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Art for Educators

This summer, you are invited to work alongside UHCL fine arts faculty! Our emphasis is to develop your personal artistic interests and abilities as artist-educators.

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Workshop Overview

Workshops last three days with demonstrations by our expert faculty with plenty of studio time for you to create on your art. You can work in one of the following areas: 

Ceramics

You will explore different ways to create and design form utilizing various molds including slump, hump, press, plaster, bisque, and slip-cast. Emphasis is placed on the vessel and utilitarian objects, but will also highlight sculptural potentials. Work made during this session may not be fully fired or finished by the end of the workshop, but can be picked up by arrangement. An apron and closed toed shoes are recommended.

Sculpture

You will be introduced to the brazing process. You will be fabricating with steel and brass rod to create a linear form that has volume and mass. You will be using a Propylene Torch and will be working outside under cover (No open toed footwear; shorts and  t-shirts are allowed). The sculpture can be abstract, realistic, representational, organic, minimal, or an extension to your current artistic explorations.

Traditional photography

You will get familiar with the darkroom and create Rayograms. We will also build pinhole cameras, create paper negatives, and use those to print positive images. Casual wear or smock are recommended to protect any possible staining. All chemistry used during the process is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. 

Printmaking

Explore a variety of mark-making, as well as the image generation of multiples - a unique aspect of printmaking. Everyone will have the opportunity to explore the media of monotype, linocut, and/or screenprint. Come prepared with some small drawings (or even a sketchbook) to use as references so you can jump right in to translating your images to print! Bring a blank t-shirt to print on as well.

Event Details

Dates: July 13-15, 2020
Location: University of Houston-Clear Lake, Arbor North Building. Access a campus map
Cost: $220
Capacity: 10 per workshop (max enrollment 40)
Registration deadline: June 15, 2020
No cancellations or refunds after July 1, 2020

  Workshop Agenda (tentative)
 
Day Time  
Monday

9:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

Meet and Greet: workshop assignments /demonstrations

Lunch (provided)

Open Studio (full access for remainder of the day)

 

Tuesday

9:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

Meet and Greet: workshop assignments /demonstrations

Lunch (provided)

Open Studio (full access for remainder of the day)

Wednesday

9:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

4:00pm

Open Studio

Lunch (provided)

Open Studio 

Critiques/Clean up

 
Lodging

On-campus lodging is available for an additional $120 for all three days (Depending on availability, rooms might entail double occupancy). 

Continuing Professional Education (CPE Credit)

Participants will receive a letter to verify completion of the workshop and will earn up to thirty (30) continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

Meet the Faculty

Lauren Kussro attended the Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis for her undergraduate studies, earning a BFA in painting and printmaking. Lauren completed her MFA degree in printmaking at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Jason Makepeace received his bachelor of arts in sculpture with a minor in art history from College of Charleston in 1997 and received an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Houston in May of 2002. Jason has taught sculpture at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, the University of Houston, and University of Houston-Clear Lake. He currently serves as the UHCL art department’s program director.

Matthew Linton teaches photography and video for the Arts, Communication, and Digital Media Studies programs. Linton received his B.F.A. in photography from Arizona State University and his M.F.A. in critical and visual studies from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Clay Leonard was the Area Head of Ceramics at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio for three years prior to his appointment at UHCL. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Art with a focus on Ceramics from Bowling Green State University and was nominated for an outstanding thesis award for his thesis exhibition. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3-D Studio Arts from Adrian College in Michigan in 2006.

Contact

Please call or email David Moya for any questions regarding registration. 

Email: moyada@uhcl.edu
Phone: 281-283-3345

Contact
  • Art School for Children

    Phone: 281-283-3344
    Email: childrensart@UHCL.edu

    Arbor Building 1315
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 154
    Houston, TX 77058-1002