Scholarships Applications for 2016
The Steel Yard is dedicated to supporting individual artists in their pursuit of knowledge and financial independence. For many students our open enrollment courses can be just that; a chance to learn an art form or a trade in a setting that encourages experimentation and personal growth.
Sooner than you know... CRUISE NIGHT!
We should be resting from just hosting Fire Camp... but, we're already getting excited about this years Cruise Night! On Friday July 10th, we'll be celebrating our tenth year of cool rides and hope that you'll join us. Check out our calendar page for more info, or join the event over at facebook for
Fire Camp is this Weekend!
The weather is looking great for Sundays event: FIRE CAMP! In addition to the main event, we'll be hosting demonstrations in welding, ceramics, jewelry, and blacksmithing. There will also be and industrial yard sale and food/drinks available! See you Sunday from 1-6pm. Visit our calendar
Fire Camp is only 2 Weeks Away!
Mark your calendar: June 14th, 1-6pm at the Steel Yard! Once again, we will be firing up the forges and the iron furnace on June 14th for our Third Annual Fire Camp. This event will feature hands-on mold making, attendees will have a chance to purchase a sand mold, which can then be scra
Raw Wine: A Benefit Wine Tasting
Come help raise funds for the Steel Yard while sampling organic and natural wines from around the world! The Steel Yard is teaming up with Campus Fine Wines to bring you an event built on the principle that good food and wine should be enjoyed in good company. Raw wine, also called real wine, n
Surface Design for the Ceramic Form
Intro to Mold Making and SlipCasting
Wheel Generated Form
Throw Your Own Flower Pots
Full Spectrum Handbuilding
|Full Spectrum Handbuilding|
Instructor: Patti Barnatt
Dates: 04/10 – 06/05
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Monday
Number of Classes: 8
No Class On: 05/29/17
|In Full Spectrum Handbuilding, students will have access to our ceramics studio and a knowledgeable instructor who will give weekly demonstrations that will guide students along their creative journey. This class is appropriate for students new to the field as well as the seasoned ceramicist looking to work on independent projects. Beginners to the field of handbuilding will learn the basics of ancient techniques such as pinch, slab and coil in order to learn a variety of skills that will yield unique ceramic vessels and sculptures of all shapes and sizes. Students will also have the opportunity to explore surface decorations and glazing techniques. Students with previous experience will have the opportunity to explore advanced building techniques that will allow for greater height, volume, and form. By combining slab and coil, students will learn how to push their work into three dimensions with greater ease. No previous ceramics experience necessary—this class is open to all levels. Materials and tools will be provided. Enrollment in this course includes additional access to one monitored Open Studio session per week; either on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Friday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, or Sunday evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.|
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Instructor Info: Patti Barnatt:|
Patti Barnatt believes that making things is essential to one’s life and that sharing one’s expertise with others is fun. She has 30 plus years of teaching experience, currently teaching sewing at her place of business, West Side Sewing Studio as well as Ceramics classes in handbuilding at The Steel Yard. Patti was been a resident of the Steel Yard Ceramics Cooperative 2008-2015. www.westsidesewingstudio.com https://www.facebook.com/westsidesewingstudio https://www.instagram.com/westsidesewingstudio https://www.pinterest.com/pattibarnatt/ https://www.instagram.com/pattibarnatt/