Texas Tech University

Summer Session

2017 Summer Session 1 – Lubbock

Session One Lubbock Campus: June 11 – June 30 (Sunday-Friday)

All courses are open to School of Art graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with instructor permission.

Students enrolling in Summer One on the Lubbock campus may secure their on-campus housing by following this link: https://housing.ttu.edu/forms/summerguest to submit their reservation. From there, the housing department will contact you directly to send you a contract and invoice for your stay

ART 4334/5334: Metals with John Garrott

Students will learn metalsmithing techniques to create jewelry and small sculptural constructions. Individualistic exploration directed toward developing a comprehensive, cohesive body of work.

John Garrott is an artist and educator living in McKinney Texas. His jewelry and metalwork has been shown in national juried exhibitions and is widely published in contemporary books and periodicals. John received an M.F.A. in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 2005 and a B.F.A in Visual Studies from Texas Tech

ART 5100: Seminar in Art

Education: Identities with Future Akins-Tillet

Students will explore through readings and creative writings and activities how self-identities and/or adapted identities inform and influenced art and art making through various mediums and pedagogies

Future Akins-Tillett  is an artist educator who uses embellishment to share life stories/ memories/dreams. Like a diary, her work documents everyday events meandering through extraordinary observations

ART 4330 / 5330: Ceramics with Von Venhuizen

Students will get to explore the interaction between clay, slip, glaze, and kiln firings. We will have the opportunity to utilize the processes of wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. We will also learn to make and use a bisque mold to help create utilitarian and sculptural forms, with an emphasis on creative experimentation. If time permits, we will search out a source of local clay to create a site-specific piece. The students will create the finished piece by each person adding their personal touch. The piece will be finished in place to become a permanent fixture

Von Venhuizen: Since receiving his M.F.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1996, Von Venhuizen has become a nationally and inter- nationally exhibited artist in ceramics. He has also established a com- mendable reputation in architectural ceramics, production design, RAM Press methods, slip casting, mold making and wheel throwing, along with kiln design and construction. Venhuizen's work has been included in over 100 juried, invitational and solo exhibitions since 1993. His ceramic works have been published in 12 books and periodicals and have been collected by private collectors, university collections, and museums.

ART 4099 / 5305: Glass with Bob Rynearson

Hot glass for beginning and advance techniques and styles within the contemporary arena. Students will learn hot glass blowing techniques and properties.

Bob Rynearson discovered glass blowing at Texas Tech in 1996 while working on an art education degree. After taking a glass blowing class as an elective at Texas Tech, Bob decided to put art education on hold. In 1999, he opened a studio in Temple Texas named Ryno Glass. During his glass blowing class for UMHB during their May minimester. After putting art education on hold for ten years, Bob decided to close his shop and pursue a career as an art teacher in 2009. Today, Bob is on his fifth year as an art teacher at Midway Middle School as an art teacher for 7th and 8th grade students. In 2012, after getting his Master of Art Education from Texas Tech, Bob started teaching glass blowing for Texas Tech at their Junction campus.

Summer Workshop: GLASS KILN CASTING with Jude Schlotzhauer

June 19-22, 2017

Explore different casting processes to create solid three dimensional objects in glass. This workshop will work from found objects and clay models to make plaster and sand molds. Once the molds are filled with glass, they will melt into solid forms in the kiln. Metal inclusions will also be covered. The last day will be for finishing and cold working. The works created during the workshop will be small scale so that all projects can be fired and completed by the final day. Click [HERE] to down load the Glass Kiln Workshop Registration Form.

Jude Schlotzhauer earned her MFA in glass from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA (major in painting, minor in anthropology) from The American University. She maintains a balance between creating gallery pieces and architectural commissions. Her fused, cast and mixed media art work addresses the issues of spiritual journeys and references ritual and ancestral concerns of ancient cultures. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Tacoma Art Museum (Washington state), Science Museum of VA, Dominion Resources, Capital One, Chesapeake Capitol Corp. (Federal Reserve bank), Communique Marketing, Clark Robbins Design/build, Children's Museum of Richmond, VA. Website: judeglass.com

ART 6001: Master of Art Education Capstone with Ed Check

Students will complete the last three hours of the final capstone (one week)

MAE Coordinator: Future Akins
MFA & Site Coordinator: Robin Germany