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              deCordova Museum School




spring 2010
/   spring semester dates
    april 26 – june 20

    monday
    april 26-june 14 (7 sessions)
    no class may 31
    tuesday
    april 27-june 15 (8 sessions)
    wednesday
    april 28-june 16 (8 sessions)
    thursday
    april 29-june 17 (8 sessions)
    friday
    april 30-june 18 (8 sessions)
    saturday
    may 1-june 19 (7 sessions)
    no class may 29
    sunday
    may 2–june 20 (7 sessions)
    no class may 30

    april vacation week
    april 20-april 23




                                            discounts!




    early registration: Register for spring term by March 24 to receive $25 off your total class
    registration. This offer applies only to adult classes, not valid on workshops, open studio hours,
    or with any other offer. You must mention this offer at time of registration to receive discount.

    new student discount: Are you new to the DeCordova Museum School? Any new student
    may take $50 off their total class registration. This offer applies only to adult classes, not valid
    on workshops, open studio hours or with any other offer. You must mention this offer at time
    of registration to receive discount.

    the 50/50 deal: For every new student you refer to the DeCordova Museum School, you will
    receive a $50 off your class registration total, and your friend will receive 50% off any one adult
    class or workshop. This offer applies only to adult classes, not valid on open studio hours, or with
    any other offer. You must mention this offer at time of registration to receive discount.
                                                                spring 2010
                                                                / contents /

                                                  2 · in the museum
                                                        exhibitions
                                                        programs
                                                  3 · membership
                                                  4 · tours
                                                  5 · schools and educators
                                                  6 · museum school
                                                        april vacation week
                                                        family, youth, & teen classes
                                                 13 · adult class schedules
                                                14 · adult workshops
                                                16 · adult classes
                                                        special topics
                                                        digital photography
                                                      	 fiber	arts	&	calligraphy
                                                        mixed media
                                                        drawing
                                                        painting
                                                        watercolor
                                                        printmaking
                                                        ceramics
                                                        jewelry & metalsmithing
                                                        sculpture
                                                27 · museum school general information
                                                      and policies
                                                29 · registration form

on the cover:
Chakaia Booker
Twist of Fate, 2003
rubber tires and wood, 25” x 31 ½” x 20”
Lent by the Artist, Courtesy Marlborough Gallery,
New York, NY

education department:
Donna Berube, Education Coordinator, Talia Betzalel, Education Intern,
Anna Danguillecourt, Education Intern, Emily Garner, School Director,
Laura Hoffman, Education Assistant, Stephen Mandravelis, Education Intern,
Emily Silet, Curatorial Educator, Lynn Thomson, Acting Director of Education


photo credits:                                         design:
Ri Anderson, Rich Crable, Emily Garner,                Resa Blatman / blatmandesign.com
Toru Nakanishi, Lynn Thomson
                                                          /   in the museum
                                                                                                   /

    exhibitions at the museum
    chakaia booker: in and out
    may 15–august 29, 2010
    out of the box: photography portfolios from the permanent collection
    through october 2010
    barbara norfleet: landscapes of war
    may 15–august 29, 2010
    platform 2: eric hongisto
    through fall 2010

    programs at the museum
    eye wonder family program
    3rd	floor	lobby	·	sunday,	june	6
    drop in anytime between 1–3 pm · free with museum admission

    Come with friends and family to discover an ever-changing world of art! Eye Wonder
    focuses on “seeing” and “doing” and combines careful looking with creative art projects.
    After taking a family-friendly guided tour of one of our exhibits, visitors do hands-on
    art activities. This program is perfect for families with children ages 6 and up. For more
    information, call 781/259-3622.

    family activity kit
    Check out a Family Activity Kit at the front desk of the museum. The free kit includes art
    making materials and activities that focus on current exhibitions. This is a perfect way for
    families to engage in contemporary art together!



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                 artist talks / saturdays at 3 pm / free with museum admission
                 Come to DeCordova to meet the artists behind the artwork.
                 Meet artists from The 2010 DeCordova Biennial and take the
                 opportunity to get the inside perspective on the artist’s work,
                 process, and creative inspirations. Talks begin at 3 pm in front
                 of the artists’ work, and will be followed by a brief Q & A period.

                 Laurel Sparks, Museum Galleries, 3 pm, April 3
                 Liz Nofziger, Museum Galleries, 3 pm, April 10

                 artist performance: ward shelley / friday, april 2–sunday, april 4
                 all day / free with museum admission
                 Watch artist Ward Shelley’s installation breathe life with this
                 live-in performance ending The 2010 DeCordova Biennial.
                 Shelley will literally live in the museum for four days at a time,
                 and will be available for interaction with the general public
                 during these periods.




    the store @ deCordova
    artist of the month
    Join us at The Store to celebrate the work of some of America’s finest artisans
    in a series of monthly shows.

    april 2010
    janine decresenzo
    opening reception: sunday april 4, 2–4pm
    Creating jewelry that reveals her interests as “an engineer, an inventor, and a scientist”
    Janine DeCresenzo includes fine metals and found objects in wearable art that “has
    a history and tells a story.”

    may 2010
    mio studio
    opening reception: sunday may 2, 2–4pm
    Using small pieces of exotic woods and sterling silver, jewelers Mayra Orama Muñiz and
    Erica Millner craft stunning modern pieces with clean lines and extraordinary texture.

    june 2010
    tim scull
    opening reception: sunday june 6, 2–4pm
    Ceramic artist and educator Tim Scull has spent years refining the ancient pottery techniques
    of saggar-firing and rakú. Thrown, glazed, carved, fired and polished – these objects are the
    result of the true hand of the artist.

    membership @ deCordova
    let the DeCordova pay for your membership—the benefits and discounts you receive from
    your DeCordova membership can easily match or exceed its cost
      · priority registration and tuition discounts at DeCordova Museum School
      · free admission to the campus
      · 10% discount at The Store @ deCordova
      · 10% discount at The Café @ deCordova
      · free or discounted admission to lectures and special programs

    A complete listing of membership levels and benefits is available at decordova.org. Become      3
    a member by calling 781/259-3631, or mail in the form on page 29. For your convenience,
    you may also become a member at The Store @ deCordova and the Museum’s front desk.
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tours
                                   /

    guided group tours
    DeCordova Museum Guides engage visitors in discussions about artwork which enhance
    the experience of viewing contemporary art. Guided tours must be booked three weeks in
    advance, are available between 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesday–Friday, and are included in the cost
    of admission. Museum tours are offered year-round and tours of the Sculpture Park are available
    May–November. For more information, or to schedule a tour, contact Donna Berube
    at 781/259-3603 or dberube@decordova.org.
    self-guided group visits
    Groups planning on touring the Museum or Sculpture Park on a self-guided basis are asked
    to contact dberube@decordova.org or call 781/259-3603 to check space availability and
    chaperone requirements.
    public tours
    DeCordova Museum Guides lead tours that are fun, informal, and designed to prompt
    a discussion which includes the perspective of everyone in the group. Tours meet at the
    Museum entrance, are free with admission, and are appropriate for all ages.
    museum tours
    Thursday at 1 pm and Sunday at 2 pm (year round)
    sculpture park tours
    Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm (May–November)




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birding tour
mark lynch and sheila carroll
saturday, april 24, 7 am (rain date Saturday, May 1, 7 am)
sunday, may 16, 7 am (rain date Sunday, May 23, 7 am)
free
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see a new side of DeCordova! Join avid birders
Mark Lynch and Sheila Carroll and a DeCordova Museum Guide for a bird and art watching tour
of DeCordova’s Sculpture Park. Please bring your best binoculars (minimally 7 x 35), a field guide
if you have one, and comfortable walking shoes. Tour will meet in the main parking lot and will
run no longer than two hours. RSVP to Laura Hoffman at 781/259-3604, limit 20 (ages 14 and up)

for schools & educators
PDPs (professional development points)
Teachers participating in classes, workshops, and teacher workshops at DeCordova are eligible
to receive PDPs. The number of PDPs earned is based on hours of attendance. PDP certificates
are awarded at the end of the term. Add $10 per course for PDP certificates.
memberships for educators
Teachers, inspire yourselves and your students by becoming DeCordova Members. The
DeCordova has created a membership category just for educators, offering all the regular
benefits at a substantial savings.
    /   the museum school
                                                     /


    museum school gallery
    The DeCordova Museum School Gallery exhibits the work of DeCordova Museum
    School students and faculty. Its purpose is to promote awareness of the diverse
    curriculum and quality of instruction at the DeCordova Museum School.
    For more information, contact Emily Garner, School Director at 781/259-3602,
    or egarner@decordova.org.

    lincoln public school student exhibition
    may 3-9, 2010
    juried student exhibition: public spaces
    may 15–june 27, 2010
    Reception: Sunday, June 27, 2–3 pm
    This exhibition will take a cue from the current museum exhibition Chakaia Booker:
    In and Out, and will explore contemporary perspectives of art in public spaces.

    submission: Monday, May 10, 9:30–11:30 am; 4–6 pm
    jurying: Tuesday, May 11
    pick-up of unaccepted pieces: Wednesday, May 12, 9:30–11:30 am; 4–6 pm

    deCordova summer youth programs
    july 5–august 6, 2010
    Receptions: Friday, July 9, 16, 23, & 30, August 6 at 4:30pm
    Students and faculty participating in the Solid Foundations and Teen Artisans’
    Institute programs at DeCordova Museum School will have weekly exhibitions
    of their artwork.


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april vacation week
Each workshop meets in the morning or afternoon for four consecutive days: Tuesday–
Friday, April 20–23. If your child is registered for both morning and afternoon classes,
the Museum also offers a supervised lunch period (lunch not provided). An additional
fee of $20 will be charged for lunch supervision (no refunds). We also offer early drop
off from 8:30–9:30 am for an additional $30. Tuition refunds for April workshops will
be granted through April 10. A $20 registration fee will be deducted from all vacation
workshop refunds.

av100 early drop off 8:30–9:30 am
M/NM $30
(consists of reading, games, or age appropriate movie)

mornings / 9:30 am–12:30 pm

  av101 drawing & painting · (grades 1–3)
  M $215/NM $235

  av102 clayworks · (grades 1–3)
  M $225/NM $240
                                                                                           M = member
                                                                                     NM = non-member
  av103 drawing & painting · (grades 4–6)                           Materials are included in Youth/Teen
  M $215/NM $235                                                        classes unless otherwise noted.
  av104 sculpture · (grades 4–6)                                           School Office: 781/259-0505
  M $225/NM $240

  av105 supervised lunch · 12:30–1:15 pm
  M/NM $20
                                                                         / family, youth,
                                                                           and teen classes




    april vacation week, continued
    afternoons / 1:15–4:15 pm
       av106 sculpture · (grades 1–3)
       M $225/NM $240

       av106 drawing & painting · (grades 1–3)
       M $215/NM $235

       av107 collage/printmaking · (grades 4–6)
       M $225/NM $240

       av108 ceramics · (grades 4–6)
       M $225/NM $240


    / family classes /


    fam101 making art together
    (adult/child) · (ages 4–6) · please indicate choice of session(s):
    a: Mary O’Malley
    Saturday, 10:30 am–12 pm
    May 1–May 22
    (4 sessions)
    b: Noelle MacMahon




                                                                              e
    Thursday, 1:30–3 pm
    April 29–May 20
    (4 sessions)
    Take a class together as you learn to look at artworks in DeCordova’s collection. In the studio, practice
8   drawing, painting, sculpture building, and more. Families will have lots to talk about after class! For an
    additional $20, you can add another person. Sign up for one or more of these classes.
    M $130/NM $150, limit 6 families
/                                   Now Taking Summer Registrations!
                             To view our summer brochure, visit decordova.org
                             or to receive a copy in the mail, call 781/259-0505.
                                              Classes fill quickly!




fam102 clay together
(adult/child) · (ages 4–7) · please indicate choice of session(s):
Mary Morazzi-Henderson
a: Thursday, 1:30–3 pm
May 27–June 17
(4 sessions)
Sarah Gray
b: Saturday, 10:30 am–12 pm
June 5–June 26
(4 sessions)
Sarah Gray
c: Saturday, 12:30–2 pm
June 5–June 26
(4 sessions)
Get messy and creative together! In the studio, students will practice various clay techniques   9
including coil, slab, pinch pots, and glazes. Families will have lots of fun in the class and
go home withone-of-a-kind pieces. For an additional $30, you can add another person.
Price includes firing fees. M $140/NM $165, limit 6 families
     / youth classes /


     ytn101 drawing & painting
     (grades 1–4)
     Noelle MacMahon
     Thursday, 3:45–5:45 pm
     April 29–May 20
     (4 sessions)
     Develop drawing and painting skills such as color, shape, line, proportion, pattern, and value
     with an emphasis on creativity and personal expression. Work from real life and your imagination
     in a range of media including pencil, markers, oil pastel, and acrylic. M $120/NM $135, limit 12

     ytn102 ceramics
     (grades 1–4)
     Mary Morazzi-Henderson
     Thursday, 3:45–5:45 pm
     May 27–June 17
     (6 sessions)
     Discover the magic of clay in this fun and exciting class. Instruction will include creating
     pieces, using a range of techniques such as pinch, coil, slab, and glazing. Emphasis will be
     on exploration and creativity. Price includes firing fees. M $120/NM $140, limit 10




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DeCordova’s Education Department is seeking enthusiastic and motivated high school or college-age
individuals to assist the summer faculty in the youth art programs. Assistants will provide support
to instructors in the studios and encouragement to our youth students. This is a great volunteering
opportunity to gain classroom experience, work with children, and be in a fun and creative environment!
/ Interested individuals should contact Laura Hoffman, Education Assistant,
at lhoffman@decordova.org or 781/259-3604. /




     ytn103 printmaking
     (grades 4–6)
     Nancy Popper
     Wednesday, 3:45–5:45 pm
     April 28–May 26
     (5 sessions)
     Explore non-toxic printmaking techniques, such as collograph, cardboard prints
     and monotypes. Students will build plates and pull prints in small editions, using
     water-based ink. M $150/ NM $170, limit 12

     ytn104 wheel throwing & hand building
     (grades 5–8)
     Terry Goss
     Tuesday, 3:45–5:45 pm
     May 4–June 1
     (5 sessions)
     Discover the magic of clay in this introductory class. Create pieces using a range
     of techniques, including pinch, coil, slab, wheel throwing, and glazing. Emphasis
     will be on exploration and creativity. M $255/NM $290, limit 8

     ytn105 digital photography
     (grades 6–8)
     Kait Boyle
     Saturday, 1:30–3:30 pm
     May 1–May 22
     (4 sessions)                                                                                         11
     Learn the ins and outs of your digital camera. Explore action, night, portrait, and
     abstract photography and leave this fun and engaging course with a portfolio of
     images and several finished prints. M $120/NM $140, limit 12
     / teen classes /


     Teen classes are open to students ages 13–18 years old.
     In addition to the listed teen classes, students 16 years
     or older can also enroll in adult classes.

     ytn201 anime
     Sean Dwyer
     Monday, 7 – 9 pm
     April 26 – June 14 (no class May 31)
     (7 sessions)
     Just starting to learn the techniques of anime? Then this is the class for you! Learn how to expand
     your drawing techniques to convey realistic and exaggerated elements of your favorite characters
     while building on your own people, places, and things to populate your own surreal universe.
     M $210/NM $240, limit 14

     ytn202 fashion design
     Jennifer Flores
     Monday, 7–9 pm
     April 26–June 14 (no class May 31)
     (7 sessions)
     Obsessed with Project Runway? Learn how to create your own designs in this hands-on class that
     will teach you the history of fashion, construction techniques, and the importance of color and
     texture when selecting fabrics. Sketch, review patterns, and create your very own design to wear
     home and show off! M $210/NM $240, limit 10

     ytn203 teen drawing & painting
     Jill Pottle
     Saturday, 1:30–4:30 pm
     May 1–June 19 (no class May 29)
     (7 sessions)
     Learn about different artists and techniques from the DeCordova Museum, books, and hands-on
     activities. Through various lessons and group discussions, students will experiment with different
     painting and drawing materials as well as expand their vocabulary and ability.
12   M $210/NM $240, limit 12
     Looking for more teen classes? Please see workshop listings on page 15 for Kathleen Cammarata’s
     Drawing Invented Creatures and People Workshop.
class schedules
                                             /    adult class
                                                  schedules
                                                                                             /
adult class schedule: spring 2010
monday / morning
    The Art of Acrylic Painting II · Watercolor Foundations · Ceramics · Stone Sculpture ·
    Portrait Drawing
/ afternoon
    Watercolor Critique · Watercolor: Color & Light
tuesday / morning
    Modern Architecture · Advanced Contemporary Lettering · Ideas & Images ·
    Ceramics · Jewelry Foundations
/ afternoon
    Calligraphy Foundations · Figure & Portrait Drawing · Realistic Oil Painting ·
    Surface Design & Glaze Application · Silversmithing & Open Studio
/ evening
    Twilight Watercolor I · Twilight Watercolor II · Ceramics · Public Sculpture
wednesday / morning
    Drawing · Painting: Materials & Methods · Printmaking Foundations II ·
    Ceramics II · Jewelry Explorations
/ afternoon
    Drawn to Pastel · Ceramics Open Studio · Jewelry Foundations
/ evening
    Introduction to Digital Photography · Ceramics II · Stone Sculpture · Figure Drawing
thursday / morning
    Ideas & Images · Drawing into Painting · Printmaking Foundations ·
    Monitored Metals Open Studio
/ afternoon
    Contemporary Landscape · Monitored Printmaking Open Studio ·
    Monitored Metals Open Studio
/ evening
    Printmaking Foundations · Ceramics Open Studio
friday / morning
    Watercolor Meets Printmaking · Drawing Outside · Watercolor Intensive · Ceramics ·
    Jewelry/Metals & Open Studio
/ afternoon
    Watercolor Intensive · Jewelry/Metals & Open Studio
saturday / morning
    Textile Forms · Drawing
sunday / afternoon
    Baskets, Vessels, and Sculpture




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     /     adult classes
                                                            /

     / adult workshops /


     prt150 monoprint workshop
     Jan Cadman Powell
     / advanced
     Thursday, 10 am–4 pm
     April 29
     (1 session)
     This one-day workshop is for students who have previously taken a printmaking class at the
     DeCordova Museum School and are familiar with the equipment. Participants will explore the
     different techniques of making monotype prints. The emphasis will be on learning to align plates
     in order to build an image through multiple layers incorporating line, color, shape and texture.
     Opportunity to work from observation will be provided and the imaginative exploration of ideas
     encouraged. M $90/NM $120, limit 12

     drw150 dynamics of color I & II workshop
     Ati Gropius Johansen
     / all levels
     Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
     May 1 & 2
     (2 sessions)
     Join Ati, Gropius Johansen—daughter of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus School, and graduate
     student of Josef Albers—to explore interactions, potentials, and behaviors of color through a series
     of collage studies with Color Aide Paper. Based on the color teachings of Albers, painter and foremost
     color theorist of our time, this workshop aims to heighten color perception and understanding as well
     as to provide a sound basis for its creative use. Color II will be led by Liz Roache for advanced students
     with Color I background. M $240/NM $260, limit 18 (limit 6 for Sequel)

     spt150 mats & frames workshop
     Robert Warshawer
     / beginner
     Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
     May 1
     (1 session)
     Have any photographs, drawings, or original artwork that needs to be matted and framed? Discover
     the tips and tricks that make matting and framing easy, fast, and fun. Learn mat design, layout,
     cutting, and mounting as well as joining, fitting, and finishing. Emphasis will be on techniques using
     economically acquired tools suitable for the amateur framer. Most materials included. Bob Warshawer
14   is a “Master Certified Picture Framer” from the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA),
     an international trade association for the picture framing industry. M $105/NM $140, limit 10
pht150 photography studies workshop
Blake Fitch
/ all levels
Saturday, 10 am–12 pm
May 15
(1 session)
Blake Fitch, a documentary photographer, will be leading this photography appreciation course.
Utilizing the current exhibitions at the DeCordova Museum, this course will teach participants
the visual complexities of photography and the basics of how to look at a photograph.
M $30/NM $40, limit 15

pai151 chinese brush painting workshop: landscapes
Qingxiong Ma
/ all levels
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
May 15 & May 16
(2 sessions)
Explore the landscape through Chinese brush painting and western techniques. Create wonderful
visual effects using freehand brushwork with ink and watercolor on rice paper. Study expressiveness,
individual interpretation, and abstraction through exaggeration on the basic techniques of trees,
rocks, and mountains. M $180/NM $240, limit 12

pai150 growing things™ workshop
Hugh O’Donnell
/ all levels
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
May 22 & 23
(2 sessions)
The Growing Things™ Workshop is designed to bridge the distance between innocence and experience
by freeing the expert from the narrow mindedness of specialization and the beginner of the
nervousness of taking their first steps. In the workshop participants are given fruit and vegetables and
asked to take a closer look at that which is usually taken for granted, the dynamic structure and design
at the heart of things. The final works produced become free-form expressions that playfully describe
their own individual correspondence with the fruit. This correspondence is a kind of reflection on their
own nature and as such stands as a likeness to their subject and to themselves.
M $250/NM $270, limit 12

drw151 drawing invented creatures and people workshop
Kathleen Cammarata
/ all levels
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
June 5 & 6
(2 sessions)
Strange and mythological creatures have appeared in the arts throughout history. The Sphinx,
Medusa, the Minotaur, gargoyles, and dragons are a few of these beings. We will investigate the
artwork of Goya, Bosch, Redon, Picasso, and more. Looking at historic and contemporary animal
and human creations, students will draw their own fictitious characters. Imagination is the main
ingredient for this class. M $180/ NM $240, limit 12

prt151 pronto plate lithography workshop
Jennifer Erin Hughes
/ all levels
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
June 12 & 13
(2 sessions)
Pronto plates are a quick and inexpensive way to learn lithography and use lithographic images in
your artwork. These plates are process-free, ready to draw, and behave similarly to other lithographic
surfaces. Using hand-drawn and photocopied images, this workshop will introduce participants to the
flexibility of pronto plates: how to draw and photocopy images onto them, print by press or by hand,
use toner washes, as well as learn other useful skills. Plates will be provided, and a list of additional
supplies will be sent to students. M $180/NM $240, limit 12
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     adult classes
     Adult Classes are open to students ages 16 or older.
     Materials are not included unless otherwise noted in the course description.
     For more information or to register for classes, call the Education Department
     at 781/259-0505, Monday through Friday, 9 am–4 pm.
     PDPs available for teachers for all adult classes.
     M = member
     NM = non-member


     / special topics /

     spt101 public sculpture
     Doug Kornfeld
     / all levels
     Tuesday, 7 pm–9pm
     June 15 & 22
     (2 sessions)
     Douglas Kornfeld, exhibiting Sculpture Park artist, will lead this public art appreciation course. Learn
     the behind the scenes process of developing large scale sculpture in the public realm. What does
     the term “site specific” really mean. Discussions based on public and private commissions will be
     addressed by looking at Kornfeld’s work in the Sculpture Park as well as his new project in Boston.
     Discussions will continue by looking at a broad range of examples of contemporary public sculpture
     and trying to define what succeeds in the public realm and what does not. M $60/NM $80

     spt102 modern architecture
     Peter Kaufmann
     / all levels
     Tuesday, 10 am–12 pm
     April 27–May 18
     (4 sessions)
     Modern architecture represents a revolutionary reform of architecture and design. The practice of
     modern architecture is firmly grounded in the aesthetic connection among art, individualism, and
     industrialism. The course will relate modern architecture to the significant movements of modern
     art by exploring the architecture of the past, including significant architectural achievements made
     here in Lincoln and the broader Boston community. This is an art appreciation course which includes
     lectures, slide presentations, and discussion. Readings will be assigned. M $95/ NM $105, limit 12

     spt103 preserving & presenting your artwork
     Robert Warshawer
     / all levels
     Thursday, 7–9 pm
     May 20–May 27
     (2 sessions)
     This class is created specifically to help artists make informed choices about art methods and
     materials. We will discuss the use of archival and permanent materials, well-cut and properly
     proportioned mats, appropriate frames, and other practices which help to improve the overall
     presentation and preservation of your artwork. M $50/NM $60, limit 12


     / digital photography /

     pht101 introduction to digital photography: digital slr
     Charles Bandes
     / all levels
     Wednesday, 6:30–9 pm
     April 28–June 16
     (8 sessions)
     Explore the creative and technical possibilities of your digital SLR camera. Investigate both the
     technique and art of digital photography with the goal of making the very best images possible.
     Begin with the basic use and operation of your camera and then explore the wide range of image-
     making that digital photography offers. Basic photographic knowledge helpful but not required.
16   A digital SLR camera or equivalent is required. M $245/NM $280 (includes model fee), limit 12
     Looking for more photography? See Workshop listings page 15 for Photography Studies lead
     by Blake Fitch.
patricia crotty




      / fiber arts & calligraphy /

      fac101 baskets, vessels, & sculpture
      Lois Russell
      / all levels
      Sunday, 1:30–4:30 pm
      May 2–May 23
      (4 sessions)
      This class explores the ways in which traditional basketry and other fiber techniques and materials
      are being used by contemporary artists to create works that are sculptural. The class will be
      a continuation of the fall’s class, but newcomers are welcome, including beginners. Techniques
      covered in the fall will be reviewed and new techniques introduced. M $140/NM $160, limit 12

      fac102 textile forms
      Laura Sapelly
      / all levels
      Saturday, 10 am–3 pm
      May 22–June 19 (no class May 29)
      (4 sessions)
      Exploring book, vessel, stuffed, and garment forms, create work learning how to build layers of
      color while creating an image that tells a story. Experiment with contemporary construction
      techniques such as fabric collage, machine embroidery, and combining hand and machine
      stitching using water-soluble stabilizer, silk organza, and cotton batiste. Open yourself up to new
      ideas, add to your stitching repertoire, incorporate your new skills into your existing body of work,
      and be inspired by your fellow stitchers. M $150/NM $170 (includes $10 materials fee), limit 12

      fac103 calligraphy foundations: italic
      Mandy Young
      / beginner / intermediate
      Tuesday, 1:30–4:30 pm
      April 27–June 15
      (8 sessions)
      This class explores the shapes that make up a harmonious alphabet structure. Italic is a historical
      script that can be modernized to be of both functional and art use. Demonstrations, guided
      exercises, and homework critique will help us gain understanding and some facility with this hand.
      Focus will be on the minuscules. Beginners are welcome. M $275/NM $315, limit 12

      fac301 advanced contemporary lettering
      Mandy Young
      / advanced
      Tuesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
      April 27–June 15
      (8 sessions)
      Calligraphy can be contemporary art. Designed for students with previous lettering training,
      this class pushes beyond traditional notions of calligraphy to explore contemporary ideas using
      letterforms as a vehicle. Projects and guided exercises will generate and direct work. Come             17
      prepared to play with color, design, and some simple paper structures. M $275/NM $315, limit 12
     / mixed media /

     adult classes, continued
     mda101 watercolor meets printmaking
     Marjorie Glick & Ann Forbush
     / all levels
     Friday, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
     April 30–June 18
     (8 sessions)
     This tandem-taught course will expose students to two different art forms and merge them
     together to make a series of mixed media work. Abstract watercolor techniques will be
     complemented by innovative prints. Instructors will teach one medium at a time, alternating weeks
     throughout the term. M $300/ NM $340 limit 12

     mda102 mixed media marathon
     Joan Loewenberg
     / all levels
     Monday–Friday, 9:30 am–3:30 pm
     May 3–May 7
     (5 sessions)
     What kinds of images do you choose to create? What kinds of images inspire, challenge, and
     amaze you? What kinds of images choose you? Discover the answers in this intensive mixed media
     class. Creating alone yet in an interactive environment, students will be presented with a series
     of exercises and a variety of materials. Some art experience helpful, drawing experience a plus;
     however all are welcome. Open minds and the ability to stay in the moment required. Guaranteed
     supportive environment for wild experimentation. Everyone should go home with a stack of
     images to continue the process of creating art. M $355/NM $400, limit 12



     / drawing /

     drw101 drawing
     Please indicate choice of session(s):
     a: Joy Dai Buell
     / beginner
     Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
     April 28–June 16
     (8 sessions)
     b: Jill Pottle
     / intermediate
     Saturday, 10 am–1pm
     May 1–June 19 (no class May 29)
     (7 sessions)
     Have you always wanted to learn how to draw? This short course is a great way to sample different
     foundations of drawing. Using a variety of materials such as pencil, charcoal, and ink washes, create
     gestures and drawings of still life and landscape. Class exercises will cover concepts such as line,
     form, value, and volume. a: M $280/NM $320; b: M $250/NM $275 (includes model fee), limit 12

     drw102 landscape design intensive
     Kat O’Connor
     / all levels
     Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4 pm
     May 17–20
     (4 sessions)
     Explore specific methods for thinking about landscapes, art making, your vision, and how to
     translate these into the picture you see in your mind’s eye. In the morning, students will work on
     design exercises in the studio and outside. In the afternoon students will work on finished pieces
     on the grounds of DeCordova. Students will work in their chosen medium: watercolor, oil, acrylic,
18   pastel, or colored pencil. Prior experience in a medium is essential. M $275/NM $315, limit 12
drw103 drawing outside
Michael Biales
/ beginner
Friday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
April 30–June 18
(8 sessions)
An opportunity for the beginner to develop basic drawing skills such as use of light and dark,
negative space, and sighting while drawing outside. Subjects will include building exteriors, trees,
and landscapes. Still lifes will be used on days of inclement weather. M $275/NM $315, limit 12

drw104 ideas & images: influenced by women artists
Kathleen Cammarata
/ all levels
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
April 27–May 6
(4 sessions)
Whether as homage or as an act of subversion, the use of appropriated images has an important
place in the history of art. Through intensive study, students strengthen their understanding of
drawing and painting, and its art historical context, while building technical skills. This class will
explore the role of women in the visual arts and discuss their contribution to the art world. Class
will begin with a discussion of the artists’ life and work, followed by the construction of an artwork
in the same genre and media as the featured artist. M $185/NM $210, limit 12

drw201 portrait drawing
Cyrus Whittier
/ intermediate
Monday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
April 26–June 14 (no class May 17 & 31)
(7 sessions)
Work with the spectrum of charcoal medium and explore the trios crayon technique that combines
red, black, and white chalks in one drawing. Learn to analyze form and describe structure through
exercises exploring line and tone. Work from live models to understand proportion, skeletal
structure, musculature, and facial features. Examples throughout art history will be examined for
further inspiration. Those who are new to portrait drawing are welcome, as well as those who wish
to sharpen their skills in a non-competitive, relaxed atmosphere. M $285/NM $315 (includes model
fee) limit 12

drw202 figure & portrait drawing
Joy Dai Buell
/ intermediate / advanced
Monday, 1:30–4:30 pm
April 26–June 14 (no class May 10 & May 31)
(6 sessions)
Art making using the figure is the focus of this class. We will explore anatomy, look at compositions
by artists using the figure, and work out ideas of expression as well as movement. The model will
be used in a variety of poses, one per week, with a focus on how to best express your subject.
Recommended media includes: pastel, pen, pencil, watercolor, and acrylic paint. This class is open
to those who are serious about being creative with the figure. Drawing Foundations I and II (or
equivalent) are highly recommended. M $240/NM $270 (includes model fee), limit 12                        19
     adult classes, continued
     drw203 intensive figure drawing & portraiture
     Kat O’Connor
     / intermediate / advanced
     Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4 pm
     May 10–13
     (4 sessions)
     An intermediate to advanced level class that will place equal emphasis on portrait technique, figure
     drawing technique, and development of the individual’s own style. Students will learn how to
     extend the range of basic drawing skills, such as proportion, line, composition, and value to create
     interesting portraits and figure drawings. The first half of class will focus on figure drawing from a
     live nude model, the second half will focus on portraiture from a live portrait model, supplemented
     by a skeleton and skull casts. Students will work primarily in charcoal, graphite, conte crayon, and
     ink. M $325/NM $360 (includes model fee), limit 12

     drw204 figure drawing
     Susan Demchak
     / intermediate / advanced
     Wednesday, 6:30–9:30 pm
     April 28–June 16
     (8 sessions)
     This course offers the full spectrum of the figure drawing experience: beautifully lit models,
     posing from a few minutes to several hours, positive instruction, and constructive critiques.
     The environment is loosely structured, informal, and relaxed. Any drawing materials welcome.
     M $325/NM $360 (includes model fee) limit 14

     drw205 contemporary landscape
     Jill Pottle
     / intermediate
     Thursday, 1:30–4:30 pm
     April 29–June 17 (no class May 13)
     (7 sessions)
     Using our phenomenal landscape, students will learn to make landscape painting contemporary
     and relevant while studying the history of the genre. Students are encouraged to push beyond
     familiar boundaries to make new discoveries that enrich and broaden their work. Both drawing
     and painting materials are welcome. M $240/NM $275, limit 14

     drw206 drawn to pastel
     Jill Pottle
     / intermediate
     Wednesday, 1:30–4:30 pm
     April 28–June 16 (no class May 20)
     (7 sessions)
     This course covers the fundamentals of color harmony and theory by drawing from still life and
     photographs. Explore the use of analytical and expressive color through representational drawing.
     Emphasis on the use of light and color in drawing will be used to create form and space. A variety
     of historical and contemporary styles will be introduced.

     Looking for more Drawing? Please see workshop listings on page 14 for Ati Gropius Johansen’s Dynamics
     of Color workshop, and page 15 for Kathleen Cammarata’s Drawing Invented Creatures Workshop.
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/ painting /
Drawing experience highly recommended.
pai101 painting: materials & methods
Jill Pottle
/ beginner / intermediate
Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
April 28–June 16 (no class May 19)
(7 sessions)
This course is for beginning painters or artists who want to acquire fundamental painting skills
and a conceptual understanding of contemporary approaches to painting. Students will gain basic
skills along with new approaches to seeing and working. Demonstrations, lectures, and critiques
will provide practical information on a variety of materials and methods. Using still life materials,
students will work on sequential drawing and painting geared to introduce perspective, color,
and composition. Oil or acrylic paints are the suggested mediums. M $240/NM $275, limit 12

pai102 drawing into painting
Joy Dai Buell
/ beginner
Thursday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
April 29–June 17 (no class May 13)
(7 sessions)
Line, form, and color are the essence of picture making. Join us for a class of discovery in drawing,
continued with the exploration of line, form, color, and space in paint. Experience continuity in
thought and execution from one medium to the next as you learn how to translate ideas from black,
white, and gray drawings into full color paintings. M $240/NM $275, limit 12

pai204 realistic oil painting
Alexander Farquharson
/ intermediate / advanced
Tuesday, 1:30–4:30 pm
April 27–June 15 (no class May 18)
(7 sessions)
If you’ve learned the basics of oil painting but need the technical and conceptual tools to achieve
realistic painting, this class is designed to get you there. Working on two paintings, a still life and
a landscape, you’ll be guided through a step–by–step approach to build your confidence and
understanding. This class includes monochromatic under painting, alla prima color work, finishing
glazes, scumbling techniques, and the impact of color and light in creating realistic work.
M $240/NM $275, limit 12

pai205 the art of acrylic painting II
Joy Dai Buell
/ intermediate / advanced
Monday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
April 26–June 14 (no class May 10 & May 31)
(6 sessions)
Students will explore painting techniques in the acrylic medium. Lessons in class will involve
collage, still life, the human form, and color mixing. Students will focus on a project resulting in a
series of thematically related paintings while improving technical aspects of brushwork and paint
application. A beginning level painting class required. M $210/NM $235 (includes model fee), limit14
Looking for more Painting? Please see workshop listings on page 15 for Hugh O’Donnell’s Growing Things
workshop & Qingxiong Ma’s Chinese Brush Painting workshop.




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     adult classes, continued

     / watercolor /
     Drawing experience highly recommended.
     wtc101 watercolor foundations
     Marjorie Glick
     / beginner / intermediate
     Monday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
     April 26–June 14 (no class May 3 & May 31)
     (6 sessions)
     Work with still life, landscape, and abstraction to learn concepts and strategies that allow you
     to paint with clarity and spontaneity. Beginning with demonstrations and guided exercises in
     washes, layering, wet-into-wet, and color mixing, learn to demystify the watercolor process. Utilize
     various techniques to resolve issues of light and shadow, volume, space and depth, texture, and
     transparency. References to contemporary and traditional watercolor included.
     M $205/NM $235, limit 14

     wtc102 watercolor intensive
     Kat O’Connor
     / all levels
     Friday, 9:30 am–4 pm
     April 30–May 21
     (4 sessions)
     This course focuses on the technical basics of watercolor painting, from mixing colors to choosing
     brushes. Topics reinforced through hands-on demonstrations include selecting paints, preparing
     paper, glazing, and color theory. Emphasis on handling paint and technique will be of greater focus
     than creating a finished piece. M $275/NM $315, limit 12

     wtc201 watercolor critique
     Marjorie Glick
     / intermediate / advanced
     Monday, 1:30–4:30 pm
     April 26–May 17 (no class May 3)
     (3 sessions)
     Students will work on developing a body of work and hone their skills with composition and color
     use, looking at how these aspects of a painting can best be used to communicate a specific idea.
     Individual mentoring and critiques will be used to help students clarify and stay on track with their
     chosen focus. Students will be asked to complete work both inside and outside of class. Lectures
     and in class painting will be generated by issues discovered in the critiques and will include,
     composition, color use, spontaneity, and technical aspects of paint handling.
     M $100/ NM $120, limit 12

     wtc103 watercolor: color & light
     Marjorie Glick
     / beginner / intermediate
     Monday, 1:30–4:30 pm
     May 24–June 14 (no class May 31)
     (3 sessions)
     Celebrate the spring as you enjoy the freshness and spontaneity of watercolor and of being
     outdoors. Emphasis will be placed on learning to get down on paper what you are seeing with
     increased clarity and directness. Students will begin by developing a series of watercolor sketches
     utilizing broad, sweeping washes and wet-into-wet techniques. Then progress towards utilizing
     layering and reserved whites to express space, depth, light, shadow, and atmosphere. Composition
     will be discussed to resolve spatial relationships of depth and proportion. Techniques will be
     demonstrated that address the specific elements of the landscape: trees, rocks, and texture.
     Historical references and critiques will also be included. M $100/NM $120, limit 14




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wtc104 twilight watercolor I
Marjorie Glick
/ beginner / intermediate
Tuesday, 6–9 pm
April 27–May 18
(4 sessions)
In this introduction to working with the fast changing light of early evening, students will begin
by working on a series of quick sketches, learning to get colors exact and impressions down
cleanly. Emphasis will be placed on learning to see and mix the luminous colors of late day using
mark making, wet-into-wet, and heightened color to express the atmospheric elements of the
landscape. Most evenings will end with short critiques. You’ll have the opportunity to compare
and contrast results and, if desired, to take sketches to finished works. M $140/NM $155, limit 12

wtc105 twilight watercolor II
Marjorie Glick
/ beginner / intermediate
Tuesday, 6–9 pm
May 25–June 15
(4 sessions)
Celebrate the longer days as you revel in and explore the luminous fast changing light of early
evening. Learn to implement layers of mark making, wet-into-wet, and heightened color to
express the textural, spatial, and atmospheric elements of the luminous colors of light in the
landscape. Most evenings will end with short critiques. You’ll have the opportunity to work at
locations more than once to be able to compare and contrast results and to take sketches
to finished works. M $140/NM $155, limit 12
Looking for more Watercolor? Please see Watercolor Meets Printmaking on page 18.


/ printmaking /

prt101 printmaking foundations
Please indicate choice of session(s):
a: Shoshana Phillips
/ beginner
Thursday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
May 6–June 17
(7 sessions)
b: Celeste Wasilewska Wyrosdic
/ beginner
Thursday, 6:30–9:30 pm
April 29–June 17
(8 sessions)
This course will cover a variety of basic printing techniques, beginning with monotypes and dry
point etchings and then moving into collographs, carved blocks, chine collè, and transfers. Each
class will begin with a demonstration followed by open studio time for students to experiment
with the given technique. We will cover the fundamentals of what makes a successful print, from
developing an initial design to choosing the appropriate technique. This is a great way to sample
several different types of printmaking in a single course.
a: M $260/NM $300; b: M $300/NM $340, limit 8
prt201 printmaking foundations II
Ann Forbush
/ intermediate / advanced
Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
April 28–June 16
(8 sessions)
This continuation course will cover a variety of printing techniques expanding on those learned
in Printmaking Foundations. Students will also begin to develop their own artistic styles and learn
how to create a body of work by incorporating multiple printmaking techniques. Each class will
begin with a demonstration followed by open studio time for students to experiment.
M $300 /NM $340, limit 10
     adult classes, continued
     prt202 monitored printmaking open studio
     Shoshana Phillips
     / intermediate / advanced
     Thursday, 1–4 pm
     May 6 – June 17
     (7 sessions)
     Studio time is available to students enrolled in any current printmaking course.
     M $130/NM $170, limit 12
     Looking for more Printmaking? Watercolor Meets Printmaking, page 18, Pronto Plate Lithography workshop
     with Jennifer Erin Hughes on page 15, and Monoprint workshop with Jan Cadman Powell on page 14.


     / ceramics /
     The DeCordova Museum School ceramic studio has central A/C and enough potters wheels for every
     student in class! Ceramic Studio Manager, Bruce Barry, hosts an end of the semester Rakú firing event
     for interested students. We are also pleased to offer the opportunity to make up one class per semester
     in an open studio setting. Please call 781/259-0541 to schedule your make-up class. Make-ups must be
     completed in the semester in which you miss a class.

     cer101 ceramics
     Please indicate choice of session(s):
     a: Steve Murphy
     / beginner
     Monday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
     April 26–June 14 (no class May 31)
     (7 sessions)
     b: Mary Morazzi-Henderson
     / intermediate
     Tuesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
     April 27–June 15
     (8 sessions)
     c: Terry Goss
     / beginner / intermediate
     Tuesday, 6:30–9:30 pm
     April 27–June 15
     (8 sessions)
     d: Bruce Barry
     / intermediate
     Friday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
     April 30–June 18
     (8 sessions)
     This structured approach introduces the novice to basic techniques of working with clay. Through
     demonstrations and practice, learn hand building, decorating, and wheel throwing skills as well as the
     fundamental methods of slip and glaze decoration. Aspects of kiln use are also discussed. Firing fees
     are not included. a: M $270/ NM $305; b, c & d: M $305/NM $345, limit 12

     cer102 surface design & glaze application
     Mary Morazzi-Henderson
     / all levels
     Tuesday, 1–3 pm
     May 4–June 15
     (7 sessions)
     Explore the surface of your work through design and glazing. In each class, you’ll learn new decorating
     techniques using colored slips, resists, carving tools, glazes, and more. You will practice on your own
     work, so bring your leather-hard and bisqued pieces to class. Firing fees are not included. M $160/NM
     $180, limit 12


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cer201 ceramics II
Bruce Barry
/ intermediate / advanced
Please indicate choice of session(s):
a: Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
b: Wednesday, 6:30–9:30 pm
April 28–June 16
(8 sessions)
In this class for intermediate and advanced ceramics students, you direct the projects you want
to create. The curriculum includes glazing, design, demonstrations, critiques, and emphasis on
refining your skills in creating hand building and thrown forms. Firing fees are not included.
M $305/NM $345, limit 12
cer202 ceramics independent study
Want to continue working with clay but don’t have the time to commit to an entire semester?
If you’ve taken a Ceramics course at DeCordova within the last two years, then consider Ceramics
Independent Study. Tuition includes two hour-long sessions with Bruce Barry, one at the
beginning and another at the end of the term to discuss your projects as well as six open studio
sessions of your choice. Additional open studio sessions will incur further costs, billed at the close
of the term at a per-session cost of M $25 /NM $30. Firing fees not included.
M $150/NM $175, limit 8

cer203 ceramics open studio
/ intermediate / advanced
Please indicate choice of session(s):
a: Wednesday, 1:30–4:30 pm
April 28–June 16
(8 sessions)
b: Thursday, 6:30–9:30 pm
April 29–June 17
(8 sessions)
Are you taking one of the DeCordova Museum School’s ceramic classes and need more time to
complete your work? Students must be enrolled in an adult ceramics class in the current term
to register for this session. Firing fees are not included. M $170/NM $195, limit 12


/ jewelry and silversmithing /

mtl101 jewelry foundations
Please indicate choice of session(s):
a: David Baird
/ beginner / intermediate
Tuesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
April 27–June 15
(8 sessions)
b: Sarah Nelson
/ beginner / intermediate
Wednesday, 1–4 pm
April 28–June 16
(8 sessions)
The basics of jewelry making will be presented in this foundation course. Transform metal into
bracelets, brooches, rings, and earrings while developing a variety of metalsmithing skills.
Techniques explored will include sawing and piercing, etching, soldering, roller printing, stone
setting, and finishing. Intermediate students will develop their skills with more advanced projects
and individual designs. M $305/NM $345, limit 12




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adult classes, continued
mlt201 jewelry explorations
Sarah Nelson
/ intermediate / advanced
Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
April 28–June 16
(8 sessions)
This class offers students the opportunity to explore personal directions in metalwork. A range
of techniques will be explored and requested demonstrations will be scheduled to maximize
learning. Possible areas of exploration include forging, use of the hydraulic press, keum-boo, gold
work, alloying, wax work, and stone setting. The advancement of jewelry design and fabrication,
with consideration of function and craftsmanship is a goal of this course. M $305/NM $345, limit 12

mtl202 jewelry/metals & open studio
Please indicate choice of session(s):
Munya Avigail Upin
/ intermediate / advanced
a: Friday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
b: Friday, 1–4 pm
April 30–June 18
(8 sessions)
For students who know how to design, solder, and care for the tools in the studio, this is a
wonderful opportunity to add to your technical repertoire and develop your own personal
style. Working in Argentium, using the micro-fold brake, broom casting, and fold-forming are just
a few of the techniques that will be covered in class. This class will run much like an independent
study, with the instructor available for consultation, demonstrations, and critiques. The instructor
will teach every other Friday, complemented by an open studio on alternate weeks.
M $240/NM $270, limit 12

mlt301 silversmithing & open studio
Michael Banner
/ advanced
Tuesday, 1–6 pm
April 27–June 15
(8 sessions)
Receive instruction and critiques from renowned silversmithing artist, Michael Banner.
Five instruction sessions will be supplemented by open studio time for students to work on
individual projects. M $440/NM $560 limit, 12

mlt102 monitored open studio
Kimon Yannopoulos
/ advanced
Thursday, 10 am–4 pm
April 29–June 17
(8 sessions)
Open Studio is for students enrolled in jewelry/silversmithing classes
in the current term who want extra studio time. M $340/NM $390,
limit 12. Buy an hourly open studio card for $10 an hour, and you
can come to any Thursday monitored open studio and stay as long
or little as you want. Once your card runs out, buy a new one.
Available to Members only.
/ sculpture /

scp101 stone sculpture
Please indicate choice of session(s):
Scott Cahaly
/ all levels
a: Monday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
April 26–June 14 (no class May 31)
(7 sessions)
b: Wednesday, 7–10 pm
April 28–June 16
(8 sessions)
Learn how to sculpt in stone, as you explore how the reductive process enables the production
of realized works. Through class demonstrations, discussion, and individual projects, the goal will
be for students to free their three-dimensional sensibilities and create new works of art. Technical
aspects will be covered. An innovative approach will be provided to help students to create
abstract or more realistic works. a: M $240/NM $275 b: M $275/NM $315, limit 12
Looking for more sculpture classes? Please see fiber arts listings on page 17 for Lois Russell’s Baskets,
Vessels, & Sculpture course.




deCordova museum school: policies
arrival and departure policy for students
                                               /     school policies
                                                                                                            /
Parents and legal guardians must accompany children aged 15 and under to and from their
designated class. Exceptions to this procedure must be made in writing from the parent or
guardian to DeCordova Museum School prior to the beginning of class. No students, adult
or youth, may remain in studios before or after teaching hours.

inclement weather and cancellation policies
Classes cancelled or postponed because of weather or other factors will be made up, if possible,
at the end of term. During conditions of inclement weather, students and faculty can call
781/259-3658 for a recorded message or check channel 5 (WCVB).

students with medical needs
Please inform DeCordova Museum School of any health needs. For children who warrant special
medical attention, please contact the office to fill out a Medical/Medication Release Form before
the beginning of the term/class.

photography policy
From time to time, in-house and news media photographers take pictures of classes, students,
student artwork, and programs. If you have any concerns about being photographed or about
the images being reproduced for promotional purposes, please make this clear at the time
you register.

storing artwork
Faculty and students are responsible for the appropriate management and storage of student
artwork during the course of the term. During the last class of the term, all artwork and supplies
must be retrieved by students in coordination with their individual instructor. The DeCordova
Museum School is not responsible for the storage of student artwork or supplies after the
conclusion of the term. Please note, ceramic pieces will be held for only 90 days after the end
of the session.

student behavior
The DeCordova Museum School reserves the right to dismiss a student for problematic behavior
which results in the disruption of class. We have a zero tolerance for drug use, physical or verbal
harassment, smoking, or weapons on our premises. Out of consideration for the instructor and                27
other students, we ask that cell phones be turned off or switched to “silent/vibrate” mode in
the studios.
     policies, continued
     tuition policy
     Full tuition must accompany your application for registration. Refund requests for all classes
     and workshops are granted up to 10 calendar days before the class/ workshop starts. A $20 non-
     refundable registration fee is included in the tuition. Refunds will not be granted to students
     canceling within ten calendar days of their class/workshop. Tuition and fees cannot be refunded
     or transferred to another term for any reason. Please note that we do not issue refunds for classes
     or workshops missed by the student. This policy is strictly enforced.

     rescheduling policy
     Enrollment in a class is closed after its second meeting. Students may transfer to another class
     within the first two weeks of the program if a space in the alternative class is available for a $20
     transfer fee. The DeCordova Museum School reserves the right to make changes in programs,
     schedules, and instructors and to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. Only registered
     students may attend classes; substitutions will not be allowed unless otherwise stated. Students
     may not make up absences by attending classes other than those in which they are enrolled.

     safety in studio areas
     Toxic materials, toxic vapors and gases, and machinery that must be used with care are among
     the potential health hazards encountered by studio artists. DeCordova Museum School is working
     towards making the studio programs as non-toxic as possible. Students and faculty are urged
     to familiarize themselves with possible health hazards in the areas in which they are working.
     Also, DeCordova Museum School asks that you utilize all available techniques and equipment
     to minimize hazards. In some areas, the use of exhaust fans, respirators, or safety goggles
     is mandated.

     lost & found
     DeCordova Museum School is not responsible for lost or left items. Students may bring any found
     items up to the Museum School Office during office hours or to Museum School Gallery during
     nights and weekends.

     deCordova museum school: general information
     how to register
     Class registration can be confirmed only with full tuition payment. Payment may be made with
     Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, or check (payable to deCordova Museum). Have your
     Membership card with expiration date handy when you register. Students are notified by email
     or mail of class confirmation, studio location, and first class supply list. Please call 781/259-0505
     should you need to confirm your registration.
     By Phone: Call the DeCordova Museum School Office at 781/259-0505, Monday through Friday,
     9 am–4 pm, with your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express account number.
     By Mail: Return the registration form on the following page with your payment to:
     Education Coordinator
     DeCordova Museum School
     51 Sandy Pond Road
     Lincoln, MA 01773
     In Person: Present payment in person, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 4 pm at DeCordova Museum
     School Office, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA.

     gift certificates
     If you are looking for a gift for someone who has everything, consider a DeCordova Museum
     School gift certificate. Call 781/259-0505 for details; we can process your request right over the
     phone with a credit card payment.
     DeCordova does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation,
     or national origin.

     mason scholarship fund
     The DeCordova Museum School needs your support in order to offer students partial scholarships
     on the basis of their proven interest and financial need. You can help inspire a beginner or more
     advanced artist by making a contribution to the DeCordova Museum School financial aid program.
     To learn how you can invest in the creative process, call 781/259-3615.

     education initiative fund
     The Education Initiative Fund was established in order to give a creative edge, security, and stature
28   to innovative educational efforts at DeCordova. This fund specifically supports the DeCordova
     Museum School, outreach programs, and educational enhancement. This is your chance
     to become a Muse—a spiritual and enduring supporter of the arts. For more information or
     to contribute to the fund, please call 781/259-3615.
class registration 781/259-0505
I understand that refund requests are granted up to ten calendar days
before class/workshop starts (no refunds for one day workshops).
signature:

name:                                                        member #:                    exp. date:
(parent’s name if student is a child)

address:                                                                  email:

city:                                                        state:                                zip:

phone (eve):                                                 phone (day):

student name:                                                grade & age, if child:
first class:
number:                                                                   $
second class:
number:                                                                   $
third class:
number:                                                                   $

teachers’ PDPs ($10 per course)                                           $

total enclosed:                                                           $

payment enclosed:                                check (make check payable to DeCordova museum)
                                                 american Express            visa         mastercard

name as it appears on card:

card #:                                                      exp. date:               CVV2 code:

signature:

join today for great benefits and savings — everything you need to start the semester right!
· priority registration and tuition discount
· free admission to deCordova’s campus
· 10% discount at The Store @ deCordova
· 10% discount at The Café @ deCordova
· free or discounted admission to lectures and special programs
· for Julian Club Members, special priority registration
        To view all membership benefits, including Teacher Membership benefits,
        visit decordova.org.
        Fill out the registration form and send it with your Membership dues and class registration
        to the DeCordova Museum School.
        Memberships take two to three weeks to process and are non-refundable.

DeCordova Museum membership! (to view all Membership benefits, including Teacher Membership
benefits: www.decordova.org)
please list name to appear on membership card:                            new         renewal             rejoin

your name:

address:                                                                  email:

city:                                                                     state:                   zip:

phone (eve):                                                 phone (day):

   american express                visa          mastercard
card #:                                                    exp. date:                 CVN or CVV2 code:

signature:
membership levels:
*Individual Teacher $50 · Individual (age 21 and older) $60 · *Household Teacher $80 · Household $90
                                                                                                                       29
 Friend $150 · Sponsor $300 · Patron $600 · Julian Club $1,000
To purchase a Membership, please make a separate check payable to DeCordova Museum.
*A copy of current teaching credentials or a letter on school letterhead signed by principal must accompany payment.
Please make separate check payable to DeCordova Museum / total enclosed: $
               Museum School office hours: monday – friday, 9 am–4 pm
               Museum School main phone: 781/259-0505 fax: 781/259-3651

sue lucchini
                                                                          nonprofit organization
               deCordova                                                  us postage paid
                      sculpture park + museum                             worcester ma
                                                                          permit no. 2
                      51 sandy pond road
                      lincoln, ma 01773
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