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ONSITE: Ceramic Tiles + Transfers

November 07, 2022

Learn transfer techniques such as plaster, monoprint, and stamping with a focus on tiles and 2-D work. Create a set of tiles and develop your personal style and use of imagery. This class is great for students who want to develop drawing and painting skills for their ceramic work. These ideas can be further developed […]

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ONSITE: Hand Building with Clay (Ages 9-11)

November 07, 2022

Learn the basics of hand building with clay and to create both functional and non-functional wares. We will discuss generating creative ideas, cover a variety of techniques, and explore the world of clay! From learning how to make your first pot to creating a more intricate work of art, students will leave class with a […]

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ONSITE: Hand Building with Clay: Mask Making (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 2022

Explore the depths of yourself and your imagination with ceramic mask making. We will explore the importance of mask making and its cultural history. Masks have been used to connect the physical and metaphysical selves. Using handbuilding techniques we will make masks to express different aspects of our emotions, energy, and personas. We will also […]

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ONSITE: Mythology Making in Clay

November 07, 2022

Experiment with sculptural hand-building techniques while exploring and making mythology. Utilize coil building, slab building, and surface decoration to create your own creations in clay. Students will create hand-built sculptures and develop their understanding of glaze and surface decoration.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (B)

November 07, 2022

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing Refresher (B)

November 07, 2022

Brush up on the basics! We'll review wheel throwing techniques and skills. Create and complete work during class with enough time to fire and glaze. This class is open to students who have previously taken wheel throwing classes. We will review and refresh our knowledge of wedging, centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. We will take […]

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ONSITE: Kurinuki

November 07, 2022

Kurinuki is the Japanese technique of starting with a block of clay, developing the exterior, then hollowing it out. This class will create a box, bud vase, tea bowl and more. We will also explore images of Kurinuki work and talk about bottles, incense burners, pouring vessels and larger bowls.

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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (E)

November 07, 2022

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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ONSITE: Intermediate Wheel Throwing (A)

November 07, 2022

Expand your skills by learning additional throwing techniques and working on complex projects. We'll explore larger-scale pieces, throw platters, make sets, and add hand-built elements to our pieces. This class caters to individual interests, so we'll address specific techniques for your projects. Discussion on reduction firing in the gas kiln and glaze firing to cone […]

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ONSITE: Ceramic Surface Decoration

November 07, 2022

Learn expressive ceramic decoration techniques and tricks. Explore processes such as sgraffito, mishima, cricut stencils, tape resists, carving, and slip transfers. No drawing skills necessary— everyone can alter surfaces in a thoughtful way to take their clay creations to the next level.

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ONSITE: Intermediate Hand Building

November 07, 2022

Learn new hand-building forms and construction methods, including slab-built forms and textured slabs. We’ll explore mold making and learn how to use personalized, slump molds to create a set of platters or dishes. We’ll also cover hollow wall construction, using tar paper supports and unique glazing techniques.

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Pinch Pot Fairy Houses

November 07, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. We will learn how to form with clay to create our very own tiny fairy houses. We will form in class and you can paint your creations at home!

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ONSITE: Introduction to Clay (A)

November 07, 2022

Explore the basics of clay. We’ll cover the proper use of studio tools, equipment and materials. You’ll learn about slab construction, coil building and combined techniques. We’ll also demonstrate wheel throwing and discuss how various clays and glazes respond to each other.

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ONSITE: Throwing with Intention

November 07, 2022

Do you have a vision of what you would like to create with clay, but aren't sure how to get there? This class will help you throw on the wheel with intention while receiving clear guidance on planning, problem-solving, and process. Walk away with pieces that show growth in your ceramics practice. We'll review and […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (C)

November 07, 2022

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE: Guided Studio: Raku + Alternative Firings

November 07, 2022

Learn new techniques to improve your functional and non-functional ceramic forms. Try raku, cone 10 reduction glazes and soda firing. Learn new surface design processes using slips, underglazes, terra sigillata and the spray booth application of both underglazes and overglazes. This class is best for intermediate and advanced students with a solid foundation of the […]

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ONSITE: Sculpting Figures

November 07, 2022

Are you ready to build some larger forms and create some creatures? Bring your ideas for an animal, figure, mask, garden gnome, or abstract sculpture to life! Learn coiling and carving techniques, how to build slab supports and constructing connected forms to make figures, 3D sculptures or relief work that's built to last. We'll have […]

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ONSITE: Guided Studio: Intermediate + Advanced Ceramics

November 07, 2022

Join this class to continue wheel and hand building with plenty of feedback and guidance from the instructor as you explore independent projects. This class is best for intermediate and advanced students who are interested in furthering their ideas and have a solid foundation of the basics of ceramics .

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (G)

November 07, 2022

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (C)

November 07, 2022

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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