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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Intermediate Pastels

CLASS ID: 9BPA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, September 4-25, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class September 11
Tuition: $87 Member/$111 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

CLASS ID: 11BPA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, November 6-20, 1:30-4:00 PM
Tuition: $87 Member/$111 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

Christopher Copeland
This indoor class will explore how to add color, depth, and vibrancy to pastel paintings by experimenting with various techniques using a variety of surfaces and textures. Focus will be on composition, light, and color value with individual attention and class demonstrations.

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Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

CLASS ID: 9B8C
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays: September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17,
November 7 & 21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Carolynn Johnson
Join us for open-ended conversation amongst friends. Whatever your proficiency, we’d love to see you. If you’ve always wanted to be more conversational with your French, here’s your opportunity. Bring a notebook if you wish to take notes.

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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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Studio Coffee

CLASS ID: 9B6A 
Date/Time: 12 Fridays, September 6-November 22, 
9:30-10:30 AM 
**No Class November 29 
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation) 
Age/Levels: Adults, All Levels

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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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

CLASS ID: 9B6B 
Date/Time: 12 Fridays, September 6-November 22, 
10:00 AM-12:30 PM 
**No Class November 29 
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation) 
Age/Levels: Adults, All Levels

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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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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