Center for the Arts Calendar

  
<< Previous Event Friday, September 2, 2016
return to calendar
Next Event >>


Open Wheel Throwing
Add to your calendar
Date: September 2, 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, Sep 2
   
 
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...



Friday, Sep 9
   
 
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...



Friday, Sep 16
   
 
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...



Friday, Sep 23
   
 
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...



Sunday, Sep 25
   
 
ALSO AT THE CENTER
VISUAL ARTS
IRON POUR CARVING EVENT
10:00am, Crested Butte Farmers Market
Stop by The Art Studio's tent at the CB Farmers Market and carve a design into a scratch block for the upcoming Community Iron Pour. Once your more...



Monday, Sep 26
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
GRADE 1 AERIAL DANCE
3:50pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
The CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective offer a variety of aerial dance classes for students of all this fall. See the complete list more...
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
GRADE 2 AERIAL DANCE
4:40pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
The CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective offer a variety of aerial dance classes for students of all this fall. See the complete list more...
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
GRADES 5 & 6 AERIAL DANCE
5:30pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
The CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective offer a variety of aerial dance classes for students of all this fall. See the complete list more...
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
ADULT INTRO TO AERIAL DANCE
6:45pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
The CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective offer a variety of aerial dance classes for students of all this fall. See the complete list more...



Tuesday, Sep 27
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
GRADE K AERIAL DANCE
3:50pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
The CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective offer a variety of aerial dance classes for students of all this fall. See the complete list more...
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
GRADES 3 & 4 AERIAL DANCE
4:40pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
The CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective offer a variety of aerial dance classes for students of all this fall. See the complete list more...



Wednesday, Sep 28
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
GRADES 7-12 AERIAL DANCE ADVANCED
3:50pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
The CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective offer a variety of aerial dance classes for students of all this fall. See the complete list more...
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
GRADES 7-12 AERIAL DANCE BEG/INT
5:30pm, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
The CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective offer a variety of aerial dance classes for students of all this fall. See the complete list more...



Friday, Sep 30
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
AERIAL CONDITIONING
8:30am, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
The CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective offer a variety of aerial dance classes for students of all this fall. See the complete list 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...
   
 
DANCE CLASSES
OPEN AERIAL DANCE
9:15am, Center for the Arts Crested Butte
The CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective offer a variety of aerial dance classes for students of all this fall. See the complete list more...



Sunday, Oct 2
   
 
ALSO AT THE CENTER
VISUAL ARTS
IRON POUR CARVING EVENT
10:00am, Crested Butte Farmers Market
Stop by The Art Studio's tent at the CB Farmers Market and carve a design into a scratch block for the upcoming Community Iron Pour. Once your more...



SHOW MORE EVENTS >>>