Summer Youth Pottery 2019

One-On-One Pottery Lessons

Looking for one-on-one pottery instruction? We offer private lessons for both youth and adults. 

Member Price: $60/hour. Three hour package for $150, package must be used within one month of purchase.
Non-Member Price: $75/hour. Three hour package for $200, package must be used within one month of purchase.

Contact STEAM Director, Victoria Witte at v.witte@thecomo.org, to schedule lessons.


Pre-Teen Pottery

Ages 8 – 12

In this class students will explore their creativity and what their imagination can do, all while learning the fundamentals of ceramics. We will work on new and exciting projects every week, from handbuilding to learning the basics of wheel throwing. By the end of the session your child will have a wonderful portfolio of finished works. Taught by Victoria Schmidlapp. Should the COMO need to cancel a class, a makeup date will be observed. Makeup dates will not be observed in the case of a participant's inability to attend class. Materials included.

Fridays, 4-5 p.m.

Session I: June 28-July 26
Session II: Aug. 16-September 6

Makeup Dates: 8/2, 9/6 - 4-5 p.m.

Member Price: $60
Non-member Price: $90


Introduction to Pottery II

Ages 16+

This is a six-week introduction class devoted to the understanding and practices of the joys of ceramics. You will learn the fundamentals of throwing on the wheel, handbuilding and glazing; so that by the end of the class you will have a portfolio of finished work. The main goal of this class is to create as well as appreciate expressive, beautiful three dimensional clay forms. Taught by Victoria Schmidlapp.
Should the COMO need to cancel a class, a makeup date will be observed on a certain date. Makeup dates will not be observed in the case of a participant's inability to attend class.

Dates & Times: June 19–July 24 | Wednesdays | 2-4 p.m.
Makeup date: July 31, 2-4 p.m.

Member Price: $150
Non-member Price: $180
Studio Fee (Mandatory for all new students): $30 (includes 25 lbs. of clay, firing and glazes) 


Sgraffito Workshop

Ages 16+

Explore the relationship between texture and color in this one day, two part workshop. Using layered clay slip techniques you will create a unique work of art! The morning session will consist of students creating a slab rolled plate, bowl or set of coasters. In the afternoon session, students will investigate decoration, drawing, imagery, and narrative. Through discussion, demonstration, and collaboration, we hope to awaken new possibilities in all of our work! The only prerequisite is a willingness to have fun and embrace the deliberate awkwardness of finding oneself in unknown territory. Work will be fired and clear glazed by the instructor and available for pick up two weeks later. Taught by Victoria Schmidlapp. Should the COMO need to cancel a class, a makeup date will be observed. Makeup dates will not be observed in the case of a participant's inability to attend class.

Thursdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:30-3 p.m.

Session I: June 27
Session II: August 15

Makeup Dates: 7/11, 8/22 - 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Member Price: $55
Non-member Price: $85
Material Fee: $10


PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL/CANCELLATION POLICY

COMO credit will be granted, minus a nonrefundable 20% fee, when written notice of withdrawal is submitted two weeks prior to the program start date. A full refund will be granted if a program is canceled by the COMO.