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Summer Courses

All supplies are included with the course fee

 Wheel Throwing I (Beginner) 

Section A: Tuesdays, June 25th – July 30th (6 Sessions)
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Patty Marfise-Patt

Section B: Wednesdays,  June 26th – July 31st (6 Sessions)
10:00 am - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tomoyasu Nakano

Section C: Wednesdays,  June 26th – July 31st (6 Sessions)
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tomoyasu Nakano

Regular registration fee: NU $139, Public $149

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of making functional ceramic art. In this course, students will begin with the process of wheel throwing with detailed instructions on how to throw a cylinder, bowl, and much more. The kinesthetic process of pottery will be explored through developing technical skills on the wheel as well as understanding the function of various forms developed throughout the history of ceramics. Learn how to make functional work that you can use at home as foodware for yourself, friends, or family. This course is for students who have never worked with clay before and is the perfect introduction to wheel throwing.

Introduction to Handbuilding
Tuesdays, June 25th – July 30th (6 Sessions)
11:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Patty Marfise-Patt

Registration fee: NU $139, Public $149

In this class, we will spend six weeks creating functional ceramic pieces! You will build by hand using the three main types of hand built clay construction, pinching, coiling and slab. We will also explore Kurinuki. We will work with the glazes available in the studio and learn proper glaze procedures. We will look also at various surface decoration techniques, such as so that your pieces will be truly one of a kind!

Crochet for Beginners
Monday, June 24th - July 22th (five sessions)
4 - 5:30 pm
Instructor: Ujvala Gujar
Registration fee: NU $79, Public $89
Crochet for Beginners will introduce you to the basic crochet stitches and their chart symbols. You will learn how to work both flat and, in the round, providing you with a good foundation for future projects.  Participants will leave the course with 1 - 2 completed projects.  No experience is required.  Supplies are included.
Basic Calligraphy
Tuesday, June 25th - July 23rd (five sessions) - recently updated
4 - 5:30 pm
Instructor: Ujvala Gujar
Registration fee: NU $79, Public $89
Learn the art of elegant brush strokes and create stunning hand-lettered masterpieces in calligraphy. Participants will learn and discover the techniques of traditional Western calligraphy and explore the beauty of Eastern brush calligraphy.  No experience is required.  Supplies are included.
Journal Writing 

Mondays, July 8th – August 5th (6 Sessions)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Steven Fischer

Registration fee: NU $49, Public $59  

Bring your lunch to Norris University Center and join us for a weekly one-hour course on journaling and reflection. Our writing exercises help condition the ways we use observation and creative writing to document the times in which we live and to better understand our feelings. We will also look at how storytellers around the world are using video, audio, and fine art journals to document life while examining famous (and not-so-famous) diaries throughout history.