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This class is an introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel for beginners only, emphasizing how to create functional forms such as cylinders and bowls. Participants will also learn to enhance forms with decorating and glazing techniques.

$295
7 sessions
Sa.   Sep 17th, 11:30am
Beginner
(42)
Other Dates (2)

In this class we will concentrate on all construction techniques for making vessels, sculptures, wall pieces and tiles. Glazing and painterly surface techniques will be explored in order to enhance and embellish the forms.  Personal projects are encouraged and one on one help given as well as class demonstrations. All levels welcome. Multi-level...

$295
7 sessions
T.   Sep 13th, 1:30pm
All levels
(42)
Other Dates (2)
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Precious metal clay, or silver clay, is made of pure silver mixed with water and an organic binding agent. You can mold it into an endless number of shapes and designs. When fired, the binding agent burns off, resulting in original fine silver jewelry—99.9% pure. Learn the basics of how to work with silver clay in our introductory workshop. This...

$90
Su.   Aug 14th, 12:30pm
Beginner
(37)

If you wish to create one-of-a-kind vessels and sculpture, this class is for you. Figures, masks, and abstract work are demonstrated; ceramic and mixed-media techniques are explored. Teaching is individualized with the goal of stretching your creativity and orginality.

$624
13 sessions
Th.   Sep 15th, 10am
All levels
(176)

Taught by a professor of sculpture and anatomy in the Academy's graduate school, this course offers instruction to students of all levels in modeling the human form. Working from the live model, students will sculpt a standing, seated, or reclining figure or a portrait head. Both water-based and oil-based clay will be provided, as well as armatures,...

$620
13 sessions
Sa.   Sep 10th, 10am
All levels
(22)
Other Dates (2)

Touch is the first sense to develop when we are born. Yet most of our life is experienced through sight and sound. In this class, we take you back to the very beginning. Explore your sense of touch by sculpturing...without sight. You will receive an introduction to basic clay sculpturing. Then you will sculpt...blindfolded! You will be given a subject...

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$65
Sa.   Jul 30th, 6pm
All levels
(14)

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In this intermediate level handbuilding class, students pursue their own individual handbuilding projects with occasional class assignments and demonstrations. Instructor critiques, slides, readings, films and field trips will also be included. Must be skilled in working with clay.

$295
7 sessions
M.   Sep 12th, 12:30pm
Intermediate
(42)
Other Dates (2)

This class is an introduction to various methods of working with clay by hand such as coil and slab building. Students will learn surface techniques of slip painting and glazing as well as exploring their own ideas in clay.

$295
7 sessions
T.   Sep 13th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(42)
Other Dates (2)

During this 2 days workshop, participants make their own mold of the prototype they bring and also learn to slip cast. The prototype can be made in clay but you can also use industrial objects or nature elements the possibilities are almost endless.

$220
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Sep 24th, 9am
All levels
(140)

This workshop will introduce you to the basic skills of throwing on the potter's wheel. No prior experience is required. You will get to keep the bowl or cylinder you have successfully created. We will glaze and fired it for you with our glaze pick of the week and we will contact you approximately 3 weeks after the workshop when your piece is ready...

$72
Sa.   Jul 30th, 10am
Beginner
(140)
Other Dates (28)

Investigate how the activity of making pottery can be a wonderful vehicle for quieting the mind. Not unlike meditation, working with clay can also help us to be more present and focused in the moment. In this class we will learn and develop various skills of working on the wheel, while exploring how at whatever level this can be a useful means for...

$337
8 sessions
M.   Oct 31st, 7pm
All levels
(42)

Students attending this class will learn to develop a solid foundation in the craft by completing simple projects like vases, bowls and platters. Roll up your sleeves and plunge into basic ceramic techniques, handbuilding and wheel. Pottery wheel demos and practice will include wedging and centering clay on the wheel, pulling up a cylinder, trimming...

$432
9 sessions
Su.   Sep 18th, 5pm
Beginner
(176)
Other Dates (3)

In this class participants will learn the anatomy of the horse by constructing their own horse écorché.  Using plasteline on an armature designed by David Klass, we will construct the skeleton then the deep muscles and finally the superficial muscles.  Emphasis will be placed upon modelling the bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles...

$545
12 sessions
Th.   Sep 15th, 6:30pm
All levels
(22)

Have you always wanted to try out the the pottery wheel but not quite ready to sign up for an entire session? This one time introductory class lets you get your hands dirty on the wheel without the time commitment. You will experience how thrilling it is to get the clay spinning on the wheel while we explain the basics of centering and pulling up...

$70
Sa.   Sep 24th, 7pm
Beginner
(43)
Other Dates (4)

Try your hand at throwing on the wheel. Learn all the techniques of professional potters, including how to make functional pieces, like mugs, vases, and bowls. Between classes, students are welcome to practice at no additional charge, providing the studio is open and classes are not in session. Each wheel session is 8 weeks. Due to space limitations,...

$360
8 sessions
T.   Sep 6th, 11am
All levels
(37)
Other Dates (6)
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