October Woodfire Exploration

CLASS ID: 10A3B
Date/Time: TBA
Tuition: $250 Member/$310 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner and Beyond
Location: Zac Spates Pottery Studio

Woodfire your pottery with Zac Spates at his beautiful, newly built pottery studio 25 minutes east of White Bear Lake in Hudson, Wisconsin. Class participants will learn how to load and fire Zac’s small anagama wood kiln. Participants can continue with their regularly scheduled classes (or take Tuesday Evening Clay with Zac) to create the work to be fired. The class will meet two months before the firing to see Zac’s kiln/studio and to discuss clay and glaze surfaces, wadding techniques, etc. in preparation for the firing. The loading and firing occurs over a Friday-Sunday weekend, and the kiln will be unloaded the following weekend. While it is not required to be onsite for the entire firing and unloading, participants are encouraged to help as much as they are able. No wood fire experience necessary.

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Clay Open Studio

Every Wednesday & Saturday from September – December

Need more studio time? This class is open to anyone who is enrolled in other clay classes and wants more work time. It is also open to those with clay experience who want to work independently. Instructors will be available to answer your questions and to help with specific needs. Bring your tools for another fun clay day! Materials are included.

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Clay Studio for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 9B3G
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, September 5-26, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 10B3J
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, October 3-31, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $170 Member/$210 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 11B3G
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, November 7-21, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $102 Member/$126 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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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Pottery Wheel for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 9B3H
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, September 5-26, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 10B3K
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, October 3-31, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $170 Member/$210 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 11B3H
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, November 7-21, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $102 Member/$126 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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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All Ages Ceramics

CLASS ID: 9B7A
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, September 5-26, 4:00-6:00 PM
Tuition: $116 Member/$140 Non-Member
Age/Level: All ages 6+, must be 9+ to use wheel,
under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

CLASS ID: 10B7A
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, October 3-31, 4:00-6:00 PM
Tuition: $145 Member/$175 Non-Member
Age/Level: All ages 6+, must be 9+ to use wheel,
under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

CLASS ID: 11B7A
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, November 7-21, 4:00-6:00 PM
Tuition: $87 Member/$105 Non-Member
Age/Level: All ages 6+, must be 9+ to use wheel,
under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

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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Friday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 9B3J
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, September 6-27, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 10B3L
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, October 4-25, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 11B3J
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, November 1-22, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Alexander Chinn
Join Alex and enjoy your morning with 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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Monday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 9B3A
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, September 9-30, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 17+, All Levels

CLASS ID: 10B3C
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, October 7-28, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 17+, All Levels

CLASS ID: 11B3A
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 4-28, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 17+, All Levels

Join potter Adam Gruetzmacher on Monday mornings in an open instruction studio setting. Students will help determine the trajectory of the class through their ideas and desire to explore new techniques in clay on and off the wheel. Work at your own pace and learn through both individual and group demonstration. Open to all skill levels, we will enjoy a relaxed studio environment designed to nurture and explore our ideas. Materials are included.

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Beginning/Intermediate Clay

CLASS ID: 9B3B
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, September 9-30, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 17+, Beginning to Intermediate

CLASS ID: 10B3D
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, October 7-28, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 17+, Beginning to Intermediate

CLASS ID: 11B3B
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 4-28, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 17+, Beginning to Intermediate

Clarice Allgood

Explore basic hand-building and wheel-throwing skills with this beginner/ intermediate course. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.

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Tuesday Afternoon Clay

CLASS ID: 9B3C
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, September 10-24, 3:30-6:00 PM
Tuition: $102 Member/$126 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 17+, All Levels

CLASS ID: 10B3E
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, October 1-29, 3:30-6:00 PM
Tuition: $170 Member/$210 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 17+, All Levels

CLASS ID: 11B3C
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, November 5-26, 3:30-6:00 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 17+, All Levels

Come explore the endless possibilities in clay! Although this course is self-guided, each class will start with a short demonstration or show- and-tell followed by time to work on individual projects: throwing techniques, hand-building, surface decoration and form resolution, etc. Zac will work with students one-on-one to discuss projects and troubleshoot conceptual and construction issues. Over the course of the quarter, you will build your ceramics vocabulary and develop work that is unique to you. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Tuesday Evening Clay

CLASS ID: 9B3D
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, September 10-24, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $102 Member/$126 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 17+, All Levels

CLASS ID: 10B3F
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, October 1-29, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $170 Member/$210 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 17+, All Levels

CLASS ID: 11B3D
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, November 5-26, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $136 Member/$168 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 17+, All Levels

Come explore the endless possibilities in clay! Although this course is self-guided, each class will start with a short demonstration or show- and-tell followed by time to work on individual projects: throwing techniques, hand-building, surface decoration and form resolution, etc. Zac will work with students one-on-one to discuss projects and troubleshoot conceptual and construction issues. Over the course of the quarter, you will build your ceramics vocabulary and develop work that is unique to you. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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