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Spring '17 is underway!

Summer Registration begins March 20th.... class listings coming soon.



Youth Clay Classes: Spring 17

Adaptive Clay   
Creating with clay can be an exhilarating creative experience that encourages the development of hand-eye coordination, muscle strength, and imagination.  Experiencing clay in a small group will inspire teamwork and promote flexibility while creating individual and group projects.  Each project will be adapted to the abilities of the group and individual, taking into consideration individual challenges.
Please plan on joining your child for the first 15 minutes of their very first clay class. This will be a time for you and your child to communicate goals, concerns and strategies.
Location: Art Center West
Fees: $60, Residents                   $90, Non-Residents

Age

Days

Time

Spring Dates

Program Number

14+

Mon

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

3/13 - 4/10

38610-01

14+

Mon

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

3/13 - 4/10

38610-02

14+

Mon

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

4/17 - 5/8

38610-03

14+

Mon

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

4/17 - 5/8

38610-04


Youth Wheel
This course is designed for the aspiring young artist to learn the basics of making wheel-thrown pottery.  Your child will learn a new design vocabulary while gaining knowledge of the potters’ wheel and glazing techniques.

Location: Art Center West
Fees:  $120, Residents   $180, Non-Residents

Age

Time

Dates

Spring Program Number

8–14

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

3/16 - 5/11 Thursdays

38601-01

 

Youth Pottery and Clay Sculpture
This course is designed for the aspiring young artist to learn the basics of creating sculpture and pottery with clay. While they work with pottery wheel s and their hands, your child will learn a new design vocabulary while gaining knowledge of ceramic and glazing techniques.

Location: The Art Center on Fouts Road
Fees:  $120, Residents   $180, Non-Residents

Age

Time

Dates

Spring Program Number

9–14

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

3/15 - 5/10
Tuesdays

38911-01



Clay and Climb
This course is designed for the aspiring young artist to learn the basics of making wheel-thrown pottery accompanied with learning the up and coming sport of Recreational Tree Climbing!  Your child will learn a new design vocabulary while gaining knowledge of the potter’s wheel and glazing techniques.  Your child will also learn basic knot tying for tree climbing along with the ability to safely navigate through the treetops.
Location: Art Center West
Fees:  $156, Residents     $234, Non-Residents

Age

Time

Dates

Spring Program Number

9–14

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

3/15 - 5/10
Wednesdays

38910-01




Adult Clay Classes: Spring 17

Beginning Wheel
Students will explore form and surface in a demonstration-based atmosphere while learning to wedge, center, and throw basic forms such as mugs, bowls, and vases. This class is a must for novices, as it will focus on proper techniques that will be crucial as long as one aspires to make pottery on the wheel. 
Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center West

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

14 & Up

Tues

3/14–5/9

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38510-01

14 & Up

Tues

3/14–5/9

6:30–9:30 p.m.

38510-02

Location: The Art Center on Fouts Road

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

14 & Up

Tues

3/14–5/9

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38950-01

14 & Up

Tues

3/14–5/9

6:30–9:30 p.m.

38950-02


Earthenware: Creative Form and Surface
Throwing, handbuilding and glazing earthenware pottery will be the focus of this course.  Participants with prior experience will explore a variety of throwing and handbuidling techniques and will explore low-fire glazes to create colorful, creative surfaces. Students, no matter their skill level, will continue to refine their technical skills while exploring personal ideas, thinking innovatively, and receiving helpful advice and constructive criticism. 
Location: Art Center West
Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

16 & Up

Wed

3/15–5/10

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38511-01




All Levels Wheel
This course has something to offer students of all skill levels by nurturing the potential to grow creatively with the use of the pottery wheel. Instruction in a variety of forms will be geared toward the experience level of the class and the individual.
Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center West

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

16 & Up

Wed

3/15–5/10

6:30–9:30 p.m.

38512-01

14 & Up

Sat

3/18–5/13

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38512-02

Location: The Art Center on Fouts Road

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

14 & Up

Sat

3/18–5/13

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38950-03



Atmospheric Firing
This course will focus on a variety of finishing options for both hand built and wheel thrown forms. Participants will experiment with low-fire, decorative, and alternative firings such as raku and saggar, as well as experimental high-fire reduction glazes and soda firing. Instruction will be based on the interests of the class and focus on glazing, surface design, and firing for a wide range of results.
Location: Art Center West
Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

16 & Up

Thur

3/16–5/11

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38517-01

16 & Up

Thur

3/16–5/11

6:30–9:30 p.m.

38517-02



Beginning Handbuilding
This ceramics course will introduce the basics of handbuilding, including pinch, coil, and slab construction, as well as a variety of surface and finishing options. Both sculptural and vessel options will be explored.
  Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center West

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

16 & Up

Wed

3/15–5/10

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38513-01


Location: The Art Center on Fouts Road

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

16 & Up

Thurs

3/16–5/11

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38951-01




All Levels Handbuilding
Coursework will include a variety of handbuilding and surface techniques suitable for participants of all levels of experience. Sculptural and functional forms will be address and instruction will be based on the needs of the class and the individual.
Location: Art Center West
Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

14 & Up

Wed

3/15–5/10

6:30–9:30 p.m.

38515-01

14 & Up

Sat

3/18–5/13

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38515-02



Intermediate and Advanced Handbuilding

Students will continue to refine their technical skills while exploring personal ideas and self-expression.  This course is formulated for the more experienced clay artists who wish to continue to improve their sensibility with clay while receiving helpful advice and constructive criticism
Location: Art Center West
Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents

Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

16 & Up

Tues

3/14–5/9

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38514-01

 


Figure Sculpture

Working from images and memory, this course will introduce the tools and techniques used to sculpt the human form in clay with personal symbolism, intuition and creativity as major goals. Some experience with clay or sculpting is desirable, but participants of all levels will hone skills through drawing exercises, modeling in clay, and creative surface design. 
Location: Art Center West
Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

16 & Up

Thur

3/16–5/11

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

38516-01


Independent Study
This program has been established to allow intermediate to advanced students time in the studio to complete desired projects outside the structure of a formal class and to continue to grow by applying knowledge gained through prior coursework. Participants will be given access to the studio Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and during any additional studio times available to all studio participants.

Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center West

Age

Days

Dates

Times

Program Number

16 & Up

Mon-Thur

3/13–5/11

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

38518-01

16 & Up

Mon-Thur

3/13–5/11

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

38518-02




 
 
 

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