Raku Workshop (Register by July 12)

July 17, 2019 - August 7, 2019

4 Weeks

Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Taught by Charlene Carpenzano

Raku in translation means pleasure or enjoyment. Come join us in this four day workshop. We will explore the ancient Japanese firing technique of Raku. The workshop is for students with some clay experience; you can build, glaze and then Raku Fire a piece. Firing happens on the Saturday of Wet Paint weekend.

Location and Parking
Newport Art Museum School classes are held in the Coleman Center, located at 26 Liberty Street. Please park in our museum parking lots.

About the instructor
Charlene Carpenzano received her BA, Cum Laude, in Art Education and Psychology at Rhode Island College. She continued her studies as a student in RISD’s Continuing Education Program and is a 2016 Pell Award recipient. In 2000 She co- founded Domus Luti, a pottery co-op in Pawtucket, RI.

As a member of the Newport Art Museum’s faculty since 2003, Charlene shares with her students the joy and creativity that others have instilled in her. Her career is multi-faceted: as an artist, her work ranges from the sculptural to the functional. As an educator, she works with a diverse group of students ranging in age from 4 to 90 and who come from myriad backgrounds. As the Museum’s outreach teacher, Charlene works with psychiatric and behavioral needs students from the Bradley Schools. Charlene is a member of National Council for Educators of the Ceramic Arts.

Education Policies
Please review our policies and procedures here before the start of class.