Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing for Raku Firing
Where there's smoke, there’s fire - it's Raku! There'll be plenty of both in Dean Hoegger's ceramics class. Learn hand-building techniques while creating functional and sculptural ceramic forms. You will be introduced to throwing pots on the potter’s wheel. Set your goals high because some of your efforts can measure up to 30-inches tall. Learn the raku firing process, using fire and smoke to achieve dramatic glazing effects. Professional potter and instructor, Dean Hoegger, will provide plenty of attention to both campers new to the ceramic process and those who have worked in clay before.
June 17-21, 2013 (Day Camp Only)
For campers entering grades 6-9
(If you are entering grades 8 or 9 in the Fall, you may register for the High School Summer Art Studio Camp if you wish to stay in the campus dorms as a resident camper).
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 students 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 Camp Fee:
- $269 (includes instruction and a camp t-shirt)
- Lab Fee $10
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. Tradewinds, of Green Bay, will pre-package your supply orders and will deliver them the first morning of camp. More information about this service will be described in your supply list letter. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class. Please call or e-mail us if you have questions.
Ceramic tools are provided. Please bring a 1/2-gallon or one-gallon plastic ice cream type bucket and a small sponge. Campers need to wear long blue jeans or other heavy cotton pants, a cotton long-sleeve shirt, shoes, and socks for raku firing which will take place Thursday and Friday. Also bring a small notebook or sketchbook to work out your ideas.
Campers must select TWO classes -
Other Classes Available Include:
- Walk on the Wild Side: Wildlife Illustration
- Introduction to Fine Art Digital Photography
- Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration
- Exploration with Acrylics
- Fashion Design
- Beyond the Cover: The Fine Art of Book Making
- Mosaic Masterpieces
- From Junk to Jewelry