EARTH AND SPIRIT CERAMICS CLASS WITH LAUREN BELCASTRO

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Allow  your spirit to soar as you delve into different metaphysically based  ceramics projects each week. Earth and Spirit Ceramics is a 7 week series where students meditate and create projects out of clay. Each class begins with a 5 minute guided meditation so students can tap into their creative juices and create from a place of calm and serenity. Students will learn hand-building, sculpting, carving, and glazing techniques throughout the series. Instructor Lauren Belcastro will give students demo projects, photo examples, and metaphysical themes to work from but ultimately students have the freedom to create whatever their spirit is yearning for. Examples of past projects include: meditating animal garden sculptures, goddess crystal holders, incense burners, feather wind chimes, etc.  Lauren will  guide students step by step and no prior experience with clay is  necessary. Projects will be fired in our kiln at 2,000 degrees and  students will glaze projects the following week.


$250 tuition per 7 week session

Instructor Lauren Belcastro


Class meets the following Mondays from 7:15-9:15PM

Late Fall Dates: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

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class registration and policies

HOW TO REGISTERTo register for classes, scroll down to the bottom of the page and add classes to your cart. After you check out, you will receive an e-mail from us within 24 hours. Please be patient, as this is not an automatic e-mail (we do this manually.)  This email will request additional information such as the students name, age, contact info etc. You will receive a text reminder several days before the start of your session. Once the class is full, it will state this on the website. If the class you desire is full, please call and leave your name and phone number to be put on a waiting list at 631-744-4001.


Please closely review our class policies prior to registering for classes. By registering, you automatically agree to adhere to said policies.


Class Policies:

  • Please arrive on time. (Students who arrive more than 10 minutes early will be asked to wait before entering the pottery room). As such, students are expected to begin their clean up when the instructor announces clean up time. Students are expected to exit the studio at the stated end time  of class, or within five minutes of.
  • Absences must be reported at least four hours in advance to receive a make up credit for classes. You may report an absence by calling the studio at 631-744-4001. 
  • Make up classes must be scheduled and completed within the seven week session time span and cannot be carried over to the next session.
  • Studio E is not responsible for providing make-up classes or issuing refunds to students who do not follow our make up policy. 
  • A $50 cancellation fee is charged if a student withdraws less than 1 week from the start of classes. Once the class session has started no refunds will be issued.
  • In the case of an extenuating circumstance, please discuss this with us as early as possible and we may be able to hold your classes for a future session. 
  • Sessions cannot be transferred to another individual.
  • All sessions are for the specific seven week span of dates that are listed. If you need an extra class to complete work (such as final glazing) you may schedule this for the class drop in rate, which is $35 per drop in class.
  • Students are responsible for throughly cleaning their own stations, so that they are left in the same condition as they were found. All continuous work must be bagged and labeled properly, with the instructor being informed of any special firing information. 
  • Students may not take extra clay or in progress works home to work on. The studio time is built into your class time. 
  • On occasion, a student may learn that their ceramics piece has "popped or exploded" in the kiln. This occasionally happens due to hidden air bubbles in the clay. We at Studio E try to avoid this from happening at all costs, (and it happens rarely) but this is the reality of being a part of a ceramics studio. Studio E is not responsible for providing extra classes to students who's work has popped. Please understand that this is something that happens to ALL ceramics students at some point in their ceramics careers. We ask that you try your best to maintain a level of non-attachment when it comes to your ceramic work. 
  • Studio E reserves the right to terminate classes for any student who is not adhering to our policies.

 

SELF DIRECTIONStudents receiving self direction must lay out their own money for classes, and get reinbursed by their agency. We will provide letterhead receipts, but you must request this through email at sstylianou50@yahoo.comPlease allow up to one week to receive letterhead receipts after the request has been submitted. 

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