on making plates and platters through wheelthrowing and slab construction and useing decorative techniques to create unique and personal functional tableware. Students will be introduced to a variety of methods for decorating pottery, including sgraffito, mishima, and simple brush painting. Students will be encouraged to sketch and draw on paper as they develop personal iconography and explore ideas from established pottery archetypes. Basic ceramic experience will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Code S03CB

Studio artist; teaching: Hunter College (NYC), Ohio State University (OH), Archie Bray Foundation (MT); exhibitions: The Clay Studio (Philadelphia), Archie Bray Foundation (MT), AKAR Design Gallery (IA).







Mark Peiser, Passage 1, hot-cast, phase-separated glass,

23-1/4 x 25 x 8-1/2 inches


Mark Peiser & Susie J. Silbert
The Glass Sommelier

Not all glasses are alike. Different kinds of glass encourage different processes and aesthetics. Some allow for complex detail work, while others are more suitable for large-scale castings. Structured like a cooking class and including lectures and discussions on the history of glass, this workshop will expose students to a breadth of glasses and give them information that will help them design glasses to their own tastes and needs. We’ll mix ingredients, melt glasses, and sample the results. An interest in and enthusiasm for glass is required. All levels. Code S03GB

Mark: studio artist; Glass Arts Society Lifetime Achievement Award, North Carolina Award, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass Lifetime Achievement Award; collections: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Tokyo Museum of Modern Art. Susie: curator of modern and contemporary glass at Corning Museum of Glass (NY); teaching: Rhode Island School of Design; exhibitions: UrbanGlass (NYC), Parsons (NY).