Hand-building Basics with Madeline DeStefano
Wednesday Nights 6pm-9pm
May 24th-July 5th
This 7-week class is open to all skill levels. Participants will be exploring various handbuilding techniques that can be applied to both functional pottery and sculpture. Beginners will learn the foundations of handbuilding in a fun, no pressure environment, while more experienced students will have the opportunity to explore different ways to combine hand-building techniques for sculpture. Participants will also explore surface decorations using underglaze.
$315 includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay, open studio one day a week, firing of finished pieces.
Throwing On The Wheel With Rob Sheldon
Thursday Mornings 10am-1pm
Thursday Evenings 6pm - 9pm
Open to all skill levels! Come and 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!
$315 includes instruction and a reserved open studio day for all participants, 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing of up to 10 pieces. Class limited to 9 participants.
Art Camp At The Eye
9am-12pm each day
For Ages 10-14 years old
Art Camp at the Eye is designed to bring creativity and imagination to summer vacation. Each day is an opportunity to dive into a new activity and create masterpieces and memories that will last a lifetime. Participants will have hands-on experiences throwing on the wheel and hand building, tie-dyeing shirts and fabrics, painting and collage, and building fabric sculptures.
$275 includes instruction from a variety of camp councilors, all materials needed to complete each activity, and a snack will be provided each day.
Exploratory Ceramics Class with Michelle Jane Tupper
July 11th-August 22nd
Each class will start with a discussion on some basic techniques.
Examples are throwing archetypal forms, handbuilding, surface
treatment, glazing/slip techniques, and multiple firing methods.
The second half of class will be a demonstration relating to what
was discussed. Followed by free work time to start on individual
projects. There will be the option for each student to choose from a
list of prompt ideas or to explore their own creative endeavors. The
prompts will vary from using recyclables as inspiration,
incorporating wheel thrown objects into a sculpture, or recreating
something you saw in a dream. Each student will make five-ten sculptures or functional wares. Students can join constructive critique at the end of the 7 weeks.
$315 includes instruction, 25 lbs of clay, firing and glazes.
Make Polymer Earrings with Madison Thibodeaux
Saturday July 22, 2023
You will learn how to:
-Sculpt polymer clay beads and use stencils to create shapes
-attach your polymer pieces to jewelry findings to create your own stud and/or dangle earrings
Each participate will go home with 3-5 pairs of completed earrings.
$75 class fee includes instruction and all materials needed. Please bring your own lunch.
Year of the Rabbit Sculpture Workshop
with Bridget Hauser
Using Rabbits as inspiration create a midsize sculpture. You can pursue
a realistic Hare or Bunny or create something that resembles a beloved
character (Peter, Roger or Bugs) or create your own lucky character
using the basic anatomy of a Rabbit. It could even be a vampire rabbit
or zombie rabbit!
$300 includes instruction, materials, firing of one piece, and lunch both days.
Throw and Glow
With Rob Sheldon
Come enjoy a full circle clay experience. During this two hour experience 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. The Throw and Glow offers someone with no prior pottery experience an opportunity to take part in all facets of the ceramic process.
$50 each additional person