This course meets Tuesday evenings 5:30 – 8pm. It starts April 30, 2019. You may choose to take this course in a 4 week, 6 week or 8 week course. Member tuition for the 4 week course is $75 and non member is $93.75; 6 week course member tuition is $112.50; non member is $140.63; the 8 week course tuition is $150 for Members, $187.50 for non members. Materials fee is $20.
Are you in love with the wheel, but having trouble pushing yourself beyond the basics? Are you looking to expand
your technical abilities and your critical eye, to develop strong, resolved forms? This class will build on basic wheel
throwing skills and introduce students to more complex shapes and composite forms through drawing exercises,
demonstrations, and one on one instruction. We will explore how to take basic forms to another level, as well as
how to design and construct more complex forms. Students can sign up for 4, 6, or 8 weeks. Classes will always
start with demonstration, and at least half of the class time will be dedicated to open work time and one on one
instruction. The first 4 sessions we will focus on one formal element each week: Session 1- How to break free of
the cylinder– throwing complex shapes. Session 2- Handles for every form. Session 3- Lids and Galleries. Session
4- Spouts and Pouring Vessels. We will have at least 1 glaze firing at the end of the first 4 sessions. The second 4
sessions will be focused on developing a critical eye and applying the technical skills from the first 4 sessions to
construct balanced, resolved forms. We will spend time critically reflecting on the pieces made during the first four
sessions, and choosing at least one form to make again and improve upon. Formal demonstrations will continue in
the second 4 sessions, but will be customized to student interest and requests. Students taking 6 or 8 sessions will
have the opportunity to fire at least once more, and more frequently depending on the quantity of work made. Basic
wheel throwing experience required.
This weekend workshop meets Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, 2019 from 10am – 3pm. Member tuition is $27.50 and Non member tuition is $34.38. Materials fee is $15.
In this 2 day workshop, we will learn rust dye techniques and how to print on paper and fabric. We will explore how
to use every day items from the home and nature to make unique patterns on paper. We will make our own cola pens
and experiment with our own style of calligraphy and mark making. Using our rust prints and other marks, we will
create a simple and stunning handmade book.
No experience required.