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Andrew Cho
Ceramist

I draw on three-dimensional forms. Drawings, rooted as they are in a two-dimensional tradition, are to be viewed head on, from a fixed angle; the totality can be grasped at a glance. Sculptural forms, on the other hand, exist in the solid world and every change in viewing angle present a new face of the piece. There is an inherent (and extremely fruitful) tension in using a sculptural form as a canvas. The implied spaces and volumes of naturalistic illustration are often at odds with the tangible reality of the form. The surfaces are, in turn, distorted by the inevitable parallax as the viewer repositions themselves in relation to the work. It is a static object which "behaves" dynamically only when observed, which requires an unmediated, in-person viewing for a full understanding. In short, it is a complex object which allows me to address a complex phenomenon. Cultures are products of their people and people are influenced by their cultures. Each is as the heart of the other. From this recursive identity emerges an intricate system which gives rise to the near limitless permutations of individual and cultural identities. Like the weather, such an densely layered system can never be satisfactorily comprehended, only appreciated and studied. To study, to tease meaning out of raw data, and to leave a record of your discoveries for others to find furthers humanity. We are in the unique position of guiding the direction of our own development and it is not a course set by a privileged few. It is an epic collaboration between every member of the family of humankind which is enriched by every addition, regardless of size. We are each actively crafting our places in the world, changing who we are as individuals, and building our culture. My work is an attempt to address this phenomenon, and my own humble contribution to our collective enterprise.

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1st Time Potter

1st Time Potter

Adults / 14+

This class teaches throwing on the wheel. Weekly demonstrations focus on understanding the fundamentals of clay and gradually developing skills on the wheel. Students learn to make cylinders, bowls, plates, cups and altered forms. Glazing and surface decoration will also be taught.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AAC016 06/09 - 07/28 SA 10:30AM - 12:30PM Cho, Andrew $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
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Arcade 1st-2nd

1st - 2nd Grades

It's on like Donkey Kong! This entire week is devoted to creating a playable, cardboard arcade in the lobby. Each student will work on their own or with friends to create a kinetic sculpture that can be a part of the arcade at the end of the week. STEAM concepts focus on forces, motion, and engineering and will ensure each game works. Using the backdrop of the 1980's, artwork will be big, bold, brash, and definitely neon. At the very end of the week we will open our arcade to the public to play games galore. No quarters, just imagination.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYS41AWL 06/25 - 06/29 MO TU WE TH FR 9:00AM - 12:00PM Cho, Andrew $0.00 ($0.00) Enroll Now!
SU-AYS41A 06/25 - 06/29 MO TU WE TH FR 9:00AM - 12:00PM Cho, Andrew $130.00 ($117.00) Class is Full
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Cool Gross Stuff 1st-2nd

1st - 2nd Grades

Stop reading now if you don't like cool, gross stuff! Snot, burps, farts, blood, germs?our body is a universe of its own, filled with the most amazing stuff. How does it all work? This camp explores the science of the human body. Use STEAM in action to create chemical reactions that explore textures, smells, and sights. Principles of art include the proportion of anatomical drawing, the color mixing for perfect bodily fluid depictions, and the patterning of our bodies at the cellular level. Now's your chance to discover the science behind all that cool, gross stuff you love.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYS51A 07/02 - 07/06 MO TU TH FR 9:00AM - 12:00PM Cho, Andrew $105.00 ($94.50) Enroll Now!
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Cups Cups Cups

6th - 12th Grades

Whether on the wheel or handbuilt, come take your many cups through the ceramic process. Impress your family and friends with a set of functional and fun drinking vessels.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYC66 07/09 - 07/13 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Cho, Andrew $136.00 ($122.40) Enroll Now!
Returning Potter

Returning Potter

Adults / 14+

Refine your technique and achieve new goals. This class will review the basics then incorporate advanced work such as lidded vessels, pulled handles, and assembling separate components.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AAC026 06/09 - 07/28 SA 1:30PM - 3:30PM Cho, Andrew $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
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Throw on the Wheel

6th - 12th Grades

Not at the wall, on a potter’s wheel! Learn fundamental techniques for making pottery on the wheel. Instructor will provide demonstration as well as hands on instruction as you develop your throwing skills. Learn the motions behind the forms of cups, bowls, vases, and more. All skill levels welcome!

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYC361 06/18 - 06/22 MO TU WE TH FR 9:00AM - 12:00PM Cho, Andrew $136.00 ($122.40) Class is Full