High school level students 15 and up are invited to join in our adult level classes, or they may continue on in the tween classes. Many students at this level are potentially ready to handle the dedication and commitment necessary, however if you are unsure if your child is ready for the adult level classes, please do not hesitate to reach out to the studio and we can help guide you in finding the class that best fits.
ADULT POTTERY CLASSES
$300/7 week session
Adult pottery classes are perfect for both very beginner through experienced students. These classes are "open level" which means that students learn at their own pace within a group of students who have varying levels of experience. Class sizes are kept small and manageable for the teacher, so hat she can support each students personal needs and goals.
On the first day of class, the instructor will acquaint all students with the basics of "throwing" pottery on a high powered wheel. They will assess each students individual learning level and formulate a plan to support each student's individual needs. Throughout the course, students can expect to strengthen skills in "throwing", trimming, hand building, glazing and more. Students will gain an appreciation of the firing process and learn to care for their tools and clean their stations thoroughly when class is through. Techniques in hand building will be covered as well, as most students will toggle between their wheel and hand building station. Handbuilding is often incorporated into thrown pottery projects, for example, a braided handle on a vase would be "handbuilt." Some students may prefer to work exclusively on handbuilding, as the course goes on.
Experienced students may choose to spend the the studio time however they please.
The teacher will provide throwing and trimming demonstrations in every class, to help students learn. Special techniques such as under glazing and sgraffito will be covered, helping students to optimize their artistic and creative potential.
ADULT DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES
$235/7 week session
This fall we will changing the format into workshop style sessions. All our classes are open level environments to allow students to thrive at their own level. Discussion and critiques with the instructor are built into this style of class, to give students positive motivation and constructive feedback on how to improve their artwork.
Students who are new to this class will be given extra attention in the first classes so that the instructor may learn about the student's interests and help create reasonable class goals for them. Many beginner students will choose to work from photographs at first. (We have many stock photographs in our studio, or you may bring in a picture from home.) Students will receive individual instruction on how to break down photos and work with them as drawings or paintings. All materials are included and are community style, sanitized before and after every class. We supply bristol board and watercolor paper, but students who wish to work with artist canvas will need to supply their own.