Insights: Dean's Lecture Series at Tahoe Truckee Campus
Sierra College Insights is an interactive educational monthly event series designed for inquisitive adults and teens. Dr. Kim Bateman, dean of Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee, is pleased to invite community members to “Impressions in clay” facilitated by Melanie Frakes on Friday, October 12.
“A hallmark of Sierra College Insights is interactivity. Incredible people in our community have been hand-picked to share their expertise in an engaging and educational way that will appeal to many ages,” explains Bateman. “We are especially fortunate to have excellent instructors on campus and in October welcome our ceramics professor, Melanie Frakes to Sierra College Insights.”
Frakes will demonstrate the slab construction techniques in the ceramics studio at TTC and attendees will have the chance to gain hands-on experience in the technique that has been used around the world for thousands of years. Slab construction can be used to make the most basic to the most complex forms. Attendees will make their own clay cup.
Frakes is the ceramic instructor at Sierra College. She has also taught art at Indiana University and College of the Redwoods. During the summer months she works as a Wilderness Ranger in the Desolation Wilderness. She received her BFA from CSU Long Beach and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington.
The program begins with complimentary socializing and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by the hands on creative cup building at 7 p.m. Sierra College Insights is offered at no cost however donations are encouraged. Space is limited.
RSVP by calling (530) 550-2290. Please include your name, phone number and the number in your party.