Ceramics: Using the Potter's Wheel and Advanced Hand-Building Techniques in Raku Firing
Learn the secrets of throwing on the potter's wheel from professional ceramist, Dean Hoegger. Create advanced forms such as lidded vessels, section pots, and altered wheel-thrown pieces guided by this gifted instructor as you learn the wheel-throwing process while encouraging you to learn hand building methods to create larger pots and sculptural forms. Raku firing, the use of fire and smoke to achieve dramatic glazing effects, will inspire you as you become part of this time-honored tradition. This intensive workshop welcomes novice and experienced campers alike. You'll love the results!
An $8 ceramic tool kit may be purchased the first day of class. Campers may also bring their own ceramic tools. Please bring 1/2 gallon or one gallon plastic ice cream type bucket and a small sponge. Campers should wear long blue jeans or other heavy cotton pants, a long-sleeved cotton shirt, shoes, and socks for raku firing which takes place Thursday and Friday. A small notebook or sketchbook is recommended to help you sketch out your ideas.
June 23-28, 2013
For campers entering grades 8-12+
Instructor: Dean Hoegger
Ceramics instructor, Dean Hoegger, loves to say, "Yes!" He understands the therapeutic value of working with clay and encourages his students to explore this medium while discovering their creative talents. He fully supports the exploratory ideas of his campers and mentors their independence, helping them find new ways to grow as artists. "Yes" will also become your favorite word after you've worked with this gifted and giving instructor.
Hoegger brings many significant experiences to his Summer Art Studio classes. As a professional artist, he has exhibited throughout the Midwest since 1976. His recent clay work ranges from wheel-thrown porcelain vessels to hand-built Raku sculpture. At times, he gears up his studio for creating large, wheel thrown floor-sized vessels. Beside finding his work in local art galleries, Hoegger is a yearly participant in the downtown Green Bay arts festival, Art Street. Hoegger not only is a part-time teacher in the Sturgeon Bay School System, but he also holds weekly pottery classes and weekend workshops for high school students and adults.
Daily Class Hours:
- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday
- 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Friday (The Final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Campers will be dismissed when the show has concluded).
- Commuter Fee: $269 (includes instruction and camp t-shirt)
- Resident Fee: $549 (includes instruction, room and board, counselor supervision, evening activity transportation, and camp t-shirt). The cost of evening activities will vary depending on the camper's choice. It is recommended that campers bring $20-$30 with them to camp for activities and snacks.
- Lab Fee: $20
Guest Faculty and Artists
Campers will be taught by some of the finest teachers and professional artists from across the state. Click here for more information about this summer’s Art Camp faculty.
A NOTE ABOUT SUPPLY LISTS: The supply list linked to each class are suggestions. You are not required to purchase everything on the list. These supplies can be purchased at an art supply store OR at craft stores, e.g. Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin, Walmart. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class." Please call or send us an e-mail if you have questions.