Ceramic Open Studio
This course is designed for students of all levels with an interest in ceramics. There will be demonstrations on using the industrial techniques of plaster mold making and porcelain slip casting throughout the course, however students are also encouraged to use slab-building and throwing on the wheel to achieve their artistic goals. Glazing and firing will also be covered in class. Students receive open access to the ceramics studio for the duration of the course excluding times other classes are meeting. Please note: all materials and glazes are provided, and all firings are included in the course fee. Emphasis: Mold making and Slip-casting. (18 hours) Price: $440
Raku: Primitive Sophistication
Raku is a low-temperature Japanese technique involving a very rapid glaze cycle; the work is placed into, and removed from, a red-hot kiln -- then quickly cooled. This provides a remarkable richness of color and surface obtained from plain or painted glazes contrasted against a gray or black clay body. Students learn this conscious return to the direct treatment of clay by formulating clay bodies, glaze formulas and firing a kiln. The historical context of Raku in early Japanese society and its role in modern society is explored through slides and lectures. Please note: all course materials are included in the tuition. (18 Hours.) Price: $305
Digital Fabrication: 3D Printing and Laser Cutting
Students will learn the basics of digital design and fabrication using Computer Automated Design (CAD) software (Autodesk Maya and Mudbox), Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, 3D printer and a laser cutter. This course is open to anyone with an interest in CAD modeling and design including sculptors, printmakers, aspiring product or industrial designers, programmers, and all those with a curious mind. This class is open to all levels of experience, basic knowledge of graphics programs is a plus.
At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to do the following: Model objects in a CAD environment; Export models to any standard 3D printer; Export drawings or etchings to any standard laser cutter; Make templates for any desired project; and Have a working knowledge of Autodesk Maya and Mudbox and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop. (18 hours) Price: $325
Patrick Paine is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores space relationships in architecture and design. Drawing on a background in ceramics and woodworking, his work often merges craft-based media and technique with architectural materials and digital fabrication processes. Paine holds his MFA from SUNY New Paltz, a Certificate from the Appalachian Center for Craft and a BFA in Design Communications from Belmont University. Recent exhibitions include a collaborative exhibition with Jason Krugman, Basis Point, at Long Island University Brooklyn's Humanities Gallery, a solo show Shape Forgets Place at 6 Decades in Brooklyn. Paine is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor in Visual arts, Artist in Residence, and Ceramic Studio Coordinator at Long Island University Brooklyn where he bases his studio practice.
To see the course listings for the semester, please go to the Program Schedule.
To Apply to the Ceramics Program
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