Spring 2015 Class Schedule

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FIREHOUSE ART CENTER
Spring Class Semester: March 22 - May 30
Spring 2015 Class Enrollment
Spring Enrollment:
• February 23 - March 14
Early Enrollment Discount:
• $10 off class tuition
• February 23 - March 7
Late Enrollment:
• $15 additional charge for late enrollments
• All enrollments after March 14; please see
Registration & Policies at the back of the schedule for
more information.
Patron + above level memberships:
• Eligible for Early Enrollment $10 discount
• Advanced enrollment begins February 16
Please visit or call the Firehouse Art Center to enroll.
Firehouse Art Center
444 South Flood Avenue
Norman, Oklahoma 73069
[email protected]
405.329.4523
Fax: 405.292.9763
normanfirehouse.com
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 9:30AM – 5:30PM
Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
MISSION:
The Norman Firehouse Art Center enriches our community by
offering the highest quality visual arts education, experiences
and exhibits.
SPRING 2015
+ Spring 2015 Class Semester
Enrollment begins February 23, 2015
Classes begin the week of March 22, 2015
+ Healing Studio Exhibition 2015 including artwork
from Instructor Jane Lawson
March 6 - March 21, 2015
Reception: Friday, March 13 , 2015, 6 - 9 PM
+ OPSU Faculty Exhibition
April 3 - May 23, 2015
Receptions: Friday, April 10 and May 8, 2015, 6 - 9 PM,
+ Earth Day - Free Art Activities provided by the FAC
Sunday, April 19, 2015 | 12 - 5 PM | Reaves Park
+ May Fair - Free Art Activities provided by the FAC
Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015
12 - 6 PM | Andrews Park
+ World Creativity Forum
Featuring Sir Ken Robinson
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | Oklahoma Civic Center
ART AFTER SCHOOL
The Children’s Art After School Program is funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts
Council, Norman Arts Council, and the City of Norman. Please contact the FAC for
information regarding need-based scholarships.
The FAC is committed to providing quality art education. The “Creating with the
Masters” series helps children build both basic and advanced thinking skills and
promotes diverse modes of thinking and learning. Each class is unique with faculty
focusing on the Oklahoma Standards for Fine Arts: Visual Arts guidelines and on
different artists every session.
CHILDREN
-Sonia Delaunay
PATTERN AND PALETTE
5-6 year olds
Mondays, March 23 - May 11
4:00 - 5:15 PM
Students will learn about an exciting mix of color and pattern
combinations in each lesson. Paintings, pastels, printed bags,
and mini sculptures will be amongst the colorful treasures
students will take home at the end of this course. Class will
meet at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art during the second
week on WEDNESDAY.
Instructor: Jane Lawson
Tuition: $75
Member Tuition: $70
Location: South Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 7
Maximum: 12
Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing
mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes.
Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for
your being here. Make. Good. Art.
- Neil Gaiman
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
-Jacob Lawrence
PORTRAITS OF EVERYTHING!
7-9 year olds
Mondays, March 23 - May 11
4:00 - 5:15 PM
Portraits, especially in the 20th and 21st centuries, have
taken on new possibilities. Some are representational,
some are emotional, and some are not of people at all.
Using examples mainly from this period, including artists
such as Picasso, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and
Hannah Hoch, students will examine what a portrait can be, primarily through the
technique of collage. Class will meet at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art during the
second week on WEDNESDAY.
Instructor: Lacy Jo Burgess-Cady
Tuition: $75
Member Tuition: $70
Location: East Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 7
Maximum: 12
-Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics
ANIMALS THROUGH THE AGES
5-6 year olds
Tuesdays, March 24 - May 12
4:00 - 5:15 PM
Animals have always been a subject explored by artists.
Students will begin with some ancient and historic
examples from cultures such as Native American,
Ancient Egyptian, and Greco-Roman, and will continue
their exploration with examples from contemporary artists. Students will use both
two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques for their exploration while
having fun looking at how animals have been depicted through the ages! Class will
meet at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art during the second week.
Instructor: Lacy Jo Burgess-Cady
Tuition: $75
Member Tuition: $70
Location: North Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 7
Maximum: 12
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
CHILDREN
-Edayan
INTO THE WOODS:
FANTASY CHARACTER DESIGN
10 - 15 year olds
Mondays, March 23 - May 11
4:00 - 5:15 PM
This class will take an in-depth look at character design in a
fantasy-themed setting, with students learning how to start
a unique character and take it all the way to completion.
Students will learn basic human anatomy, how to draw the
face, hair, and clothing, and how to design costumes. They
will also learn about creating background stories for their characters, as well as
research techniques to really make their creations stand out! Class will meet at the
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art during the second week on TUESDAY.
Instructor: Jenny Johnson
Tuition: $75
Member Tuition: $70
Location: North Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 7
Maximum: 12
-Giuseppe Arcimboldo
SPRING GREENS
7-9 year olds
Wednesdays, March 25 - May 13
4:00 - 5:15 PM
Get your fill of good spring greens! Students will have the
antidote to the cold days of winter as they study color theory
and apply what they learn to paintings, dioramas, masks,
and mini sculptures. Class will meet at the Fred Jones Jr.
Museum of Art during the second week.
Instructor: Jane Lawson
Tuition: $75
Member Tuition: $70
Location: South Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 7
Maximum: 12
CHILDREN
-Pejac
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY:
THE MINIATURE AND THE GIGANTIC
8-13 year olds
Wednesdays, March 25 - May 13
4:00 - 5:15 PM
In this course we will explore formal compositional aspects
of digital photography, as well as technical methods
for creating images. Students will learn about optical
illusions that can be created using cameras, and learn
techniques to manipulate scale in their images, including
forced perspective and tilt shift. Students will use these skills to create original
photographic projects. Students must provide their own digital camera. Class will
meet at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art during the second week.
Instructor: Sarah Engel-Barnett
Tuition: $75
Member Tuition: $70
Location: East Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 7
Maximum: 12
-Huang Chun-pi
CHINESE BRUSHWORK:
ALL THINGS SPRING
8-13 year olds
Thursdays, March 26 - May 14
4:00 - 5:15 PM
Flower and birds, insects and baby chickens, rushing spring
waters after rain - there are many spring happenings that
can be painted in Chinese Brushwork Painting. Students
will explore the beauty of Spring nature in this class using
ink and watercolor on rice paper. Class will meet at the Fred
Jones Jr. Museum of Art during the second week.
Instructor: Beverly Herndon
Tuition: $75
Member Tuition: $70
Location: North Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 7
Maximum: 12
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
-Stuart Davis
CUTTING COLLAGE
7-9 year olds
Saturdays, March 28 - May 16
10:30 - 11:45 AM
Students will create collages using cut out shapes,
contrasting colors, and their knowledge of positive and
negative shapes. Students will examine the work of Stuart
Davis, Henri Matisse, and discuss the Notan design in
Japanese art. Class will meet at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum
of Art during the second week.
Instructor: Qovona (Q) DeVirgilio
Tuition: $75
Member Tuition: $70
Location: North Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 7
Maximum: 12
YOUTH CERAMICS
-African Pottery
YOUTH POTTERY
8-13 year olds
Thursdays, March 26 - May 21
4:30 - 6:30 PM
This class is an exploration of hand built and wheelthrown pottery for the beginner and for repeat students.
Projects include a wacky clay house, mixed media clay
mask, assorted wheel thrown pieces, and more. We will
look at the ceramic work from China, Korea, and Africa.
No prior experience is necessary. New students must pick up a materials list and
purchase tools to bring to the first class (approximately $13).
Instructor: Joe Cox
Tuition: $127 + $35 material fee
Member Tuition: $118 + $35 material fee
Location: Clay Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 5
Maximum: 10
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
YOUTH CERAMICS
-Hans Coper
TEEN CERAMICS
14-16 year olds
Mondays, March 23 - May 18
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Teen Ceramic is for the 14 to 16 year old serious minded
teen who is interested in the art of Sculptural Ceramic and
Pottery. The focus of the class will be on the manipulation
of clay either by hand building or throwing on the potter’s
wheel. The student will participate in the reduction and raku
firing of their work. We will study the work of Peter Voulkas,
Hans Coper and Karen Karnes.
Instructor: Joe Cox
Tuition: $159 + $35 material fee
Member Tuition: $148.50 + $35 material fee
Location: Clay Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 5
Maximum: 10
PAINTING & DRAWING
PA I N T I N G & D R A W I N G
DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION
Mondays, March 23 - May 18
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This introductory drawing course will explore the way graphite and charcoal
can mimic reality when applied with purpose. We will cover the fundamentals of
drawing and ways to create drama and interest in your drawings. We will begin
with still lives, and progress to drawing from a nude model in the last five sessions.
We will discuss how to create an emotional space for the viewer to explore using
still life and drawing from the model. This class will cover many challenging
aspects of drawing and each student will receive individual instruction and
coaching to suit their needs and goals. No experiences is necessary; class is open
to beginning and intermediate students. (Teens, 14 - 17, welcome with parental
permission.) A $30 model fee is due with registration.
Instructor: Craig Swan
Tuition: $149.00 + $30 Model Fee Member Tuition: $139.00 + $30 Model Fee
Location: North Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 6
Maximum: 13
STUDIO PAINTING
Tuesdays, March 24 - May 26
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March 24 - May 26
1:00 - 3:00 PM
March 24 - May 26
6:30 - 8:30 PM
*No class April 21 and May 12
Thursdays, March 26 - May 28
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March 26 - May 28
1:00 - 3:00 PM
March 26 - May 28
6:30 - 8:30 PM
*No class April 23 and May 7
The instructor works with students individually to create works of art in any
medium (watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, or pen and ink), any subject and any
style. Beginners get step-by-step instruction and advanced students have studio
space on a weekly basis with the guidance of a professional artist. (Due to
limited equipment and class space, please attend only the class in which you are
enrolled.)
Instructor: Carol Armstrong
Tuition: $149.00
Member Tuition: $139.00
Location: North Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 6
Maximum: 15
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Wednesdays, March 25 - May 27
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*No class April 22
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Students will learn acrylic landscape painting techniques, which focus on building
depth in a painting. They will learn to build a foundation, working from dark to light,
as well as how to utilize “dry brush” blending techniques and “washes” or “glazes”
to continue to build depth. This class is designed for the beginner or painter that
wishes to focus on enhancing their technical skill. All students will work from an
image provided by the instructor, progressing together. Students may bring in
outside work for additional critique from the instructor.
Instructor: Thomas Stotts
Tuition: $149.00
Member Tuition: $139.00
Location: North Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 7
CHINESE BRUSHWORK PAINTING: PEONIES
Saturdays, March 28 - May 9 (6 weeks)
2:00 - 4:30 PM
*No class May 2
A popular painting subject, the peony flower symbolizes spring and is an emblem
of love and affection. In this class, students will learn to paint the peony using ink
and watercolor on rice paper.
Instructor: Beverly Herndon
Tuition: $159.00
Member Tuition: $148.00
Location: North Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 5
Maximum: 10
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
PA I N T I N G & D R A W I N G
COLLEGE PORTFOLIO PROGRAM
Wednesdays, March 25 - May 20
6:00 - 9:00 PM
For the serious high school student preparing their portfolio for college
applications, this is an intensive figure drawing class dedicated to improving your
skills as well as creating work to be included in your college portfolio. Students will
work from live nude models in long poses and quick studies. Students will learn
composition, proportion, structure, form, and visual anatomy.
Prerequisites: 1) previous enrollment in the College Portfolio Program
2) parental permission
Instructor: Douglas Shaw Elder
Tuition: $149.00
Member Tuition: $139.00
Location: North Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 5
Maximum: 14
PA I N T I N G & D R A W I N G | P R I N T M A K I N G
ALL MEDIA FIGURE STUDIO
Sundays, March 22 - May 24
4:30 – 6:30 PM
This studio session focuses on drawing or painting from a live model using natural
light. It may include occasional portrait sessions, clothed and nude. Students
provide their own materials. The class is for the serious adult.
Studio Coordinator: John Brandenburg
Tuition: $5.00 per session
Location: North Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 5
Maximum: 12
PRINTMAKING
MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING
Mondays, March 23 - April 27 (6 weeks)
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Monotypes are unique one-of-a-kind prints, direct and expressive, with
the spontaneity of painting. Participants will learn both spontaneous and
methodical approaches to the medium, working to combine formal elements
and contemporary concepts in making images. All work is printed on a intaglio
(etching) press with water based inks. A $35 material fee will be collected by the
instructor during the first class.
Instructor: Adrienne Day
Tuition: $110.00
Member Tuition: $104.00
Location: South Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 5
Maximum: 8
WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING
Tuesdays, March 24 - April 28 (6 weeks)
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Relief is a traditional printmaking process that allows the artist to create multiple
pieces using a carved block. This class is designed for artists of all skill levels and
will focus on learning basic printmaking techniques while balancing elements of
image and concept. Participants will learn to transfer a drawing, carve, ink and
print several relief wood block prints, both black and white as well as multiple
colors. Printing is on a intaglio (etching) press with water based inks. A $35
material fee will be collected by the instructor during the first class.
Instructor: Adrienne Day
Tuition: $110.00
Member Tuition: $104.00
Location: South Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 5
Maximum: 8
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
CERAMICS
CLASS FEES
Regular tuition : $168.00 + $35 for materials, Beginning Students $168.00 + $40 for materials, Intermediate Students
Member Tuition : $156.00 + $35 or $40 for materials
In this class, beginning students will be introduced to both handbuilding and wheel
throwing techniques. Handbuilding techniques include making coils, slabs & pinch
pots. Students will be taught how to wedge, center and throw small amounts of
clay. Students are encouraged to participate in the complete firing process.
Experienced students will expand their existing skills and be introduced to
techniques for altering various ceramic shapes, lids, handles and spouts. Students
will be introduced to surface decoration procedures and introductory glazing skills.
INFORMATION FOR BEGINNERS:
New students must pick up a materials list and purchase tools to bring to the first
class (approximately $13). Used tools are sometimes available for purchase—
please inquire when you enroll.
Sundays, March 22 - May 17
Instructor: Florene Welcher
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Tuesdays, March 24 - May 19
Instructor: Joe Cox
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Thursdays, March 26 - May 21
Instructor: Dan Harris
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Maximum: 11
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
CERAMICS
Location: Clay Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 7
JEWELRY
ADVANCED JEWELRY MAKING TECHNIQUES
Mondays, March 23 - May 25
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Tuesdays, March 24 - May 26
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This is a continuation class for those students who have taken Jewelry Making
Techniques, and who are becoming fairly proficient in the basics of sawing,
soldering, forming, and surface embellishment. All supplies and some silver are
provided. Stones and gold will not be provided; gemstones may be available for
purchase.
Instructor: Elyse Bogart
Tuition: $192.00 + $65 material fee Member Tuition: $177.00 + $65 material fee
Location: Jewelry Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 8
JEWELRY MAKING TECHNIQUES
Tuesdays, March 24 - May 26
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Students will learn techniques in jewelry making and metalsmithing to create
jewelry made by hand, from raw metal to a finished work of art. Lessons involve
basic fabricating techniques: sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting, surface
embellishments and polishing. Students will be introduced to basic forming
techniques using silversmithing hammers. For all levels; all supplies and some
silver are provided. Stones and gold are not provided; gemstones may be available
for purchase.
Instructor: Elyse Bogart
Tuition: $192.00 + $65 material fee Member Tuition: $177.00 + $65 material fee
Location: Jewelry Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 8
JEWELRY
Creativity is about liberating human energy.
- Howard Gardner
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
SCULPTURE
SUBTRACTIVE SCULPTURE
Saturdays, March 28 - May 2 (6 weeks)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Students will be introduced to carving techniques for materials such as alabaster,
limestone, and wood. Alabaster instruction will educate students on the use of
files, rasps, rifflers and sandpaper, as well as polishing a final piece. Limestone
instruction will teach students to carve using chisels. Wood carving instruction will
cover the use of chisels and mallets, as well as discs/bits for angle grinders, die
grinders, and Dremel tools. Accomplished sculptors looking for a space to work,
get inspiration, critique, and camaraderie from fellow artists are also welcome to
enroll in this class. Emphasis will be on safety, tools, carving procedures, finishing
techniques, and abstracting sculptural form. Students will need to bring ear/eye
protection and a dust mask. The use of chainsaws is prohibited. A list of tools
needed will be available at the FAC. Sign up early to pre-order your stone (sold
separately; additional charge for limestone).
Instructor: Bill Boettcher
Tuition: $89.00
Member Tuition: $83.00
Location: Parks Maintenance Facility (South of Reaves Park)
Enrollment:
Minimum: 2
Maximum: 10
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
SCULPTURE
SCULPTURE FROM OBSERVATION
Wednesdays, March 25 - May 20
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Observation is the star that guides creativity, the thing that gives it direction and
makes it real. Basic sculptural concepts such as form, gesture, composition,
convexity, and structure will be explored and tailored to each student’s needs. No
experience is necessary; class is open to beginning and intermediate students.
Students will receive on-on-one instruction and guidance on how to sculpt a
complex object like a gourd, a portrait, or how to make their own ideas a reality. A
$20 material fee is due with registration.
Instructor: Craig Swan
Tuition: $168.00 + $20 material fee Member Tuition: $156.00 + $20 material fee
Location: Clay Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 9
GLASS
KILN FORMED GLASS & DICHROIC JEWELRY
Wednesdays, March 25 - May 20
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Students will learn the properties of glass and how to create beautiful plates,
bowls and jewelry. We will explore Dichroic Glass fusing and specialized kiln
formed techniques. Additional glass may be purchased at the Firehouse. All tools
are provided; the $35 materials fee collected with tuition covers only the first
project.
Instructor: Chris “Bird” Burnett
Tuition: $178.00 + $35 material fee Member Tuition: $165.00 + $35 material fee
Location: South Studio II
Enrollment:
Minimum: 3
Maximum: 7
ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS & DICHROIC JEWELRY
Thursdays, March 26 - May 21
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Students who have already learned the basics of glass properties and kiln
slumping will be able to move ahead with more advanced and experimental
techniques and forms. Additional glass may be purchased at the Firehouse. All
tools are provided; the $35 materials fee collected with tuition covers only the first
project.
Instructor: Chris “Bird” Burnett
Tuition: $178.00 + $35 material fee Member Tuition: $165.00 + $35 material fee
Location: South Studio II
Enrollment:
Minimum: 3
Maximum: 7
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
GLASS
- Charles Horton Cooley
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
PHOTOGRAPHY
CONTEMPORARY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN PRACTICE:
LIGHT AND PLACE
Wednesdays, March 25 - May 20
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Students will develop technical and conceptual skills by creating original digital
photographic projects, and hone their critical facilities by participating in class
discussions and critiques. This class is open to both beginning and intermediate
level students. In this iteration of the course, we will focus on techniques utilizing
both natural and artificial lighting, as well as the meaning of place in landscape and
studio practices. Students must provide their own digital camera.
Instructor: Sarah Engel-Barnett
Tuition: $138.00
Member Tuition: $129.00
Location: East Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 8
Required materials for Introduction to Adobe Photoshop include:
• A digital camera that allows for manual exposure control and uses an SD card.
- DSLR cameras are recommended, but not required
• An SD card reader or camera connection cable
• A USB flash drive (minimum of 2GB is recommended but not required)
• Laptop for class with a version of Photoshop (CC, CS5, CS4, or CS3) or
Photoshop Elements (version 13, 12, 11, 10, or 9) installed prior to class
Instructor: Sarah Engel-Barnett
Tuition: $138.00
Member Tuition: $129.00
Location: East Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 8
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
PHOTOGRAPHY
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY EDITING:
INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
Mondays, March 23 - May 18
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Through this course students will learn fundamental tools and techniques
to edit photographs using Adobe Photoshop. We will cover post-production
editing, exposure corrections, color corrections, re-touching, repair of damaged
photographs, and compositing of multiple images. Students will develop these
technical skills by creating original digital photographic projects, and hone their
critical facilities by participating in class discussions and critiques.
WORKSHOPS
MONOTYPE MADNESS
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 4
This one-day workshop is for people of all skill levels that wish to spend a day
printing monotypes. A portion of the morning will be devoted to an introduction to
the many approaches of monotype printing. Drawing, direct application of ink as
in painting, collage, transferred textures, templates and stencils are all a part of
how these prints are created. Using plexiglass plates the print sizes will be 11”x17”,
9”x12”, 8”x10” or 6”x6” printed on an intaglio (etching) press. Inks, papers, brayers
and brushes provided. Participants who are interested in collage may bring
drawings, photos or other works on paper.
Instructors: Adrienne Day
Tuition: $65.00 Member Tuition: $61.00
Location: South Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 5
Maximum: 8
WORKSHOPS
HOW TO MAKE MORE INTERESTING TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHS
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, April 11
Participants will explore factors important to making dynamic photographs such
as equipment selection, perspective, composition, exposure, and use of available
light. They will be introduced to time-tested techniques to make their photographs
more interesting. Students must provide their own digital camera with an owner’s
manual.
Instructors: Charles R. Rushton
Tuition: $50.00 Member Tuition: $47.50
Location: East Studio
Enrollment:
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 15
Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, saute it,
whatever - MAKE.
- Joss Whedon
Enroll by March 7 to save $10 off tuition.
HEALING STUDIO
HEALING STUDIO
HEALING STUDIO
For older adults and/or adults with learning differences
Fridays, March 27 - May 29, Join any time.
10:00 AM - NOON
The Healing Studio is a supportive environment intended to improve the quality
of life of its participants by providing a risk-free social environment in which to
experiment with the creative process through self-expression. The Healing Studio
operates as an open studio; instruction and activities are individualized and nonstressful. Students may select one medium or experiment with many. Weekly
demonstrations with some materials provided.
Instructor: Jane Lawson
Location: South Studio
Tuition: Free
Funded by a grant from the Norman Arts Council & the Oklahoma Arts Council
FACULTY
CAROL ARMSTRONG - BA, Studio Art, University of Central Oklahoma. Painting
instructor and professional artist for over 30 years.
BILL BOETTCHER - BFA, Painting, University of Oklahoma.
ELYSE BOGART - MFA, Metal Design, University of Oklahoma. BFA, Painting,
University of Oklahoma.
JOHN BRANDENBURG - BA, History, University of Oklahoma. Art
Correspondent for The Daily Oklahoman.
LACY JO BURGESS-CADY - MA, Geography, University of Oklahoma. BFA, Art
History, University of Oklahoma.
CHRIS “BIRD” BURNETT - Teaching experience: workshops around the U.S. in
glass, metals, woods, fibers, and papers.
JOE COX - MEd, University of Central Oklahoma. BA, Visual Art,
Oklahoma Baptist University. Oklahoma Teaching Certificate in Visual Art.
ADRIENNE DAY - MFA, Print Making, Arizona State. BFA, University of
Oklahoma.
QOVONA DEVIRGILIO - BFA, Art Education, Ohio University
DOUGLAS SHAW ELDER - MFA, Sculpture, School of Fine Arts, Boston
University. Post Baccalaureate, Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. BFA,
Drawing, Southwest Missouri State University.
SARAH ENGEL-BARNETT - MFA, Photography, University of Oklahoma. BFA,
Media Art, University of Oklahoma.
DAN HARRIS - MFA, Ceramics, and BFA, Ceramics, University of Oklahoma. Art
instructor at Irving Middle School.
BEVERLY HERNDON - Teaching experience: City Art Center, Philbrook.
Museum, and Norman Public Schools Visiting Artist Program.
JENNY JOHNSON - BFA, Animation, Brigham Young University.
JANE LAWSON - BA, Textile Design, Winchester School of Art, University of
Southampton, Winchester. Art Educator, Jackson Elementary since 2009.
CHARLES R. RUSHTON - MFA, Photography, University of Oklahoma. MAT and
MALS. BA, Lawrence University. Instructor at OU.
THOMAS STOTTS - BA, Commercial Art, University of Central Oklahoma.
F A C U LT Y
CRAIG SWAN - BFA, School of Fine Arts, Boston University.
LARRY TALLENT - BA, Sociology and Anthropology, Oklahoma State University.
Professional jeweller for over 30 years.
FLORENE WELCHER - BA, English, University of Oklahoma. Professional artist
for over 30 years.
HEALING STUDIO EXHIBITION 2015,
including instructor Jane Lawson
An exhibition celebrating the creativity of the Healing Studio participants
and featuring work from their instructor Jane Lawson.
March 6 - March 21, 2015
Reception, coinciding with the 2nd Friday Art Walk:
Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
OPSU FACULTY EXHIBITION
The Firehouse Art Center welcomes Oklahoma Panhandle State University
professors for this special exhibition.
April 3 - May 23, 2015
Receptions, coinciding with the 2nd Friday Art Walk:
Friday, April 10 and May 8, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
FAC FACULTY SHOW 2015
Meet the talented instructors of the FAC who provide art instruction
for the community.
June 5 - July 25, 2015
Receptions, coinciding with the 2nd Friday Art Walk:
Friday, June 12 and July 10, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Exhibition featuring the work of students in the Children’s Summer Art Program.
August 7 - August 22, 2015
Reception, coinciding with the 2nd Friday Art Walk:
Friday, August 14, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
FIREHOUSE TALENT 2015
A faculty juried exhibition of adult student artwork.
September 4 - October 17, 2015
Receptions, coinciding with the 2nd Friday Art Walk:
Friday, September 11 and October 9, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
FA C G A L L E RY
CHILDREN’S SUMMER ART SHOW
THE SAMO DUCKY PROJECT
The Samo Ducky Project began in 2010 as a Firehouse Art Center initiative to
develop an icon that would appeal to all ages and become a symbol of local arts
by promoting and increasing the visibility of public art in the Norman community.
In 2011, the Public Arts Board (PAB) began searching for ideas to enhance our
Norman Parks. The PAB liked the concept of the Cow Parade in Chicago and
other similar projects, but wanted to create something unique, produced locally
and that incorporated its mission, to create exciting, appealing, and harmonious
public spaces through the integration of art into public places.
The PAB accepted a proposal to use the Firehouse Art Center’s original duck,
“Samo Ducky,” designed and donated by Douglas Shaw Elder. The PAB hired
3-D Extreme in Norman to cast fiberglass reproductions of the original duck and
published a “Request for Proposals” to Norman artists to submit their visions of
the duck sculptures to paint and enhance.
THE SAMO DUCKY PROJECT
The goal of the duck project is to create a sculpture that is inviting, stimulating and
that fosters social interaction while enhancing our community parks. In addition
to Samo Ducky, residing next to the Firehouse in Lions Park, there are 15 ducky
installations currently located in Norman:
Lions Park - Samo Ducky by artist Douglas Shaw Elder
Andrews Park - Dig Duck by artist Chris McDaniel
Colonial Estates Park - Cloudy by artist Christian Pitt
Eastwood Park – Untitled by artist Madeline Camp
Rotary Park - Swimmin’ Sammy Steel by artist Adam Stewart
Lions Memorial Park - Ziggy Star Duck by artist Craig Swan
Castlerock Park - Dream Quilt by artist Jamie Lim
Centennial Park – Spot by artist Madeline Jackson
Tulls Park - Glow In The Duck by artist Chase Spivey
Reaves Park - Liberty Bill Duck by Evan Davenport
Reaves Park - TJ Duck by Aimee Rook
Reaves Park - Untitled by Jae Won Jung
Faculty Heights Park - Brenda the Builder by Christina Giacona & Patrick Conlon
Normandy Park - Ahoy, Ducky by Don Schooler
Frances Cate Park - Ducky Miro, Marilina Resaco Pratt
Three new ducks have been selected and will be placed in parks in Spring 2015:
Mr. Duck, Esquire by Jonah Schoenburg
Mallard Ducky by Emily Smart
Samo Summer Fun by Terri Russell
ART EDUCATION INITIATIVE
The Art Education in Schools Initiative is the Firehouse Art Center’s effort to bring
art education opportunities and experiences to students K-5 in the Norman Public
School system. Along with Firehouse support, these programs could not exist
without grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council, Norman Arts Council, and Allied
Arts, and with generous individual donations. If you would like to support the Art
Education in Schools Initiative, please contact Douglas Shaw Elder by email at
[email protected]
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243 Lakeview Elementary students received 170 hours of visual art education
using supplies donated by the Firehouse, valued at over $500.
260 Kennedy and Wilson Elementary students receive instruction through an
after school partnership with the Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI)
474 Jackson Elementary students who receive bi-weekly instruction.
Spent 7 days at Kennedy Elementary working with all 434 students on “A
Bright Idea for Kennedy Elementary!” Figurative Language Mural Project.
42 students received instruction during CCFI’s summer programming.
Spent 30 hours working with all 327 students at Lincoln Elementary on new
figurative language murals.
Spent 30 hours working with all 474 K-5 students at Jackson Elementary on
new figurative language murals.
All in-school art education projects and programs introduce visual art education
that connects the students’ current curriculum with the Oklahoma Standards
for Fine Arts: Visual Arts. Projects are designed to allow children to see their
subject from a different viewpoint, to expand the ways in which they absorb
information, and to express their understanding of their education in a vibrant way.
Research has shown that children who can express themselves artistically will
dramatically improve their skills of observation and retention along with their overall
performance.
SPRING 2015 PROJECTS:
Bringing Figurative Language Murals to Additional Schools
In 2014, The Firehouse Art Center worked with all 1,235 students at Kennedy
Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, and Jackson Elementary to create large murals
illustrating examples of figurative language including: simile, metaphor, alliteration,
onomatopoeia, hyperbole, and clichés. During the spring months, the Firehouse
plans to take the project to additional public elementary schools in the Norman
community, beginning with Wilson Elementary. The project is designed to use
visual arts education as an alternative form of learning to help students attain
higher retention and understanding of a challenging language curriculum, while
completing a unified goal to achieve school beautification.
A R T E D U C AT I O N I N I T I AT I V E
Since January 2014, the Firehouse Art Center has
provided 772 HOURS of art education to
1,780 CHILDREN, including:
CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL 2015
THANKS AND APPRECIATION
I would like to thank the Chocolate Festival Co-Chairs, Byron Jackson and Michael
Schade, and the Chocolate Festival Committee, Lisa Seale, Debby Williams, Becky
Schoelen, and James Schwartz, for their continued planning and organization
of the event. We are indebted to Chelsey Garner, Conference Services Manager,
Dawnita Montgomery, Catering Services Manager, and the rest of the fine staff at
the Marriott Conference Center and Hotel at the NCED who ensured a successful
fourth year at the NCED for the event.
I would also like to congratulate the 2015 winners of the “Best Sample” awards
and thank all of the restaurants and businesses who donated their most tempting
treats in support of the Firehouse and its educational programs. We appreciate the
many sponsors who provided additional monetary support, the dedicated staff of
the Firehouse and our many volunteers for their hard work in support of the FAC’s
mission.
C H O C O L AT E F E S T I VA L
Douglas Shaw Elder
Executive Director
2015 CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs: Byron Jackson and Michael Schade
Sponsorship Coordinator: Becky Schoelen
Ticket Sales and Advertising Coordinator: James Schwartz
Volunteer Coordinator: Debby Williams
Vendor Coordinator: Lisa Seale
Chocolate Festival 2015 Best Sample Award Winners
1st Place: Apple Tree Chocolate, various chocolate dipped apple slices
2nd Place: La Baguette Bakery and Cafe, chocolate mice
3rd Place: Legend’s Restaurant and Catering, chocolate amaretto cream cake
Thanks and Appreciation to 2015 Chocolate Festival Sponsors and Vendors:
Vendors
Amy Cakes
Apple Tree Chocolate
Canadian River Winery
Catering Creations
Chocolate Fountains of Oklahoma
Custard Factory
EarthFruits Yogurt
Freddy’s Frozen Custard
La Baguette Bakery and Cafe
Legend’s Restaurant and Catering
Event Sponsors
Dunlap Codding
Marriott Conference Center and
Hotel at the NCED
Red Dot Sculpture
Thompson Pool and Patio
Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lohmann’s Good Things!
McNellie’s The Abner Ale House
Michelangelo’s Coffee and Wine Bar
Sam’s Club
Scratch Kitchen and Cocktails
Splazoingas
Sprouts
The Candy Basket
The Diner
The Mont
Volunteers & Support
Alpha Phi Omega
Frank Barry & the John the Franklin Trio
Moore-Norman Technology
Republic Bank
Arvest Bank
The FAC Board of Trustees
and the many individuals who
helped throughout the planning and
presentation of the fundraiser and art
day activities
C H O C O L AT E F E S T I VA L
Additional thanks to the Marriott Conference Center and Hotel at the NCED, the
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History for
their support.
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS 2014
Thanks and appreciation to all of the artists who participated in Midsummer Nights
2014 and to the community for coming out to support them. Congratulations to
award winners:
Best in Show
First Place, 2D
Second Place, 2D
Third Place, 2D
First Place, 3D
Amy Hofstetter, Painting
Gloria Lamar, Painting
Randy Jones, Photography
Thomas Stotts, Painting
Kent Sowers, Stained Glass
Second Place, 3D
Robin Wolfe, Ceramics
Third Place, 3D
Cecelia Yoder, Jewelry
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS
Art Activities
The community’s beloved children’s art activity, the “Children’s Art Wall,”
encouraged 160 young painters to express their creativity. More than 400
children also participated in sculpting foil creations to add to the FAC’s interactive
installation, showcasing the community of sculptures. Over 150 children and adults
participated in figure drawing under the central tent, where attendees were also
treated to creative demonstrations of the classes offered during the year at the
FAC. Elyse Bogart and students crafted silver jewelry pieces, Beverly Herndon
demonstrated the painting techniques of Chinese Brushwork, Adrienne Day
prepared wood blocks for printmaking, ceramics faculty members Joe Cox and
Florene Welcher demonstrated wheel-throwing techniques, and sculptor Craig
Swan worked on a portrait sculpture.
Live Music
Attendees also enjoyed live music provided by McMichael Music Rock Clinic
Bands and local bands Bungalouski, Pidgin, Kierston White & the Dirty Dishes,
Kyle Reid & the Low Swingin’ Chariots, Camille Harp, The Oh Johnny! Girls, Derek
Harris & the Bones Band, The Ravens, Morningstar Band, and Jane Mays. A
special thanks goes to Wes McMichael for organizing the live music and for his
continuing support of the Midsummer Nights’ Fair and the performing arts.
Firehouse Art Center & Midsummer Nights Sponsors
Special thanks to the sponsors who make Midsummer Nights and all Firehouse
programming possible:
• Oklahoma Arts Council
• Norman Arts Council
• The City of Norman
• Allied Arts
• Republic Bank & Trust
• Wes McMichael
MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
INDIVIDUAL AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIPS
$50 Basic: An individual member will receive all Firehouse Art Center mailings and
a discount on class registrations.
$100 Household: A member’s immediate household will receive all Firehouse
Art Center mailings, a discount on class registrations, and a 10% discount on gift
shop and FAC Gallery purchases.
$150 Patron: A member’s immediate household will receive all Firehouse Art
Center mailings, a discount on class registrations, a 10% discount on gift shop
and FAC Gallery purchases, name recognition in the Firehouse Art Center class
schedule, and eligibility for advanced class registration.
$350 Associate: A member’s immediate household will receive all Firehouse Art
Center mailings, a discount on class registrations, a 10% discount on gift shop
and FAC Gallery purchases, name recognition in the Firehouse Art Center class
schedule, eligibility for advanced class registration, and two Chocolate Festival
tickets.
$1,000 Silver: A member’s immediate household will receive all Firehouse Art
Center mailings, a discount on class registrations, a 10% discount on gift shop
and FAC Gallery purchases, name recognition in the Firehouse Art Center class
schedule, eligibility for advanced class registration, and four Premiere Chocolate
Festival tickets.
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS
Supports the Firehouse Art Center’s visual arts education programs year-round.
$2,500 Corporate Friend: Organization’s employees receive a discount on class
registrations. Organization receives all FAC mailings, with name recognition in the
class schedule.
$5,000 Corporate Patron: Organization’s employees receive a discount on
class registrations and a 10% discount on gift ship and FAC Gallery purchases.
Organization receives all FAC mailings, with name recognition in the class
schedule and logo on the class schedule, postcards, and posters.
$10,000 Corporate Benefactor: Organization’s employees receive a discount
on class registrations and a 10% discount on gift ship and FAC Gallery purchases.
Organization receives all FAC mailings, with name recognition in the class
schedule and premier logo on the class schedule, postcards, and posters.
MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
$500 Benefactor: A member’s immediate household will receive all Firehouse
Art Center mailings, a discount on class registrations, a 10% discount on gift shop
and FAC Gallery purchases, name recognition in the Firehouse Art Center class
schedule, eligibility for advanced class registration, and four Chocolate Festival
tickets.
EVENT SPONSORSHIPS
For information concerning event sponsorships, please call and inquire at the
Firehouse Art Center.
MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
2015 CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL EVENT SPONSORS
Ticket Sponsor: Dunlap Codding
Sample Box Sponsor: The Marriott Conference Center and Hotel at the NCED
Radio Sponsor: Thompson Pool and Patio
Additional Event Sponsor: Republic Bank & Trust
CORPORATE PATRON
Republic Bank & Trust
Sarkeys Foundation
CORPORATE FRIEND
Dunlap Codding
Wes McMichael
SILVER
Alan & Anne Brinkley
The Schade Family
BENEFACTOR
Anne V. Zarrow Fund
Fusion Flowers
Red Dot Sculpture
The Spirit Shop
Ole Andreassen
Leonard & Teryle Dionisio
Gene & Judy McKown
ASSOCIATE
Patricia Allen
Karyn & Richard Gilman
Sonya & Hank Grant
Nicole Jarvis, MD
Se & Rasila Kim
Alexis Rodgers
Theresa Vaughan
Pamela Gray
Tonya Gray
Joyce Green &
Lloyd Bamm
Bo & Dotty Hager
Eimile Hart
Ana (Kiki) Hiott
Odette Horton
Byron Jackson
Greg Keenon
Angela Keller
Wally & Cindy Kerr
Daphne & James LaDue
Tom & Betty Love
Lisa Luse
Sue Madole
Susan Marcus-Mendoza
Beth McGill
Leah Melton
Kathleen & T.H. Milby
Keith & Linda Miller
Steve & Christian Morren
Donna & Charles Morris
David Miller &
Barbara Neas
Ellen & Phillip Neely
Linda Nicholson
Judy Osburn
Candace Palmer
Judith Prise
Kim & Michael Ray
Carol & Keith Reames
Shari Riley
Sue Rollins
Susan & Abe Sasso
Becky Schoelen
Brook Beavers &
James Schwartz
Rebecca Shaffer
Don & Mary Sherman
Pearl & Paul Smart
Rhonda Stock
Robin & Clarke Stroud
Rae Stuart
David & Suzi Sugarman
Julia Summers
E.Dee Tabor
Lynn Talley
Ann Cosgrove &
Loyd Thayer
Chuck & Gina Thompson
June Tyhurst
Christine Van Horn
Twila F. Waltner
Charles & Lyntha Wesner
Patricia White
Debby Williams
James & Nancy Yoch
Stacy Zemke
PATRON
Sherry Addonizio
Sharman Addy
John Barbour
Marion & Dianne Bauman
Fredda Bayless
Leslie Bohon-Bothwell
Pam Bradford
Gracie Branch
Lisa Henry &
Larry Bristow
Rodger Brown
Chris & Dion Burnett
Michelle Carbone
David & Kristi Carlson
Cindy Cash
Faryal Chamani
Leigh Thompson &
Larry Chowning
Lyn Cooper
Janet & Steve Corley
Linda & Chester Cowen
Janet Curtis
Sue Dary
Sara Davis
Lori & Tom Dodson
Erica & Marc Dugan
Eugene & Sherry Enrico
Judy & Don Garrett
Michael Givel
Joan Goth
MEMBERS
MEMBERS
REGISTRATION & POLICIES
Class registration may be completed in person with payment by check, cash or
credit card or by phone with a credit card. Returned checks will incur a $25 fee.
Early registration is encouraged; please register by March 7, 2015 to
receive $10 off the class tuition fee.
R E G I S T R AT I O N & P O L I C I E S
CLASS SCHEDULES:
• Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-paid basis; please register early.
• Classes will be cancelled if they do not meet the minimum enrollment, one
week prior to the start of the semester (March 14).
• The FAC reserves the right to cancel, combine or reschedule any class.
• Instructors may alter the class schedule during a session to accommodate
holidays.
• Students aged 14-17, must have written permission from parents and the
Executive Director to enroll in teen or adult classes.
• In the event of inclement weather, the Firehouse will be closed, corresponding
to the cancellation of OU classes.
POLICIES:
• Payment is due at the time of enrollment; we cannot hold a space unless full
payment is made.
• Cancellation requests received in writing at least one week prior to the first
class (March 14) will be refunded in full less a $20 (adult) or $10 (children) per
class, cancellation fee.
• Cancellations received less than one week prior to the first class will not be
eligible for a refund.
• Cancellation requests may be emailed to [email protected] with
“Enrollment Cancellation” in the subject line.
• If a class is cancelled by the FAC, a full refund will be given.
• Because FAC instructors are contracted on a per class basis, classes will not
be prorated and no other refunds or tuition transfers will apply or be offered,
should a student cancel once a class has begun.
• Refunds and makeup classes will not be provided due to student illness, planned
or unplanned travel, or reasons not the responsibility of the faculty or the FAC.
• The FAC reserves the right to substitute instructors at any time during a semester.
• Outside of tours/open house events, individuals who are not enrolled are not
allowed in a Firehouse classroom except during scheduled class times or by
written permission of the Executive Director.
• Unless notified otherwise, enrollment indicates that students and/or parents
of students grant permission for use of any visual record of students or their
artwork for educational or publicity purposes.
• The Firehouse Art Center reserves the right to refuse enrollment or dismiss
any student for behavior that is disruptive or unacceptable to the learning
environment.
• In compliance with Firehouse Bylaws (Code of Conduct 9.6), behavior deemed
detrimental to the learning environment may result in suspension from
attending Firehouse programs/classes.
• All class registrations are processed in the order in which they are received.
Phone registrations will be documented and ordered by the time in which they
are received, though they are not finalized until we complete registration with
payment.
• Enrollments made a week before the start of the semester or after the
semester has begun will incur a $15 late enrollment fee.
In order for the FAC to keep costs low, we cannot make exceptions to our
registration policies. Please visit normanfirehouse.com to view FAQs for further
information.
R E G I S T R AT I O N & P O L I C I E S
SCHOLARSHIPS:
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for children and adults.
Parents and students must schedule a meeting with the Executive Director and
complete an application to be considered. Classes must have the minimum
enrollment before a scholarship can be awarded. The application deadline for
scholarships is 10 days prior to the starting date of the class.
ABOUT THE FIREHOUSE
ABOUT THE FIREHOUSE ART CENTER
History
Since 1971, the Norman Firehouse Art Center, Inc., a non-profit organization, has
served Norman and surrounding communities with award winning visual arts
education for children and adults, and gallery exhibitions of the highest quality. Our
faculty provide instruction in ceramics, sculpture, painting and drawing, jewelry
construction, stone carving, fused and slumped glass and more, in well-equipped
classrooms.
Firehouse Art Center Staff
Executive Director: Douglas Shaw Elder
Executive Assistant: Kristyn Brigance
Accountant: Ken Stephens
Visual Designer: Emily Smart
Receptionists: Sally Frech,
Anna Lipscomb, Tiffany Ta,
Stephanie Logan
Board of Trustees
President: Michael Schade
Vice President of Development:
Byron Jackson
Vice President of Administration:
Becky Schoelen
Secretary: Leah Melton
Treasurer: Chuck R. Thompson
Past President: James Schwartz
Greg Keenon
Sue Madole
Lisa Seale
Theresa Vaughan, Ph.D.
Debby Williams
C R E AT E
I N N OVAT E
PL AY