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Schedule and Cost

 

Sarratt Art Studio Classes are Only available to Vanderbilt Students (Undergrad through PhD) and Vanderbilt University Faculty/staff.
Spring Semester Classes will begin the Week of January 23, 2023 and summer classes typically begin the frist week of june.
  Registration for Spring Semester will open in the vanderbilt Marketplace on December 1, 2022 at 8:00am.  registration for summer 2023 will open on May 12, 2023 at 8:00am. Use the link below and then search Sarratt Art Studios.
https://marketplace.modolabs.net/m/vanderbilt
       
 Please review our refund and transfer policies on the “how to register” Page.

Art Courses Meet One Day A Week For Ten Weeks

$195.00 Tuition Includes Supplies For The Ten Week Course

NEW! NEW! NEW!

FOUR WEEK CLASS – THE BOOK ARTS SERIES 

This new series meets on Monday mornings for 4 weeks. Tuition is $100.00 and includes materials

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

Class Sizes Are Limited To 10 People

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

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

SPRING ART SCHEDULE 2023

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

 

MONDAYS
New Four Week Class!! Book Arts –
January 23 through February 13 **The Art of Coptic Book Binding**11:00am – 1:00pm ** SARRATT ROOM 123 ** INSTRUCTOR – Katie Gonzalez.  

 In this class you’ll learn to marble your own paper, prep the signatures/pages and cover for your book, and then stitch the book by hand to create this decorative book that will lay flat when it’s opened. Great for journals, photos, and just to look beautiful! This class is open to all levels of experience.

 

 

New Four Week Class!! Book Arts – March 20 – April 10, 2023**

                     

Hand Bound Leather Journals **11:00am – 1:00pm ** SARRATT ROOM 128 ** INSTRUCTOR – Katie Gonzalez

We are excited to offer something new and different in the Studios! Explore the art and craft of creating a personal journal from paper and leather. This class is open to all levels of experience!

 

BEGINNING POTTERY ON THE WHEEL ** 11:00AM – 1:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 129 ** INSTRUCTOR – JOHN SELBERG.

Almost everyone tells us “pottery is something I always wanted to try!” Learn the steps to throw a pot on the pottery wheel from a simple ball of clay and then choose from our glazes to give it a wonderful finish. All supplies are included in this class.

Beginning Watercolor **11:00am – 1:00pm**Sarratt Room 128**Instructor – Siri Nadler

This is definitely a class to explore the range of colors and the fluidity of watercolors as students create unique and expressive designs on paper. This class is open to all levels of experience.

 

BEGINNING POTTERY ON THE WHEEL ** 3:00 – 5:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 129 ** INSTRUCTOR – JOHN SELBERG.

See description above.

 Beginning Watercolor **3:00 – 5:00pm**Sarratt Room 128**Instructor – Siri Nadler

See Description Above

TUESDAYS
INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS ** 3:00 – 5:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 128 ** INSTRUCTOR – ELIOT CALDWELL

Abstract art uses visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition and with acrylic paints you can definitely create colorful designs from our instructor’s guidance and experience.

 

BEGINNING POTTERY ON THE WHEEL ** 3:00 – 5:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 129 ** INSTRUCTOR – JOHN SELBERG

See description above for this class.

 

NTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS ** 6:00 – 8:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 128 ** INSTRUCTOR – ELIOT CALDWELL

See description above for this class.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED POTTERY ** 6:00 – 8:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 129 ** INSTRUCTOR – JOHN SELBERG ** PREREQUISITE.

You’ve had a beginning level pottery class (or two or three) and now you’re ready to learn new tricks and techniques. Get the help and advice you need from our professional pottery instructor.

DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HOLGA CAMERAS ** 6:00 – 8:00PM **SARRATT 123 ** INSTRUCTOR – MAGGIE SHAVLIK

Explore the world of darkroom photography with one of the simplest and most fun cameras available – the Holga Camera. Students bring their own camera and the Studios provide film, photo paper and chemistry for the darkroom. We think you’ll have a lot of fun and surprises along the way with this wonderful camera while gaining the technical information you’ll need from our instructor.

 

WEDNESDAYS
JEWELRY DESIGN STUDIO ** 3:00 – 5:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 128 ** INSTRUCTOR – NANCIE ROARK

Students in this class will explore the different techniques of joining metal together to create jewelry. Learn different wire working, riveting, and using a small torch under the guidance of our experienced jewelry instructor.

BEGINNING POTTERY ON THE WHEEL ** 3:00 – 5:00pm ** SARRATT ROOM 129 ** INSTRUCTOR – DAVID HEUSTESS

    See description above for this class.

 

JEWELRY DESIGN STUDIO ** 6:00 – 8:00PM **SARRATT ROOM 128 ** INSTRUCTOR – NANCIE ROARK

 

HAND BUILDING FUNCTIONAL POTTERY ** 6:00 – 8:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 128 ** INSTRUCTOR – MAGGIE SHAVLIK

Explore the world of clay with the same techniques used for thousands of years – a ball of clay, your own hands and some helpful tools we have in the Studios. This is not a wheel throwing class but you can create functional objects and vessels of all shapes.

 

THURSDAYS
SECRETS OF SHIBORI AND INDIGO DYE ** 3:00 – 5:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 128 ** INSTRUCTOR – David Heustess.

Learn these techniques that were made famous by the Japanese for their kimono designs, but have been used for centuries around the globe. Students in this class will create their own fabrics and scarves using the stitches and knots of shibori. Then these fabrics will be dyed in an indigo vat to create the beautiful blue and white designs that are still popular today.

 

CREATIVE FIGURES IN CLAY ** 6:00 – 8:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 129 ** INSTRUCTOR – ELIOT CALDWELL

Do you enjoy working with clay? Or have you always wanted to try this material? Students in this class will explore how to create small figures (human and animal or creatures of your imagination) with the various sculpture techniques used by clay artists. No experience is necessary for this class.

 

TAPESTRY WEAVING ** 6:00 – 8:00PM ** SARRATT ROOM 128 ** INSTRUCTOR – DAVID HEUSTESS.

Explore the different ways to create colorful designs by weaving on a simple frame loom. Students in the class will receive a small loom and supplies and explore new techniques and ideas each week. This class is full of ideas and improvisational approaches to weaving.

 

 

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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 5 business days 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. There are no refunds for Creation Stations but you may gift one to a friend.

 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.