Ceramics

Summer Session 2024
10-Week Session: May 14 – July 20
5-Week Session 1: May 7 – June 8
5-Week Session 2: June 25 – July 27
NO CLASS: July 4 (Holiday)

Fall Session 2023
16-Week Session: August 8 – December 9


7-Week Session 1: August 8 – September 23
Rain Date Makeup: Week of September 26


7-Week Session 2: October 10 – December 9
Rain Date Makeup: Week of December 12


NO CLASS:
November 7 – 11 – Holiday Tables Week
November 21 -25 – Thanksgiving Week

Winter Session 2024
16-Week Session: January 2 – April 20
7-Week Session 1: January 2 – February 17
7-Week Session 2: March 5 – April 20

TUESDAYS

Troy Becker Potters Wheel

TUESDAY 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.
*Clay and tools are available for purchase.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

10 Weeks
May 7 – July 16
(No class July 2)

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price: $350 | Member Price: $315

Troy Becker Potters Wheel

TUESDAY 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.
*Clay and tools are available for purchase.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 2 – Feb.13

Session 2: Mar. 5 – Apr.16

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price: $247 | Member Price: $222.30

WEDNESDAYS

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.
*Clay and tool kits are available for purchase.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 pm

10 Weeks
May 8 – July 17 (No class July 3)

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price $350 | Member Price $315

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.
*Clay and tool kits are available for purchase.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 pm

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 3 – Feb. 14
Session 2: Mar. 6 – Apr. 17

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price $247 | Member Price $222.30

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.
*Clay and tool kits are available for purchase.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Wednesday, 6 – 9 p.m.

10 Weeks 
May 15 – July 24 (No class June 26)

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price: $350 | Member Price: $315

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.
*Clay and tool kits are available for purchase.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 3 – Feb. 21 (No class Jan. 17)
Session 2: Mar. 6 – Apr. 24 (No class Mar. 20)

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price: $247 | Member Price: $222.30

studio supplies paintbrushes

EXPLORE THE STUDIOS

In this 7-week course, students will have the opportunity to experience a workshop in every one of Mark Arts’ 7 art studios. Each week will be led by a different instructor who teaches weekly classes in their medium. Workshops will all be beginner level in mediums including acrylic painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, cooking, and metalsmithing/enameling.

Ages: 16 + | Instructors: See Studios Below

Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 3 – Feb. 14 
Jan. 3 – Easels
Jan. 10 – Printmaking
Jan. 17 – Ceramics
Jan 24 -Sculpture
Jan. 31 – Tables
Feb. 7 – Culinary
Feb. 14 – Metals

Session 2: Mar. 6 – Apr. 17 
Mar. 6 – Easels
Mar. 13 – Printmaking
Mar. 20 – Ceramics
Mar. 24 – Sculpture
Apr. 3 – Tables
Apr. 10 – Metals
Apr. 17 – Culinary

Public Price: $258 | Member Price: $232.20

studio supplies paintbrushes

EXPLORE THE STUDIOS

In this 5-week course, students will have the opportunity to experience a workshop in a variety of Mark Arts studios. Each week will be led by a different instructor who teaches weekly classes in their medium. Workshops will all be beginner level in mediums including acrylic painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and metalsmithing/enameling.

Ages: 16 + | Instructors: See Studios Below

Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 8 – June 5 
May 8 – Ceramics
May 15 – Sculpture
May 22 – Printmaking
May 29 – Metals
June 5 – Easels

Session 2: June 26 – July 24
June 26 – Ceramics
July 3 – Sculpture
July 10 – Printmaking
July 17 – Metals
July 24 – Easels

Public Price: $185.00 | Member Price: $166.50

THURSDAYS

Teresa Calvert

CERAMICS ADVANCED 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, Noon-3 p.m.

10 Weeks
May 9 – July 18, (No class July 4)

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price: $350 | Member Price: $315

Teresa Calvert

CERAMICS ADVANCED 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, Noon-3 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 4 – Feb. 15
Session 2: Mar. 7 – Apr. 18

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price: $247 | Member Price: $222.30

John McCluggage pottery for ceramics class

PAINTING WITH GLAZE

Learn some basic painting techniques while creating a one-of-a-kind pottery masterpiece of your own! Students of all experience levels are welcome. Create mesmerizing patterns, stunning landscapes, or whatever you can possibly think of to decorate your piece by painting with glaze!

Students must bring or make their own bisqueware.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Dex O’Neal

Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 4 – Feb. 15
Session 2: Mar. 7 – Apr. 18

Location: Sculpture Studio

Public Price: $155 | Member Price: $139.50

Troy Becker Potters Wheel

THURSDAY 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.
*Clay and tools are available for purchase.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

10 Weeks
May 9 – July 25 (No class June 13 & July 4)

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price: $350 | Member Price: $315

Troy Becker Potters Wheel

THURSDAY 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.
*Clay and tools are available for purchase.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 4 – Feb. 15
Session 2: Mar. 7 – Apr. 18

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price: $247 | Member Price: $222.30

SATURDAYS

an artist shapes a ceramic piece on a potting wheel

BEGINNING CERAMICS

This course is designed for those who are new to the potter’s wheel. Students will learn the basic steps for creating handmade, functional pottery: throwing, trimming, and glazing. 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 with experience potters welcome beyond that number.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Saturdays, Noon-2 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 11 – June 8
Session 2: June 29 – July 27

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price: $155 | Member Price: $139.50

an artist shapes a ceramic piece on a potting wheel

BEGINNING CERAMICS

This course is designed for those who are new to the potter’s wheel. Students will learn the basic steps for creating handmade, functional pottery: throwing, trimming, and glazing. 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 with experience potters welcome beyond that number.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Saturdays, Noon-2 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 6 – Feb. 17
Session 2: Mar. 9 – Apr. 27 (No class Mar. 23)

Location: Ceramics Studio

Public Price: $216 | Member Price: $194.40

Ceramics Drop-in Open Studio

Fridays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Students currently enrolled may attend open studio free of charge.
For previous students 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 glaze & firing.
Clay is available purchase. 

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

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