Mark Arts

Spring 2019 Ceramics Classes

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Member enrollment begins May 20. Non-member enrollment begins May 24.

Summer weekly classes run June 24 – September 9. No classes July 1 – July 6.

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Beginners Level Ceramics Classes

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Introduction to Ceramics (Two, five-week sessions)

This five-week session is for those who are new to ceramics. Students will learn the basic steps for creating handmade, functional pottery: throwing, trimming, glazing, firing and handbuilding. All tools and clay will be provided for this class, but additional clay for open studio hours is available for sale. Class is limited to six new students. Returning students, please contact Mark Arts about availability of non-electric wheels before signing up.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jack Norris | Maximum: 6 new students.

Returning students: please contact Mark Arts to see how many non-electric wheel spots remain before signing up.

Dates listed below, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Nonmember Price $85 | Member Price $76.50

Mondays, Session 1:  June 24, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, no class on July 1  (5-weeks)
Mondays, Session 2:  August 5, 12, 19, 26 and September 9, no class on September 2 (5-weeks)

*NEW* Wednesdays, Session 1:  June 26, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, no class on July 3 (5-weeks)
*NEW* Wednesdays, Session 2:  August 7, 14, 21, 28 and September 4 (5-weeks)

What to Bring: An inexpensive dish towel or bath towel for wiping your hands while on the wheel. Please also wear closed toe shoes (no flip-flops). Students may also want to avoid wearing long nails during class, though optional.

All Experience Level Ceramics Classes

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Tuesday Potter's Wheel

This class mixes beginning students with the experienced and ranges from the basic steps for creating functional pottery to advanced techniques for artistic sculptural vessels. Students in this class work at their own pace in a friendly atmosphere with plenty of individual instruction and help from the instructor.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Dates: June 25 – September 3, no class on July 2.

Nonmember Price: $245 | Member Price: $220.50

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Handbuilding

Learn handbuilding techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab building to create unique sculptures or functional dishware. Students work at their own pace in a relaxed social atmosphere.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Wednesdays, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Dates: June 26 – September 4, no class on July 3.

Nonmember Price $245 | Member Price $220.50

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Alternative Firing Techniques

This class explores alternative firing processes such as Raku and low-fire salt fuming. These styles of firing give unpredictable but exciting results with hands-on experience of the firing process. All skill levels are welcome.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Troy Becker

Thursdays, 12 – 3 p.m.

Dates: June 27 – September 5, no class on July 5.

Nonmember Price $245 | Member Price $220.50

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Saturday Potter's Wheel

This class mixes beginning students with the experienced and ranges from the basic steps for creating functional pottery to advanced techniques for artistic sculptural vessels. Students work at their own pace in a friendly atmosphere with plenty of individual instruction.

Ages: 15 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Saturdays, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Dates: June 29 – September 7, no class on July 6.

Nonmember Price: $245 | Member Price: $220.50

See our Youth Weekly Classes for clay classes for younger ages.