Clay Classes For Home School
New for 2022: Combo Clay Class for school credit
Home School Combo Pottery Class (Ages 14 - 18)
Only a few left!
Beginning Hand-Building and Wheel Throwing
In this challenging hands-on class students (age 14 -18) learn the basics of pottery by making a variety of hand-built pots using pinch, coil, and slab methods, and using the wheel for thrown pottery. This class is geared for home schooled students but can be attended by other high school teens that are not in a home school program without gaining credit points.
For school credit this class requires 90 hours and attendance twice a week for 12 weeks.
Class time: 48 Hours for 12 weeks Tues/Fri from 2pm-4pm.
Homework to be completed outside of class time: 42 hours.
Students will complete 8 projects of their design & choosing using each method presented, two written reports, one open book test, a sketchbook, a project log, YouTube video watching, and internet searches and other tasks as outlined. On the wheel, more items will be created for practice, but only the best ones will be completed for the class.
Self-direction, respect for community, attendance & immaculate clean-up are part of the successful grade. Class size: 3 to 6 persons
- The basics of hand building using the pinch, coil, & slab method
- The basics of wheel throwing: wedging clay, centering, and throwing
- For credit classes, a curriculum is provided, and requirements are filled to attain a grade
Students create 3 hand-built items and 5 wheel thrown utilitarian items for a grade.
This class is $350/month or $1050 for a semester. An Entrance Interview with a parent is required prior to registering for this class. Please call or email the studio to set up an appointment prior to the semester start dates.
Class fee Includes: Art Instruction w/ instructional materials, progress reports & tracking, kiln firings, glazes, use of studio tools & equipment, 8 finished projects, 40 lbs of clay. Additional clay purchased if needed at $25/bag, recycled.
Other class cost requirements not included in class fee: Sketchbook, Drawing Implements, Binder w/ Tabs, Pottery Books, Internet Access, Entrance Fees to Museum or Other Events if Applicable. Other fees may be charged for extra items created over the class requirement, or for oversized items above 7”.
WINTER TERM: Registration open Jan 17-Jan 24, 2022
February 1, 2022, to April 29, 2022. (No classes for the week of Spring Break)
Registration Deadline: January 24, 2022.
Entrance interviews on Jan 18 and Jan 25, 2022.
FALL TERM: Registration open August 22-Sept 6, 2022
September 13, 2022, to December 9, 2022. (No classes for the week of Thanksgiving)
Registration Deadline: August 29, 2022.
Entrance interviews on August 30 & Sept 6, 2022
If you are someone who is interested in teaching these classes, please send us your resume!
Polymer Clay Sculpture Class
Not available right now.
Build a sculpture with polymer clay then paint in the details. Learn to draw your idea, build a wire armature, sculpt with polymer clay, then paint the figure. Learn by making a small item using the techniques presented. Bring a picture of your favorite icon, hero or character to get started. You will need to bring a sketchbook and pencil.
Class provides 10 hours of instructions, wood base, wire armature, neutral polymer clay, and paint.
Kids Poly Clay Adventures Class
Not Available right now.
Get started working with poly clay. Learn a few basic techniques. Join us for a one hour adventure with poly clay. We'll be using a gray, black, or beige single color to make a small item. After the items is baked, you can take it home to apply acrylic paint. Small items can become jewelry, earrings, D & D Characters, zipper pulls and other cool stuff.
Students learn basic hand building and wheel thrown techniques in this 2 day class.
Coil Vase Making Day Class
Not available yet.
Students learn the coil-built method
This class meets the first Thursday of every month from 3 pm-5 pm
Slab Mug Day Class
Not available right now.
Students learn the basics of rolling slabs and using them to create functional projects
This class meets the second Thursday of every month from 3 pm-5 pm
Thursday Hand Built Basics Class
Not available yet.
This class mostly goes over proper studio etiquette. It is geared towards students who would like to use the studio for their own projects in their own time. Thursday 6-8 pm.
Optional Glaze Day
This is a day students can come in to glaze their hand built projects with brush on, low fire or stoneware glazes.
This class is unavailable at the moment. Otherwise it would be on appx. the 4th Friday of the month from 5 pm - 7 pm