Spring Education Program at the Emerson

Tuesday Mar. 8th, 2011

The Emerson’s spring session of art education for all ages continues in March-May with classes in ceramics and painting. In addition, our Summer ArtCamps for children grades 3-5 is now open for registration. Further information is now available on our website: www.theemerson.org. Our youth art program features a 6-week pottery classes with Resident Potter Ryan Mitchell. Through demonstrations, practice and individualized instruction children will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 pm beginning March 29. Children will learn the basics of ceramics in a nurturing environment with individualized instruction. Their pottery will be fired with colorful lead free underglazes and glazes. Scholarships are available for children’s classes. Ryan Mitchell graduated with honors from Montana State University, with an emphasis on functional ceramics. For teens and adults we offer several ceramics classes including Tuesday Nights Drop-in Pottery class, 7- 9:30 pm with Ryan Mitchell beginning March 22. Students will create their own projects with individualized instruction from Ryan. Prerequisites include knowledge of ceramics through previous classes. On Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 12:30 beginning March 30, Shaila Sorenson teaches beginning pottery in earthenware. On Wednesday nights, 7 – 9:30 pm beginning March 23 we offer cone 6 porcelain and mid-range stoneware with potter Vanessa Rogers. Students will pursue both wheel thrown and handbuilt pottery, with an emphasis on surface treatments and carving. Noah Massey will be teaching a 4-week Beginning Oil Painting class in May. Her work depicting contemporary images of early Christian martyrs, the “Blesseds” is currently on display in the Emerson’s Weaver Room. For more info please e-mail Ellen Ornitz,  ellen@theemerson.org. Register for classes with @ the Emerson, 587.9797.