We are once again offering summer classes. Although these are geared towards the needs of teachers looking for professional development in the arts, the classes are open to anyone. If you are looking to learn about a new media or to upgrade your skills and comfort level, consider these classes! Whether you are experienced or brand-new, these classes have something to offer you.
All the registration forms, with some information about the classes are here. To read more about each class, continue on.
Independent Study in Ceramics: this one, of all, is geared the most towards teachers. Write a proposal explaining what it is you need to learn, why, and how you intend to learn it. Once it’s approved, spend 40 hours working on it over the summer. Attend two online meetings: one to introduce your project to the whole class; the other to talk about what you learned, and show pictures, if applicable. You will need access to a computer, google hangouts (for the meetings), and the supplies and equipment you need to complete your project. Register by June 10, and take your time over the summer to complete the class. This class has been approved for three PTSB or UW credits.
Encaustic Painting and Collage Class Interested in hot wax? This is your chance to learn basic and advanced techniques from an encaustic artist! Encaustic is defined as the application of color using hot wax or other hot media. In this class, we will paint with hot pigmented wax, collage and much more! There will be lots of time to create, and we will also discuss how this might be applied to a classroom setting. This class takes place in Cheyenne July 17-20. Credit has been applied for from PTSB and UW. If granted the class will be worth two credits. Sign up by July 7
Advanced Fused Glass: Open to anyone interested in glass fusing, this class assumes you have some glass knowledge. If you don’t, please talk to the teacher prior to signing up. This is a solid week of working on fused glass projects, and motivated attendees can complete a few smaller projects, or some really large ones. If you’ve taken it before, consider focusing on coldworking techniques in this class, instead of making new work. This class takes place at Riverton High School June 19-21. This class has been approved for three PTSB or UW graduate credits. Register by June 1 to ensure your place in the class. Due to the cost of materials, this class is non-refundable after June 1.
Mosaic: This whirlwind class will take you through the basics of mosaics, and you’ll leave with a hopefully completed project. The class will cover all the basic information and some history, and also provide tips and suggestions for teaching it at home. A fairly simple process that can use scraps and leftover pieces, mosaic is a good way to offer a new medium to schools. Participants should bring an object to mosaic to class if possible–a small stool, or small table, or pot–as the bases available will be generic. This class takes place at Riverton High School June 24-25. This class has been approved for one PTSB or UW credit.