Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary’s 2019 Four Month Residential Ceramics Programs
August 10 - December 15
Through one of the most unique immersive programs in the country, Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary’s Art Department offers a four month long foundation level course in art studio ceramics.
The course of study is intensive and is limited to a total enrollment of six students. It is designed for beginning to intermediate level students who are committed to the idea of pursuing careers in the ceramic arts. Class objectives move through an understanding of clay bodies, glaze chemistry, forming methods ( including hand-building, casting, and throwing) an abundance of time is dedicated and provided to building hands on experience. Students also gain experience and an understanding of criteria applicable to studio set up, operation and maintenance. Business practices and requirements are examined as they apply to careers in the arts. For many of our students this course will provide an opportunity to create a personal portfolio, and to begin forming a resume as a ceramicist.
What to expect. A tight knit community dedicated to providing a rewarding experience for our students. Private rooms to study and relax in, with dormitory style bathrooms and shared kitchen space. Individual work space is dedicated to each student and is provided within our ceramics studio. We are not kidding when we say “this may be the planet’s most remote art department”. We are located nearly thirty miles from the nearest town, on 200 acres, in a beautiful setting within the mountains of Southern Humboldt County. Visitors are often surprised by what we do have here, a seasonal bromine pool, as well as a hot tub and sauna which are available throughout the year to relax tired muscles after a long day of hard work in the studio. We also offer a socially and environmentally conscience program. Students participate in craft collective projects as a demonstration of how the arts can be socially engaged, while the choices we make as artists can be environmentally responsible.
The course fee for the entire four month course is $8,400.00 and includes housing, use of facilities, materials for assigned course work, and instruction. This fee does not include any meals which are the responsibility of students enrolled in the program (shared community kitchen space is provided). For further information or to schedule a visit, contact the program coordinator and lead instructor, George Lea, via email at: [email protected] or call us at: 707-923-5001.