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Silvermine Open Studios

Life Sketching Sessions

These sessions provide an opportunity to work in a studio environment from a live model in the artist's preferred medium. No prior registration is required. Sessions meet year round except on national holidays. This is not an instructional course. Silvermine students enrolled in the current term pay $8 per session. Silvermine Arts Center members are charged one-half the regular fee.

  • Howard Pabst Memorial Sketch
    Poses are short and athletic
    Monitor: Bob January
    Monday · 6:30pm – 9:30pm · $18

  • Daytime Sketch
    Poses are longer and changing
    Monitor: TBA
    Wednesday · 1:15pm – 4:15pm · $18

  • Leo Lances Memorial Sketch
    The model presents one pose for the entire session. The first Friday of each month is usually clothed.
    Monitor: Susan Fronapfel
    Friday · 10am – 3:30pm · $24

Ceramic Open Studio

There is an additional charge of $10 for a 25 lb. bag of stoneware clay, $15 for a 25 lb. bag of porcelain, and $11 for a 25 lb. bag of white stoneware clay. Students can purchase a tool kit for $18 at the first class. All ceramic work fired in the school kilns are subject to a firing fee. All fees for firing of work must be paid before pieces are fired.

Students enrolled in a CURRENT term are entitled to 3 hours of open ceramic studio time for each week of the current semester:

Monday9:30am – 12:30pm
Monday7pm – 10pm
Tuesday6:30pm – 9:30pm
Wednesday1pm – 4pm
Wednesday7pm – 10pm
Thursday1pm – 4pm
Friday1pm – 4pm
Saturday1pm – 4pm

The Open Studio gives current term students enrolled in an instructional ceramic course at Silvermine an opportunity to work on their own projects and improve skills. Each student currently registered receives 3 hours of open ceramic studio time for each week of the current semester. At the first class, students will receive a card to be punched by the monitor at each Open Studio session. Students must have their card to attend. This is not an instructional class.

Printmaking Open Studio

Monitor: Michael Zack
Tuesday
1pm – 5pm
$20 per session
This open studio gives currently enrolled students and Guild Artist members an opportunity to work on their own projects or to improve their skills. Printmakers wishing to work in intaglio, monotype, collagraph or lithography should be able to work independently. This is not an instructional course. Please call the school office on the day prior to reserve a space.