Art Exhibition

The Lourdes University Department of Art is offering eight art workshops for current and budding artists. The six-week workshops are taught once a week by well-known artists at the Canticle Center, 5335 Silica Drive, in Sylvania.

Each class is $110. Those interested can call the Department of Art at 734-718-7177 or email lscypta@lourdes.edu.

Ceramics for Beginners & Beyond

Instructor: Lindsay Scypta

Session 1

Sundays, January 8 – February 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Session 2

Sundays, February 19 – March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Session 3

Sundays, April 2 – May 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Designed with the beginner in mind but also appropriate for the more experienced artist, students will work with clay using hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Have fun while creating unique handmade pots, vessels and sculpture glaze fired to cone 6.

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Lindsay Scypta

Session 1

Mondays, January 9 – February 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Session 2

Mondays, February 20 – March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Session 3

Mondays, April 3 – May 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Learn the basics of how to use the potter’s wheel as a tool to make functional pots. Students will learn basic wheel throwing techniques from throwing and trimming to glazing finished pieces. No previous clay experience needed.

Advanced Ceramics

Instructor: Lindsay Scypta

Thursdays, January 12 – February 16 from 12 to 3 p.m.

A perfect class for the advanced student who is ready to work independently. Hand building and wheel throwing demonstrations each class as requested by students. All work will be glazed and fired to cone 6.

Introduction to Drawing

Instructor: Patrick DuBreuil

Wednesdays, January 11 – February 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Learn the basic principles of drawing in this 6-week workshop. Working with pencil and charcoal, students will build a solid foundation by learning to use line, value, gesture and perspective. Students will learn to draw what they see from a variety of subjects including still life and landscape.

Illustration Fundamentals

Instructor: Luke Ellison

Sundays, February 19 – March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Recommended for ages 16 to adult

With a focus on concepts and metaphors, beginner techniques in the field of illustration are explored using traditional materials and group ideation. Each participant will create a large singular work or a series of smaller works, displaying both a unique style and a targeted message.

Introduction to Relief Carving & Mold Making

Instructor: Patrick DuBreuil

Wednesdays, February 22 – March 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Relief carving is an excellent introduction to sculpture. After working up a design in clay, the student will apply tubed silicone to produce an inexpensive rubber mold. This mold can be used to create multiple castings that may be plaster, wax or even chocolate!

Comic Book Fundamentals

Instructor: Luke Ellison

Mondays, April 3 – May 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Recommended for ages 14 to adult

Learn professional storytelling development, character design and studio techniques with a series of step-by-step lessons. Each participant works on an isolated story that fits a central theme which will be collected and printed with all class contributions as one mini publication.

Introduction to Printmaking

Instructor: Patrick DuBreuil

Wednesdays, April 5 – May 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This printmaking class is an introduction into the relief printing process, commonly referred to as linoleum printing or lino-cut. The student will cut an image in “battleship gray” linoleum, proof the image and, if satisfied, run an edition. Although some drawing experience is helpful, it is not required. The instructor will be there to assist throughout the process from start to finish. The student will be supplied with cutting tools, linoleum and proofing paper.

The Artists

Lindsay Scypta

Ms. Lindsay Scypta holds a MFA from the Ohio State University and a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work is wheel thrown, altered and ornamented. Ms. Scypta has given lectures and workshops from New York to Kansas on her process, research and tool making. Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times and most recently Ceramics Art & Perception. Ms. Scypta teaches Ceramics I, II and III at Lourdes University and also maintains a home studio. Her work can be found locally at Hudson Gallery and The Art Supply Depo.

Luke Ellison

Mr. Luke Ellison is a freelance illustrator and art educator working out of northwest Ohio. Mr. Ellison holds a MFA in illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art and a BA in fine art from Lourdes University. His clients include Hasbro Toys, the Arts Commission and the Toledo Museum of Art with collaborative projects exhibited across the U.S. and northern Europe. Mr. Ellison regularly teaches Digital Drawing, a tablet-based fine art course at Owens College and other academic institutions.

Patrick H. DuBreuil

Mr. Patrick H. DuBreuil holds a MFA in sculpture from Bowling Green State University and a BFA in printmaking from The University of Toledo. Mr. DuBreuil’s work has been shown nationally and has been recognized on several occasions. He has been an instructor of art for close to 20 years.