“One Square Block” Virtual Lecture

March 22

“One Square Block” Virtual Lecture


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $20

Tuesday, March 22 ~ 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Using a square packing box, a ceramic mug, and a Rubik’s cube, we will explore solid geometry to talk about pressure, volume, and suspension.  A block is a unit of measure that is used in city planning, quilting, and as educational tools for children. The civic, creative, and pedagogical considerations have both collective and individual implications. What happens when you begin to repeat the block?  With 7+ years of experience in shipping ceramics mugs, unfolding a box or block became a simple metaphor to understand complex concepts of physics, ecosystems, and climate change. 

This lecture will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


Registration for this workshop has been closed.


Dominique Ellis

Dominique Ellis received her M.F.A. in Printmaking at Tyler School of Art in 2013. She was awarded a U.S. Fulbright student scholarship for Egypt, as well as an Arabic language grant for 2009-2010 and was based in Cairo, Egypt. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, from 2006-2008, working for the Moroccan Ministry of Handicrafts. Ellis’ visual practice and research investigates global craft traditions, architecture, and history.  Her interdisciplinary practice explores storytelling through oral history, documentary photography, and installations examining urban blight, social change, and nostalgia.  Recent research interests are focused on the economics of craft, industry, and family in the 19th and early 20th century. She is currently working on a documentary project: The Belt Driven Years. 
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