Adult & Teen 10-week Classes
Beginners are welcome in all classes.
For intermediate/repeat students, teachers will add new lessons and levels of complexity.
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.
Even if you are a hand-sculptor, sign up for this class. The teacher will cater demonstrations specifically for you.
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!
WINTER 2020 class Update: FULL CLASSES: Mon 6-8, Tue 6-8, Wed 4-6, Sat 11-1. ALMOST FULL: Mon 12-2, Wed 10-12, Thurs 6-8PM.
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.
Winter 2020 Class update: Full Mon 11-2 and 6-9, Fri 6-9, still space in Fri 11-2, Sat 11-2, Sat 3-6
Acrylic Painting 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.
Water Color Painting 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.
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.
NOTE: Online registrations close 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop. However, if a workshop is showing as not available online, call us anyway, because there might still be space for you.
Date Night in the Pottery Studio: $60 per couple, for a 1.5 hour workshop in the pottery studio with all materials and instruction included. You each get your own pottery wheel to play with. One piece per person is included in the cost and any additional pieces created can be kept for $5 a piece. Work created must be left here for 4-5 weeks before they will be ready for pick up, but will be food safe and microwave safe.
Participants should be 18+ (younger people interested in wheel throwing can sign up for one of the teen/family workshops below). Reserve your space here.
Adult & Teen Workshops
NOTE: Online registrations close 2 hours prior to the start of the workshop (24 hours prior for glass workshops). However, if a workshop is not available online, call us anyway, because there might still be space for you.
Try Clay! Workshop This one-day workshop is designed to let people get a feel for the basic steps of working with clay. It is perfect for people who are only in town for a day, or who want to try a class out with us before they sign up for a 10-week full length course. Participants work on the pottery wheel for the first half and then sculpt by hand for the second half. Two finished and fired are included in the cost and any additional are just $5 a piece. Creations are left with us and are ready for pick up in about 4-5 weeks. Reserve your space here.
Try Stained Glass Workshop This one-day workshop is designed to let people get a feel for the basic steps of working with stained glass. It is perfect for people who are only in town for a day, or who want to try a class out with us before they sign up for a 10-week course. It is open to students who are 16 years old and up. Students will learn the basic ways of working with stained glass: cutting, applying copper foil, and soldering. Each participant will make a sun catcher to take home.
There is a maximum of four people per workshop. Larges parties can reserve this as a private lesson, but there will be a fee for the teacher to switch to larger teaching studio. Reserve your space here.
Succulent Terrarium Workshop Build your own succulent terrarium! We will provide all the soil, decorative stones, three plants, and glass container are all included. Additional plants or more ornate containers can be purchased at the workshop. Sign up for upcoming workshops here.
Special Subject Workshops Price and scheduling varies based on class. In the past they have included: Build your own succulent terrarium, leather jewelry, wire jewelry, book arts and journal making, ornament making, etc.
Family Pottery Workshops For families who just want to try out the pottery wheel with their younger teen (no handsculpting), we offer a one-hour crash course on how to throw on the pottery wheel. Join us on the first Saturday of each month. Teens 18 and up can join us in the “Date Night” workshops that are held each weekend. Reserve your space here
Do you love your class? Want to share the joy of making with others? Did you love the party? Want to come back? Gift Cards never expire, can be used for any workshops or classes, or anything in our gallery. Gift cards are digital codes that can be redeemed online. If you want a physical item to give, add a clay tablet gift card (see image) to your order. Shop gift card options here.