Class: 3D Drawing
Aug
9
to Aug 30

Class: 3D Drawing

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take mark making to a new level in this mixed media drawing class. Sometimes ideas are better expressed through a blend of drawing and sculpture. Contour drawing and shading techniques will combine with wire and shadow drawings to create interest through depth and atmospheric perspective. Make your drawings come to life and jump right off the page! Sign up for one or all four, topics are as follows:

August 9 - Line: wire objects
August 16 - Value & Texture: piercing, folding and manipulating paper
August 23 - Shape & Space: mobiles
August 30 - Composition: drawing with found objects

Classes meet on Wednesday from 1 - 4 pm in the Drawing & Painting Studio at the Art Association, located in the Center for the Arts.

View Event →
Class: Beginning Drawing Topics
Oct
10
to Oct 31

Class: Beginning Drawing Topics

An introduction and refresher to drawing skills for the artist who wishes to improve this basic skill set required to become an artist. Four weeks of innovative classical drawing instruction emphasizing observation and eye-hand coordination. Sign up for one or all four, weekly topics are as follows:

October 10 - Line & Shape
October 17 - Perspective & Space
October 24 - Value & Depth
October 31 - Composition + Putting it All Together

Classes meet on Tuesdays from 1 - 4 pm in the Drawing & Painting Studio at the Art Association, located in the Center for the Arts.

View Event →
Class: Glaze Chemistry 101
Oct
17
to Nov 21

Class: Glaze Chemistry 101

GLAZE CHEMISTRY 101: A GUIDE TO CREATING CUSTOM GLAZES AND FIRING KILNS

Taught by: Jenny Dowd

$184 ($220 non-members)

OCTOBER 17 - NOVEMBER 21

TUESDAY 6pm - 9pm

6 week class. Beyond beginner.

Learn how to safely make, test and fire ceramic glazes in this class. Lectures and demonstrations will include studio safety, proper documentation, units of measurement, glaze starting points, what the major chemical groups do what and in what kiln atmosphere, using the gram scale, and firing your tests in the electric or gas kiln without making the lab tech mad at you. This class will also include a soda firing during the 5th week of the class!

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, misc supplies, firing and glazing.

View Event →
Class: Drawing + Monotype
Nov
7
to Nov 28

Class: Drawing + Monotype

Enrich your drawing skill set and learn how to yield the power of the press. Take your marks on paper to a plexi with printing ink and move your practiced 2D skills into the next realm: monotype.

This class meets for 4 Tuesdays from 1 - 4pm in the Painting / Printmaking studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

View Event →

Sale: Art Fair Jackson Hole
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Sale: Art Fair Jackson Hole

Dowd House Studios will be participating in the August Art Fair Jackson Hole!

The Art Association’s Art Fairs are quintessential Jackson summer events. These outdoor fairs feature local and national artists selling fine art and craft including ceramics, paintings, furniture, photography, and much more. Live music, food vendors, youth activities, and artists demos add to the extended weekend activities at Miller Park. 

Friday, August 11th 10am to 6pm
Saturday, August 12th 10am to 6pm
Sunday, August 13th 10am to 4pm

View Event →
Class: Pottery: Focused Topics
Jun
16
to Jul 28

Class: Pottery: Focused Topics

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each session Jenny will address specific aspects in clay usage including: using tools, advanced hand building, troubleshooting your throwing, and discussing design and form. Take one class or all, the sessions are non-sequential. The aim of this class is to make you better at working with clay.

JUNE 16: Cylinder workshop (getting the cup form efficient)

(No Class June 23!)

 JUNE 30: Put a handle on mugs and pitchers

 JULY 7: Trimming - bowls and cylinders

 JULY 14: Plates & Wide Bowls

 JULY 21: Sgraffito - carving in color

JULY 28: Paddle, facet & small alterations - with wheel thrown ware

Sign up for all or just a few! This class is taught by Jenny on Friday afternoons from 2 - 4pm in the Ceramics Studio at the Art Association.

View Event →
Class: Beginning Drawing Topics
May
24
to Jun 14

Class: Beginning Drawing Topics

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An introduction and refresher to drawing skills for the artist who wishes to improve this basic skill set required to become an artist. Four weeks of innovative classical drawing instruction emphasizing observation and eye-hand coordination. Sign up for one or all four, weekly topics are as follows:

May 24 - Line & Shape
May 31 - Perspective & Space
June 7 - Value & Depth
June 14 - Composition + Putting it All Together

Classes meet on Wednesdays from 1 - 4 pm in the Drawing & Painting Studio at the Art Association, located in the Center for the Arts.

View Event →
Class: Beginning Ceramics
May
24
to Aug 4

Class: Beginning Ceramics

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 3-credit beginning ceramics course is offered through Central Wyoming College. The class will cover throwing on the wheel, handbuilding techniques as well as a variety of surface options. 

Taught by Jenny, this class meets Wednesday & Friday mornings from 8 - 10:30 am in the ceramics studio of the Art Association.

Contact Central Wyoming College in Jackson for enrollment information: 307-733-7425

Contact Jenny for information about course content (you do not have to take this class for credit!) hello@dowdhousestudios.com

View Event →
Exhibition: Place/Settings
May
5
to Jul 7

Exhibition: Place/Settings

  • The Galleries, Cabarrus Arts Council (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jenny is part of a group exhibition of women artists from Wyoming. Their work explores the theme of a place setting that establishes a stage for family histories, stories and experiences as each correspond to place.

Right before the opening of the exhibition, Jenny will be traveling to North Carolina to install her site-specific artworks. 

View Event →
Class: Beginning Throwing
Apr
20
to May 25

Class: Beginning Throwing

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy learning to throw on the potter’s wheel during the day. Students will learn the techniques for creating bowls, cups, mugs, vases and plates, trimming, pulling handles and making spouts. A brief look at glazing will be included as it will be more thoroughly covered in later classes. Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing and glazing.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets on Thursday mornings for 6 weeks from 9:30am - 12:30pm

View Event →
Class: Drawing + Monotype
Apr
6
to Apr 27

Class: Drawing + Monotype

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enrich your drawing skill set and learn how to yield the power of the press. Take your marks on paper to a plexi with printing ink and move your practiced 2D skills into the next realm: monotype.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets for 4 Thursdays from 1 - 4pm in the Painting / Printmaking studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

View Event →
Class: Beginning Drawing
Mar
2
to Mar 23

Class: Beginning Drawing

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An introduction to drawing skills for the artist who wishes to improve the basic skill set required to become an artist. Four weeks of innovative classical drawing instruction, emphasizing observation and eye-hand coordination.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets for 4 Thursdays from 1 - 4pm in the Painting Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

View Event →
Cupcakes & Clay
Feb
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Cupcakes & Clay

Make a sweet for your sweetie or just for you in this short clay workshop. Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay to make cupcakes, donuts, candies, and all kinds of cute, guilt-free treats!

We will use porcelain and techniques such as: pinch, coil and slab to make realistic and fantastic looking delicacies. After you decorate your clay treats with brightly colored underglazes, Jenny will fire and add a clear glaze to make your sweets bright, shiny and irresistible. After about a week, come back to Penny Lane and pick up your finished treats!

Open to all, bring a friend for this fun evening or bring your child and work as a team!

The class is $30, please register in advance as space is limited. To sign up, contact Penny Lane Cooperative at: 307-203-2323 or andi@pennylanecooperative.com or stop by the store!

Email Jenny with any questions: hello@dowdhousestudios.com

View Event →
Class: Crafting your Artist Statement
Jan
30
10:00am10:00am

Class: Crafting your Artist Statement

This short workshop is the first in a Professional Development for Artists series hosted by the Art Association of Jackson Hole.

On January 30th Jenny will help you tackle your Artist Statement. This important document helps to support your art and can take many forms. This will be a great way to start your year- and get organized!

The workshop meets in the Photography Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts, free for members of the Art Association, $5 for non-members. Some computers will be available, you can also bring your laptop or pen & paper.

Contact Jenny if you have questions: hello@dowdhousestudios.com

View Event →
Class: Glazing: From Ho-hum to Hooray!
Aug
3
to Aug 17

Class: Glazing: From Ho-hum to Hooray!

Tired of dunking your pottery in glazes with disappointing results? Instead of giving up, refine your technique! In this class we will take your work to another level, uniquely yours. From start to finish, learn new ways to apply cone 10 glaze as well as the achievement of beauty through pattern and simplicity. This class will focus on glazing, bring bisque­ware that has been filling up your shelves. 

View Event →
Youth Class: Pet Shop
Jul
25
to Aug 17

Youth Class: Pet Shop

Design and create your own wild world of 3D animal art. Approach the pet theme how you wish; the possibilities are endless! Make art for your pets, adding a variety of textured templates to decorate or simply create your own imaginary or true to life pet sculptures.

View Event →
Class: Beginning Drawing
Jul
6
to Jul 27

Class: Beginning Drawing

Learning to draw is the first art skill necessary to succeed in all mediums. This class will cover the fundamentals of composition, values and use of materials such as charcoal, conte, pen and pencil. Drawing is the very core to expressing yourself.

View Event →
Class: Handbuilding Clay & Surface Techniques
Jun
29
to Jul 27

Class: Handbuilding Clay & Surface Techniques

This is the perfect 5-week class for the beginner who wants to learn to create bowls, dishes, vases, and small sculpture using the pinch, coil and slab hand building techniques. We will create basic, fun forms using hand building and then discuss the many ways to add a personal touch using sculpting, alteration, painting, slip, stains, sgraffito and more.

View Event →
Youth Class: Pastry Shop
Jun
27
to Jul 20

Youth Class: Pastry Shop

Create everything necessary to complete your vision of what a chic cupcake or pastry shop would look like; all with an exciting twist, using only kiln fired clay! In this hands­ on class, learn the techniques essential in order to design your own line of ceramic ware from cake stands to tea cups, accompanied by variety of colorful ceramic cupcakes and pastries.

View Event →
Jun
27
to Aug 22

Youth Class: Kinderclay

Join us for an exciting exploratory workshop-style class using kiln-fired clay! Learn age-appropriate hand building methods combined with a variety of fun tools to create your own colorful ceramic ware and sculptural pieces. Ages 5 & 6

View Event →
Sale: Teton MudPots Summer Pottery Sale
Jun
24
to Jun 25

Sale: Teton MudPots Summer Pottery Sale

Dowd House Studios will be part of this annual summer sale that features at least 15 local Jackson-area potters! Come by for brand new work and also for seconds. (Seconds = nothing is really wrong, we might just not be 100% happy with the glaze or form.)

The sale is located in the parking lot just outside the Ceramics Studio, Friday 10am - 7pm & Saturday 10am - 5pm

View Event →
Class: Beginning Drawing
Apr
28
to May 19

Class: Beginning Drawing

Learning to draw is the first art skill necessary to succeed in all mediums. This class will cover the fundamentals of composition, values and use of materials such as charcoal, conte, pen and pencil. Drawing is the very core to expressing yourself.

View Event →