FALL SEMESTER 2020

Adult Ceramics Classes

3600 Great Beginnings: The Ultimate Introduction to Clay
Instructor: Peter Syak
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Want to get your hands dirty and have a blast in the process? Great Beginnings is the class for you. Let’s make plates and cups with saucers, build vases, perfume bottles, a box or two, and perhaps a bit of sculpture. Let’s even try our hand on the potter’s wheel! This class will feature a little bit of everything, a bunch of fun, and a supportive environment.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $50

3622/3623 Refining Your Throwing Skills
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
3622 Mondays, 9:45 AM–12:15 PM
3623 Mondays, 12:30–3 PM
This limited enrollment class is for students with wheel-throwing experience who want to further develop and perfect their skills. With a limited class size, students will receive individualized attention allowing for accelerated growth and more complex projects.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $385, non-member $415
Materials fee: $50

3676 Dynamics of Throwing Functional Pottery
Instructor: Melissa Krishnamurthy
Mondays, 12:30–3 PM
This class is for those eager to experiment! The focus will be on finishing techniques, expanding on simple forms, and using a variety of methods.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $50

3601 Magic in the Machines: New Projects with Ceramic Equipment
Instructor: Peter Syak
Mondays, 3:30–6 PM
The ceramics studio has all sorts of great equipment including extruders, a slab roller, and wheels. It also contains textures, gadgets, and hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered and become part of your designs. In this class, we will explore ways to utilize the underappreciated studio assets to create both sculptural and functioning ceramic items. Along the way, we will seek out ways to develop your personal style and make our machines your friends. This class will give participants the opportunity to push clay and imagination to the limit as we create everything from perfume bottles and vases, to chalices and architectural features.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $50

3602 It’s Personal: Special Projects in Clay
Instructor: Peter Syak
Mondays, 7–9:30 PM
Do you have a project inside you that is yearning to get out? Can’t figure out how to get started, or worse, have you hit a snag? Perhaps you saw something cool and want to try to make it yourself. This is the class for you. Instructor Peter Syak will offer specialized instruction and his technical expertise to help you figure out what you want to create and will then help you to build it. This will be a unique experience, part workshop and part learning laboratory. This class is limited to six students to allow for ample individual attention.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $385, non-member $415
Materials fee: $50

3624 Throwing with Lisette Bedoya
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Tuesdays, 9:45 AM–12:15 PM
Concentrate on your throwing skills with one of the Art Center’s most energetic instructors! Learn fundamentals such as centering, opening, and pulling the clay. Surface decoration and glazing will also be covered.
10 sessions: 9/22–11/24
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $50

3608 Creative Explorations in Ceramics
Instructor: Carole Wong Chesek
Tuesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Build your skills in handbuilding, wheel-throwing, glazing, and finishing projects. Focus on personal expression and growth, and learn about pottery from various cultures. Opportuninties to develop work in conjunction with other media will also be available.
10 sessions: 9/22–11/24
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $50

3609 Pottery
Instructor: Carole Wong Chesek
Tuesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Create beautiful pottery. Roll up your sleeves and learn how to create with clay through instructor demonstrations and personalized attention. The focus of this class is handbuilding, but some instruction for wheel-throwing will be offered if requested.
10 sessions: 9/22–11/24
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $50

3579 Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Instructor: Beatrice (Jao-O) Chang
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Study fundamentals and forms of wheel-thrown pottery as you receive step-by-step instructions for both traditional and experimental processes. Students will experiment with decorative elements such as surface pattern, texture, and glazing.
10 sessions: 9/23–11/25
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $50

3603 The Joy of Handbuilding
Instructor: Peter Syak
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Discover the joy and versatility in creating ceramic objects. You will explore various handbuilding techniques such as slab construction, slump molding, coil building, pinch forming, and tile making.
10 sessions: 9/23–11/25
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $50

3685 Beginning/Intermediate Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Emma Tabachnick
Wednesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Enter the world of wheel-thrown pottery! Throw pottery on the wheel, trim, and apply surface decorating techniques. Learn how to create and finish beautiful vases, bowls, and plates, including glazing techniques.
10 sessions: 9/23–11/25
Tuition: member $385, non-member $415
Materials fee: $50

3709 The ABCs of Clay
Instructor: Melissa Krishnamurthy
Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Learn the basics of working with clay in this comprehensive class—from handbuilding to wheel throwing. Students will explore various methods of creating pottery by using equipment available in the studio including the slab roller, extruder, and wheel. Decorative techniques such as textures, slips, and glazing will also be introduced. This is a project-oriented class for students looking for new ideas in pottery-making or those who are looking for guidance to complete their vision.
5 sessions: 9/24–10/22
Tuition: member $170, non-member $190
Materials fee: $25

3710 NEW!  New Approaches to Glazing & Finishing Ceramics
Instructor: Melissa Krishnamurthy
Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Come try something new and add some fun tricks to your glazing and finishing repertoire. Try out dishwashing soap mixed with glaze for bubble-glazing. Create designs with stencils made on a Cricut machine to mask off areas. Students can experiment with other materials such as underglaze and shaving cream. Please bring both bisque-fired and leather-hard pieces for glazing and decorating. As part of the materials fee, students will receive a set of underglazes of their own to keep.
5 sessions: 11/5–12/10 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $170, non-member $190
Materials fee: $60

3625 Ceramics for the Ultimate Beginner
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Thursdays, 12:30–3 PM
Join the fun-filled world of wheel-thrown ceramics in this stress-free class! Learn about and work with various clays and experiment with all of the glazing and decorating techniques available at the Art Center.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $50

3630 Ceramics for the Ultimate Potter
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Saturdays, 2–5 PM
Continue your growth as a ceramic artist. We will fine-tune our wheel-throwing skills by mastering wall thickness, pottery design, and function. Explore different surface and finishing techniques. For intermediate to advanced students.
10 sessions: 9/26–12/5 (no class on 11/28)
Tuition: member $385, non-member $415
Materials fee: $65

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