Clay Classes

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Summer Classes begin June 5th



Youth Clay Classes: Summer 17

Adaptive Clay Camp
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 his or her first clay class. This will be a time for you and your child to communicate goals, concerns and strategies.

Location: Art Center West


Age

Days

Dates

Time

Program Number

13+

Mon–Fri

6/26–6/30

10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

48610-01

13+

Mon–Fri

6/26–6/30

1:00–2:30 p.m.

48610-02

13+

Mon–Fri

7/31–8/4

10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

48610-03

13+

Mon–Fri

7/31–8/4

1:00–2:30 p.m.

48610-04


Youth Wheel and Clay Sculpture Camp
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 hands-on knowledge of the potters’ wheel and glazing techniques. Participants will spend a few days creating ceramic sculpture by hand and exploring clay’s potential as a sculptural medium.
Location:  Art Center West

One Week Camps
Fees: $84, Residents  $126, Non-Residents


9–14

Mon–Fri

6/26–6/30

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

48600-01

9–14

Mon–Fri

7/31–8/4

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

48600-02


Two Week Camps
Fees: $166, Residents  $250, Non-Residents


Age

Days

Dates

Time

Program Number

8–12

Mon–Fri

6/5–6/16

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

48601-01

9–14

Mon–Fri

6/5–6/16

2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

48601-02

9–14

Mon–Fri

7/10–7/21

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

48601-05

8–12

Mon–Fri

7/10–7/21

2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

48601-06

Clay and Climb
This one week camp is designed for active young artists to learn the basics of making wheel-thrown pottery as well as to be introduced to the up and coming sport of Recreational Tree Climbing! For the first three days your child will learn to form lumps of clay into both sculptural and functional objects using the potter’s wheel.  While pottery is in the kiln, participants will be introduced to recreational tree climbing by professionally trained instructors.  Tree for All will offer an adventure participants won’t soon forget.  (Professional climbing equipment is provided).  The final day of camp will be back inside to finish fired works emerging from the kiln. (Climbs scheduled on 6/22 and 7/27)

Fees:  $120, Residents                  $180, Non-Residents


Age

Days

Dates

Time

Program Number

8–14

Mon–Fri

6/19–6/23

11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.

41191-01

8–14

Mon–Fri

6/19–6/23

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

41191-02

8–14

Mon–Fri

7/24–7/28

11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.

41191-03

8–14

Mon–Fri

7/24–7/28

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

41191-04


Clay Party/Pottery Workshop
This program is great for birthday parties, scout troops, girls nights out, and just about any group that is interested in getting their hands dirty and experiencing the ceramic medium firsthand.  Participants will complete handbuilding or wheel projects in the allotted time and will pick fired work up at a prescheduled time. Parties and workshops will be 90 minutes of hands-on clay lessons and 30 minutes for cake/party (all party materials will be the responsibility of the participant booking the event).

Parties and private workshops are available at both Art Center West and Art Center on Fouts Road.

Age: 8+
Fees: $20/participant                  
Party min/max: 6–12 participants                 
Prior to booking online, please call to schedule a time and location by contacting AJ Argentina at 770-641-3990 or aargentina@roswellgov.com.


Adult Clay Classes: Summer 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

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

14+

Tuesday

6/6–8/1

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48510-01             

14+

Tuesday

6/6–8/1

6:30–9:30 p.m.

48510-02


Location: Art Center on Fouts Rd

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

14+

Tuesday

6/6–8/1

6:30–9:30 p.m.

48950-02             

Survey of Clay
In this all-levels class, students will be introduced to form and surface in a demonstration-based atmosphere while learning basic to intermediate skills using clay as a medium. Participants will be introduced to the potters’ wheel with lessons on wedging, centering, and throwing basic forms such as mugs and bowls. They will also be introduced to hand-forming sculpture techniques essential for creating works in clay.

Fees:                   $200, Residents                     $300, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center on Fouts Road

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

14+

Wednesday

6/7–8/2

6:30–9:30 p.m.

48952-01

14+

Saturday

6/10–8/5

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48952-02


Ceramics for Young Adults
This all-levels ceramics course is designed for young adults and will combine wheel and handbuilding instruction.  Participants working with ambitious artists of a similar age will receive instruction for these 4 week sessions based on the experience levels of the class and the individual. No previous experience required.

Fees:                   $100, Residents                     $150, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center West


Age

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

14–20

Monday

6/5–6/26

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48519-01

14–20

Monday

7/10–7/31

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48519-02

Working Larger on the Wheel
Participants with some prior experience will explore a variety of techniques used in combination with the pottery wheel to create larger and/or more complex pots in sections or as monolithic forms. Students, no matter their skill level, will continue to refine their technical skills on the wheel while exploring personal ideas and receiving helpful advice and constructive criticism. 

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


Age

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

16+

Wednesday

6/7–8/2

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48511-01


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

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

14+

Wednesday

6/7–8/2

6:30–9:30 p.m.

48512-01

14+

Saturday

6/10–8/5

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48512-02


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

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

14+

Wednesday

6/7–8/2

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48513-01

14+

Wednesday

6/7–8/2

6:30–9:30 p.m.

48513-02


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. 

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


Age

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

14+

Saturday

6/10–8/5

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48515-01

Figurative Sculpture
Working from images and memory, this course will introduce the tools and techniques used to sculpt the human and animal forms 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.

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


Age

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

16+

Thursday

6/8–8/3

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48516-01             

16+

Thursday

6/8–8/3

6:30–9:30 p.m.

48516-02             


Outdoor Clay Forms
This handbuilding course will focus on both technical and aesthetic issues when creating large forms for outdoor spaces.  A potentially wide variety of forms ranging from furniture to mosaics and sculpture to vessels will be the focal point for instruction.  A blanket of building and surface techniques will be covered, but the focus for both forming and finishing will depend heavily on the interest of the class as well as the individual.  Clay and glaze materials at both high and low-fire temperatures will be touched upon.

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


Age

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

16+

Tuesday

6/6–8/1

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48520-01

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 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.

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


Age

Day

Dates

Time

Program Number

16+

Thursday

6/8–8/3

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

48517-01             

16+

Thursday

6/8–8/3

6:30–9:30 p.m.

48517-02

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 (generally this will include Friday and Saturday open studio times). 

Eight (8) Week Study


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


Age

Days

Dates

Time

Program Number

18+

Mon–Thurs

6/5–8/3

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

48518-01 (Wheel)

18+

Mon–Thurs

6/5–8/3

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

48518-02 (Hand)

Four (4) Week Study

Fees:                   $100, Residents                     $150, Non-Residents


Age

Days

Dates

Time

Program Number

18+

Mon–Thurs

6/5–6/29

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

48521-01 (Wheel)

18+

Mon–Thurs

6/5–6/29

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

48521-02 (Hand)

18+

Mon–Thurs

7/10–8/3

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

48521-03 (Wheel)

18+

Mon–Thurs

7/10–8/3

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

48521-04 (Hand)




 
 
 

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