Adult & Teen 10-Week Classes

All Universal Guidelines will be followed. Face masks are required, wash hands upon entering, and students and teachers will be appropriately spaced.

Online classes and virtual workshops are available. Visit the “Online Classes” Page for info.

If you are traveling out of New England, please self-quarantine for 14 days before coming in.

Beginners are welcome in all classes.

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

Clay

Pottery/Clay & Wheel Throwing 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, and many classes end up being mixed levels. We really want students to learn! You only learn by doing, so we offer a free 10-visit studio pass for students to come in to practice outside of their allotted class time. These passes are only valid during the class session.

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. Intermediate students tend to make more and make larger items, so may have higher glaze charges. We don’t believe it is fair to charge all students a high glaze fee across the board, because the glaze use from student to student can be so different!

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Clay Hand Sculpting: Learn to create functional and sculptural pieces by hand – without the pottery wheel. These short 4-week classes are offered online and in-person. Some options are: Pinch Pot Possibilities, Pots of Purpose, Slab as Structure, For Flowers & Plants, and Servingware & Centerpieces.

We really want students to learn! You only learn by doing, so we offer a free 5-visit studio pass for students to come in to practice and create outside of their allotted class time. These passes are only valid during the class session.

Browse upcoming classes here.

Online Clay Hand-Sculpting Learn how to make fabulous functional pottery without using the wheel! Each class has a different focus, but each one will focus on adapting to home make-shift studios with a minimal set up.

If you have you own materials, check with us to see if you have what you need. If you do not, a materials kit is available that includes tools, clay, and a work board.

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Vacation Clay Camps

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2020 Summer Pottery Clay Camps

Due to COVID there will be additional protocol for drop off/pick up that will be communicated with registrants directly and we will be operating these camps with reduced registration maximums.

Tween/teen wheel throwing (11-16yo) An afternoon weeklong intensive on wheel throwing and clay work. No clay experience is needed! We will cover the basics of the pottery wheel, hand sculpting and surface decoration. Click on the week you’re interested in below to sign up. Sign up for all weeks and get 10% off!

Teen Week 1: July 6-10th PASSED
Teen Week 2: July 27th-31st (1-3:30PM)
Teen Week 3: Aug 10-14th (10-12:30PM)
Teen Week 4: Aug 17th-21st (1-3:30PM)

Stained Glass

Stained Glass 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 $35 materials fee. Students will need to purchase their own glass for the projects that they choose to create during the class. Reserve your space here.

Paint & Pencil

Drawing: Learning to See

If all you have been able to muster before is stick figures, this 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. Reserve your space here.

Water Color Painting

CURRENTLY ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. EMAIL TO BE ADDED TO THE CONTACT LIST FOR THIS CLASS. This 10-week class is an introduction to the materials and techniques of watercolor painting. The proper use of materials and achieving control over the medium will be explored. Basic Color Theory and how to apply this knowledge when mixing paints will be emphasized. The focus will be on developing painting skills that will allow the student to paint various subjects and show three dimensional space on a two dimensional surface. Reserve your space here.

Acrylic Painting CURRENTLY ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We will pick back up in the fall. We will work from observation and photo reference in order to strengthen our understanding of how to apply paint to achieve certain visual effects. This class will involve both an academic approach and a chance to play. We will engage a series of short-term projects designed to support an investigation into the nature of color, texture, light and shadow. We will also work non-objectively, from imagination, experimenting with color schemes that create mood and evoke emotion through form. Reserve your space here.