Clay Classes

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Fall classes begin September 11th

Registration begins 7/24 for residents and 7/31 for non residents



Youth Clay Classes: Fall 17 and Winter 18

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.
Fees:                   $60, Residents                   $90, Non-residents
Location: Art Center West


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

14+

Mon

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

9/11–10/2

18610-01

14+

Mon

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

9/11–10/2

18610-02

14+

Mon

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

10/09–10/30

18610-03

14+

Mon

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

10/09–10/30

18610-04

14+

Mon

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

1/22–2/12

28610-01

14+

Mon

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

1/22–2/12

28610-02



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


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

9–14

Tues

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

9/12–10/31

18601-01

9–14

Tues

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

1/9–2/27

28601-01

Location: The Art Center on Fouts Road


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

9–14

Tues

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

9/12–10/31

18910-01

9–14

Tues

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

1/9–2/27

28910-01



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! For 5 of the 8 weeks your child will learn a new design vocabulary while gaining knowledge of the potter’s wheel and glazing techniques.  Your child will also learn to safely navigate through the treetops with professional instruction, ropes, and safety gear.

Fees:  $156, Residents     $234, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center West


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

9–14

Thurs

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

9/14–11/2

11191-01



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

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

14+

Wed

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/13–11/1

18510-01

14+

Wed

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

9/13–11/1

18510-02

14+

Wed

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/10–2/28

28510-01

14+

Wed

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

1/10–2/28

28510-02

Location: The Art Center on Fouts Road


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

14+

Tues

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/12–10/31

18950-01

14+

Sat

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/16–11/4

18950-02                

14+

Tues

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/9–2/27

28950-01                

14+

Sat

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/13–3/3

28950-02                



Throwing Creatively

Participants with prior wheel experience will explore a variety of techniques used in combination with the potters’ wheel to create larger and/or more complex forms in both functional and sculptural formats.  Students, no matter their skill level, will continue to refine their technical skil
ls on the wheel while exploring personal ideas, thinking innovatively, and receiving helpful advice and constructive criticism. 

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


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

16+

Tues

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/12–10/31

18511-01        

16+

Tues

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

9/12–10/31

18511-02

16+

Tues

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/9–2/27

28511-01

16+

Tues

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

1/9–2/27

28511-02



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 cla
ss and the individual.

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


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

14+

Sat

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/16–11/4

18512-02          

14+

Sat

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/13–3/3

28512-02



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.

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


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

16+

Thurs

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/14–11/2

18517-01

16+

Thurs

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

9/14–11/2

18517-02

16+

Thurs

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/11–3/1

28517-01          

16+

Thurs

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

1/11–3/1

28517-02



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

Time

Dates

Program Number

14+

Wed

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/13–11/1

18513-01

14+

Wed

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/10–2/28

28513-01          


Location: The Art Center on Fouts Road


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

14+

Sat

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/16–11/4

18952-02

14+

Sat

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/13–3/3

28952-02          


All Levels
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
Location: Art Center West


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

14+

Sat

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/16–11/4

18515-02          

14+

Sat

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/13–3/3

28515-02



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 surface design. 

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


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

16+

Thurs

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/14–11/2

18516-01

16+

Thurs

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

9/14–11/2

18516-02

16+

Thurs

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/11–3/1

28516-01

16+

Thurs

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

1/11–3/1

28516-02



Dinner Conversations
This course will focus on functional dinnerware with illustrations, narrative, and texture that provoke memorable conversations at the supper table. The final class will be a self-catered luncheon using our completed projects.
Fees:  $200, Residents     $300, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center West


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

16+

Tues

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/12–10/31

18521-01                    



Narrative Clay

Through journaling and visual prompts, handbuilding students will create narrative and illustrative works with clay utilizing texture, stamps, drawings, underglazes, slips, and stains. Please bring a journal to the first class.

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


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

16+

Tues

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/9–2/27

28521-01                    


Studio Procedures

This informative course will address basic set up and maintenance of a pottery studio and equipment; purchasing, firing and maintaining kilns; developing slip and glaze pallets; photographing work; and studio and material safety. This winter class, offered only once a year, is a prerequisite for the apprentice program at Art Center West.

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


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

18+

Mon

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

1/8–2/26

28520-01


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

Four (4) Week Study
: August (clay is not included)
Fees:  $100, Residents     $150, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center West


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

16+

Mon–Fri

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

8/7 - 9/1

18522-01 


Eight (8) Week Study

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


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

16+

Mon–Thurs

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/11–11/2

18518-01 (Wheel)

16+

Mon–Thurs

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

9/11–11/2

18518-02  (Handbuilding)

16+

Mon–Thurs

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/8–3/1

28518-01 (Wheel)

16+

Mon–Thurs

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

1/8–3/1

28518-02  (Handbuilding)

Two (2) Week Study (clay is not included)
Fees:  $50, Residents     $75, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center West


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

16+

Mon–Fri

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

11/6–11/17

28522-01 





Recreational Tree Climbing

Treetops offer an awesome experience as you ascend into the canopy. You will be guided by professionally trained instructors. Tree For All offers an adventure you won’t soon forget.  No experience is necessary. Professional climbing equipment is provided.  Private events may be booked for church groups, birthday parties, scouts, teambuilding exercises, etc.  For more information, please contact A.J. at 770-641-3990 or aargentina@roswellgov.com, or visit www.funintrees.com.

Fees: $28, Residents    $42, Non-Residents
Location: Art Center West


Age

Days

Time

Dates

Program Number

6+

Sun

12:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

9/10

11190-01

6+

Sun

3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

9/10

11190-02

6+

Sun

12:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

10/8

11190-03

6+

Sun

3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

10/8

11190-04

6+

Sun

12:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

11/12

11190-05



 
 
 

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