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McKinney Center


Ceramic Garden Art Workshop


with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Apr 23, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Grade 5- Adult

In this workshop, students will have the option to create a flower stake that can be used decoratively or as a bird feeder or bird bath. Be creative and use it in your garden or home. Projects will be built out of clay by hand and decorated in class. All projects will get a sealing coat of glaze and fully fired to withstand the outside elements. 


10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Friday, April 23

Healing Soaps


with Angela Millan

Calendar Apr 23, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

9th Grade - Adult

In this class sutdents will learn how to make a magical, supercharged, artisan soap using herbs, essential oils, quartz or other stones, and love!  Students will learn the benefits of purifying your sking and learn which ingredients stimulate the skin to restore tone and texture. Students will also learn about healing properties of various essential oils and stones.  Each student will take home two soaps by using their choice of two oils and two stones.

6:00 - 9:00 pm, Friday, April 23

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 Salyer

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 2 payments of $55.50, 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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