Just for the fun of it, the Dawson Community College Art Department and Art Club - SOCI are sponsoring Fridays in February - End of the Week ART Outlet with guest instructor, Kevin Layton, Education Director for the Custer County Art & Heritage Center in Miles City.
Kevin will be teaching Linoleum Cuts: A Relief Printing Workshop from 3:30-5:30pm, and Raku: An Outdoor Pottery Firing from 6:30-8:30pm, with the final class going until 10:30pm. This combination workshop will meet Friday, February 6, 13, 20 & 27. The cost is $40.00 for all 4 Fridays. Each session consists of 4 interconnected classes. Participants must attend all meetings to assure project completion.
You bring your creativity, talent, and enthusiasm for learning and Kevin will bring the know-how, art supplies, tools, and equipment, including his portable raku kiln.
These classes are open to all levels 16 years of age or older: college students and community members. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions. The last night of Raku on February 27th will run from 6:30pm until 10:30pm - participants will be glazing their pots and actively firing the Raku kiln. Bring a potluck dish and wear old clothes. Continuing Education may be available for both sessions.
Session 1 Linoleum Cuts: A Relief Printing Workshop
Participants in this class will explore relief and subtraction printmaking techniques. Using "battleship" linoleum and carving tools, students will complete 2 separate blocks. The first block will be a traditional black and white and the second will be a contemporary multi-color block. Participants will print an edition of 10 prints from each block. If time allows, participants will be introduced to mixed media and alternative printing ideas.
Session 2 Raku: An Outdoor Pottery Firing
Participants in this class will hand build several different pottery forms. These pieces are strictly decorative. The pots go through an intense firing process of heating, carbonization & quenching. With the appropriate glazes these pots can have magnificent colors! Each participant will be making several pots, due to the intense firing process the survival rate is about 50%. But the pots that make it are well worth the colors. The Raku firing process is hot, smoky and will involve all of the participants.
Kevin will, also, be throwing a few pieces on the potters wheel for the raku glaze and firing. For more information and to register online for one or both sessions, go to www.dawson.edu  - on the home page, right hand side, under UPCOMING EVENTS to see description, scroll down "click here to register". For more information contact MaryAnn Vester, Continuing Ed, at 377-9409, or Gretchen Bederman, Art Dept, at 377-9476. Both art classes will be held in room UC110 on the Dawson Community College campus in Glendive.