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Sarratt Art Studios

In compliance with University policies for COVID-19 pandemic, our fall semester classes will Only be available to Vanderbilt Students and University Faculty/staff.  Register for a course or a Creation Station in the VU Marketplace.

Art Courses Meet One Day A Week For Ten Weeks

$185.00 Tuition Includes Supplies For The Course

There Is No Access To the Studios Outside Of Scheduled Class Times

Ten Week Courses Begin The Week Of September 13, 2021

Our Courses Are Designed For Beginners (experienced students are welcome as well)

 Intermediate/Advanced Pottery Does Require Prior Experience With Wheel Throwing

Class Sizes Are Limited To Up To 12 People

Masks Will Be Required In The Studios

 

Fall Schedule 2021

Mondays

Beginning Watercolor 3:00 – 5:00pm  Sarratt Room 128 Instructor – Judy Klich

Beginning Pottery 3:00 – 5:00pm Sarratt Room 129 Instructor – David Heustess

Beginning Watercolor 6:00 – 8:00pm  Sarratt Room 128 Instructor – Judy Klich

Tuesdays

Beginning Pottery 3:00 – 5:00pm Sarratt Room 129 Instructor – John Selberg

Secrets of Shibori and Indigo 6:00 – 8:00pm Sarratt Room 128 Instructor – David Heustess

Beginning Pottery 6:00 – 8:00pm Sarratt Room 129 Instructor – John Selberg

Wednesdays

Jewelry Design Studio 3:00 – 5:00pm Sarratt Room 128 Instructor – Nancie Roark

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery 6:00 – 8:00pm Sarratt Room 129 Instructor – David Heustess

Jewelry Design Studio 6:00 – 8:00pm Sarratt Room 128 Instructor – Nancie Roark

Thursdays are Creation Stations

Creation Stations are fun art based workshops that meet once for two hours. We offer a variety of options throughout the semester. Find these classes in the VU Marketplace. Look for Paint Your Own Pottery, Fused Glass Tiles, A Taste of Tapestry, Suminagashi (Japanese Water Marbling), Twisted Shibori Scarves, and more exciting options. Creation Stations are typically $10.00 per class (price may vary) and include supplies. Creation Stations are designed to be relaxing while you learn and create something new. Plus they don’t involve the time commitment of a ten week course!

 

September 16, 2021 Paint Your Own Pottery (Diner Style Mugs) $10.00 per person

Choose a time slot that best suits your schedule and join us in Sarratt 128 for this really popular event. We provide the mugs and glazes, you bring your ideas and creativity. Relax and enjoy the time to design your own coffee mug to enjoy for months and years ahead. Mugs will be fired in the kiln and available for pick up the following week.

Creation Stations are 2 hours in length and times are 11:00am, 3:00pm and 6:00pm. Choose your time slot carefully from the marketplace as there may not be space to transfer you to a different time slot.

September 23, 2021 TBA

 

September 30, 2021 TBA

 

Photo Dark Room Sessions

Do you have experience in processing and printing your own black and white film? Sarratt Art Studios has two darkrooms equipped with all you need to continue your work as a photographer. A two hour time slot is available for $15.00 and includes chemistry. You bring your own film and paper and enjoy the use of our equipment and space. Only one person is allowed in each darkroom during a time slot. Additional film and paper is available for purchase in our office. Contact David Heustess for more information at david.f.heustess@vanderbilt.edu.

 

 

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Cancellation Policy

Sarratt Art Studios may cancel a course if there are not enough students registered. We will notify you in advance to offer a different class choice or issue a refund.

Refunds/Transfers

*Transfer requests must be made by email prior to the start of a course. Transfers can only be honored if space is available in another course.

*Refund requests must be made within 5 business days prior to the start of the course. No refund will be issued after the start of the course for any reason. Choose carefully when you are signing up for a course and make sure you don’t have a conflict with the date or time.

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Beginning Pottery

The class you have always wanted to take is one of our most popular that we offer here at Sarratt Art Studios. This beginning level class teaches the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, trimming, and glazing functional pottery. Instructors will provide you with step-by-step instructions and demonstrations to help you create delightful clay objects from the wheel. This popular class will fill quickly, so we recommend that you register as soon as possible. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of clay, use of our tools, glazes, and kiln firings. Additional clay and tools will be available for purchase. We do not allow any clay and glazes to be brought to the Studios from other sources. Class size limited to 12 students.

Beginning Techniques in Jewelry Design

In this beginning level, students will learn the basics of metal working to create jewelry and small sculpture in copper. Gaining skills in sawing, hammering, and wire working will allow you to create original designs for jewelry – rings, chains, pendants, cuffs or small sculptural boxes and forms. In addition to learning how to use many of the tools in a metal studio, students will be introduced to photoresist acid etching, fold forming, wire working, and riveting. Some basic uses of the torch will also be covered as you explore and create in metal.

Digital Photography and Photo Editing

This summer you can learn how to us the manual settings of your DSL camera to create more thoughtful digital photographs. Students will be given exercises to improve knowledge about photography in general with weekly projects. After gaining new skills with your camera, you’ll take your photos from nice to brilliant! Learn to edit your photos using Adobe Lightroom. A digital SLR camera and a laptop computer will be required for this course; be sure the camera will allow you to switch to manual settings. You’ll also subscribe to Adobe to so you can use Lightroom to edit your photos. Please bring laptop, camera, and camera manual to each class. There is no materials fee for this class; class enrollment limited to 12.

Experimental Photography

Students are encouraged to search their attics for vintage cameras and equipment they may already have. Holgas, Dianas, and modern alternative cameras will also work. Don’t have a camera? Don’t fret. We’ll spend the first night discussing your options, many of them are very affordable. We will also explore techniques that will allow you to take an image without even using a camera, like photograms, cyanotype, and pinhole. No experience required, just curiosity! A $30.00 lab fee covers the cost of your first pack of darkroom paper and use of the chemistry and facilities. Film and additional paper will be available for purchase in the studio. Class size is limited to 12 students. A $30.00 lab fee covers the cost of your first pack of darkroom paper and use of the chemistry and facilities. Film and additional paper will be available for purchase in the studio. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Exploring Tapestry Techniques

In this class, yarn and string are worked over strong thread to create beautiful designs known as tapestry. Students will create small samplers of various knots and stitches before creating an original design of their very own. Looms and yarns are provided and students will learn about the dyeing techniques used on various yarns.

Fused Glass

If you love color and patterns, this class is for you. Just like in mosaics or stained glass, in this class you'll cut and create laters of colored glass. But the magic lies in firing your creations in a kiln. This process causes the layers of glass to actually fuse together and become one layer. Students will create tiles that can be used to slump in bowl forms as well as making pieces for glass jewelry.

Intermediate Techniques in Jewelry Design

This class continues using the skills learned in the beginning level and adds new techniques with both hand-held mini-torches and professional acetylene torches. Various techniques of soldering will be learned as students learn stone setting techniques to create rings, chains, pendants, bracelets and small sculpture. *There is no prerequisite to this class, but it is very helpful to have taken Beginning Techniques in Jewelry or have previous experience in jewelry and metals.

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery

A great class for those who have had at least one beginning level wheel throwing course. Students will expand their skills for throwing on the wheel, trimming, and glazing plus handbuilding. Learn to develop your own throwing styles, explore the construction of traditional forms, and learn more glazing and surface design strategies. Lots of new tricks and techniques as well as individual attention to help you explore your passion for clay. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of a 25-pound bag of clay, use of our tools, glazes, and kiln firings. Additional clay and tools will be available for purchase. We do not allow any clay and glazes to be brought to the Studios from other sources. Class size limited to 12 students.

Introduction to Printmaking

In this beginning level printmaking class, students will explore various printmaking and drawing techniques that can be used individually or in combination to create expressive unique prints on paper. Come explore mono printing, relief printing and photo silk screen techniques and create colorful images of your own design. This class is designed for beginners but is open to all levels of experience in printmaking.

Japanese Book Sampler

Here is a chance to explore create based on the elegance of Japanese book and paper arts. In this class students will create decorative papers using the ancient ink and water marbling technique of suminagashi. These beautiful papers will then be transformed in to Japanese style books and soft containers. This class is open to all levels, no previous experience is necessary. A 30.00 materials fee covers the cost of inks, paper and supplies for objects created during class.

Mixed Media Painting

We think the title of this course says it all! Students in this class will explore a variety of mediums and techniques to create decorative papers and images. Students may also explore different approaches to paper arts such as book making, collage, paper weaving etc. Designed for beginners, this class is open to anyone who’d like to spend time in the studio to relax and enjoy creating colorful works of art. A lab fee of $30.00 covers the cost of all drawing supplies and paper. Class size limited to 12. 

Previously Drawing and Painting with Color

Class size limited to 12.