Ceramics

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Fall 16 Week Session will run August 17 – December 11
7 Week Sessions 1 will run from August 17 – October 2
 7 Week Sessions 2 will run from  October 19 – December 11
(no class on November 23 – 27 for Holidays)

Member Enrollment opens July 13
Public Enrollment opens July 20

Jack Norris at Potters Wheel

BEGINNING CERAMICS

This session is for those who are new to ceramics. Students will learn the basic steps for creating handmade, functional pottery: throwing, trimming, glazing, firing and handbuilding. All tools and clay will be provided for this class. Closed toed shoes are required.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Saturdays, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

7 Week Course

Session 1: August 21 – October 9 (no class September 25)
Session 2: October 23 – December 18 (no class November 13)

 Nonmember Price: $115 | Member Price: $103.50

Troy Becker Handbuilding Coil Pot

HANDBUILDING

Learn handbuilding techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab building to create unique sculptures or functional dishware. Students work at their own pace in a relaxed social atmosphere.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Wednesdays, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m.

7 Week Course

Session 1: August 18 – September 29
Session 2: October 20 – December 8 

Nonmember Price $172 | Member Price $154.80

Troy Becker Potters Wheel

WHEEL THROWING

This class mixes beginning students with the experienced and ranges from the basic steps for creating functional pottery to advanced techniques for artistic sculptural vessels. Students work at their own pace in a friendly atmosphere with plenty of individual instruction.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

7 Week Courses

Tuesdays Session 1: August 17 – September 28
Tuesdays Session 2: October 19 – December 7
Thursdays Session 1: August 19 – September 30
Thursdays Session 2: October 21 – December 16 (no class Nov.11) 

Nonmember Price: $172 | Member Price: $154.80

Session 2 enrollment is open. You do not have to attend a Session 1 class to enroll for Session 2, it is a repeat of the same course not an continuation.

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CERAMICS INDEPENDENT STUDY

Students will work on individually driven projects with instructor guidance. This collaborative environment allows students to share ideas, techniques and learned skills with fellow experienced students. This class is for intermediate and advanced students.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Thursdays, 12 – 3 p.m.

7 Week Course

Session 1: August 19 – September 30
Session 2: October 21 – December 9 

Nonmember Price $172 | Member Price $154.80

raku kiln 2

ALTERNATIVE FIRING TECHNIQUES

This class explores alternative firing processes such as Raku and low-fire salt fuming. These styles of firing give unpredictable but exciting results with hands-on experience of the firing process. All skill levels are welcome.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Thursdays, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Dates: October 22 – December 10

Nonmember Price: $172  | Member Price: $154.80

wednesday potters wheel

WEDNESDAY WHEEL THROWING

This class mixes beginning students with the experienced and ranges from the basic steps for creating functional pottery to advanced techniques for artistic sculptural vessels. Students work at their own pace in a friendly atmosphere with plenty of individual instruction. Class is limited to six new students with experienced potters welcome beyond that number.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Wednesday , 6 – 9 p.m.

Session 1: August 18 – September 29
Session 2: October 20 – December 8

Nonmember Price: $172 | Member Price: $154.80

Ceramics Drop-in Open Studio

Fridays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Open Studio is available for free weekly for students currently enrolled in a clay class this semester.
If you are not currently enrolled Open Studio is available for $25 per session.

Students in classes that run the full 7 weeks will need a ceramics kit, which may be purchased for $21.50 on the first day of class.
Intro class students will use a classroom supply of clay and tools. Tuition includes glazes, firing, first 25 pounds of clay.

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