Beginner

  • Stained Glass Jewelry Workshop

    Bring two fabulous art forms together to make pendants, earrings, and more. Beginners will learn introductory stained glass and metalsmithing techniques, while experienced students will expand their horizo...

    August 30, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Ceramics Studio Boot Camp

    It’s time for you to take the time for yourself, and spend an intense week learning a creative craft. In this week long Boot Camp you’ll have time to focus in on the exciting possibilities of ceramic a...

    August 17, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Stained Glass Boot Camp

    Learn the basics of this art form during this week long boot camp for adults, including stained glass design and construction, glass cutting, copper foiling, soldering, and cleaning. Design and color theor...

    August 10, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Beginning Wheel

    Learn how to "throw" on the potter's wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable ins...

    August 10, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • SOLD OUT! Fabric Journals

    Journaling is a playful way to capture your ideas, imaginings and inspirations! In this no-sew class, you'll create (design and construct) your own fabric journal, using simple book binding techniques tha...

    August 8, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeannie Thomma

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  • Create a Stained Glass Panel: Limited Space, please call to register

    No matter what your level of experience may be, you can create a beautiful stained glass panel! If you are a beginner you will choose from four available designs, learn how to cut glass, assemble, foil and...

    August 29, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Modern Ceramic Transfer of the Rensselaer County Landscape with RCHS

    Reflecting upon the centuries old tradition of plate transfer, you will learn how to use modern methods to transfer any image onto wet clay, then fire each to create a lasting impression. Using the iconic ...

    August 6, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Benj Gleeksman

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  • Community Inclusion Project: Ceramics Exploration

    Come join us in the clay studio for this hands on class in all things clay! Great for the beginner who wants to focus on handbuilding and get to know what it’s like to work in this expressive medium. ...

    August 21, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • The Art of Handbuilding

    Handbuilding is a fun and creative introduction to ceramics. In this six week class, students will learn the basics of pinching, coiling, slab work, making simple molds, and much more. Discussions will be ...

    September 9, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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  • Try It! Pottery Studio Tour

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to take a pottery class? Try it! Get a feel for our pottery classes before you sign up for an extended class. Students will learn all about our ceramics studi...

    September 10, 2015 — 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • The Potter’s Wheel

    To truly master the potter’s wheel, it takes years of study. In this class for the serious beginner or ongoing student, you will learn and develop wheel throwing skills and refine techniques on the potte...

    September 11, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Stained Glass Jewelry Workshop

    Bring two fabulous art forms together to make pendants, earrings, and more. Beginners will learn introductory stained glass and metalsmithing techniques, while experienced students will expand their horizo...

    September 13, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Try It! Pottery Studio Tour

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to take a pottery class? Try it! Get a feel for our pottery classes before you sign up for an extended class. Students will learn all about our ceramics studi...

    September 13, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Beginning Wheel

    Learn how to "throw" on the potter's wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable ins...

    September 15, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

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  • The Potter’s Wheel

    To truly master the potter’s wheel, it takes years of study. In this class for the serious beginner or ongoing student, you will learn and develop wheel throwing skills and refine techniques on the potte...

    September 15, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Beginning Wheel

    Learn how to "throw" on the potter's wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable ins...

    September 16, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Basic Sewing & Pattern Drafting

    Whether you want to brush up on sewing or have never touched a sewing machine before, this is the class for you! A series of simple but satisfying projects will build basic sewing and drafting skills. Infi...

    September 16, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Megan Ingalls Stasi

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  • Try It! Jewelry Studio Tour

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to take a jewelry or metalsmithing class? Try it! Get a feel for our jewelry classes before you sign up for an extended class. In this class, students will le...

    September 17, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

    Instructor: Morgana Fall

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  • Try It! Pottery Studio Tour

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to take a pottery class? Try it! Get a feel for our pottery classes before you sign up for an extended class. Students will learn all about our ceramics studi...

    September 18, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Create a Stained Glass Panel

    No matter what your level of experience may be, you can create a beautiful stained glass panel! If you are a beginner you will choose from four available designs, learn how to cut glass, assemble, foil and...

    September 19, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Bangle Bracelet Workshop

    Fabricate a set of 3 bangle bracelets from 12 gauge wire; 1 copper, 1 brass, and 1 sterling silver. Learn how to cut wire to the correct length, solder, shape and polish. Keep the finish smooth, or create...

    September 19, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgana Fall

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  • Felting 101: Painting With Wool

    Discover the magical process of felting: one part joy, one part imagination. This workshop will introduce you to the alchemical art of wet-felting. Students work with wool in new and exciting ways to creat...

    September 21, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeannie Thomma

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  • Glass Beads: Introduction to Lampworking

    Glass bead making (lampworking) is an ancient Venetian art form that has experienced a great resurgence in the past several years. There are countless varieties of style, color, and shape that combine to m...

    September 24, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Renee Kingsley

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  • Reclaim, Repurpose, Up-cycle! Workshop

    Do you get excited about reclaimed lumber, repurposed items, and up-cycling? Would you like the satisfaction of turning trash into treasure while awaking your inner designer? Come find out the techniques b...

    September 24, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: John Hollis Allison

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  • Wearable Works of Art: Wild & Wooly Felted Purses

    In this one-day workshop fiber enthusiasts and fashionistas will explore the ancient alchemical craft of felting wool. Students will dive right into the joyful process of creating felted wool purses that b...

    September 26, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeannie Thomma

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  • Woodworking 101

    This class introduces beginners to basic woodworking skills. Aspiring woodworkers will be familiarized with the shop environment, learn the safe and proper use of many common woodworking tools, as well as ...

    September 28, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Robert W. Kehn

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  • Woodworking for Women 101

    Join this beginner friendly woodworking class designed for women. Learn the possibilities of working with wood as you explore creative work primarily with hand tool techniques, with an introduction to some...

    October 1, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Melissa Collins

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  • Introduction to Pottery

    This is an introductory studio class in stoneware ceramics. Through lectures, wheel throwing, and hand-building, students will explore the aesthetic, sculptural, and functional possibilities of clay. Techn...

    October 5, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • Stained Glass I

    This class is an introduction to basic stained glass techniques and will explore Tiffany Foil aspects of two-dimensional stained glass construction, including preliminary work, glass cutting, soldering an...

    October 5, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Stained Glass I

    This class is an introduction to basic stained glass techniques and will explore Tiffany Foil aspects of two-dimensional stained glass construction, including preliminary work, glass cutting, soldering an...

    October 5, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing 101

    This is an introductory course covering the fundamental concepts and techniques of both the design and creation of metal jewelry. You will be introduced to piercing, filing, soldering, and polishing workin...

    October 5, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Maria Fusco Levin

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  • Jewelry I

    This is an introductory course covering fundamental concepts and techniques of both the design and creation of original jewelry. It includes the techniques of piercing and filing, soldering and polishing....

    October 7, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Maria Fusco Levin

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  • Introduction to Furniture Making

    This course is an introduction to the practical application of the basic knowledge of wood, using hand and power tools to make standard furniture joinery. This class involves the use of hand and power tool...

    October 8, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Hollis Allison

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  • Introduction to Pottery

    This is an introductory studio class in stoneware ceramics. Through lectures, wheel throwing, and hand-building, students will explore the aesthetic, sculptural, and functional possibilities of clay. Techn...

    October 8, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • Create a Stained Glass Panel

    No matter what your level of experience may be, you can create a beautiful stained glass panel! If you are a beginner you will choose from four available designs, learn how to cut glass, assemble, foil and...

    October 8, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Hammered Bar Pendant Necklace

    Create your very own hammered silver bar necklace. Students will fabricate their silver bar by rolling and hammering thick wire into shape. The bar will be drilled to attach jump rings and a silver chain. ...

    October 8, 2015 — 05:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Morgana Fall

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  • Introduction to Furniture Making

    This class is an introduction to the practical application of basic knowledge of wood, using hand and power tools to make standard furniture joinery. This class involves the use of hand and power tools re...

    October 10, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Instructor: Robert W. Kehn

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  • Jewelry I

    This is an introductory course covering fundamental concepts and techniques of both the design and creation of original jewelry. It includes the techniques of piercing and filing, soldering and polishing....

    October 10, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Instructor: Gail Bossalini

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  • Master Class with Martin Macica: Building a Hand Tooled Guitar

    In this hands-on, 30 session, 120 hour course for making a guitar you will complete a Dreadnaught Martin style guitar from start to finish entirely using hand tools. This will not be a “kit made” guit...

    October 13, 2015 — 05:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Martin Macica

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  • Felted Fiber: From Functional to Frivolous

    Explore the magic of hand-felted wool! In this 6-week class, students will learn the ancient, alchemical craft of felting wool. Throughout the class we'll play with form, function, color, surface, texture...

    October 13, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeannie Thomma

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  • Ceramics Exploration: Community Inclusion Project

    Come join us in the clay studio for this hands on class in all things clay! Great for the beginner who wants to focus on handbuilding and get to know what it’s like to work in this expressive medium. No ...

    October 16, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Precious Metal Clay Exploration

    Explore the many ways that you can use fine silver precious metal clay to create jewelry designs of your own. Precious metal clay can be shaped like clay to produce uniquely textured surfaces, resulting in...

    October 17, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Nancy Miller

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  • Wearable Works of Art: Felted Wool Jewelry and Flowers

    In this one-day workshop students will learn the ancient, alchemical craft of felting wool. With a goal of creating a beautifully textured wearable work of art, we'll explore the incorporation of a variety...

    October 18, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeannie Thomma

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  • Try It! Stained Glass Studio Tour

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to take a stained glass class? Try it! Get a feel for the subject before you sign up for an extended class. In this class, students will learn about the possi...

    October 19, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Glass Beads: Introduction to Lampworking

    Glass bead making (lampworking) is an ancient Venetian art form that has experienced a great resurgence in the past several years. There are countless varieties of style, color, and shape that combine to m...

    October 20, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Renee Kingsley

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  • Stained Glass Halloween Ornament Workshop

    Calling all kids, and kids at heart. Create a ghoulishly frightening Halloween ornament in an afternoon! You'll learn basic stained glass techniques and will come away with a new appreciation for the art f...

    October 24, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Beginning Wheel

    Learn how to "throw" on the potter's wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable ins...

    October 27, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

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  • The Art of Handbuilding

    Handbuilding is a fun and creative introduction to ceramics. In this six week class, students will learn the basics of pinching, coiling, slab work, making simple molds, and much more. Discussions will be ...

    October 28, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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  • Musical Clay

    Love clay? Love music? In this class, the two art forms meet as students learn to make several musical instruments from clay. The history of various ancient instruments will be discussed. Students will the...

    November 2, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Beginning Wheel

    Learn how to "throw" on the potter's wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable ins...

    November 4, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Sterling Metal Clay with an Emphasis on Rings

    Sterling clay (.925) is one of the newer metal clays in the Precious Metal Clay (PMC) line. The increased strength of the sterling clay as well as the ease of working with it make it ideal for ring making...

    November 4, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Nancy Miller

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  • Bead Weaving: Playing with Peyote Stitch

    In this 3-session class, you'll explore the magic of bead weaving. The focus of your bead weaving adventures will be on the peyote stitch, and the many variations that it offers for creating beaded jewels...

    November 5, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeannie Thomma

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  • Stained Glass Candle Holder Workshop

    Create a beautiful stained glass candle holder to capture the light in an afternoon. You'll learn some basic stained glass techniques and will come away with a new appreciation for the art form. Plus, you'...

    November 8, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • The Potter’s Wheel

    To truly master the potter’s wheel, it takes years of study. In this class for the serious beginner or ongoing student, you will learn and develop wheel throwing skills and refine techniques on the potte...

    November 10, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Stacking Rings Workshop

    Fabricate a set of 3 stacking rings from 12 gauge wire; 1 copper, 1 brass, and 1 sterling silver. Learn to measure wire for the correct ring size, solder, shape and polish. Keep the finish smooth, or creat...

    November 12, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgana Fall

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  • Reclaim, Repurpose, Up-cycle! Workshop

    Do you get excited about reclaimed lumber, repurposed items, and up-cycling? Would you like the satisfaction of turning trash into treasure while awaking your inner designer? Come find out the techniques b...

    November 12, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: John Hollis Allison

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  • Create a Stained Glass Panel

    No matter what your level of experience may be, you can create a beautiful stained glass panel! If you are a beginner you will choose from four available designs, learn how to cut glass, assemble, foil and...

    November 14, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Woodworking 101

    This class introduces beginners to basic woodworking skills. Aspiring woodworkers will be familiarized with the shop environment, learn the safe and proper use of many common woodworking tools, as well as ...

    November 16, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Robert W. Kehn

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  • Create a Stained Glass Panel

    No matter what your level of experience may be, you can create a beautiful stained glass panel! If you are a beginner you will choose from four available designs, learn how to cut glass, assemble, foil and...

    December 12, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Stained Glass Ornament Workshop

    Create a simple, beautiful hanging ornament in an afternoon! You'll learn some basic stained glass techniques and will come away with a new appreciation for the art form. Plus, you'll take home a fabulous ...

    December 13, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Stained Glass Jewelry Workshop

    Bring two fabulous art forms together to make pendants, earrings, and more. Beginners will learn introductory stained glass and metalsmithing techniques, while experienced students will expand their horizo...

    December 19, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • The Potter’s Wheel

    To truly master the potter’s wheel, it takes years of study. In this class for the serious beginner or ongoing student, you will learn and develop wheel throwing skills and refine techniques on the potte...

    November 6, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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Intermediate

  • Woodworking 102

    In this extension of Woodworking 101, students will use the knowledge acquired to create projects based on their own personal preferences and skill level. Using the hand and power tools in our wood shop, w...

    August 4, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Robert W. Kehn

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  • Glaze Chemistry: Know Your Materials

    What makes the remarkable colors, textures and special surface effects that we sometimes see in pottery? For centuries ceramists have been working with simple metallic oxides mixed with natural mineral pow...

    September 14, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Woodworking 102

    In this longer extension of Woodworking 101, students will use the knowledge acquired to create projects based on their own personal preferences and skill level. Using the hand and power tools in our wood ...

    September 30, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Curtis Hebert

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  • Advanced Furniture Making

    In this course, students will engage in the study and practice of advanced techniques of furniture making. Properties of various woods and inlay processes will be taught. Focus will be on the aesthetics of...

    October 10, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Robert W. Kehn

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  • Sewing with Patterns

    Do you like to sew but have been stopped cold by the sometimes confusing directions on the commercial patterns you buy in the store? Grainline, notches, with or without nap and then the drawings? Ahhh! Pat...

    November 11, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Megan Ingalls Stasi

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  • Hammered Link Bracelet Workshop

    In this intense workshop you will create a sterling silver bracelet while learning several new skills in the jewelry studio. We will make large and small round links (jump rings) from straight wire, learn...

    November 15, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgana Fall

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  • Beyond The Basic Bead: Surface Decoration

    Endless design possibilities begin with a simple dot or line. Students will learn how to lay dots and lines on the surface of a bead as the basis of bead design and style. Learn how to melt and move the do...

    November 19, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Renee Kingsley

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  • Beyond The Basic Bead: They Don’t Have to Be Round!

    Beads come in many shapes and sizes. In this class, students will learn how to use tools and marvering techniques to shape glass into square, triangle, bi-cone, tube, and tab shaped beads. Prerequisite: In...

    December 10, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Renee Kingsley

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  • Jewelry II

    This is an advanced course in metalworking and jewelry design that will allow students to refine basic skills and explore advanced techniques. Stone setting, forming and fabricating skills will expand the...

    October 7, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Maria Fusco Levin

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Advanced

  • Independent Study in Clay

    This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced clay student to realize a personal goal in clay. Working independently, students will pursue their own ceramic project objectives with John Visser, who ha...

    August 13, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Advanced Study in Wheel Throwing

    This advanced level class will improve students technical mastery on the wheel. Demonstrations of advanced throwing techniques will include a variety of different kinds of vessels. This intense and focuse...

    September 2, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Jewelry III: Stone Setting

    Techniques of setting cabochon and faceted stones in both handmade and commercial settings will be taught in this course. Construction of bezel and basket settings for round - and fancy - shaped stones wil...

    October 5, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Maria Fusco Levin

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  • Advanced Pottery

    This class is a continuing development of pottery techniques with a refinement in both technical and aesthetic pursuits. The emphasis in this class will be to bring students' skills to a point where the c...

    October 6, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Independent Study in Clay

    This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced clay student to realize a personal goal in clay. Working independently, students will pursue their own ceramic project objectives with John Visser, who ha...

    October 8, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Advanced Study in Wheel Throwing

    This advanced level class will improve students technical mastery on the wheel. Demonstrations of advanced throwing techniques will include a variety of different kinds of vessels. This intense and focuse...

    October 28, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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