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Potters Wheel Series - Level 2
with Jess Parks
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, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9.
Traditional Cherokee Finger Weaving
with Nola Pina
Grade 9 - Adult
In this three hour workshop students will learn a traditional diagonal pattern of finger weaving from Nola Pina, a Cultural Specialist at the Museum of the Cherokee, on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina, and home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee. Nola will discuss the history of fingerweaving, what resources or materials were historical used, and what clothing items and functional items were made using fingerweaving. Students will take home a finger woven bookmark or key chain that they make during the workshop.
This class is sponsored by the Berea College Appalachian Fund, Folk Arts & Cultures Initiative Grant.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 15. There will be a small break. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or snack!