Clay Studio for All Skill Levels

Thursday afternoons in March – May
Adama Sow

Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will assist potters with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing techniques. Demonstrations will cover hand-building and basic wheel-throwing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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A Sketchy Approach to Understanding Perspective

Thursday afternoons in March – May
James Nutt

Perspective is a challenge for everyone and has a steep learning curve, but with enough understanding and practice it becomes intuitive and even fun. As an architect and an artist, James is in a position to help other artists create work that “feels right” (or at least closer to right). This class series is intended to be a fun and intuitive way to get “close enough” with your sketching to feel right while still keeping things loose. Each class will start with an overview of perspective basics but then dive separately into 1, 2, and 3 point perspective. Using rubber bands and string, you will learn to construct the various perspectives, finding vanishing points, finding centers, rough measuring, placing people, etc. Line quality, line weight, and creating depth will also be discussed in each class. You are encouraged to take all three classes, but any can be taken if you feel comfortable with the overall basics of perspective.

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Tai Chi

Thursday afternoons in March – May
Aimee Van Ostrand

Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity.  It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of wellbeing. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. Sign up for a month at a time, or drop in when you can and pay $15 Member/$19 Non-Member per week.

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All Ages Clay Class

Thursday afternoons in March – May
Adama Sow

This all-ages class with teaching artist Adama Sow is the perfect class for kids, teens, and adults, or for parents to take with their children! Demonstrations will cover basic wheel throwing, hand-building, sculpture, and glazing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

13 Fridays, March 3-May 26, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
OR
7 Thursdays, March 2-April 20, 6:00-8:30 PM
No Instructor

Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium. Work on your own project with your own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.

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Real Life Oil Painting

Thursday mornings in March, Thursday evenings in March – May
Christopher Copeland

In an art school tradition, we simply study and paint what is real. More than copying, we learn to make decisions regarding composition, drawing, color, values and edge work. This course will run throughout the fall and winter months. “Perseverance, Patience, and Practice” is our motto. Come join us!

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Pottery Wheel for All Skill Levels

Thursday evenings in March – May
Adama Sow

Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will teach beginning potters how to control the wheel, and show advanced students how to make a better pot. Demonstrations will cover basic wheel throwing techniques. No clay experience is necessary. Advanced students are welcome. Materials are included.

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Studio Coffee

13 Fridays, March 3-May 26, 9:30-10:30 AM
Neil Johnston

Come to WBCA for coffee and discuss art, artists, techniques, and trends. Free with registration. Stay for open studio and make art.

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Friday Morning Clay

Friday mornings in March – May
Alexander Chinn

Enjoy a morning of clay! Each class begins with a short demonstration followed by working on clay projects: throwing on the wheel, hand-building, tiles, sculptures, etc. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Textures and Gestures in Clay

Monday mornings in March – May
Peter Jadoonath

This class will focus on altering the shapes and surfaces of wheel thrown pottery. Each class will begin with a short demonstration and a lesson to guide you in discovering new ideas. All skill levels will find value in these techniques. You will be encouraged to make shapes that are simple, subtle, and open to alteration. Glazing skills will focus on creating a harmonious relationship between the pot and the surface. Materials are included.

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