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 as well as parents and teachers, SAW offers Ceramics, Glass Blowing, Smithing, and Welding during summer break; late June through mid August. Workshops meet once a week for eight consecutive 3-hour sessions.
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.
Art 201 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the generous support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by Stewart's Shops and Private Donors.
June through August, 2018
Classes meet once a week for three hours during the week for eight consecutive sessions
6 students per workshop
Who can participate
Students age 14 to 18 (or students who are enrolled in a high school program 2018 or 2019), as well as parents and teachers. Prior participation in Art 101 is not required.
$80 subsidized rate for age 14 to 18 only (includes materials)
$480 general rate for parents and teachers
Subsidized rate awarded first come, first serve, total number of subsidized spots available based on funding raised. Contact us for a facebook fundraiser kit to help SAW raise money for Art 201!
Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition.
GLASS BLOWING 201
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.
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.
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.
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.