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 as you learn the wheel-throwing process and 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.
Resident campers check-in on June 19th. Commuter campers check-in on June 20th.
June 19-24, 2016
For campers entering grades 8-12+
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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 througout the Midwest since 1976. His recent clay work ranges from wheel-thrown percelain vessels to hand-build Raku scuplture. At times, he gears up his studio for creating large, wheel thrown floor-sized vessels. Beside exhibiting 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: $319 (includes instruction, lunch, and camp t-shirt)
- Resident Fee: $589 (includes instruction, room, meals, 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 $25-$30 with them to camp for activities and snacks.
- Class Lab Fee: $25
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.
2016 Art Camp Brochure PDF - includes paper registration form