Woodfire Exploration

Loading & firing: Friday-Sunday, October 27-29
Unloading: Saturday, November 4, 4:00-7:00 PM
Zac Spates

Wood fire 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 normally 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 the Zac’s kiln/studio and to discuss clay and glaze surfaces, wadding techniques, etc. in preparation for the firing. The loading and firing will happen 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

CLASS ID: 3R15
Date/Time: 12 Wednesdays: September 6 – November 29, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

CLASS ID: 3R26
Date/Time: 12 Saturdays: September 9 – December 2, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Alexander Chinn
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. Alex 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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Pottery Wheel for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 3R24
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5-26, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 3R25
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2-30, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

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: 7R08
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5-26, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

CLASS ID: 7R09
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2-30, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

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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Becoming a Better Painter in Oils or Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2R76
Date/Time: Friday, November 17, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
You will quickly notice an improvement in your work with the instruction and ideas you receive in this workshop. You will be personally coached and encouraged to develop or better individual skill and style. Come with an open mind and blank canvas to refresh your passion for painting. Subject matter is up to you. Starting a new piece is preferable but you may also bring a piece in progress. This is the perfect workshop to bring that idea that’s been haunting you to life or to start that big canvas you’ve always wanted to do. A small canvas is fine too! Enthusiasm and some experience are required for this class.

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Friday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 3R20
Date/Time: 4 Fridays: October 6-27, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

CLASS ID: 3R21
Date/Time: 3 Fridays: November 3-17, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

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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Beginning/Intermediate Clay

CLASS ID: 3R06
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

CLASS ID: 3R07
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Brittany Trushin
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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Intergenerational Ceramics

CLASS ID: 7R03
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

Brittany Trushin
Explore basic hand building and wheel-throwing skills with this intergenerational beginner/intermediate course for adults, kids, and teens. 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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Adult Continuing Ballet

CLASS ID: 9R06
Date/Time:  14 Mondays: September 11 – December 18, 7:15PM – 8:15PM

Jan Chamberlin
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and esthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, and turning and jumping combinations, this class will provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning the body. This is a wonderful class for those who danced when they were younger and those who never stopped.

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Improving Photographic Skills

CLASS ID: 5R17
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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