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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (B)

July 12, 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: Make a Wall Flower Pot

July 12, 2022

In this one-day workshop, we'll discuss texture, design and form and you’ll learn hand-building techniques to create your own wall flower pot!

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing Refresher (A)

July 12, 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: Introduction to Clay (B)

July 12, 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: Raku Firing Workshop (E)

July 12, 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: Raku Firing Workshop (D)

July 12, 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: Raku Firing Workshop (C)

July 12, 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: Hand-Building with Clay (Ages 9-11)

July 12, 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: Sculptural Hand-Building: Tarot Deck Archetypes in Clay

July 12, 2022

Experiment with sculptural hand-building techniques while exploring ancient archetypes from the tarot. Utilize coil building, slab building, and surface decoration to create your own symbols of transformation. Using ancient archetypes from the tarot deck as our guide, students will create imaginative handbuilt sculptures as tools for self-reflection. This class will ultimately develop your understanding of […]

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ONSITE: Hand-Building Magical Clay Figures (Ages 9-11)

July 12, 2022

Students will explore mythology and magical creatures from around the world and create their own creatures in clay.  Students will learn hand building skills and glaze and other decorative techniques. Students will create one to five mythological or magical creatures out of clay. 

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ONSITE: Ceramic Lamps (Only offered once a year!)

July 12, 2022

Create a pair of ceramic lamps using ceramic columns, wood bases and high-quality brass parts. We’ll explore form, surface and glazing to create ceramic columns that suit your personal style. You’ll even learn some wiring basics to make your lamps functional.

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ONSITE: Yoga, Mindfulness + Wheel Throwing

July 12, 2022

Conquer the stiffness and soreness of spending a day on the wheel with this mindful approach to the craft. You’ll learn how to use meditation to enhance creativity. We’ll also cover some yoga and post-throwing stretches to relieve soreness.

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing (Ages 12-14)

July 12, 2022

Learn the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing. Create handmade functional pottery, experiment with various glazes and learn about safety in the ceramics studio.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (C)

July 12, 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: Handbuilt Ceramics

July 12, 2022

Work on functional or sculptural forms using slabs and hand-building techniques with guidance and demonstrations from the instructor. Demonstrations could include: making textural tools to personalize work, how to use the spray booth and how to use the sand blaster. Students will have ample time to practice their craft with the benefit of having a […]

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