Summer Youth Pottery 2018

Pre-Teen Pottery

Ages 9-12

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.

Sessions Dates: Friday on dates 5/25 - 7/6, Thursday on dates 7/12 - 8/23 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. on dates 5/25 - 7/6 and 3-5 p.m. on dates 7/12 - 8/23

Session 1: May 25, June 1, June 8

Session 2: June 22, 29, July 6

Session 3: July 12, 19, 26

Session 4: Aug. 9, 16, 23

Makeup Dates: 6/15, 7/13 - 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 8/2, 8/30 - 3-5 p.m.

Member Price: $75

Non-member Price: $105

Materials fee: $10

Introduction to Pottery II

Ages 14+

SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER!!! So come and take a fun and exciting pottery class. You will learn the fundamentals of throwing on the wheel, handbuilding, glaze application and decorative techniques. This is a class for students with no prior clay experience, all are welcome. 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.

Dates and Times: Wednesdays | 3-5 p.m.

Session 1: June 27, July 11, 18, 25

Session 2: Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22

Makeup Dates: 7/17, 8/14 - 3-5 p.m.

Member Price: $100

Non-member Price: $130

Studio Fee (Mandatory for all new students): $30, includes 25 lbs. of clay, firing and glazes

Slip Slidin' 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.

Dates and Times: Saturday: June 30, July 28, Aug. 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m. 

Makeup Dates: 7/14, 8/11 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Member Price: $55

Non-member Price: $85

Material Fee: $10

Green Thumb Workshop

Ages 16+

Don't have a green thumb? No problem! In this workshop you will learn to make your very own planter to make all the garden gnomes jealous. You will learn both handbuilding and wheel thrown techniques to make your planter. By the last class you will have a finished glazed planter that we will plant your very own plant in. *You can use one free Bench Time hour order to glaze your work or work will be glazed by instructor. 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.

Dates and Times: Monday: July 2, 9, 16 and 23 | 3:30-5 p.m. on July 2 & 9 and 4-5 p.m. on July 16 & 23

Makeup Date: July 30 | 3:30-5 p.m.

Member Price: $60

Non-member Price: $80

Material Fee: $10