Free and Low Cost Open Studio Time at The Jax

As a community center for the arts, we are committed to furthering our community’s experience in the arts by offering new open studio times. We are now holding an open studio in drawing & painting, ceramics and glass. Please read more about each of these opportunities below!

Ceramics Open Studio: Thursdays, 12-5pm

The Pottery Studio will be open to all to use for a nominal fee of $5.00 per session. This charge is to cover the cost of materials and the use of Jax tools. There will be reclaimed clay (clay that has been reworked into good clay), glazes, throwing wheels, a slab roller, and sculpting tools for your use during this time. Participants may bring their own tools as well. They may purchase fresh clay from the center when available. If participants chose to fire a kiln, they will be required to pay the standard kiln firing fees. The Pottery Studio Manager, Cory Potrafka, will be on hand for answering any questions you may have, and also for giving demonstrations upon request. Beginners to advanced artists are welcome. Participants must pay in the front office beforehand.

Open Studio Young Artist Policy: Parents, for the safety of your children and the comfort of our other studio users, please follow the following regarding children in and using The Jax Studios:

  • No children 4 or younger should be in the studios.
  • Children ages 5-11 may use the studio with a supervising adult. There must be one adult for every child.
  • Adults supervising a child may also use the studio, however, payment of the studio fee (if applicable) for the child and adult is required.
  • Young adults, ages 12-17 may use the studio without supervision, but a Minor Waiver must be filed and signed in the front office by a parent.

Glass Open Studio: Sundays (once a month), 12-4 pm – Please contact The Jax for the next scheduled date

The Glass Studio will be open for beginning and advanced glass artists for a fee of $25 per session. This fee provides access to the glass studio, all materials, gases, torches and tools, and gives amateur glass artists the chance to work with an experienced glass artist, Lara Davis, who facilitates studio sessions. Normally this open studio is held on the second Sunday of the month, however dates may vary. Sessions are limited to 5 participants and reservations are highly recommended. Participates must be at least 18 years of age and need to pay in the front office beforehand.


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