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Adult Ceramics - WINTER 2018 @ 40 Stow St.

All ceramics classes for both youth and adults will be held at 40 Stow Street in our existing ceramics classroom. 



Hand-Building and Paper Clay!
This is a fun class where you receive individual instruction & can find your personal style while learning all about: construction, decoration & design. We will fire work to Cone 06 & 6. If you don't want to build with paper-clay contact the Ceramics Program Manager.
: Tina Forbes
10 Weeks; Mondays, 10:00am-1:00pm

Exploring Pattern and Vibrancy through Hand-building - NEW
This course will walk through the fundamentals of hand building, including slab, coil and pinching techniques. We will combine the use of multiple processes to develop complexity in both form and surface. The objects we generate will function as canvases, becoming a surface to embellish with pattern, color and imagery.
Instructor: Mike Roche
10 Weeks; Mondays, 7:00 – 10:00pm

Develop Your Own Style
You have basic hand-building and wheel skills, now you can take your work to the next level by developing you own style. This class will expose students to various ways of personalizing their work. We will refine thrown and hand-built forms as well as experiment with surface treatments. The instructor will work closely with students to help them develop their work.
Instructor: Terry Goss
10 Weeks; Tuesdays, 10:00am-1:00pm

High Fire Stoneware and Beyond
We will be exploring the teapot, both functional and sculptural. Students may also work on their own projects and bring ideas for forming and decorating techniques to class. We will also continue to work on decoration and glazing in cone 6 and 10. Intermediate/advanced course.
Instructor: Suzanne Hill
10 Weeks; Tuesdays, 7:00-10:00pm

Find Your Way with Clay
This is an intermediate/advanced course. We will be exploring the functional teapot, along with matching cups, creamer and sugar bowl. We will also work on decoration in cone 6 and 10. Students may also initiate their own projects. The course will be student driven, we will concentrate on the things you want to learn.
Instructor: Suzanne Hill
10 Weeks; Wednesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Wednesday Fun with Clay!

Spend a relaxed Wednesday night in the studio working with clay. Consider this to be a fun class with lots of room for experimentation. We will explore different techniques such as; throwing and slab work, surface, texture and sculptural elements. Lots of personal instruction. All levels and abilities are welcome!
Instructor: Elizabeth Noonan
10 Weeks; Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Clay Design and Mentoring
A paper-clay course where you can have it all: have fun experimenting, go in a new direction, have a mentor, helpful critiques, and learn about: color, design, and hand-building in a fun a supportive setting. This unique class has everything to do with the students’ needs. We will work on finding our personal style, fine tuning skills, experimenting with paper-clay, creating a new body of work, setting and achieving goals & working on creating pieces to exhibit or sell. Students will receive paper clay to work with, however all stoneware and other studio clays are also available.
Instructor: Tina Forbes

10 Weeks; Thursdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Beginning Spinning
This class is perfect for the absolute beginner, as well as students with some experience that wish to expand upon their knowledge of the potter's wheel. Each week we will learn how to make a different form on the wheel such as plates, mugs, bowls, vases and more, at a slow and steady pace. To train your muscles on how the mechanics of pottery work, we will focus on making each form several times. We will also explore some hand building and surface decoration techniques to bring our pots to the next level.
Instructor: Alexa Mattes

10 Weeks; Thursdays, 7:00 – 10:00pm

Wheel Creations and Surface Decoration – NEW

Whether you are a complete beginner, or have some skills under your belt, this wheel throwing class will give you tools and inspiration to make beautiful cups, bowls, vases and serving dishes. This session will have an emphasis on surface decoration techniques. From sgraffito, mishima, image transfers and more, we will explore different ways to add imagery to our pots. Come join the fun!
Instructor: Alexa Mattes
10 Weeks; Fridays, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Independent Study in the Ceramics Studio

One amazing feature of the Umbrella’s Ceramic program is the option to work here independently!  Experienced adult ceramic artists may register for independent study. Independents have the same access to the studio as other enrolled students and have their work fired on our normal schedule.
No Instructor
10 Weeks; All Open Studio Times

Online registration for this program is currently closed/unavailable. Please contact The Umbrella Community Arts Center for further information.