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  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Fine Silver Metal Clay Techniques


Enrich your jewelry design experience with Precious Metal Clay. This wonderfully malleable material, consisting of fine silver particles suspended in an organic binder and water, can be formed like earthen clay and, when fired in a kiln, fuses or "sinters" together to become a .999 pure silver object. In this course students explore PMC techniques while making bead caps and cones, setting lab-grown gemstones and dichroic glass cabachons, creating hollow beads, and moldmaking. Due to time restraints, pieces completed in class may be fired at the instructors studio and returned for finishing by the student.

Prerequisite: None (Recommended: XJWL3018 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay: A One-Day Program)

First class materials: $200 materials lab fee payable to instructor in two parts; $100 at 1st class meeting and $100 at 4th class meeting; includes Precious Metal Clay and faceted lab grown gemstone, dihroic glass, ceramic shard, bisque bead, and other materials necessary for completing all projects. Syringe, paste, and paper are also available for use and a loaner kit is provided. Additional clay products may be purchased as desired. Bring snack, water, and eye magnification at first meeting. (Please note: cost of materials changes each week, depending on project; average cost is approximately $25 per week.)


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XJWL3020
Meetings: 8
Credit Hours: NC
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