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Open Wheel Throwing
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Date: July 29, 9:00 am
Location: The Art Studio
Details: Start your own journey into the joy of clay, or continue to the next level through expert guidance. With weekly 3-hour sessions, take one class or several! Space is limited to three students per session, so reserve in advance. If Fridays do not work for you, call The Art Studio to arrange a lesson on another day of the week. Choose from 14 Fridays

WHEN
Fridays, July 1-September 30

TIME
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

COST
$75 per session includes clay
 
ABOUT LAURA
Laura Elm is a typical renaissance artist - a master potter and painter whose expressive work is brilliantly detailed and multifaceted. Her openness to experience and theoretical temperament are integral to a passionate pursuit of a wide variety of art forms. She possesses the rare combination of being incredibly focused and detail-oriented while retaining optimism, idealism and vision.

A prolific maker of lyrical things; searching for sublime and hidden meaning; she uses a painterly palette of high key color – difficult to achieve in studio ceramics, that segues seamlessly with her painting and works on paper. Elegant forms and expert drawing are developed from analytical observation of the natural world and then re-tooled, tweaked and intensified imaginatively.

The graphic quality of her work stems from a love of anything beautifully designed and well crafted; especially calligraphy, typography and the printed page. Book arts and textiles form a cohesive connection with pattern and repetition.

Laura’s clay work encompasses functional vessels and sculptural forms overlaid with painterly content like tattoos on skin. The Tattoo Foo Series imparts inherent luck, often blind; sometimes dumb, to traditional tomb figures aka Guardians of Soul. These figures are the domain of Heaven and Hell based on the metaphorical fine line humans tend to walk. Inspired by classic literature and romantic poetry, common features in her work include a strong graphic use of black and white, the sun and moon, and time. The progression of this subject matter ties in nicely with charming Creatures of Habit showing off familiar quirks and playful mannerisms.

During more than a few paradisiacal island years, while living in Micronesia, Elm traveled extensively embracing and incorporating the history, mythology, archeology and art of many cultures including her own oddly American heritage. The overlapping spheres of influence are evident.

Bringing over 30 years of artistic and teaching experience, she thoroughly enjoys the process of learning and quickly draws parallels and cross references ideas that translate intuitively and connect with people young and old.
If this class is sold out, please contact Program Director Melissa Mason at 970-596-5497 to check for cancellations and/or get on the waiting list.



Upcoming Events
Friday, Jul 29
   
 
VISUAL ARTS
OPEN WHEEL THROWING
9:00am, The Art Studio
Start your own journey into the joy of clay, or continue to the next level through expert guidance. With weekly 3-hour sessions, take one class or more...



Monday, Aug 1
   
 
VISUAL ARTS
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
10:00am, The Art Studio
Flowers are popping and summer is in the air! Suzanne Pierson brings her expertise in painting outdoors to both beginner and intermediate painters. more...



Tuesday, Aug 2
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
AERIAL CONDITIONING
7:00pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
Ongoing Aerial Conditioning classes are offered to help you stay on top of your aerial skills or learn anew. Climbing, pulling, flipping more...



Thursday, Aug 4
   
 
ALSO AT THE CENTER
YOGA ON THE OUTDOOR STAGE
9:00am, Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage
Get fit on the Center's outdoor stage. Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather with weekly Yoga classes from Yoga for the Peaceful. All more...
   
 
VISUAL ARTS
WEEKLY SKETCHING SERIES
9:30am, The Art Studio
Explore Crested Butte with paper, pen, and watercolors. Instead of a camera to record impressions of a place, slow down and examine the world around more...



Friday, Aug 5
   
 
VISUAL ARTS
OPEN WHEEL THROWING
9:00am, The Art Studio
Start your own journey into the joy of clay, or continue to the next level through expert guidance. With weekly 3-hour sessions, take one class or more...



Monday, Aug 8
   
 
VISUAL ARTS
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
10:00am, The Art Studio
Flowers are popping and summer is in the air! Suzanne Pierson brings her expertise in painting outdoors to both beginner and intermediate painters. more...



Tuesday, Aug 9
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
AERIAL CONDITIONING
7:00pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
Ongoing Aerial Conditioning classes are offered to help you stay on top of your aerial skills or learn anew. Climbing, pulling, flipping more...



Thursday, Aug 11
   
 
ALSO AT THE CENTER
YOGA ON THE OUTDOOR STAGE
9:00am, Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage
Get fit on the Center's outdoor stage. Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather with weekly Yoga classes from Yoga for the Peaceful. All more...
   
 
VISUAL ARTS
WEEKLY SKETCHING SERIES
9:30am, The Art Studio
Explore Crested Butte with paper, pen, and watercolors. Instead of a camera to record impressions of a place, slow down and examine the world around more...



Friday, Aug 12
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
AERIAL CONDITIONING
8:00am, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
Ongoing Aerial Conditioning classes are offered to help you stay on top of your aerial skills or learn anew. Climbing, pulling, flipping more...
   
 
VISUAL ARTS
OPEN WHEEL THROWING
9:00am, The Art Studio
Start your own journey into the joy of clay, or continue to the next level through expert guidance. With weekly 3-hour sessions, take one class or more...



Monday, Aug 15
   
 
VISUAL ARTS
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
10:00am, The Art Studio
Flowers are popping and summer is in the air! Suzanne Pierson brings her expertise in painting outdoors to both beginner and intermediate painters. more...



Tuesday, Aug 16
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
AERIAL CONDITIONING
7:00pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
Ongoing Aerial Conditioning classes are offered to help you stay on top of your aerial skills or learn anew. Climbing, pulling, flipping more...



Thursday, Aug 18
   
 
ALSO AT THE CENTER
YOGA ON THE OUTDOOR STAGE
9:00am, Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage
Get fit on the Center's outdoor stage. Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather with weekly Yoga classes from Yoga for the Peaceful. All more...



Friday, Aug 19
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
AERIAL CONDITIONING
8:00am, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
Ongoing Aerial Conditioning classes are offered to help you stay on top of your aerial skills or learn anew. Climbing, pulling, flipping more...
   
 
VISUAL ARTS
OPEN WHEEL THROWING
9:00am, The Art Studio
Start your own journey into the joy of clay, or continue to the next level through expert guidance. With weekly 3-hour sessions, take one class or more...



Monday, Aug 22
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
OPEN AERIAL DANCE
8:00am, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
Ongoing Open Aerial Dance is supervised aerial practice sessions with NO INSTRUCTION! Practice and perfect the skills you’ve learned in class more...



Tuesday, Aug 23
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
AERIAL CONDITIONING
7:00pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
Ongoing Aerial Conditioning classes are offered to help you stay on top of your aerial skills or learn anew. Climbing, pulling, flipping more...



Thursday, Aug 25
   
 
ALSO AT THE CENTER
YOGA ON THE OUTDOOR STAGE
9:00am, Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage
Get fit on the Center's outdoor stage. Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather with weekly Yoga classes from Yoga for the Peaceful. All more...



Friday, Aug 26
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
AERIAL CONDITIONING
8:00am, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
Ongoing Aerial Conditioning classes are offered to help you stay on top of your aerial skills or learn anew. Climbing, pulling, flipping more...
   
 
VISUAL ARTS
OPEN WHEEL THROWING
9:00am, The Art Studio
Start your own journey into the joy of clay, or continue to the next level through expert guidance. With weekly 3-hour sessions, take one class or more...



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