Studio Arts


The ceramic program at Centre is equipped with an outstanding studio facility with ample space for creating. Our firing options rival those offered at any large university. Courses are designed for students to pursue their aesthetic sensibilities within the structure of specific assignments. In our studios, technical knowledge is coupled with creative intent.

Drawing & Painting

These two media are inseparable. After completion of the introductory drawing course, a sequenced curriculum of five integrated painting and drawing courses takes students from their beginning efforts to mastery. Direct observation is emphasized as students work in a variety of media: charcoal, graphite, pastels and oil paint. Throughout the curriculum, students develop the ability to draw what they see and turn that into pictures, learning perspective, modeling with light and shade, and the principles of design. Intermediate and advanced students devote particular attention to studying the human figure and anatomy.

Hot Glass

The combination of excellent instruction and hours of hands-on learning make the Centre glass experience one of the best in the nation. As a student in the art of glass you'll get a chance to work along side glass artist Stephen Rolfe Powell.

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