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Clay Buddies


with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Apr 24, 2021 at 9 am

Grades K- 2

This entry level clay class is for the youngest of elementary school age children. Each class will be project based to introduce young children to different clay working techniques. Children will learn planning and decorating techniques to complete projects. Masks will be required due to close contact during demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

9:00 - 10:30 am, Saturdays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15

Mixed Media Drawing - Session 2


with Alice Sayler

Calendar Apr 24, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Grade 6- Adult

Our new Mixed Media class builds upon a foundation of drawing, while expanding the possibilities with a multitude of mediums. Students will learn how to create varying degrees of line width using pen & ink; while also being introduced to brush pens -- creating smooth, flowing energetic lines. A world of color, texture and composition will be explored, using techniques from printmaking, painting and even textiles!  Students are encouraged to explore processes such as collage and abstraction.  All skill levels and ages are welcome! This class will transition to online if the need arises.

9:00 - 11:00 am, Saturdays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 3 payments of $37.00, paid every four weeks.

Casting and Mold Making with Plaster - Workshop


with Jess Parks

Calendar Apr 24, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Grades9 - Adult

Learn how to make a simple 2-piece plaster mold of a small 3-D, solid item. Each step of the process will be discussed and executed with the instructor’s assistance. After making the mold, wet plaster will then be poured into the cavity, to create your own unique cast. All materials and tools will be supplied. 

1:00 - 4:00 pm, Saturday, April 24


Pottery Wheel - Mugs - 2 Day Workshop


with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar May 11, 2021 at 10:30 am

Grades 5 -Adult

Enjoy a relaxing two-day workshop creating four beautiful mugs! Students will spend the first day on the potter’s wheel creating the mugs. On day two, students will trim mugs and learn decorating techniques. The goal is for each student to accomplish making four mugs.  Masks will be required due to close contact during demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

Tuesday, May 11, and Thursday, May 13.

Potters Wheel Series Level 3


with Jess Parks

Calendar Jul 7, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks


Only 4 spots available!  This intermediate level pottery class is designed to further students’ throwing skills on the potter’s wheel. In this course, students will develop more complex forms and learn new trimming techniques. Each class will have a different demonstration to show unique ways of making functional forms. Must have prior wheel experience. 

6:00 - 8:00 pm - Wednesdays July 7, 14, 21, 28

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