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McKinney Center

Fall 2022

Clay Buddies


with Linore Huss

Calendar Oct 8, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

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. 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Saturdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $56.50, paid every four weeks.

Mosaics - Glass on Glass


with Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Calendar Oct 10, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks


Glass on Glass or "gog," is a unique and different mosaic process.  Using a sheet of glass as your foundation enables the mosaic to act like a stained-glass creation, as it lets the light through.  A 5"x7" frame with glass will be provided as the substrate and other materials.  Creative options and designs will be available.  

9:00 a.m. - Noon, Mondays, October 10, 17, 24, 31.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $57.50, paid every four weeks.

Holiday Hand-building with Clay


with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Grade 5 - ADULT

Handbuilding with clay is as versatile as it is fun. Using mainly our hands, we will start off with fun fall-themed projects and work until the Christmas season. Projects will be a mix of decorative and functional items. Expect on having several finished, unique pieces to use at holiday gatherings or to give as gifts. 

10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesdays, October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

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Glass Fusion - Pendants


with Karen Hitchcock

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 6 pm

Ages 14 - Adult

In this two-hour glass fusion workshop, students will make decorative glass pendants to wear or share.  This hands-on session is designed for fun!  Students will make up to eight pendants while learning the basics of fused glass.  Students will have the chance to use frit, stingers, and dichroic glass to make unique creations!  All materials are included and fired projects will be available two weeks after the class.

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 13.

Shadow Puppet Workshop


with Faith Belt

Calendar Oct 15, 2022 at 9 am

Grades 9 - 12

Come and explore the world of light and shadow in this one-day workshop!  Students will make at least 2 articulated shadow puppets and a screen for their own puppet theatre.  No experience required.

Saturday, October 15, 9:00 am - Noon.

Potters Wheel Series Level 2


with Jess Parks

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks


This class is designed for those wishing to develop their own skills on the potter’s wheel. This class is designed to build students’ skills in the foundational elements of clay, glazes, and terminology. Every class will demonstrate a different wheel throwing exercise. 

There are only 6 spots in this class to ensure that each student has wheel access.  The registration fee covers all materials including clay, glazes, tools, and kiln firing time.

6:00 - 8:30 pm - Tuesdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22.

Metals Masters


with Linore Huss

Calendar Oct 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Grades 4 - 12

Prereq:  Must have previously taken one or more 6 week metal classes or metals camp with Linore, or show previous knowledge/experience using the tools.  This class is for stuents who want to branch out on their own to develop their metals work.  We will continue learning more advanced techniques specific to the intererests of the class, and each individual will leave with a body of work unique to them.  Students will have the opportunity to experiment with different processes, and willwork especially on problem solving and finding solutions to new shapes and creations.  We will also discuss "wearable art" vs "jewelry," and will try out new ways for our artwork to interact with the body.

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Thursdays, October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24. (No class on November 24).

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Metals - Adult Class


with Linore Huss

Calendar Oct 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Adult 18 +

Students will go over multiple processes including wire wrapping, hammer textures, viking wire weaving, cold connections, and more.  This class is for curious adults who want to learn about or develop their jewelry making and metals skillset as we explore the possibilities together!

Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1. (No class on November 24).


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