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Classses Begin March 23

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HandsonWheel

Ready, Set, Throw 
One Night Pottery Class

Friday, April 3, 7-9pm
Friday April 24, 7-9pm

Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you're not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do on a Friday night. Well, look no further - Ready, Set, Throw is here!
We guarantee you'll make at least one pot on the wheel in this special one-night class. Even if you've never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It's the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun!

This class is much better if you do it with friends. Plan your next outing with us. Makes a great unique party idea. Or bring a bottle of wine and your special someone and make it a date! You will get your very own ceramic pot that YOU MADE in a couple weeks. Don't live in town? Not to worry, we can ship it to you! Seats for this special event are limited so sign up now!

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $50 Per Person, Each Night

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Click Here To Register For April 24

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Expressive Figure Sculpture
Susannah Zucker

Mondays 11am-1:30pm
March 23- May 11

This class will cover hand building techniques for creating hollow-form, sculptural work based on the figure. Students will be encouraged to experiment with found objects and alternative materials in combination with elements of figurative ceramics. As a class, we will be looking for ways to bring out meaning, content and power in our sculptures. There will be the opportunity to work with a live model, as well as demonstrations on surface treatments, textures, and miraculous repairs.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $70 Lab Fee* and Model Fee

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Stacking, Nesting And Covering
Becca Floyd

Mondays 3-5:30pm
March 23- May 11

This wheel-based intermediate class will explore fitting pots together in vertical, horizontal, and concentric relationships for functional and visually interesting sets. Measuring, angles, and surface treatment will bring these sets together to make beautiful, simple, multi-pot sculptures. Friendly discussions begin each class so we can maximize our learning experience and solve aesthetic and functional problems as a group.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $45 Lab Fee*

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Surface Design- This Class Is Full
Lindsay Rogers

Mondays 6:30-9pm
March 23- May 11

Using the three basic pottery forms (cylinder, bowl and plate) as our canvas, we will discuss and explore the difference between slips, underglazes, stains and glazes. With the slab roller and pottery wheel as our primary starting points, we will create both visual and tactile patterns on rounded vessels. Demonstrated techniques will include, but are not limited to: stenciling, stamping, mishima, sgraffito, slip trailing, printing slip from paper, underglaze transfers, stain/oxide application and wax resist decoration. Demos will focus mainly on surface application, making this class a terrific choice for throwers or hand builders. By the end of the session you will be combining multiple techniques to create layered and dynamic surfaces!

Level: Intermediate
Tuition: $310 + $45 Lab Fee*

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Wabi Sabi And Traditional Cups
Cynthia Lee

Tuesdays 1-3:30pm
March 24- May 12

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic centered on appreciating the beauty of imperfection. In this class students will practice cup making looking into different aesthetics and various methods of handling clay. Using slabs, pinching and wooden dowels we'll create traditional and wabi sabi cups for everyday use. Handles, texture, surface designs and glazing will complete your pieces.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $310 + $45 Lab Fee*

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Clay In The Garden: THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Nina Kawar

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm
March 24- May 12

Do you have a garden? Want to give it some character? Learn how to create sculptural and functional objects through a variety of hand-building methods such as slab, pinch and coil techniques. Build your own wall planters, geometric vases, birdhouses and more. Multiple patterns and textures will be explored. You will leave this class with new skills and inspiration to create fantastic designs for outside and inside the home.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $310 + $45 Lab Fee*

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Give It A Whirl: Intro To Wheel Throwing- This Class Is Full
Heather Spontak

This class is full, but we have a waitlist.

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm
April 1- May 20

In this introductory course, students will learn how to create a variety of functional pieces on the potter's wheel. We will start nice and easy with bowls and mugs, and then progress to plates, pitchers and even teapots. Come try out this ancient, fun, and dynamic process. Get ready to jump in and get your hands a little dirty!

Levels: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $250 + $35 Lab Fee*

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Working In A Series- THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Heather Allen Hietala

Thursdays 6:30-9pm
March 26- May 14

Have a head full of techniques, ideas for a series, or an exhibition? This class offers the opportunity to focus on an aspect of your work to develop into a series. We will make a journal to help collect and organize ideas to support your process of creative explorations. This is a great class that will elevate your artistic experience. Open to both hand builders and throwers, the class will include demos, discussions, and group and individual critiques. Come bring the ideas and techniques that you want the time to focus on and explore.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $45 Lab Fee*

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Collaborative Clay
Kristen Muscaro

Tuesdays 4-6pm
6 Weeks
March 31- May 5

Join us for this special class designed to develop teamwork and relationship building between kids age 6-12 and their parents and guardians. Projects in this class will be mostly collaborative in nature. This is a great way to get excited about the work your children are doing and become more directly involved in their interests. Parents and kids alike will enjoy the chance to release the stress from their day by letting go and playing with clay.

Ages: 6-12 + One Adult
Tuition: $185

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*Your Lab Fee covers the cost of:

  • Your first bag of clay (25 pounds)
  • Use of the studio outside of class time during scheduled Open Studio Hours
  • Use of the community studio equipment
  • Use of the studio glazes
  • Bisque and glaze firing of work made in class

Summer Night Classes

Summer Night Session #1: May 26- June 26

Summer Night Session #2: July 6- August 7


 

w15LRogers  Beginner Wheel
Lindsay Rogers

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm
5 Weeks
May 26- June 23

This class will provide a perfect introduction to throwing on the potter's wheel. We will explore the fundamental pottery forms and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls, and more. We will also cover the basics of glazing to finish with functional pieces you can use at home.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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Handbuilding Hangout
Cayce Kolstad

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm
5 Weeks
May 27- June 24

Some of the best pottery and sculpture is made with just the bare hands and a few simple tools. Come learn the basics of handbuilding, as well as proper use of the studio's equipment, including the slab roller, extruder, and compass. Using underglazes, color additives, and multiple firings, Cayce will show you how to coax your projects into beautiful, finished works of art. All skill levels welcome.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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Dynamic Narrative Expressions
Travis Winters

Thursdays 6:30-9pm
May 28- June 25

Are you interested in learning how to sculpt more expressive figures? Join Travis as he shares his techniques for creating dynamic faces that tell a story. Through a series of guided activities, you will gain understanding of the musculature that defines the face, and how those muscles move and contort to convey emotion. We will also discuss ways to marry form and surface through carving, glazing, and painting.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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Beginner Wheel Continued
Lindsay Rogers

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm
5 Weeks
July 7- August 4

With an emphasis on ceramic tableware, this class is a perfect introduction to throwing on the potter's wheel. We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. We will also cover the basics of glazing to finish with a functional product you can use at home. This class is open to new students as well as students continuing from session #1.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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Ceramic Jewelry
Nina Kawar

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm
5 Weeks
July 8- August 5

Have you always wanted to make your own ceramic jewelry? In this special class, Nina will guide you through the process of bringing your designs to life. Experiment with soft slabs and pinching to create your own wearable art. Demonstrations will include adding textures and sprigs, along with slip and glaze application techniques to enhance your beautiful designs. Each student will leave class with a unique, custom designed, and finished piece of jewelry.

Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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Pitcher Perfect: Summertime Ceramics
Heather Spontak

Thursdays 6:30-9pm
5 Weeks
July 9- August 6

Ahhh, summertime! Heather's creative clay projects celebrate all the lovely things that summer has to offer. Work will begin on the potter's wheel to create pots that highlight the best of the season's treats. Lemonade pitchers, ice cream float cups, and berry bowls will all be demonstrated (and used!) throughout the course.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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