Mark Arts

Fall 2018 Ceramics Classes

Member enrollment begins August 27. Non-member enrollment begins August 31.

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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.

Mondays listed below, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Nonmember Price $85 | Member Price $76.50

Session #1: Mondays, September 24 to October 22. (5 weeks)

Session #2: Mondays, October 29 to December 3, No class on Nov. 19. (5 weeks)

What to Bring: An inexpensive dish 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.

Fall Dates: September 25 – December 4, no class on November 20.

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.

Fall Dates: September 26 – December 5, no class on November 21.

Nonmember Price $245 | Member Price $220.50

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Body Cast Clay Figures

Students will explore the exciting possibilities in the world of casting the human body. Using medical bandages, students will learn how to create anatomically correct molds and then cast them in clay.

Ages: 15 + | Instructor: Ryan Swayne

Wednesdays, 4 – 6 p.m.

Fall Dates: September 26 – December 5, no class on November 21.

Nonmember Price: $165 | Member Price: $148.50

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Wednesday Potter's Wheel

This class explores the wide range of approaches to vessel making, formal alteration, decoration and trimming.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Ryan Swayne

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Fall Dates: September 26 – December 5, no class on November 21.

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.

Fall Dates: September 27 – December 7, no class on November 23.

Nonmember Price $245 | Member Price $220.50

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Thursday 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

Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Fall Dates: September 27 – December 7, no class on November 23.

Nonmember Price: $245 | Member Price: $220.50

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Saturday Potter's Wheel

This class explores the wide range of approaches to vessel making, formal alteration, decoration and trimming.

Ages: 15 + | Instructor: Jack Norris

Saturdays, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Fall Dates: September 29 – December 9, no class on November 25.

Nonmember Price: $245 | Member Price: $220.50