August through October Session Four

*These classes come with FREE three-hour Open Labs, one for each week of class. Open Labs are only given for eight week classes. Please consult your instructor for dates and times.

Online registration closes August 4th, After August 4th, those interested may call ClaySpace at 630 393 2529 to inquire about availability. There is a 10% class cancellation fee if cancelling before the start of the session. No refunds are given after the start of the session. If you have questions regarding classes, cancellations, or need assistance with online registrations, please call our office at 630 393 2529. All messages will be returned during normal office hours.

Online Student Handbook

 
Throwing on the Wheel*
You will be challenged to not only develop a personal style, but also an awareness of the entire process of creating functional pottery. Included will be demonstrations of the creation of simple forms (mugs, small bowls, and plates) along with more complex forms (covered bakers, large platters and bowls) as well as slip trailing, sgraffito, and glaze formulation.
Experience Level: All

Session A: Mondays, August 12 - September 30, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration Closed
Session B: Wednesdays, August 14 - October 2, 9:00 am - Noon Registration Closed
Instructor: Kate Keilty
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee



Goal Driven Ceramics*
Enjoy a class taught by a well-versed instructor who affords instruction in all aspects of clay. Perfect for beginners to advanced! POTTER'S WHEEL, HAND BUILDING, SCULPTURE, SURFACE DESIGN (stains, colored slips, underglaze, sgrafitto, bas-relief) GLAZE (china paint, majolica, cone 6, spraying, glaze mixing) KILN (electric, gas soda)
Experience Level: All
Tuesdays, August 13 - October 1, 9:00 am - Noon Registration Closed
Instructor: Linda Kiepke
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee

   Make It Use It!*
Sunday Fun Day! Throwing class for beginning and intermediate potters. The focus of this class will be on making usable, functional, well-crafted utilitarian pottery. Create your favorite coffee mug, your child's special cereal bowl, a Thanksgiving platter, or Fido's dog dish. Plus, there will be occasional cookies from my talented wife.
Experience Level: All
Sundays, August 11 - September 29, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration Closed
Instructor: Ken Maloney
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee


 
  Clay Skills*
Learn the fundamentals that will lead you toward becoming proficient in the basics of wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing!! Then use that knowledge to create handmade, functional pieces that reflect your artistic flare. There will be cookies on occasion!!
Experience Level: All
Thursdays, August 15 - October 3, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Registration Closed
Instructor: Linda Kiepke
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee

 
Color and Clay*
Explore the joy of adding color as you work at the potter's wheel and hand building! A well-versed instructor in the use of colored clay slip, underglaze, stain, and glaze will lead students to explore adding color to both functional and nonfunctional work. Work will be fired in the electric or gas soda kiln.
Experience Level: All
Thursdays, August 15 - October 3, 9:00 am - Noon Registration Closed
Instructor: Linda Kiepke
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee


 

Ceramics - Anything Can Happen*
This intermediate independent study focuses on students improving skills in areas of their choice. In addition to advising on how best to improve focus areas, The instructor will demonstrate personal favorites. This session is suited to those already proficient in the basics (centering, pulling, trimming, etc) of wheel thrown ceramics.
Experience Level: Intermediate
Thursdays, August 15 - October 3, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Registration Closed
Instructor: Marie Gnesda
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee

 


 
Ceramics - Hand Built and Sculptural*
Designed to expand your knowledge of the sculptural ceramic world, you will explore various techniques and artists to inspire you to create your own pieces of art. After learning the basics of hand building functional ware, the student may transition to sculptural hand building.
Experience Level: All

Session A: August 14 - October 2, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Closed
Session B: August 14 - October 2, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Registration Closed
Instructor: Jon Pacheco
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee

Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics*
Learn and explore the basics - from technique to design- with an eye towards raising your skills to the next level. Whether it is learning centering and throwing simple forms on the wheel or learning combined formed and advanced glazing techniques, this class is for you.
Experience Level: All

Session A: Mondays, August 12 - September 30, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Closed
Session B: Saturdays, August 17 - October 5, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Closed
Instructor: Marie Gnesda
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee



Back to Basics Throwing*
In this beginning to intermediate class, you will learn the steps to throwing on the potter's wheel. We will prep the clay, center, raise the walls, and shape the pot. After basic skill are honed, move on to more complex forms, design and glazing techniques.

Experience Level: All
Wednesdays, August 14 - October 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration Closed
Instructor: Kate Keilty
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee




Hand Built Ceramics*
This class highlights the many exciting clay methods that do not incorporate the use of the potter's wheel, such as slab, coil, and pinch construction.Classes are structured around the experience level and goals of each student. New techniques will be presented each week as the student is guided in creating limitless variations in functional, and/or decorative art. The student will be exposed to a vast array of surface decoration options, as well as receive glazing instruction.
Experience Level: All
Tuesdays, August 13 - October 1, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration Closed
Instructor: Pauline Ares
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee

  Get Muddy
Want to experience clay without a big commitment then this four-week class is for you. You will work on a different project each week during the first three weeks that will involve the use of the slab-roller while learning various hand building techniques. In the fourth week, you will glaze your work. Projects will be available for pick-up two weeks after class ends.
No open labs are offered with this class.
Experience Level: All
Session 4A: Thursdays, August 15 - September 5, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Registration Closed
Session 4B: Thursdays, September 12 - October 3, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Registration Closed

Instructor: Pauline Ares
$100 plus $15 Materials Fee
   
 Workshops  
 
Clay Sampler
Never tried clay before? Create something wonderful! Hand build using simple techniques. Some examples of a project are: mugs, small dishes with texture, trays with handles, or soup bowls. Wheel demo included. Your work will be ready for pickup in two weeks.
Experience Level: All

Session 4A: Friday, September 13, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register
Session 4B: Friday, October 25, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register

Instructor: Marie Gnesda
$50 includes materials

   
 
Leaf Workshop
Create a lovely soft slab leaf dish or bowl using leaves you bring from home. Bring a selection to offer more variety. Big leaves make great bowls. Decorate with underglaze. Project will be glazed with clear by instructor and available for pickup in about a week. Instructor will also have leaves for your use.
Experience Level: All
Session 4A: Wednesday, September 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Register
Session 4B: Saturday, September 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Register
Instructor: Lee Ristow
$50 includes materials