ART 201

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SAW’s Art 201 program is an extension of Art 101, a hands-on field trip offered to high school students from several counties in Northeastern New York state. Established in response to requests from students (and teachers) for more in-depth training and extended studio work time, the Art 201 series is designed with Art 101 alumni in mind.

Open to participants 14 to 18, SAW offers Blacksmithing, Glass Blowing, Metal Fabrication, and Silk Screen Printing for eight consecutive weeks during summer break; late June through mid August. Workshops meet once a week on Wednesday or Thursday from 2pm to 5pm for three hours.

While in class, students will complete projects, learning safety procedures, efficient studio practices, gaining familiarity with tools and equipment, and interacting with practicing artists and craftspeople. At the end of the course, students will gain not only a sense of the creative possibilities of the medium, but also an awareness of how these skills can lead to a career in the arts or trade


Participate

+ Availability

June through August

+ Schedule

Classes meet once a week for three hours on Wednesday or Thursday from 2 to 5pm for eight consecutive weeks.

+ Group Size

6 Students per workshop.

+ Who can participate

Anyone age 14 to 18 can register for these classes. Prior participation in Art 101 is not required.

+ Workshops

Blacksmithing 201, Glass Blowing 201, Metal Fabricaiton 201, Silkscreen Printing 201. See full descriptions below.

+ Cost

Full Class Fee $480

Discount / Scholarship All students qualify for a subsadized rate of $80 pending on available funding. First come, first serve, spots will be released as funding is secured. Students will automatically be placed on a waitlist to receive the subsadized rate. Should a student be willing and able to pay the full rate, they can opt out on the form. A training kit is also available for students who want to create their own fundraiser on facebook! Our goal is to offer all 24 spots available for the cost of $80 a student.

Workshops

+ BLACKSMITHING 201

Dates: Wednesdays 6/27-8/22, no class 7/25 | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM | 8 Session
Registration Fee: $480 | See "Discounts / Scholarship" above for reduced rate of $80
Instructor: Luke Claymon
Class Size: 6
Level: Beginner

This class is designed for introductory and intermediate students. We will begin with starting a coal fired forge, basic blacksmithing techniques, and then move on to traditional and modern methods of joining metals. As students’ skills progress, they can choose to pursue projects of personal interest. Students should expect to learn the basic metallurgy and skills necessary to work independently on their own blacksmithing projects.

+ GLASS BLOWING 201

Dates: Thursdays 6/28-8/23, no class 7/26 | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM | 8 Sessions
Registration Fee: $480 | See "Discounts / Scholarship" above for reduced rate of $80
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class Size: 6
Level: Beginner

Using SAWs glass shop and equipment students will learn basic glass blowing techniques. Each class, students will build their skill set to create increasingly complex glass sculptures and vessels.

+ METAL FABRICATION 201

Dates: Wednesdays 6/27-8/22, no class 7/25 | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM | 8 Sessions
Registration Fee: $480 | See "Discounts / Scholarship" above for reduced rate of $80
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class Size: 6
Level: Beginner

In this workshop, students will learn how to use different types of welding and cutting equipment. Participants will start their training using a MIG welder and Plasma cutter and move on to torch cutting and TIG/ARC welding. Students can practice by making sculpture, decorative or functional objects, or even repair items from home.

+ SILKSCREEN PRINTING 201

Dates: Thursdays 6/28-8/23, no class 7/26 | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM | 8 Sessions
Registration Fee: $480 | See "Discounts / Scholarship" above for reduced rate of $80
Instructor: Sam Rathbun
Class Size: 6
Level: Beginner

This series of screen printing lessons enables students to make custom printed goods. Starting with either drawings, photographs, or digitally altered images, participants then transfer these designs onto a variety of surfaces. Using a commercial printing press students can produce large, small, and multi-color prints.


Art 201 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by Stewart's Shops and Private Donors. If you would like to support this programming please contact us.

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