Session Two Clay Classes
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Session Two Clay Classes

*These classes come with FREE three-hour Open Labs, one for each week of class (eight week classes receive eight and four-week classes receive four). Open Labs are only given for classes (not for workshops). Please consult your instructor or dates and times.

Online registration closes three days prior to event start time. Afterward those interested may call ClaySpace at 630 393 2529 to inquire about availability. No refunds are given after the start of any given class session. No classes will be held the week of April 10th through 16th.

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, March 6 - May 1, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration Closed
Session B: Wednesdays, March 8 - May 3, 9:00 am - Noon Register
Instructor: Kate Keilty
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee

Goal Driven Ceramics*
Wheel Throwing - Hand Building - Sculpture - Glaze, all options are open and all ability levels welcomed. This class is built around student's goals.
Experience Level: All
Tuesdays, March 7 - May 2, 9:00 am - Noon Register
$274 plus $30 Materials Fee
Ceramics - Under and Over Decoration Techniques*
Play with color as you create using UNDER glaze techniques. Mix and apply colored clay slips, stains, and commercial underglazes. Add embellishment OVER glazed wares, using low-fired techniques: China Paint, lusters, opalescence and precious metals.

Experience Level: All
Thursdays, March 9 - May 4, 9:00 am - Noon Register
Instructor: Linda Kiepke
$275 plus $40 Material 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, Jean will demonstrate some of her personal favorites. This session is suited to those already proficient in the basics (centering, pulling, trimming, etc) of wheel thrown ceramics. Questions before registering can be directed to
Experience Level: Intermediate
Session A: Thursdays, March 9 - May 4, Noon - 3:00 pm Register
Session B: Thursdays, March 9 - May 4, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Register
Instructor: Jean Burnett
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee


Ceramics - Sculpture*
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.
Experience Level: All

Session A: Wednesdays, March 8 - May 3, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Register
Session B: Wednesdays, March 8 - May 3, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Register
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, March 6 - May 1, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Register
Session B: Saturdays, March 11 - May 6, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Register
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, March 8 - May 3, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register
Instructor: Marie Gnesda/Kate Kielty
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee

Adventures in Mixed Media Ceramics*
Mixed media is a broad, all-encompassing topic. During this class youwill learn the basics that will help you get started. You will explore a variety of alternative finishes; (different kinds of paint and pastes) play with adding objects (wire, beads, found) and use different glues and epoxies. Create a ceramic mask and tiles that you can use for reference. Even the inexperienced will develop a new appreciation for the art form and learn skills that will make creating unique works of art easy. This is not for items used for food.
Experience Level: All (previous work with clay required)
Tuesdays, March 7 - May 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register
Instructor: Karen Musgrave
$275 plus $40 Materials Fee

Make It Use It!*
Class will focus on making usable wheel thrown dining and serving pieces. Create your favorite mug, cereal bowl, place setting, or serving platter. If your desire is to make well-crafted utilitarian pottery, this class is for you.

Experience Level: All
Sundays, March 12 - May 7, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Register
Instructor: Ken Maloney
$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 2A: Thursdays, March 9 - March 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Register
Session 2B: Thursdays, April 6 - May 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Register

Instructor: Pauline Ares
$100 plus $15 Materials Fee
Try It Ceramics
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 2A: Saturday, January 21, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register
Session 2B: Saturday, February 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register
Session 2C: Saturday, March 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register
Instructor: Marie Gnesda
$50 includes materials

  Try the Wheel - FREE
Come and try your hand at the potter's wheel. This will be a quick demonstration of the process and then you will get a chance to try your hand at throwing a pot yourself.

Session A: February 18, 9:30 am - 10:00 am Registration Closed
Session B: February 18, 10:00 am - 10:30 am Registration Closed
Session C: February 18, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Registration Closed
Session D: February 18, 11:00 am - 11:30 am Registration closed
Instructor: Marie Gnesda
FREE - Registration Required

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