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Youth Clay Classes: Spring 19


YOUTH WHEEL AND CLAY SCULPTURE
This course is designed for the aspiring young artist to learn the basics of making both wheel-thrown pottery and handbuilt clay sculpture. Your child will learn a new design vocabulary and glazing techniques.
Location: Art Center West
Fees: $120, Residents $180, Non-Residents


AGES

DAYS

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

9 – 14

Tues

3/12 - 5/7

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

38601-01


CLAY AND CLIMB
This course is 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! Participants will learn a new design vocabulary while gaining knowledge of the potter’s wheel and glazing techniques. They will also learn firsthand how to navigate safely through the treetops with professional instruction, ropes, and safety gear.
Location: Art Center West
Fees: $156, Residents $234, Non-Residents


AGES

DAYS

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

9 – 14

Tues

3/14 - 5/9

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

31191-01


CLAY PARTY / POTTERY WORKSHOP
This program is great for birthday parties, scout troops, girls’ night out, or any group that is interested in experiencing the ceramic medium firsthand. Participants will complete hand building or wheel projects and will pick up fired work 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 the Art Center at East Roswell Park.
Ages: 8+
Fees: $25/participant
Party min/max: 6 – 12 participants
                 
TREE CLIMBING PARTY
Treetops offer an awesome experience as you ascend into the canopy.  You will be guided by professionally trained instructors as Tree for All offers an adventure you won’t soon forget.  No experience is necessary.  Professional climbing equipment provided.  
Parties and private workshops are available at Art Center West (1355 Woodstock Rd, 30075)
Ages: 6+                  Fees: $28/participant                                                       Party min/max: 8 – 12 participants           

Contact AJ Argentina at 770-641-3990 or aargentina@roswellgov.com for more information, or to book a pottery or tree climbing event.



Adult Clay Classes: Spring 19

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 essential for the novice, as it will focus on proper techniques.

Fees: $200, Residents                     $300, Non-Residents


AGES

DAYS

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

14+

Wed

3/13 - 5/8

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

38510-01

14+

Wed

3/13 - 5/8

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

38510-02


WHEEL 102: Creative Form and Surface

Vessel makers with prior experience will explore a variety of throwing and handbuilding techniques as well as a range of surface treatments to create lively layered surfaces. Students, no matter their skill level, will continue to refine their technical skills on the wheel while exploring personal ideas, thinking innovatively, and receiving helpful advice and constructive criticism. 

Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents


AGES

DAY

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

16+

Tues

9/11 – 10/30

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

38511-01        

16+

Tues

9/11 – 10/30

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

38511-02


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


AGES

DAY

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

14+

Sat

3/16 - 5/11

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

38512-02             

SODA AESTHETICS
This firing course is for intermediate to advanced students who wish to explore the potential of soda firing. Participants will be guided from week to week and encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials in the soda kiln to enhance their personal vision in clay. Both handbuilders and wheel throwers are encouraged to participate.

Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents


AGES

DAY

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

16+

Thurs

3/14 - 5/9

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

38517-01

16+

Thurs

3/14 - 5/9

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

38517-02


RAKU

This firing course is open to all levels to explore raku and alternative firing processes.  Instruction will be available to those wishing to explore these techniques for the first time, and kiln space available to those wishing to continue their exploration.  Firing space may be limited based on the number of participants.  No prerequisite to participate.  Open studio is not included outside of firing times.  Bring bisque ware to glaze and fire.

Fees:  $24, Residents     $36, Non-Residents


AGES

DAY

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

16+

Mon

TBD

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

38523-01

16+

Mon

TBD

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

38523-02


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


AGES

DAY

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

14+

Wed

3/13 - 5/8

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

38513-01

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 addressed and instruction will be based on the needs of the class and the individual.

Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents


AGES

DAY

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

14+

Sat

3/12 - 5/7

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

38515-01             

14+

Sat

3/16 - 5/11

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

38515-02

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

Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents


AGES

DAY

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

16+

Thurs

3/14 - 5/9

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

38516-01

16+

Thurs

3/14 - 5/9

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

38516-02

MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
Incorporate found objects into your building process to achieve a new narrative. Intermediate and advanced students will be encouraged to think innovatively and
explore personal ideas while receiving helpful advice and constructive criticism. 

Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents


AGES

DAY

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

16+

Tues

3/12 - 5/7

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

38514-01                   

INDEPENDENT STUDY
This program allows intermediate and 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 during regular building hours and during any additional
studio times available to all studio participants.

Eight (8) Week Study
Fees: $200, Residents                     $300, Non-Residents

AGES

DAYS

DATES

TIME

PROGRAM #

16+

Mon – Thurs

3/11 - 5/9

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

38518-01 (Wheel)

16+

Mon – Thurs

3/11 - 5/9

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

38518-02  (Handbuilding)