MSU Art offers open-studio opportunities
To combat winter doldrums, the Minot State University Program of Art is offering a variety of open-studio workshops to the public during spring semester.
"To address an often-expressed community need, we have organized open-studio opportunities," said Linda Olson, Division of Humanities chair. "We look forward to working with community members with an interest in our specialties."
The open-studio workshops are:
- Jan. 19 -- "China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy" in Minneapolis with Linda Olson, ceramics professor. Participants will meet in Minneapolis to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art and see this special exhibition; a tour of the oriental ceramics and a discussion will be held. The $25 fee includes a ticket to the exhibition.
- Jan. 24 through March 7 -- "Ceramics Open Studio" with Olson and Robin Reif, art professor, in Pioneer Hall ceramics studio (back door), 6-9 p.m. Topics will be tailored to participants' interests, but they will include practicing ceramic skills, wheel throwing, handbuilding and finishing with various techniques. The cost is $20 for registration and supplies. Class size limited to 15.
- Feb. 20 -- "Introduction to Airbrushing" with Bill Harbort, art professor, in Hartnett 230B (west side), 6-9 p.m. An introduction to the airbrush with discussion of materials, techniques, demonstrations and the myriad of uses. The cost is $15 for registration and supplies. Class size limited to the first 16 registered.
- March 6 -- "Image Transfers" with Ryan Stander, art instructor, in Hartnett 207(east side), 6-9 p.m. The class will explore various ways of transferring photographic images to other media including paper and wood. The cost is $15 for registration and supplies. Class size limited to 12.
- March 27 -- "Monotype Night!" with Micah Bloom, assistant art professor, in Hartnett 215(east side), 6-9 p.m. Classmates will discover the many aspects of printmaking with the monotype technique. The cost is $15 for registration and supplies. Class size limited to 12.
- April 10 -- "Photograms" with Stander in Hartnett 207(east side), 6-9 p.m. Photograms, or camera-less photography, are images made by placing objects on the light-sensitive photo paper and exposing it to light. Participants will bring a collection of interesting objects, both transparent and opaque, with which to experiment. The cost is $15 for registration and supplies. Class size limited to 12.
To register online for these open-studio options, go to www.minotstateu.edu/cel/OpenArtStudioClasses.shtml.
For additional information, visit https://epayment.ndus.nodak.edu/C22800_ustores/web/index.jsp or contact Amy Woodbeck, professional and community education coordinator, at 858-3989 or email@example.com.