Adult Classes

Masks are optional but encouraged. All visitors are asked to wash hands or sanitize before getting started.

Beginners are welcome in all classes.

For intermediate/repeat students, teachers will add new lessons and levels of complexity.

Clay

Pottery/Clay & Wheel Throwing

Registration update: ALL winter session classes starting January 16, 2023 are full. Please email to be added to the waitlist, as openings do happen last minute. Sign up early for the spring session that starts April 3rd!

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Learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel, from wedging and centering all the way to bowls, plates, decoration, lids and more. Students often repeat this class to gain more skills.

A bag of clay is included in your registration fee, but glaze firing is charged at 5 cents per cubic inch. The average glaze firing costs for an intro student session ranges between $15-$30, but this depends  on the student and what they make.

Registration Update: New classes offered Tuesday 12-2 and 4-6PM. Session begins January 16, 2023 session!

Clay Hand Sculpting: Learn to create functional and sculptural pieces by hand, but without the pottery wheel.  These 9-week classes are offered in-person.

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Stained Glass

Stained Glass

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Session Notes: There is still room in daytime Jan 2023 session classes! All evenings are full

In the first class students create a sun catcher that covers the basic steps of the entire process of creating something out of stained glass. The techniques learned in the first class are refined and expanded upon in the rest of the classes. Students work on projects of their choosing and the teacher will be on hand for technical assistance and coaching the entire time. The class has a limit of 4 students ages 16 years and up. Introductory solder, foil, and flux are included in the $45 materials fee. Students will need to purchase their own glass for the projects that they choose to create during the class.

Paint & Pencil

Water Color Painting

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This 8-week class is an introduction to the joys of watercolor painting. Students will explore color theory, a wide variety of materials and techniques, and also practice different subject matter each week to build skills and familiarity with watercolors.

Registration update: Sign up now for the January session!

Drawing: Learning to See

If all you have been able to muster before is stick figures, this 6-week class is for you. Learn the basics of how to draw from real life. We will start with line drawing and work up to proportions and shading.

NOTE: Sign up now for the January 2023 session!

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Acrylic Painting

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NOTE: January 2023 session cancelled due to low registration. Email info@550arts.com if you are interested in future classes.

Students will explore color theory, color mixing (secondary colors, shades and tints) composition and painting techniques. Projects will include abstract ideas as well as observing from life and photographs. This is an introductory class.