Monday, December 21, 2015

Lourdes University Art Department allows art enthusiasts to “Learn the Art of Ceramics” in 2016

Sessions offered for budding artists ages 16+ and can be a Christmas gift

Erin Palmer Szavuly, MFA, Chair and Associate Professor of the Lourdes University Department of Art, is pleased to announce the establishment of Ceramics/ Pottery Sessions in 2016 for art enthusiasts. Titled “Learn the Art of Ceramics,” the sessions are $110 each and are offered in the new Ceramics Studio at the Canticle Center, 5335 Silica Drive, in Sylvania.

Taught by Lourdes University Ceramics Instructor Lindsay Scypta, MFA, the sessions are designed for adults ages 16+ who are interested in learning the art of ceramics/pottery. Individuals will have the opportunity to create functional and well-crafted pieces and learn the few basic techniques of hand crafting and wheel throwing. “These ceramics/ pottery sessions can be the perfect Christmas gift for your friend or loved one,” adds Professor Szavuly.

The Ceramics and Pottery Sessions include:

Hand Building
First session: Tuesdays, January 19 through February 23, from 1 to 3 p.m., OR
Second session: Tuesdays, April 12 through May 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Pottery Wheel Throwing
First session: Tuesdays, January 19 through February 23 from 6 to 9 p.m., OR
Second session: Tuesdays, April 12 through May 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information or to register for one or more of these sessions, call Erin Palmer Szavuly at 419-824-3685 or email

About the Lourdes University Department of Art
Offering Associate and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art, the Lourdes University Department of Art offers an inviting studio environment that encourages students to be visually expressive and to hone their craft in a variety of mediums. A wealth of artistic opportunities exist outside the classroom as well including working with visiting artists; networking in the local arts community; assisting non-profit organizations; studying in Florence, Italy; and hosting and submitting work for exhibits. Students can also choose to pursue a Pre-Art Therapy concentration.

About Lourdes University
Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at or by phone at 419-885-3211. 

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