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Sarratt Art Studios

Sarratt Art Studio Classes are Only available to Vanderbilt Students (Undergrad through PhD) and University Faculty/staff.
New This Year: MAYMeSTER Classes!! One week classes meeting from 11:00am – 2:00pm each day.
Summer Studio Art Classes will begin the week of June 6, 2022 and end the week of August 8.
Sarratt Art Studios will not close for July 4th holiday week.
Registration will open in the VU marketplace on  Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:00am. https://marketplace.modolabs.net/m/vanderbilt/profile/for-sale
 Please review our refund and transfer policies on the “how to register” Page.

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

Our Courses Are Designed For Beginners (experienced students are welcome as well) unless marked as Intermediate/advanced

 Intermediate/Advanced Pottery Does Require Prior Experience With Wheel Throwing

Class Sizes Are Limited To 10 People

Masks Will Be Required In The Studios

Please read our refund policy on the “How To Register Page”

 

New!! Maymester Classes

We are very excited to offer these new classes during Maymester 2022. We’ve nicknamed them “art camp for adults”. Choose one of these new classes during the weeks of May 16 – 20 or May 30 – June 3. This summer we focus on techniques and mediums that work with paper. “Cyanotype Printing” is an early form of photography that is still popular today. Use the power of the sun as you explore using items from nature, found objects, creating your own negative, and more printing ideas. The “Art of Paper” is two days of hand made paper, one day of Japanese Marbling (Suminagashi), and two days of Japanese based books.  Maymester classes meet Monday through Friday from 11:00am – 2:00pm.                                          Explore! Create! Learn! Relax this summer and learn about science, art and Nature through these hands on classes.

*Register here for “Cyanotype Printing – May 30 – June 5  https://marketplace.modolabs.net/m/vanderbilt/listings/2453

 

Register here for “The Art of Paper” – May 30 – June 5 https://marketplace.modolabs.net/m/vanderbilt/listings/2452

Summer 2022 Ten Week Classes

June 6 – August 10, 2022

Tuesdays

BEGINNING HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY 

3:00 – 5:00pm Sarratt Room 129 Instructor – Maggie Shavlik. Students in this class will learn and explore the traditional methods of creating functional pottery and small sculptures by hand and with a few tools. Techniques may include pinch and coil pots, slab construction and the extruder. Surface design techniques and glazing will also be a part of this fun class. Experienced students are welcome to enroll.

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER – https://marketplace.modolabs.net/m/vanderbilt/listings/2470

 

INTRODUCTION TO TAPESTRY

3:00 – 5:00pm Sarratt Room 128 Instructor – David Heustess. A beginning level class to create designs and patterns of the early art form of tapestry weaving. Today’s tapestry weavers explore all types of concepts and materials while following the two basic rules of tapestry. Students will receive a simple frame loom, materials for weaving, instructions, plus lots and lots of ideas. Experienced students are welcome.

 

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER – https://marketplace.modolabs.net/m/vanderbilt/listings/2471

Beginning Handbuilding with Clay 

6:00 – 8:00pm Sarratt Room 129 Instructor – Maggie Shavlik.  Students in this class will learn and explore the traditional methods of creating functional pottery and small sculptures by hand and with a few tools. Techniques may include pinch and coil pots, slab construction and the extruder. Surface design techniques and glazing will also be a part of this fun class. Experienced students are welcome to enroll.

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER – https://marketplace.modolabs.net/m/vanderbilt/listings/2472

Secrets of Shibori and Indigo

6:00 – 8:00pm Sarratt Room 128 Instructor – David Heustess. Shibori is the Japanese version of stitching, knotting, folding, tying fabric to compress it before dyeing Students in this class will create a sampler of the stitch and knot techniques as well as create a pattern or design on two scarves. This is a great technique to go with indigo dyeing and students will dye their fabrics in an indigo vat. All materials, handouts and supplies are provided. A class designed for beginners but experienced students are welcome.

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER – https://marketplace.modolabs.net/m/vanderbilt/listings/2473

 

Wednesdays

Beginning Pottery/Wheel Throwing – SOLD OUT

3:00 – 5:00pm Sarratt Room 128 Instructor – David Heustess. This is the class you’ve always wanted to take!! Students in this class will learn the techniques to “throwing” pottery on an electric potter’s wheel, how to trim and decorate them as well as applying glazes for the finished effect. Clay, tools, glazes and other materials are provided. We do not allow any clay or glazes to be brought in to the studio. This is a beginning class and experienced students should sign up for Intermediate/Advanced pottery. 

Adventures with Holga! (Dark Room Photography)

3:00pm – 5:00pm Sarratt Room 128 Instructor – Maggie Shavlik. This summer you can explore how to shoot your own black and white photos with a “toy camera” known as the Holga.Then take that film to our darkroom and process it in chemistry so that you have negatives to print on to photo paper. Chemistry, photo paper, up to 2 rolls of film are provided. Students need to bring their own Holga camera which is easily available and affordable on line from various sources but we like -https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/369376-REG/Holga_144120_144_120_120N.html

 

                     

 

Use this link to register – https://marketplace.modolabs.net/m/vanderbilt/listings/2474

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery – SOLD OUT!

6:00 – 8:00pm Sarratt Room 129 Instructor – David Heustess. Now that you have some experience with throwing pottery on the wheel, it’s time to take a class where you focus on improving your skills, create multiple shapes that match, make better bowls, learn about lidded jars and any other goal you may have for your adventure in clay. Clay, tools, glazes and other materials are provided. We do not allow any clay or glazes to be brought in to the studio. lay, tools, glazes and other materials are provided. We do not allow any clay or glazes to be brought in to the studio. This class is not designed for beginning level students.

 

 

Adventures with Holga! (Dark Room Photography)

6:00 – 8:00pm Sarratt Room 128 Instructor – Maggie Shavlik. This summer you can explore how to shoot your own black and white photos with a “toy camera” known as the Holga.Then take that film to our darkroom and process it in chemistry so that you have negatives to print on to photo paper. Chemistry, photo paper, up to 2 rolls of film are provided. Students need to bring their own Holga camera which is easily available and affordable on line from various sources but we like -https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/369376-REG/Holga_144120_144_120_120N.html

 

Use this link to register – https://marketplace.modolabs.net/m/vanderbilt/listings/2476

 

 

 

Thursdays are Creation Stations

Creation Stations are fun art based workshops that meet once for two hours on Thursdays from 11:00am – 1:00pm during the summer. Find these classes in the VU Marketplace! Look for Paint Your Own Pottery, Fused Glass Tiles, A Taste of Tapestry, Suminagashi (Japanese Water Marbling), Mosaics, 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!

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

in compliance with university policies for covid-19, Sarratt Art Studios courses and creation stations are only available to vanderbilt students and faculty/staff.
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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.