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Spring 2021

Garden Mushrooms Decorating and Design


with Jess Parks

Calendar Mar 13, 2021 at 1 pm

Grade 9- Adult

During this one-day workshop, students will explore their creative side by decorating and personalizing their own clay mushrooms for their garden or home. Students will receive two pre-constructed clay mushrooms that they design and decorate using stamps, stencils, and other tools.  All student work will be finished with a beautiful glaze and fired to perfection.  Fired projects may be picked up two weeks after class.

1:00 - 4:00 pm, Saturday, March 13

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Pottery Wheel - Bowls - 2 Day Workshop


with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Mar 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

Grades 5 -Adult

Enjoy a relaxing two-day workshop creating beautiful bowls! Students will spend the first day on the potter’s wheel creating bowl forms. On day two, students will trim bowls on the wheel and learn decorating techniques. The goal is for each student to accomplish making 3 – 5 ceramic bowls. Masks will be required due to close contact during demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 18

Mosaic Nature/Flower


with Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Calendar Mar 20, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks


In this class students will learn the basics of mosaics and will make a beautiful one of a kind piece of art to hang on their wall as a treasured keepsake.  The instructor will supply samples for you to choose from, such as meadow flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, etc., or bring your own sample.  The piece will be 5"x7".  This class may transition to online if the need arises.

9:00 am - Noon, Saturdays, March 20, 27, April 3, 10

Ceramic Tray Decorating


with Jess Parks

Calendar Mar 20, 2021 at 1 pm

Grade 9- Adult

During this two-hour workshop, students will design and decorate a long serving platter. Explore your creative side by adding handles, surface texture, and personal touches. Each dish will be fired and glazed to enjoy for years to come.   Fired projects may be picked up two weeks after class.

1:00 - 4:00 pm, Saturday, March 20

Mandala Magic Workshop


with Roslyn Eitel

Calendar Mar 20, 2021 at 1 pm

9th Grade to Adult

Mandalas are circle drawings that are very relaxing to create. The radial and repetitive nature helps focus the mind, enabling concentration and lets creativity flow. During this workshop, students will learn how to draw a radial mandala. Drawing and coloring their mandala will help with mindfulness & bring a sense of peace & relaxation. Students will work on one mandala with different options for coloring. The final piece will be framed & ready to display.

1:00 - 5:00 pm, Saturday, March 20

Mosaic Pet Portrait


with Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Calendar Mar 22, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

Learn mosaics by creating a family keepsake of your favorite animal or beloved pet. This class will teach you basic mosaic principals along with shading techniques, color enhancement choices, etc. to achieve a unique one of a kind finished mosaic. This class may transition to online if the need arises.

6:00 - 8:30 pm, Mondays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19

Glass Fusion - Garden Stakes


with Karen Hitchcock

Calendar Mar 23, 2021 at 6 pm

Grade 9- Adult

A two-hour glass fusion workshop making decorative glass stakes for your garden or house. Each student can make up to four garden stakes.  All materials are included and fired projects will be available two weeks after class.

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 23

Creative Circle Writers Group


with Jules Corriere

Calendar Mar 25, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

Ages 15- Adult

This writers group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the McKinney Center. The group this year will focus on developing and generating stories for possible use in the monthly radio show “StoryTown Radio Show and Podcast” which performs at the McKinney Center and airs on WETS 89.5 FM. The group will also develop stories and pieces for other special story-based programs that are part of the StoryTown Initiative. In addition, members are encouraged to bring creative works to develop for their own purposes. Techniques in writing for radio and the stage are regularly discussed. 

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

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