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Rosewood Open Studios

OPEN STUDIOS

Open studio sessions are designed to allow artists and craft persons the opportunity to work on their own projects in a creative environment with equipment perhaps not available to them at home. The studios are open for independent work Monday through Saturday. Hours are determined by class schedules.

All participants and observers must pay open studio fees to stay longer than 30 minutes. Children under 5 years old are not permitted in open studio; those under 16 years must be supervised by an adult 21 years of age or older (no more than two children per adult). All studio patrons, including currently enrolled students, should sign in and pay fees at the Rosewood office. All open studio work in progress may not be left more than 30 minutes unattended.

POTTERY STUDIO

The pottery studios at Rosewood feature three areas available to the public: a wheel room, a glazing room and a room for hand building. In order to use the studios, previous experience in ceramics is required. Introductory classes in both wheel pottery and hand building are offered on a regular basis. Please contact the Rosewood office at 937-296-0294 for details.

The following equipment is available to all open studio participants:
13 Brent wheels
4 Creative Industries wheels
A variety of cone 6 glazes
Large spray booth with pneumatic spray gun
2 small and 1 large Brent slab roller
3 extruders with assorted dye cuts

Studios are available to the public when classes aren’t in session.  A free orientation session is required before access to open studio can be granted.  Clay purchased at Rosewood may not be removed from the facility for work at home, and you must supply your own tools.  Tool kits are available in the office for $14. Clay purchases include glazes and firing fees.

Clay bodies available for purchase: $20 for 25 lbs or $9 for 25 lbs of recycled clay
#112 Brown Speckled (cone 6)
#182: White Stoneware (cone 10)
#306: Brown Stoneware (cone 10)
#308: Brooklyn Red (cone 6)
B-Mix (cone 10)
Porcelain (cone 10) is available at additional cost.

Cone 10 Reduction Firing:  Reduction firing is now available at no additional cost for Rosewood studio users. A no-cost reduction kiln orientation is required. Please contact the Rosewood main office with any questions about reduction firing. Clay body #308 red clay cannot be fired in the reduction kiln.

Both the electric and reduction kilns may also be rented if you wish to fire projects from your studio at home.

Ages: 5+ (children under 16 years of age must be supervised)
Studio Fees: $4/residents; $8/non-residents
Open Studio Passes:  (10 visits) $30/resident; $60/non-resident
Free First Fridays:  Fee is waived for all Kettering Residents on the First Friday of each month

DARKROOM

The Rosewood Arts Centre is proud to be one of the only facilities in the Dayton area that offers a darkroom for public use.  The darkroom can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people with 10 enlargers.  All chemicals needed for black and white photography processing are included in studio drop-in rates.  The darkroom is only available when classes are not in session.  Please call in advance for available times.

In order to use the darkroom, previous experience in photography must be demonstrated and an orientation must be completed.  For your convenience, any member of our staff can complete an orientation within 10 minutes. (No reservation required.)

Equipment provided:
Hand Dryers
11 Enlargers:  Omega Variable Condenser (3); Beseler 23C III (2); Simmon Condenser Lamphouse (6)
Assorted trays
Tongs
Gralab timers
Wash timers
Time O Lite Model Timers
A variety of Omega Negative Carrier Bezels
Kodak Filter sets
And more!

Chemistry provided:
Film Developer — Sprint Standard Film Developer
Paper Developer — Sprint Quick Silver Print Developer
Stop Bath — Sprint Block Stop Bath
Fixer — Spring Record Speed Fixer
Hardener – Sprint Record Alum Hardening Converter
Rinsing Agent —Sprint Archive Fixer Remover
Wetting Agent —Sprint End Run Wetting Agent & Stabilizer
Fixer Test — Edwal Hypo-Check

Ages: 16+ (individuals under 18 must be with an adult)
Studio Fees: $5/resident; $10/non-resident
Open studio passes:  (10 visits) $35/residents $70/non-resident
Free First Fridays:  Fee is waived for all Kettering Residents on the First Friday of each month

PAINTING STUDIO

The painting studio at Rosewood is complete with sturdy, large H-frame easels that can easily accommodate canvases up to 6 feet in height.  A large podium is available for setting up a still-life display or can provide plenty of space to study the human form.  The studio is available when classes are not in session.  Call for available times.

No paint, thinners or other supplies are provided.

Ages:  12+ (individuals under 18 must be supervised by an adult)
Fees:  $4/residents; $8/non-residents
Open Studio Passes:  (10 visits) $30/resident; $60/non-resident
Free First Fridays:  Fee is waived for all Kettering Residents on the First Friday of each month

DANCE STUDIO

Featuring a dance floor that is 24’ x 30’ the dance studio at Rosewood enables dancers of all abilities the opportunity to practice their craft. A wall with mirrors gives dancers the opportunity to perfect their choreography for the next big recital or competition.  Barres extends along two walls for added convenience.  The dance studio is available when classes are not in session.  Please call for more details. A stereo is provided.

All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised
Studio Fees: $4/residents; $8/non-residents
Open Studio Passes:  (10 visits) $30/resident; $60/non-resident
Free First Fridays:  Fee is waived for all Kettering Residents on the First Friday of each month

GLASS STUDIO

The glass studio at Rosewood is for experienced lamp workers or students currently enrolled in a Rosewood glass class. In order to use the glass studio, previous experience in glass art must be demonstrated and an orientation must be completed.  For your convenience, any member of our staff can complete an orientation within 10 minutes. (No reservation required.)

Equipment that is available to all studio users:
2 small Paragon Kilns
5 Glastar grinders
Gryphon Miter Saw
Jarmac Saw
Lightbox

We have two kilns available for annealing small projects up to 10” wide by 10” deep by 6” tall.  Firing fees are in addition to the drop-in rate and must be purchased in advance.

Ages: 16+ (individuals under 18 must be supervised by an adult)
Firing Fees: $5 per three-hour session
Studio Fees:  $5/residents; $10/non-residents
Torch Usage Fees: $5 per three-hour session
Open Studio Passes:  (10 visits) $35/resident; $70/non-resident
Free First Fridays:  Fee is waived for all Kettering Residents on the First Friday of each month

JEWELRY STUDIO

The jewelry studio at Rosewood is for experienced jewelry artists or those currently enrolled in a jewelry class at Rosewood. In order to use the jewelry studio, participants must demonstrate previous experience in jewelry making, plus complete a brief, no-cost studio orientation with a Rosewood staff member. For your convenience, any member of our staff can complete an orientation within 10 minutes, and no reservation is required.

A wide variety of large and small equipment is available for use during open studio time. For inquiries about specific equipment, please call Rosewood at 937-296-0294. **Please note that participants are strongly encouraged to take a Rosewood jewelry class prior to using the studio. For safety reasons, participants will only be allowed use of equipment on which they are able to demonstrate full knowledge and proficiency.**

Ages: 16+ (individuals under 18 must be supervised by an adult)
Studio Fees:  $5/residents; $10/non-residents
Open Studio Passes:  (10 visits) $35/resident; $70/non-resident
Free First Fridays:  Fee is waived for all Kettering Residents on the First Friday of each month

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