Class: Handbuilding with Clay
Oct
24
to Nov 28

Class: Handbuilding with Clay

This daytime class is perfect for the beginner who wants to learn to create bowls, dishes, vases, tiles and more without the potter’s wheel. Sculptural forms will also be created and how they may be transformed into utilitarian objects. We will create basic but fun forms using hand building and then learn to add that personal touch using sculpting, alteration, stamps, stencils, painting, slip, stains, sgraffito, found objects and more.

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Sale: Teton MudPots Holiday Sale
Nov
29
to Nov 30

Sale: Teton MudPots Holiday Sale

On Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30, the Art Association hosts the ever-popular annual Teton Mudpots Holiday Sale in the Art Association’s Art Gallery and Loft. The sale features ceramics, prints, paintings and jewelry for sale by local artists. Thousands of pots will be available from all of the potters who create in our studio. Choose from cups, mugs, bowls, plates, casseroles, bottles, soap dispensers, pitchers, teapots, sculptures and strange creations.

On Thursday, join us at the sale for cocktails and nibbles from 5-7 pm. As always, there will be the ever-popular bargain tables with prices starting as low as $5. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. All sales are final. 30% of the proceeds benefit the Art Association Studios and art education.

Thursday 10am - 7pm | Friday 10am - 5pm

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Class: Step Up Your Glazing
Dec
3
to Dec 17

Class: Step Up Your Glazing

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, achieve beauty through pattern and simplicity. This class will focus on glazing; bring bisque-ware that has been filling up your shelves. Firing and glaze included in class cost. Beyond beginner. 3 week class.

This class meets from 6 - 9pm in the Ceramics Studio

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Class: Beginning Monotype
Feb
6
to Feb 13

Class: Beginning Monotype

Learn the basics of monotype printmaking, a process that can be quick or layered. We will explore techniques to make marks using an etching press as well as techniques that you can do at home without a press.

Monotypes are one-time prints that I find truly special and sometimes haunting. Whether you love to draw & paint or are a little intimidated by paper - you will make interesting designs, patterns, and images that are exciting and one-of-a-kind.

This class meets from 12 - 3 in the Painting Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

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Class: Beginning Monotype
Apr
17
to Apr 24

Class: Beginning Monotype

Learn the basics of monotype printmaking, a process that can be quick or layered. We will explore techniques to make marks using an etching press as well as techniques that you can do at home without a press.

Monotypes are one-time prints that I find truly special and sometimes haunting. Whether you love to draw & paint or are a little intimidated by paper - you will make interesting designs, patterns, and images that are exciting and one-of-a-kind.

This class meets from 6 - 9 in the Painting Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

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Exhibition: Inspired Kitchen, Recipes from CWC's Culinary Arts Program
Oct
19
to Nov 5

Exhibition: Inspired Kitchen, Recipes from CWC's Culinary Arts Program

A year in the making, and now a published cookbook, the original illustrations that make up Inspired Kitchen, Recipes from CWC’s Culinary Arts Program are now on display in the Theater Gallery at the Center for the Arts.

Illustrators, Jocelyn Slack, Cal Brackin, and Jenny Dowd brought 40 recipes to life on paper. Each recipe was created by former and current students, as well as instructors from Central Wyoming College’s Culinary Arts Program.

Meet the chefs, illustrators, and organizers at the closing reception Friday November 2, 5 - 7pm

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Class: Drawing Topics
Oct
2
to Nov 6

Class: 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. Six weeks of innovative classical drawing instruction emphasizing observation and eye-hand coordination. Weekly topics are as follows:

Drop in for one or take all six!

Oct 2: Line
Oct 9: Shape & Space
Oct. 16: 1 point Perspective
Oct. 23: 2 point Perspective
Oct. 30: Value
Nov. 6: Composition

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Class: Surface Design on Clay
Sep
12
to Oct 17

Class: Surface Design on Clay

Learn to enhance your pottery by practicing techniques that will make your work unique through decoration. Take one class or all; sessions are non-sequential. The aim of this class is to make you better at decorating your pottery. Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class.

September 12: Carving / Stamping / Sprigging
September 19: Sgraffito & Slip Trailing
September 26: Mishima and Inlay, + staining pieces from 1st week
October 3: Stencils & Glazing
October 10: Monotype Transfers
October 17: Decals - How to Design and Print your Own

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Biz Skills for Artists: Marketing your Artwork
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Biz Skills for Artists: Marketing your Artwork

From business cards, e-newsletters, print ads, to Instagram and Facebook… marketing is everywhere. It’s all about how you present yourself and form a voice (or brand.) Let’s demystify the options and simplify your own marketing strategies.

This class is part of a series of subjects, check out the details here: http://artassociation.org/education/adult-classes/?filter=dept_14

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Class: Surface Decoration on Pottery: Topics
Jun
26
to Jul 31

Class: Surface Decoration on Pottery: Topics

June 26 – July 31

Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm

6-sessions, students should have taken at least beginning throwing

Learn to enhance your pottery by practicing techniques that will make your work unique through decoration. Take one class or all, the sessions are non-sequential. The aim of this class is to make you better at decorating your pottery.

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class.

In Wet Clay:

June 26: Carving / Stamping / Sprigging / Thinking about Glazing and Staining

On Leather Hard Clay:

July 3: Sgraffito (Slip or underglaze)

July 10: Mishima and inlay (Underglaze)

July 17: Monotype Transfers (Slip)

July 24: Many ways of Stencils (Slip)

After Being Glazed:

July 31: Decals - how to design and print your own

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Class: Daytime Handbuilding with Clay
Apr
16
to May 21

Class: Daytime Handbuilding with Clay

This daytime class is perfect for the beginner who wants to learn to create bowls, dishes, vases, tiles and more without the potter’s wheel. Sculptural forms will also be created and how they may be transformed into utilitarian objects. We will create basic but fun forms using hand building and then learn to add that personal touch using sculpting, alteration, stamps, stencils, painting, slip, stains, sgraffito, found objects and more.

This class meets for 6 Mondays from 12:30 - 2:30pm

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Class: Beginning throwing a la carte
Apr
11
to May 23

Class: Beginning throwing a la carte

YOUR CLASS FEE PROVIDES FIRING, GLAZING AND OPEN STUDIO IN THE DURATION OF THE CLASS. ADDITIONAL CLAY $10 TO $18 PER BAG.

7-sessions, students should know at least Wedging, Centering, Getting Started.

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.

April 11: Spiral and Ram’s Head Wedging, Centering, Cylinders
April 18: Cylinder workshop (getting the cup form efficient)
April 25: Put a handle on mugs and pitchers
May 2: Trimming - bowls and cylinders
May 9: Plates & Wide Bowls
May 16: Sgraffito - carving in color
May 23: Paddle, facet & small alterations - with wheel thrown ware

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Youth Class: Handbuilding with Clay
Apr
9
to Jun 4

Youth Class: Handbuilding with Clay

In the second session of this class, students will build flower pots, garden gnomes, bird baths- and other garden things to welcome the return of Spring. They will learn how to manipulate clay using coils, slabs and pinch pots to create these inventive items.

This class is for 3rd - 5th graders and meets after school every Monday from 3:45 - 5:15 from April 9 - June 4.

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Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing
Feb
8
to Mar 15

Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing

During this class, students will learn techniques that emphasize the creation of forms on the potter’s wheel; cups, mugs, bowls and plates by learning to throw, trim, alter, pull handles, and slip decoration. Students are encouraged to take additional classes to learn the art of glazing as this is primarily a throwing class. Your class fee provides one bag of clay and bisque firing.
Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class.

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Class: Drawing Topics
Jan
9
to Jan 30

Class: 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. Weekly topics are as follows:

Jan 9 - Line & Shape
Jan 16 - Perspective & Space
Jan 23 - Value & Depth
Jan 30 - Composition + Putting it All Together

Drop in for one, or sign up for all 4!

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Youth Class: Handbuilding with Clay
Jan
8
to Mar 19

Youth Class: Handbuilding with Clay

In the first session of this class, students will build water bowls, dog tags and other items inspired by real or imaginary pets. They will learn how to manipulate clay using coils, slabs and pinch pots to create these inventive items.

This class is for 3rd - 5th graders and meets after school every Monday from 3:45 - 5:15 from January 8 - March 19.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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.

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