Twenty-Sixteen

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BACK ISSUE! #94 out Jan. 2017

As usual, the holidays are a blur and suddenly we’re at the end of another year! As much as I try to avoid the chaos by staying ahead and organized, I somehow always feel the pressure of a deadline or two. Luckily 2016 wasn’t too bad and most of the strain I felt was self inflicted. Besides, I have so much to be grateful for, it’s hard to focus on the stress that inevitably develops with any project. Professionally there have only been highs, adding to make this a whirlwind year. Continue reading

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A Day Without Art

img_1939The holiday rush has begun and I have multiple projects on my plate, but what else is new? Several weeks ago I was asked to contribute to a Day Without Art, a three day exhibit that opens in Boston on World AIDS Day. I’m making up for lost time and painting oil on a 4’x4′ wood panel. This is what I have thus far, but my plan is to work through the night and have the piece drying in front of a fan and heater for forty-eight hours. I’ll post the finished piece on Facebook. There you’ll also find more information about this annual event.

Summer Schedule for SWart Studio!

Summer Schedule for SWart Studio!

Steven’s summer schedule of classes has finally been released and registration info can be found in catalogs for the Brookline Arts Center and Brookline Adult & Community Education, or online. Steven’s already begun planning and collaborating for some exciting classes … Continue reading

Announcing classes for the new year!

I’ve fallen behind on updates with the end of the semester and a recent vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico. But I’m pleased to announce several classes I’ll be offering in Boston for early 2014. I’m looking forward to starting off … Continue reading

Check out my classes at the Brookline Arts Center!

Beginner ceramic classes for adults on Tuesdays!

I’m pleased to announce a list of classes I’ll be teaching at the Brookline Arts Center, just outside Boston proper (right off the Green Line). The fall term begins September 16th! To register, go to the Brookline Arts Center‘s website, or call, 617-566-5715.

  • Drawing & Painting, ages 4-6, Monday or Wednesday, 3:30-5:30pm

This class is designed to introduce students to the basic techniques of drawing and painting humans, objects, and animals with a slight animated twist. We’ll focus on value, color, shape, and the other elements of art. Students will learn to give realistic expression to their drawings of original characters and creatures. With their creations, students will draft and compose unique stories that highlight their imagination.

  • New & Improved Clayworks!, ages 10-12, Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pm

Under the tutelage of popular teen instructor, Steven Wilber, have fun learning methods and techniques of working with the potter’s wheel. Students will learn how to create their own mugs, bowls, other unique pieces, and glazing techniques. This class is for serious artists who like to laugh and are looking to explore their creativity.

  • Beginning Ceramics, Adults, Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm

Curious in learning how to throw on the wheel? Interested in creating interesting and functional sculpture with clay? This is the perfect class for beginners or those looking to continue working on their skills in the ceramic studio. Class will cover wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, glazing, and basic studio etiquette. Dress for mess and suitable footwear. One 25 lb of clay is provided with additional clay available for purchase.

Upcoming fall term

Really Sayin' Somethin'I’ve received a few emails from parents asking my plans for the fall term in regards to the New Art Center. Unfortunately, I am no longer with the NAC (read more here). I realize  the center is still hosting classes I formerly taught, some I created myself. I wish the upcoming instructors nothing, but the best! That’s not to say I’m done with teaching. I’ll be announcing a list of classes at the Brookline Arts Center in the near future. Thank you for all your continued support and I hope to see you in the fall. Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of summer!