Beginning students are starting their very first responses to an artistic problem this week! As the story goes, they found a bizarre and intriguing object while hiking at Mount Charleston…and they are using Ernst Haekel’s illustrated text, “Artforms in Nature” for references to help them re-create that fascinating Unidentified Object!
Ideas are brewing for lots of well-designed, engaging sculptures…
Photography documentation is a necessary component to artmaking.
Students at the Rancho Ceramics Studio learn professional photography techniques to better share their work online and in exhibitions. Technology is a large part of the studio experience…whether searching for reference images online or viewing instructional videos on this site or posting and sharing online portfolios, our students are encouraged to benefit from the power of technology!
We are off and running for the 14-15 Rancho Ceramics Studio season to become the best ever! Artmaking is our way of life, and we live it every day. Check the Live Yearbook to see the action take place…you might find yourself becoming the next Art Star!
Rancho Ceramics is proud to present our first ever student-led exhibition: VIVAcious! Opening on Thursday, May 29 and running through Thursday, June 4 the exhibition features selected works from the 2013-2014 studio season.
The project, “Mission: Exhibition” was developed from the concepts of Project Based Learning in that studies have proven that authentic experiences provide maximum opportunity for relevant learning. To make this event possible, the Ceramics II and III students worked closely together to design the perfect close to this season’s hard work. All decisions for the exhibition were made through the collaboration and contribution of peers with minimal input from instructors.
Join us for the reception of this very special spring exhibition on Thursday, May 29 from 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm at North Las Vegas City Hall, 2200 Civic Center Drive, 89030.
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I am very proud to announce that Rancho Ceramics has the work of two students accepted into the 2014 National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! The exhibit runs concurrently with the National Council of Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) international conference on March 19 – 22nd and will be viewed by thousands of ceramics professionals from around the world.
AP Studio Art 3D Design sophomores, Emily Guzman and Yesenia Godoy are among the 150 students out of 1154 students nationally who had work selected for this highly prestigious and competitive group juried show. This is the first year Rancho Ceramics has answered this call, and out of the four students who submitted, it is an immense honor to have two selected.
Add some color to your life – Investigate the amazing potential ceramic surfacing materials have to offer! Visit your course page for specific directives for your current work.
Join the world in celebrating the arrival of the Fire Horse in the year 2014!
Here’s your chance to become a Rancho Ceramics ARTSTAR!
Rancho Visual Arts seeks art for an exhibition that expresses “the self” in any manner. Selected works will be exhibited at North Las Vegas City Hall during the months of March and April. Catered reception with live music will honor all exhibiting artists and work…enter your best work today!
*Complete the ENRTY FORM and submit glazeware by the deadline: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2PM*
See TRAEN for more information ;D
NEW this year…a LIVE Yearbook to document the energy and creativity of the 2013-2014 studio season! Check back often for new memories being made!
Our slip cast mold library is now online! You can browse the catalog from the comfort of home instead of waiting to be in the studio. We have some truly strange acquisitions…check it out for yourself!