Sculpture 1

With Jamie Lea Wade

Wednesdays   1pm - 4pm

February 19th - March 26th

Learn basic hand building techniques including coil, pinch, and slab building methods.

$185 includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay and firing to be decided by the instructor.

Throwing On The Wheel

With Kym Owens

Tuesdays    10am - 1pm

March 3rd - April 21st (excluding March 17th)CANCELLED

Second Session: May 12th - June 23rd

Please join us for a 7 week wheel throwing class for all levels with ceramic artist, Kym Owens.  With over 20 years as a functional thrower, Owens will teach you a step by step approach on how to throw and trim your pots.  The class also focuses on how to decorate your pottery to give it your own personal touch.  Whether you are a beginner or advanced Potter, you will learn the secrets to making functional pottery.

$185 includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay and firing of up to 10 pieces.

Throwing On The Wheel

With Rob Sheldon

Thursdays  6pm - 9pm


Open to all skill levels!  Come further your abilities or begin a new journey in wheel throwing.  This 7 week class will provide you with enough information and hands on experience to create pots you'll love.  We will cover wedging, centering, pulling even walls, multiple handle making methods and more!

$175 includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing of up to 10 pieces. Class limited to 10 participants.

Art and Fun 101

With Tawni Bates

Wednesdays   6pm - 8pm

April 1st - May 20th

(excluding April 15th)POSTPONED

In this 7 week class we will use all forms of art to explore creative avenues and expand our skills. Each week we will delve into a different art form, learn basics about the medium, then create something uniquely you.

Week One- Drawing Still Life

Week Two- Painting with Watercolors

Week Three- Collage Card Making

Week Four- Oragami Animals

Week Five- Fabric Sculptures

Week Six- Paint Chip Mosaics

Week Seven- Decorating Sugar Cookies and Therapeutic Coloring

Take one or all of these courses! Find the art form that speaks to you. The only limitation is your imagination. Let's make some art and enjoy life a little!

$40 for one class

$135 for all seven classes

Tuition covers instruction, materials, a bit of fun and a snack each class!

Narrative Pots
With Lynne Hobaica


June 20th - 21st

10am - 4pm daily

This workshop focuses on the art of narration through the form and
surface of a functional object. We will begin with simple slab built
cups, that will be a quick way to play with the addition of sculptural
elements. We will then decorate those cups, building layers of slip
and underglaze. Using simple hand building techniques, we will then
make small, creature shaped lidded boxes, and play with drawing on
clay and building more layers of color.

Tentative Schedule:
Day 1: Would start with small, slab built cup forms and tiles (if it
is possible to have small leather-hard tiles prepped before the
workshop, that is helpful, but not necessary). Those will be able to
stiffen up enough to start adding slip toward the end of the day.
While painting slip on, I talk about building layers, thinking about
translucency after the final firing. The last thing before the day
ends is beginning small pinch pot boxes. They're a fun way to return
the the very basics of building with clay, but turning it into
something a little more sculptural and playful.

Day 2: Finish building little pinch boxes. Return the cups that have
been slipped and carve into them using various tools to talk about
line quality and depth. We’ll end with a little more slip decorating,
this time using wax and newsprint as resists to add another element to
the layering.

Surface decoration is the thing that people are most excited learning,
so I try to keep building forms as simple as possible to allow more
time to experiment with layering and carving.

$325 includes materials, instruction and a great lunch each day.

The Layered Surface

With Renee LoPresti

May 30th and 31st

10am - 4pm daily

In this two day workshop, we will focus on developing surface composition by layering underglazes and glaze directly onto leatherhard clay. Custom paper and reusable die-cut vinyl stencils will be used to create layered patterns, shapes, and detailed imagery. Students will be able to explore these techniques directly onto their own wheel-thrown or hand-built surfaces. The techniques and materials used during this workshop have the flexibility to be fired to any temperature/atmosphere.

$250 includes instruction, materials and a great lunch each day!

Animal Workshop 

With Billy Ray Mangham

June 19th - 21st   10am - 4pm daily

Dogs, cats, lions, tigers!  All animals are possible.  Students will
use simple techniques - soft slab and hollowing out - to create animal
forms. $400 Tuition includes instruction, clay, colorants, a great lunch
each day,  and one firing.  All skill levels are welcome. 

Billy Ray Mangham is the Director of Eye of the Dog Art Center.  He
has been working in clay for 45 years and has taught workshops
nationally and internationally.  You can follow him on instagram

Self Portrait Workshop

With Jess and Jamie Wade

July 20th - 24th   10am - 4pm

In this workshop taught by Jess and Jamie Lea Wade, we will be making
life-sized self-portrait head/busts. Working solid, on metal pipe
armatures, we will be studying anatomy and proportion using the models
that we can always refer to: ourselves.

Tuition $550 includes all materials, instruction, and lunch each day.

Throw and Glow

With Rob Sheldon

By Appointment Only

Come enjoy a full circle clay experience. During this two hour class you will learn to throw on the potter's wheel and participate in a raku firing. After glazing bisque ware made by local artists, students will get their hands dirty on the potter's wheel. After the kiln is cooled you will take the finished pieces as a keepsake. This hands on class offers someone with no prior pottery experience an opportunity to take part in all facets of the ceramic process.

$125 individuals

$175 couples

$45 each additional person


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