Local Artisans Teach Art Class Series at Western

 

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Katy Scroggins displays one of her silver and stone creations. She will teach a metal clay class at Western in February that will give students the skill of crafting their own silver designs.

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Scroggins works on a beaded piece in her workshop in Altus. Her Beading 101 class begins January 19 at Western and will teach students how to make several beaded designs and repair their own jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western’s Art Department will offer a series of continuing education art classes in the Spring 2016 semester. The classes are instructed by local artists and business owners, Katy Scroggins and Norma Williams.  Students may contact Jeri Dulaney, Dean of Arts and Sciences at 580-477-7767 for information or to sign-up for the classes.

The first of the classes, Beading 101, taught by Katy Scroggins, owner/designer of Silver and Stone Jewelry by KD Enterprises, runs January 19, 26 and February 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost of the class is $190 plus $30 for tools.  Students will learn to make several beaded designs and how to repair their own jewelry.  The class size is limited to 10 students. Students my purchase their own materials for the class or bring the fee to class and purchase the materials from the instructor.

Scroggins will also teach Metal Clay 101, which will meet Tuesday, February 9, 16, 23, and March 1 and 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost of the class is $280. An additional fee for supplies will also be charged. The class size is limited to six students.

One of Katy’s favorite mediums is metal clay.  The substance is composed of silver recouped from the photography industry.  It’s mixed with water and binders and resembles putty.  By the time Katy has formed the metal clay, the water has evaporated and is then fired in a kiln to burn of the binders.  When complete the silver remains in the form she created.

Scroggins started making jewelry in 2011 with her husband Don, who teaches Science at Western.  The pair shares the duty of creating beaded and jeweled creations as well as 99.9% silver pieces. Katy designs and forms the jewelry, while Don provides the lapidary and leather braiding.

Katy says, “When we first started this, my sister and I owned a shop in Carthage, TX. We were trying to save money so we decided to learn how to make jewelry. We took a class in Dallas and after we put some of our pieces in our shop and it sold.”

Katy continued to learn jewelry crafting at the Dallas Art Guild and by attending gem and mineral shows and through activity with the Dallas Gem and Mineral Society.  She and Don sell their pieces at trade shows and through their company websitehttps://squareup.com/market/k-d-enterprises.

The art class series will also include instruction by Norma Williams, owner of Pleasant Nest Pottery in Mangum. She will teach “Adventures in Clay” which will focus on the craft of hand building pottery. Students will learn various methods of working clay by hand such as coil, pinch and slab building. The class will be held on Friday, January 29 and February 5,12,19, and 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Western’s art wing. The cost of the class is $185 per student and includes all instruction, glaze and firing costs. A $20 fee for clay and individual tool kit is also charged. This class is limited to 10 students.

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WOSC Pioneer News Highlights: January 13, 2016

Simmons Named 2016 WOSC  Alumni
Hall of Fame Inductee

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Andrelton Simmons is the WOSC Alumni Association 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee. He will be honored by the Alumni Association at its annual banquet, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Center at Western. Contact 477-7789 for tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association is pleased to announce Andrelton Simmons as the 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee. Simmons will be honored at the Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the WOSC Multipurpose Center.

While attending Western, Simmons was a member of the 2009-2010 WOSC Pioneer Baseball team. Out of Western Simmons was drafted in the second round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves. During his time with the Atlanta Braves Andrelton received two Gold Gloves, the Fielding Bible Award and the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for his defensive work. In November 2015 Simmons was traded to the Los Angeles Angels.

The WOSC Alumni Hall of Fame, established in 1996, recognizes and honors Altus Junior College and Western Oklahoma State College alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work,Ahave made exceptional contributions in their field, in their community, and at WOSC. Inductees are honored each year at the Annual Foundation and Alumni Recognition Banquet.

For ticket information please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 580-477-7789 or foundation@wosc.edu before noon January 27th.

Harlem Ambassador Show Paired with
Andrelton Simmons “Meet and Greet”

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The Harlem Ambassadors perform at Western on January 30 at 7 p.m. in the WOSC gym. Advance Tickets are on sale now at the WOSC Alumni Office for $8 and will be on sale for $10 at the door the night of the show. In addition, a limited number of tickets are on sale for the Andrelton Simmons ‘Meet and Greet” at 5:30 p.m. before the Harlem Ambassador show. Contact 477-7789 to buy.

Hoops and hijinks are coming to Altus on Saturday, January 30, when our very own local challengers, the Hometown All-Stars take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Western Oklahoma State College Gymnasium.

Tickets for the event are $8.00 for advanced purchase or $10.00 at the door. Tickets are on sale at the WOSC Alumni Development Office and online at wosc.edu/give. For more information contact Lora Lea Pickering at 580-477-7789 or alumni@wosc.edu. The event is sponsored by the Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association and the WOSC Baseball Organization.

In addition, on Saturday, January 30th at 5:30 p.m. the Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association along with the WOSC Baseball Organization will be hosting a Meet- and-Greet with Andrelton Simmons. Tickets are $25.00 each and will include a signed photo, a photo opportunity and admission to the Harlem Ambassadors vs. the “Hometown All-Stars” basketball game at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are limited. For more information contact the WOSC Alumni Development Office at 477-7789 or wosc.edu/alumni.

Martin Joins Family with Alumni
Lifetime Membership Pledge

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The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association would like to welcome its newest lifetime member Matthew Martin. Matthew graduated from Western in July of 2015 with an Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. At this time Matthew is continuing his education at SWOSU to work towards a degree in Athletic Training. Matthew joins several generations of his family on the Lifetime Alumni Membership Tree. Pictured with Matthew are his Grandmother, Karyl Gray (’03); aunt, JoAnn Gray (’03); cousin, April Sirmons (09′) and sister, Maegan Martin (07″). Thank you Bright/Gray/ Martin family for your continued support of Western Oklahoma State College and the WOSC Alumni Association! If you would like more information about adding your family to the WOSC Lifetime Alumni Membership Tree please contact us at 580-477-7789.

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Pottery and Jewelry Classes Offered at Western in January

 

 

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“Adventures in Clay” will teach students how to make handmade pottery like slump molds.

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Pinch pot designs will also be explored in “Adventures in Clay.”

 

 

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“Beading 101” will feature the crafting of several jewelry beading styles.

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“Metal Clay 101” will teach students to create metal jewelry design.

 

Western’s Art Department will offer a series of continuing education art classes in the Spring 2016 semester. Norma Williams, owner of Pleasant Nest Pottery in Mangum will teach “Adventures in Clay” which will focus on the craft of hand building pottery. Students will learn various methods of working clay by hand such as coil, pinch and slab building. This “hands on” class will be held on Friday, January 29 and February 5,12,19, and 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Western’s art wing. The cost of the class is $185 per student and includes all instruction, glaze and firing costs. A $20 fee for clay and individual tool kit is also charged. This class is limited to 10 students.

Katy Scroggins, owner of Silver and Stone Designs by KD Enterprises, will instruct Beading 101 and Metal Clay 101 for the series. Beading 101 will teach students about types of beading wire, beads and closures. Three projects will be completed in the class that meets Tuesday, January 19, 26 and February 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost of the class is $190 plus $30 for tools. The class size is limited to 10 students. Students my purchase their own materials for the class or bring the fee to class and the instructor will purchase them.

Scroggins will also teach Metal Clay 101, highlighting a jewelry making technique that employs use of a special clay consisting of small particles of metal and a binder. When the clay is fired, the binder burns away revealing the metal within.
Metal Clay will meet Tuesday, February 9, 16, 23 and March 1 and 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost of the class is $280. An additional fee for supplies will also be charged. The class size is limited to six students.

For more information about the classes or to register, contact Dean of Arts and Sciences, Jeri Dulaney at 580-477-7767.

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Lyn Taylor Art Workshop Scheduled for October 26-29 at Western

 

Western Oklahoma State College’ s Art Department  announces that it will offer a Colored Pencil Workshop October 26, 27 and 29 from 6 p.m.  to 9 p.m. in B-19 in the Western Art Department wing.  The cost of the class is $30 and all materials will be provided. Those interested in taking the workshop should call the Southern Prairie Library at 477‐2890 for information and to enroll.

The Shortgrass Arts Institute and the Southern Prairie Library System are sponsoring the workshop taught by Shortgrass Coordinator,  Lyn Taylor. The workshop is suitable for the beginner or experienced artist. Bobby Avila, long-time Altus High School art instructor, will assist Taylor with the class.

Lyn brings a wealth of talent and education to her classes. Her formal instruction includes attending the Colorado Institute of Art in Visual Communications and Graphic Design, Cameron University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She  attended numerous seminars and workshops across the country with such noted artists as Doug Dawson and Ramon Killey. She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and the Hawaii Watercolor Society. Lyn has used her artistic talents to create illustrated brochures, design ad campaigns, stationery and menus for restaurants in Honolulu, and to provide illustrations and brochures for technical seminars and products.

Shortgrass Arts Institute classes are sponsored by the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council and the Southern Prairie Library System.  These classes are made possible in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council.

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