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Class Overview

Intermediate Wheel Level I/II with Deborah Lecce
Intermediate

For students who have taken a prior wheel class. This class continues to explore wheel technique, building the necessary skills to take pieces to the next level. A variety of hand-building and decorating techniques will also be covered.


Introduction to Clay  –  Part 1: Handbuilding with Karen Jaimes
Beginner

This class covers the basics of hand building and handling clay. Students will learn to wedge, work with pinch, slab and coil methods making a variety of functional or sculptural forms. Students will learn basic glazing techniques.


Introduction to Clay – Part 2: Wheel Throwing with Jon Torres
Beginner

This class covers the basics of wheel throwing. Students will learn to wedge, center on the potters wheel, make a basic thrown pot, learn to trim it and apply glaze. Students will also be able to create hand-built pieces using techniques learned in part 1.


Kids N’ Clay with Jon Torres
Beginner/ Intermediate

An introduction to exploring the basic methods of hand-building. Students create projects where they use their imagination, learn technical clay skills, and have fun making both functional and sculptural projects. Age 6-12


Seniors’ Ceramics: Form & Function with Karen Jaimes
Beginner/ Intermediate

Learn basic hand-building techniques, such as pinch pot, slab, slip and score, and coil. No experience necessary.


Teen Wheel and Sculpture with Jon Torres
Beginner/ Intermediate

Our class for teenagers provides an introduction to wheel throwing and ceramic sculpture. Students will be encouraged to develop sculptural forms of their own design and master the skills needed to create these. They will learn basic wheel techniques allowing them to create bowls, vases, and other functional forms. A great way for teens to build their 3-D portfolio! Basic glazing and firing techniques will also be covered. Ages 12-17.


Wednesday Night Clay: Beyond Beginner with Jon Torres
Intermediate

For students who have completed 8 weeks or more of ‘intro’ this class fosters a deeper understanding of clay and glaze. Students continue to hone both wheel and hand-building skills and are encouraged bring their creativity to more complex projects.