Mark Arts

Ceramics, Pottery & Sculpture Classes

Mark Arts October/November weekly class session is October 19 – December 12.

Member enrollment opens on September 14 and public enrollment opens September 21.

There will be no classes November 24-28. 

The health of our visitors is our top priority. Social distancing measures have been implemented in each studio. Studios are cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized between each class. Masks are required. We look forward to creating with you!

All Experience Level Ceramics & Sculpture Classes

Babs Bio Pic

TUESDAY SCULPTURE

Sculpture classes are for both beginners and experienced artists. The focus is the study of the human figure through clay. This fall, students will model the head in clay. Areas of emphasis include how to perceive the human figure and how to create expressions. Time will be spent on emphasizing bringing life to the sculpture through gesture, movement, mood and expression in addition to important art history lessons. The class will work with water-based clay.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

Tuesday Mornings,  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday Afternoons, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: October 20 – December 8

Nonmember Price: $172 | Member Price: $154.80

Jack Norris at Potters Wheel

WEDNESDAY INTRO TO 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. Class is limited to six new students.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: October 21  – December 9

 Nonmember Price: $120 | Member Price: $108

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, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dates: October 21  – December 9

Nonmember Price $172 | Member Price $154.80

andy patton sculpting

WEDNESDAY SCULPTURE

Open to all skill levels, this sculpture class will include instruction on the building of armatures and modeling of realistic and stylized human and animal forms, as well as abstract forms. There will be demonstrations and hands-on help.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Andy Patton

Wednesdays, 6 – 9 p.m.

Dates: October 21 – December 9

Nonmember Price $172 | Member Price $154.80

Jack Norris at Potters Wheel

WEDNESDAY INTRO TO CERAMICS
(5 WEEKS)

This five-week 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, but additional clay for open studio hours is available for sale. Class is limited to six new students.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Dates:

Wednesdays, June 17 – July 15

Priced per five-week session: Nonmember Price: $85 | Member Price: $76.50

Troy Becker Potters Wheel

POTTER'S WHEEL

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.

October 20 – December 8
October 22 – December 10

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

pottery

SATURDAY POTTER'S WHEEL

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 experience potters welcome beyond that number.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Saturdays, 9 – 12:00 p.m.

Dates: October 24 – December 12

Nonmember Price: $172| Member Price: $154.80

Ceramics & Sculpture 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.