Winter Youth Pottery

Meet the Instructors

Instructor Amanda Oakes earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from Skidmore College. Her concentration was in ceramics and for her senior show, she created a mural painting out of clay! Oakes enjoys the technique of hand building and the inspiration she gets from working with children. She previously taught at many places including Pine Point and St. Michael's School. Oakes has been teaching at the COMO for 18 years.

Rebecca Hnatiuk is a ceramic artist from South Eastern Connecticut and is the COMO pottery studio manager. She believes that functional and sculptural work is inspired by exploration, experimentation and the tactile natural world. As a pottery educator at the COMO, Hnatiuk is dedicated to teaching adults and kids the art of wheel throwing, handbuilding, a variety of exciting surface treatments and more. Hnatiuk graduated Alfred University with a concentration in ceramics, focusing on glaze chemistry.


Family Clay Play

Come explore and have fun with clay in this preschool and parent class!  Alongside their instructor and parents, students will learn basic hand building techniques and paint with non-toxic glaze to add a pop of color to their creations at the end.  Clay is a tactile medium that teaches us about structure, shape and form while allowing expression through creativity.  A great learning experience for kids and adults alike! Taught by Rebecca Hnatiuk.

Fridays | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Winter : November 10- December 8 (Skip November 24)


Winter Youth Pottery (Ages 5-12)

Make a box, make a ball, make it short, or make it tall! Sculpt animals, flowers, faces and more. With hands in clay, students can create anything they imagine. Taught by Amanda Oakes.

Youth Pottery A: TBD

Youth Pottery B: TBD


Pre-Teen Wheel Pottery

Ages 9-12

Learn the essentials of throwing on the potter’s wheel, from centering to pulling to trimming.  Students will learn how to glaze their work at the end of the session.  No previous experience needed, but be prepared to have fun and get messy! Short nails and long hair pulled back required. Taught by Rebecca Hnatiuk.

Thursdays,November 2- December 14 | 3:30-5:30 PM (No class on November 23)  

Member Price: $85

Non-member Price: $115

 

Teen Wheel Pottery

Ages 13-18

Learn the essentials of throwing on the potter’s wheel, from centering to pulling to trimming. Students will learn how to finish and glaze their pieces at the end of the session.  No previous experience needed, but be prepared to have fun and get messy! Short nails and long hair pulled back required. Taught by Rebecca Hnatiuk.

Fridays, November 3- December 15 | 3:00-5:00 PM (No class on November 24)

Member Price: $85

Non-member Price: $115

 

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