In this introductory course you will get a “taste” of stained glass. Students will make a small glass window project. Emphasis will be on tool mechanics, principles and techniques of glass cutting. The students will also learn pattern making, lead assembly, soldering, glazing and hanging the finished project. $30 materials fee due to the instructor at first class. Fee includes glass and tool usage. This class meets Tuesday nights, 6:30 pm – 9 pm. The first session runs from Jan. 22-29 and the second from Feb. 12 – 19. $57/resident; $67/non-resident. Call Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294 to register and to learn more!
Rosewood Art Centre
This class in an introduction to the basics of jewelry construction. Students will explore a project from start to finish and gain knowledge of sawing, filing, soldering, and polishing. Brass and copper for one project is included and tools will be provided. Class meets Thursdays, Nov. 1-15, 6 to 9 pm. $110/resident; $120/non-resident. Call Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294.
Plan a fun play date with your favorite kiddo and explore the art of mosaic! In this family-friendly class, adults and kids will collaborate to create a colorful 10 inch x 10 inch mosaic on a wooden wall panel from glass, mirrors, beads, glass globs, and much more! All materials are pre-cut and each adult/child team is provided with a mosaic tool to fine tune tesserae (pieces in a mosaic). There will be a grouting demo and each student will go home with a bag of premixed grout and gloves to grout at home. All materials included. Class fee pays for 1 adult + 1 child. Class meets Saturday, Oct. 20, Noon to 2 pm. $40/resident/ $50/non-resident. Call Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294 to register or to learn more!
Students learn both wheel and hand building while creating beautiful functional ceramic plates, bowls and more. Please allow at least two weeks for finished artwork to be ready for pickup. Class fee provides each student with clay, glazes, and related firings. Class meets Thurs. 6 to 8 pm, Sept. 20-Oct. 25. $90/resident; $100/non-resident. To learn more about Rosewood Arts Centre programs or to register call (937) 296-0294.
After School Series, weekly classes each month!
Welcome to my newest class! A series designed for after-school creative fun, a great way to wind the brain down and to a different direction! Creative weekly classes dedicated to teaching techniques and also having a blast while we do it!
October weekly schedule does rotate a little bit, and so will November, but December on it will be a consistent day of the week, I am trying to work it out for Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 PM.
Please make sure to check the dates for October and November as the days of the week might shift from to Friday week to week.
For October we will have a few choices for projects, however, the first class will be the sewing machine basics. This will ensure that everyone is on the same page and I can gauge each students learning needs! I truly believe that changing and adapting the style of teaching to each group really can help that “AH-HA” moment!
Thank you for considering signing up your child! I hope I will get to meet you one day.
Ages: 8 – 15
Max Students: 6
BONUS When you register your child for the after-school series you will receive a coupon code!! The coupon will be redeemable for each calendar month your child is signed up, it will have unlimited uses, however, will be tied to the account that signed up your child (the code will work unless your child is enrolled in this particular class).
Notebook and Paper (optional)
Supplies included for projects below!
Possible Projects: Possibly complete 1-2 depending on skill level.
Replicate your favorite shirt (Advanced Beginner) — child must bring one of their own tee shirts to use for this class.
Zip Pouches (Beginner)
Hand Embroidery (Beginner)
Infinity Scarves (Beginner)
Tote Bags (Beginner)
Gathered Skirts (Advanced Beginner)
Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio announces an extension in the deadline for its call for entries for the 10th annual HWD, a juried exhibition for sculpture artists in Ohio and surrounding states. HWD (Height x Width x Depth) is the area’s only gallery exhibition devoted exclusively to sculpture.
Entries must be original works completed within the last four years. Artworks must fit through the 79 x 34-inch gallery entryway. Artists must be residents of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia. Work previously exhibited at Rosewood Gallery is not eligible.
Completed entries (images, entry form and non-refundable entry fee of $20.00 for up to 3 works), will be accepted through July 22, 2016. The exhibition runs from August 29 through October 7, 2016. There will be an artist reception on Thursday, September 1, 6 – 8pm with United Art and Education awards presentation at 7pm. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The prospectus can be found on our website: playkettering.org/gallery.
This year’s juror, Geoff Riggle, received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Ball State University and a Master of Fine Arts in metalsmithing and jewelry design from Miami University. With a firm foundation in traditional metalsmithing techniques and jewelry design practice, his current body of work spans the mediums of metals and jewelry, sculpture, and photography, and forges ground into digital design and practice. Riggle has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been featured in a number of publications, including Showcase 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry 2012) by Marthe Le Van. Currently, Riggle is Head of Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing in the Department of Art at Miami University.
Hours for the exhibition are Monday through Thursday, 9am – 9pm; Friday, 9am – 6pm; and Saturday, 9am – 3pm. Rosewood Gallery is sponsored by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, with support from the Kettering Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council. The Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering. For more information, call (937) 296-0294.
DMM welcomes our newest columnist Marsha Pippenger who will blog about art in our region.
Some New Year’s Thoughts 2011
Art is life-giving.
It’s an intangible. How can you explain to someone who has never experienced the power of
a piece of work, something that has sprung from the thought of one human being, brought into existence due to that person’s trials and errors, sweat, mental anguish, trying to get it right, to make physical that which he or she sees in the mind’s eye? Art adds life – to the walls of your home, your cubicle at work, your city parks, the very roadways you travel – breath and thought and feeling and connection, a communication offered from the artist to you.
It was a difficult year, 2010. Many of us felt the negatives of an economy sliding downhill, jobs moving in not equal to the companies moving out, the broad sweep of cuts to the arts because funds are stretched to the nth degree just to cover the most basic of services. Hard decisions have had to be made. We all want to live in a community with plenty of recreational opportunities and cultural offerings. Most of us realize that in our current world we must get creative to provide those amenities when our cities are pushing to fill empty buildings, entice new enterprise, appeal to and keep our young adult residents.
This is why we need the life sustaining power of art more than ever, and it is also why it is time for those of us who live and breathe and work in the arts to do more – I know, I know, we all are always being asked to do more – but small things can truly add up to big accomplishments. There is strength in numbers, and while competition is healthy, there really is great power in collaboration.
Dayton is remarkable in its offerings in the arts; it has more than most cities its size (a provable statistic by the way). We have more talented professional artists than most, we have fine galleries that could use more traffic and support, and we have an art institute that rivals those of many larger metropolitan areas. Dayton has been blessed by the philanthropy of past citizens who loved this city and its people; we are still enjoying the fruits of that generosity today. Moreover, we are charged with living up to that legacy. We need to, now more than ever before.
NOW, what is that next step? Patronizing art spaces of course. Listed below (in random order so keep reading) are some fine commercial galleries, museums and art centers where you will find quality original art in a range of prices. It is by no means a definitive list; if you know of others, please add them!
Cannery Art and Design Center, 434 East Third St, Dayton, (937) 313-9883
Visceral Gallery, 65 W. Franklin St,Centerville, (937) 409-0069
Willis Bing Davis Art Studio, 1135 W 3rd St, Dayton, (937) 223-2290
Zig Zag Gallery, 101 E Alex Bell Rd, Dayton, (937) 434-3565
Town & Country Fine Arts Gallery, 300 E Stroop Rd, Dayton, (937) 293-5381
Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N Jefferson St, Dayton, (937) 224-3822
High Street Gallery, 48 High St, Dayton, (937) 228-4532
Gallery 510, 510 E 5th St, Dayton, (937) 222-5151
Hotel Gallery, 109 E Main St, Tipp City, (937) 667-3696
Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Corry St, Yellow Springs, (937) 767-1209
Gallery St John, 4400 Shakertown Rd, Dayton, (937) 320-5405
Alley Fine Art & Framing, 269 W Central Ave, Springboro, (937) 748-0822
Dayton Society Of Painters & Sculptors, 48 High St, Dayton, (937) 228-4532
K12 Gallery For Young People, 510 E 3rd St, Dayton, (937) 461-5149
Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, (937) 223-5277
Rosewood Art Centre, 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, (937) 296-2400
Springfield Art Museum, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, (937) 324-3729