Rosewood Classes and Programs
Learn more about Rosewood's art classes for kids and adults, special programs and summer camps. Learn about Community Art and Music like the Kettering Civic Band, Kettering Children's Choir and Kettering Children's Theatre programs.
SET IN STONEWARE: A YEAR OF CLAY
Rosewood Arts Centre is pleased to announce a very special tribute to ceramic arts – 2017 is dedicated to celebrating all things clay!
Our biggest event this year is a visit from internationally acclaimed ceramic artist, Beth Cavener, in partnership with the Akron Art Museum. Scroll down to learn more about this program and the rest of our 2017 clay events!
Beth Cavener Workshop
The City of Kettering and Rosewood Arts Centre are pleased to present a special artist lecture and workshop with world-renowned ceramicist Beth Cavener. In partnership with the Akron Art Museum, Rosewood will host a workshop at Rosewood Arts Centre from Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30. Cavener of Helena, Montana, is a leader in monumental contemporary ceramic sculpture. Her work is characterized by animals in movement, often depicted in tense and emotional moments. More information about Cavener can be found at her website, followtheblackrabbit dot com.
Ceramic artist Beth Cavener will be presenting her artwork and process in a free, public artist talk on Saturday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Arts Centre. Due to overwhelming interest, this program is in addition to her Hi Fructose Exhibition Artist Talk and the three-day workshop. The artist talk is free and open to all.
Registration for Cavener’s artist demonstration at Rosewood is $145 per person, and includes a continental breakfast on all three days. Educational rates for groups of 5 or more are $100 per person. Advanced registration is required, please click the link or call Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294.
(please note that workshop outline is subject to change)
Demo:Forming Ideas and working with study
Process Talk: Developing studies and building armatures
Demo: Developing complexity and subtly with the study, engineering and building armature
Demo: Roughing in and adjusting the armature
Process Talk: A Rush of Blood to the Head: Armature, Sculpting, Loading the kiln
Demo: Sculpting inside the lines: developing early gestural expression
Demo: Muscle, bone and sinew
Process Talk: A Rush of Blood to the Head, Post-Firing Techniques
Demo: Final rough-in
Interactive demonstration: The Eye and prep for Hollowing
Hi-Fructose Art Trip
To Akron Art Museum, Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
Spend a day admiring fantastical worlds, remarkable techniques and contemporary perspective! Rosewood Arts Centre will lead a one-day visit to Akron for the exhibition Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, an artist talk by world-renowned Beth Cavener, and more!
Turn the Page highlights over 50 contemporary artists featured in the pages of the art magazine Hi-Fructose. From highly detailed paintings to expressive sculptures, Turn the Page is a must for anyone interested in representational, contemporary art. Exhibition artist Beth Cavener will present an artist talk on her dynamic, nature-inspired ceramics. Guests will also have the chance to explore the museum and the neighboring Summit Artspace, before a group dinner.
Register for the trip. $110 fee includes transportation between Rosewood Arts Centre and the Akron Art Museum, a boxed lunch, museum admission, an artist talk and a curator-led tour. More information about the exhibition can be found at akronartmuseum dot org.
10:30 am: Depart from Rosewood Arts Centre (Lunch on the bus)
1:30 pm: Arrive at Akron Art Museum
2 – 3 pm: Akron Art Museum Collection and Turn the Page Tour with Elizabeth Carney, Assistant Curator
3 – 4:30 pm: Self-Guided Tour of AAM and Summit Artspace (40 E. Market St., Akron)
4:30 – 6:15 pm: Dinner (Restaurant TBD; pay your own way)
6:30 – 8 pm: Beth Cavener Artist Talk at AAM
8 pm: Depart from AAM
11:30 pm: Arrive at Rosewood
Fall 2017 Clay Festival
Join us on Saturday, September 30 from 9am - 3pm for Rosewood’s Clay Fest: A Celebration of Clay! This event is part of our yearlong celebration of ceramic arts, Set in Stoneware: A Year of Clay. Come enjoy:
- Ceramics demonstrations
- A wheel pottery throwdown
- Pottery sale
- Interactive art activities