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Ceramics: Beginner

at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan - Upper West Side

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Upper West Side, Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
At W 76th St
New York, New York 10023
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Anne Mulford

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this ceramics class:

If you've always wanted to work with clay, this introductory class will have you making beautiful pieces right away. Roll up your sleeves and plunge into basic ceramic techniques for both handbuilding and wheel. 

Simple projects like vases, bowls, and platters, as well as pottery-wheel demos and practice, will be covered.

School Notes:
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, while we are a Jewish community center, nothing about our art classes are religious and all are welcome in our building at all times.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 2 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

The school operates on a credit only policy and does not issue any refunds unless otherwise advised and approved by a program director, or only in the event that the school must cancel the program. The credit can be redeemed for any program (and most services) at the school, can be used by any family member on your account, and carries no expiration date. 

For a cooking class, a student needs to cancel 72 hrs before the class starts in order to receive a full credit.

For Studio Arts Classes, a student needs to cancel 48 hrs before the class starts in order to receive a full credit.

For programs that meet fewer than 3 times: during the costs and booking commitments associated with one or two-shoot programs, the school regrets that they cannot offer any school's credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, the school cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond their control.

For programs that meet 3+ times: students may receive school's credit for withdrawal from a program when their cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. There is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations. 50% school credit will be granted for withdrawal from a school program when a written request is received before the second class. After the second class, JCC credit cannot be granted. (however, students may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space availability and with the program director's approval.) All cancellation request must be submitted to CourseHorse at [email protected] Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request and be mindful of the timetable described above.


If there are other sections to make up classes in, it should be okay, as long as it's not the first class.


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Question from Aileen C.
Are there open studio hours?
Question from Anonymous
What is the difference between the 10-week course and the 7-week course?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The number of weeks in a class is determined by our semester schedules and don't necessarily reflect a huge difference in what is learned in class. For beginner classes, courses will start out with the fundamentals in the first few weeks and as students express interest in specific projects and skills the instructors tailor their demos and projects to the wider class and help students individually one-on-one. For absolute beginners, it does take most people a number of weeks to get familiar with the clay mediums and processes of wheel throwing and hand building so would be able to progress further with more weeks. Many of our students stay in the same Beginner class sessions a number of semesters before moving on to Intermediate classes.
Question from Michelle L.
Does this include firing and glazing?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Michelle! The glazing is included in the materials fee but the firing is not included. Kiln firing fees are 3¢ per cubic inch (75¢ minimum fee per piece). Re-firings are 2¢ per cubic inch
Question from Amanda H.
Does the class follow a consecutive curriculum? I know I will be out of town for the 2nd class - will I be behind or at a significant disadvantage for every class afterwards?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Amanda! Typically students learn how to make something, the next week they trim (if it's a pot), and then once it is bisque fired, they glaze. If it is a new student and the session is 6 long, then missing 2 is a lot, but if it's a 10-week session, missing 2 is fine. Hope this helps!
Question from Janine D.
Are you able to make up a class if you miss one?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Janine! School can offer open studio time for a missed class depending on the instructor. If they have more than one section, students can do a makeup into a different class if there is any space.
Question from Anonymous
Are course materials given or payed for separately?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Materials are included in the class price, but open studio and firing fees are not. OPEN STUDIO TIME Get a free three-hour card and schedule at first class. Buy five-hour ($15/$20) or ten-hour ($30/$40) cards at the lobby box office. Cards expire at the end of each term. Students must be enrolled in a course to use open studio time.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
ADDITIONAL COSTS A $30 materials fee is already included in the course cost to cover clay and studio glazes. Shared studio tools provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Kiln firing fees are 3¢ per cubic inch (75¢ minimum fee per piece). Re-firings are 2¢ per cubic inch
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Reviews of Classes at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan (432)

(432 Reviews)
Ceramics: Beginner
Reviewed by Laura B. on 5/22/2019
Anne is an amazing instructor and is really great at explaining and showing, rather than just modeling or telling how to so something. Such a fun class, and I learned a ton!!
Ceramics: Beginner
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/5/2018
Really enjoyable class! You will pick up some great skills and have plenty of time to complete several pottery pieces. There is a nice, easy going dynamic in the class and all participants & the instructor were really friendly. I highly recommend!
Ceramics: Beginner
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/23/2017
Enjoyed the class but would have liked some more structured instruction instead of trial and error.
Ceramics: Beginner
Reviewed by Anne-Catherine M. on 5/24/2017
I really loved this class. Anne is very cool, knowledgeable, and encouraging, and I liked being able to work at my own pace on projects I was I interested in, rather than having to do the same thing at the same time as everyone else. If you are a highly structured person or not a self-starter you may feel differently, but for me the vibe and structure of the class was ideal.
Ceramics: Beginner
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/15/2016
Instructor Sarah is nice and patiently guide me the entire process from the beginning to the end. It's really a class you can bring home your very first own piece of pottery and would only pay for a few bucks for the firing cost.

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