Pottery

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Get messy in our pottery studios! Whether you’re interested in working on the wheel or hand building from scratch, The Arts Center has a pottery class for you. Don’t worry– our master-level instructors guide you through the whole process, from shaping your creation to glazing the final product. Even the most novice students can create something worth bringing home.

What are you waiting for? Sign up to mold some clay into your perfect vase, bowl, or sculpture!

 

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
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The Potter’s Wheel

October 31, 2014 to January 9, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: John Visser

In this all-levels course, students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and continue to develop wheel throwing skills, refine techniques, and explore the creative aspects of the medium. Students will learn how to throw vases, bowls, pots and more. Carving and slip trailing for surface decoration will embellish creations, which will be glazed and kiln-fired. This is a fun, hands-on class for any beginning or continuing student. No class 12/26/14 or 1/2/15.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
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Beginning Wheel

November 4, 2014 to December 16, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: Kristen Martin

Learn how to “throw” on the potter’s wheel. Create vases, bowls, pots and more. This class is for those true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable instructor Kristen Martin will help you learn the skills it takes to throw a successful piece of pottery. Carving and slip trailing for surface decoration will embellish your creations, which will be glazed and kiln-fired. This is a fun, hands-on course for any enthusiastic beginner, and can be repeated to better improve your skills.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014

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The Potter’s Wheel

November 4, 2014 to January 6, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM Instructor: John Visser

In this all-levels course, students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and continue to develop wheel throwing skills, refine techniques, and explore the creative aspects of the medium. Students will learn how to throw vases, bowls, pots and more. Carving and slip trailing for surface decoration will embellish creations, which will be glazed and kiln-fired. This is a fun, hands-on class for any beginning or continuing student. No class 12/30.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
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Advanced Study in Wheel Throwing

November 5, 2014 to January 7, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: John Visser

This advanced level class will improve students’ technical mastery on the wheel. Demonstrations of advanced throwing techniques will include a wide variety of different kinds of vessels. This intense and focused course will fine tune your throwing skills while expanding the creative potential of wheel work. Prerequisite: Students must have taken at least two pottery classes at The Arts Center or have significant outside experience. No class 12/24 or 12/31

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
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Independent Study in Clay

December 4, 2014 to February 5, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM Instructor: John Visser

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 has mastered the art of throwing, hand building and sculptural ceramics. He will act as a resource providing expertise in support of the unique goals of each student and fostering creative thinking through demonstration, lecture, and discussions. This is an advanced class that requires pre-approval by the instructor. Prerequisite: Students must have taken at least two pottery classes at The Arts Center or have significant outside experience. No class 12/25/14 or 1/1/15.

Monday, Jan 12, 2015
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The Potter’s Wheel

January 12, 2015 to February 24, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM Instructor: John Visser

In this all-levels course, students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and continue to develop wheel throwing skills, refine techniques, and explore the creative aspects of the medium. Students will learn how to throw vases, bowls, pots and more. Carving and slip trailing for surface decoration will embellish creations, which will be glazed and kiln-fired. This is a fun, hands-on class for any beginning or continuing student.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015
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The Potter’s Wheel

January 16, 2015 to March 6, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: John Visser

In this all-levels course, students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and continue to develop wheel throwing skills, refine techniques, and explore the creative aspects of the medium. Students will learn how to throw vases, bowls, pots and more. Carving and slip trailing for surface decoration will embellish creations, which will be glazed and kiln-fired. This is a fun, hands-on class for any beginning or continuing student.

Monday, Jan 26, 2015
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Introduction to Pottery

January 26, 2015 to March 30, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

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. Techniques will be demonstrated and lectures will feature technical information on high temperature firing and stoneware glazes. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Special registration policies apply; please call (518) 273-0552 x 231. Last day to register is Friday, January 23.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
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Advanced Pottery

January 27, 2015 to March 31, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: John Visser

This class is designed for the experienced pottery student. Students will be involved in advanced pottery techniques and will explore clay as a creative medium. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Prerequisite: Pottery I. Special registration policies apply; please call (518) 273-0552 x 231. Last day to register is Friday, January 23.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
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Introduction to Pottery

January 28, 2015 to April 8, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

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. Techniques will be demonstrated and lectures will feature technical information on high temperature firing and stoneware glazes. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Special registration policies apply; please call (518) 273-0552 x 231. Last day to register is Friday, January 23. No Class 2/25.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

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Advanced Study in Wheel Throwing

February 18, 2015 to April 29, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: John Visser

This advanced level class will improve students’ technical mastery on the wheel. Demonstrations of advanced throwing techniques will include a wide variety of different kinds of vessels. This intense and focused course will fine tune your throwing skills while expanding the creative potential of wheel work. Prerequisite: Students must have taken at least two pottery classes at The Arts Center or have significant outside experience. No Class 3/25/2015

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
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Independent Study in Clay

February 19, 2015 to April 9, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM Instructor: John Visser

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 has mastered the art of throwing, hand building and sculptural ceramics. He will act as a resource providing expertise in support of the unique goals of each student and fostering creative thinking through demonstration, lecture, and discussions. This is an advanced class that requires pre-approval by the instructor. Prerequisite: Students must have taken at least two pottery classes at The Arts Center or have significant outside experience.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
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The Potter’s Wheel

March 10, 2015 to February 16, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM Instructor: John Visser

In this all-levels course, students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and continue to develop wheel throwing skills, refine techniques, and explore the creative aspects of the medium. Students will learn how to throw vases, bowls, pots and more. Carving and slip trailing for surface decoration will embellish creations, which will be glazed and kiln-fired. This is a fun, hands-on class for any beginning or continuing student.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015
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The Potter’s Wheel

March 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: John Visser

In this all-levels course, students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and continue to develop wheel throwing skills, refine techniques, and explore the creative aspects of the medium. Students will learn how to throw vases, bowls, pots and more. Carving and slip trailing for surface decoration will embellish creations, which will be glazed and kiln-fired. This is a fun, hands-on class for any beginning or continuing student.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015
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Independent Study in Clay

April 23, 2015 to June 11, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM Instructor: John Visser

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 has mastered the art of throwing, hand building and sculptural ceramics. He will act as a resource providing expertise in support of the unique goals of each student and fostering creative thinking through demonstration, lecture, and discussions. This is an advanced class that requires pre-approval by the instructor. Prerequisite: Students must have taken at least two pottery classes at The Arts Center or have significant outside experience.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Advanced Study in Wheel Throwing

May 13, 2015 to July 22, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: John Visser

This advanced level class will improve students’ technical mastery on the wheel. Demonstrations of advanced throwing techniques will include a wide variety of different kinds of vessels. This intense and focused course will fine tune your throwing skills while expanding the creative potential of wheel work. Prerequisite: Students must have taken at least two pottery classes at The Arts Center or have significant outside experience. No Class 5/27/2014