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Class: Hand Building with Clay
Sep
10
to Oct 15

Class: Hand Building with Clay

Hand Building: From the Simple to the Outstanding

Hand building is an ancient pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools. Handbuilding techniques allow for a wide range of creativity which allows us to create simple cups, bowls, and sculptures and imbue them with interesting and other unique textures, found and created. This class with concentrate on building several utilitarian and sculptural forms and conclude with 2 weeks of slip and glaze decoration.

Taught by Sam, this class meets in the ceramics studio at the Art Association

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Class: Beginning Throwing, Daytime
Sep
19
to Oct 24

Class: Beginning Throwing, Daytime

During this class, students will learn techniques that emphasize the creation of forms on the potter’s wheel; cups, bowls, and plates by learning to throw, trim, alter, pull handles, and basic glaze decoration. Students are encouraged to take additional classes to learn the art of glazing.

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets in the ceramics studio

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Class: Drawing Topics
Oct
2
to Nov 6

Class: Drawing Topics

Drawing Topics - a 6-week drawing class. Each class meets from 10am - 12pm, sign up for one or a few or all 6. Learn the basics of drawing, or brush up your technique.

October 2: Line / Shape

October 9: Positive & Negative Space

October 16: 1 point perspective

October 23: 2 point perspective

October 30: Value / Shading

November 6: Composition / Balance

Taught by Jenny, this class meets in the Painting & Printmaking Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

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Business Skills for Artists
Oct
3
to Oct 24

Business Skills for Artists

Basic business skills for artists, in 4 sessions. Sign up for just 1 or all 4:

October 3: Present Yourself 1 - words

Artist statement, bio, resume, elevator speech - all those helpful documents. We will go over what these documents mean, ways to write them, and how they can come in handy.

October 10: Present Yourself 2 - images

Learn how to photograph your artwork - from casual photographs for social media to high resolution images for show entries & portfolios. We will also cover the basics of social media presentation: the website, online portfolios, facebook, instagram, pinterest… bring your questions and ideas, successful and otherwise for a round table discussion.

October 17: Etsy 101

Whether you have a slightly dusty Etsy shop or are curious about starting one, this will be the place to discuss Etsy pros & cons plus learn how to set up a successful shop. We will talk about images, shipping artwork, plus lots of marketing tips & tricks.

October 24: Marketing DIY

From the email newsletter, to business cards, to ads in local magazines - learn the basics of marketing your business.

Taught by Jenny, these classes meet in the Painting & Printmaking Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.


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Class: More Throwing & Decorating with Team Dowd
Oct
22
to Dec 17

Class: More Throwing & Decorating with Team Dowd

In this 9-week comprehensive intermediate class, co-teachers Sam and Jenny Dowd will cover everything from throwing successful forms on the potter's wheel to getting predictable and interesting results from slip and glaze decoration. There will be fun couple’s banter as well as serious discussions about selling your pottery and aesthetics. Students will help decide the course direction through forms and subjects that they are interested in.

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class.

Taught by both Sam & Jenny! Class meets in the Ceramics Studio

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Class: Ceramic Miniatures: Dollhouse or Nativity Scene
Nov
3
to Nov 17

Class: Ceramic Miniatures: Dollhouse or Nativity Scene

Come and play with clay in this Christmas themed 2-session class. Build your own clay toys, presents, and clay food. You may also choose to make your own nativity scene or add to one that you already own. The first session will be all clay building, and the second session we will paint the details with acrylic paint. All materials provided.

Taught by Jenny, this class will meet in the Ceramics Studio

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Class: Handmade Card Collage
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

Class: Handmade Card Collage

Make your own unique cards! Use collage techniques to create patterns using a variety of papers and sew them together with a sewing machine. This is a great introduction to sewing plus an unexpected use of this tool. Make unique cards to send or give as gifts.

Jenny will bring her paper collection, feel free to bring yours as well!

Taught by Jenny, this class will meet in the Painting & Printmaking Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

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Class: Monotype Holiday Cards
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Class: Monotype Holiday Cards

Make your own unique holiday cards and learn the basics of monotype printmaking. We will make prints with and without the press. Learn simple techniques while creating cards that can be mailed, tied to gifts or handed out for your holiday 'do! Perfect for last minute presents too!

Taught by Jenny, this class will meet in the Painting & Printmaking Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts

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Class: Beginning Drawing
May
8
to May 29

Class: Beginning Drawing

An introduction and refresher to drawing skills for the artist who wishes to improve this basic skill set required to become an artist. Four weeks of innovative classical drawing instruction emphasizing observation and eye-hand coordination: line, shape, space, perspective, value, and composition.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets for 4 Wednesdays in the Painting Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

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Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing
Apr
18
to May 23

Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing

During this class, students will learn techniques that emphasize the creation of forms on the potter’s wheel; cups, bowls and plates by learning to throw, trim, alter, pull handles, and learn the ins and outs of high fire glaze decoration.

Beginners welcome.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets from 11:30 - 2 in the Ceramics Studio in the Center for the Arts

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Class: Inside Glaze
Apr
16
to May 21

Class: Inside Glaze

Wake up your inner chemist and learn how to safely create, test and fire glazes. Discussions and demonstrations will include studio safety, documentation, glaze starting points, the major chemical groups and what they do in the kiln atmosphere, how to use the gram scale, and how to fire your tests in both electric and gas kilns. This class will also include a soda firing during the 5th week of the class.

Taught by Sam, this class meets in the Ceramics Studio in the Center for the Arts

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Class: Beginning Drawing
Feb
20
to Mar 13

Class: Beginning Drawing

An introduction and refresher to drawing skills for the artist who wishes to improve this basic skill set required to become an artist. Four weeks of innovative classical drawing instruction emphasizing observation and eye-hand coordination: line, shape, space, perspective, value, and composition.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets for 4 Wednesdays in the Painting Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

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Class: More Wheel Thowing
Feb
20
to Mar 20

Class: More Wheel Thowing

You've taken beginning throwing, participated in open studio, now what?
While revisiting basic techniques, expand your throwing skills to include lids, plates, altered pots, throwing in production and larger forms. Glazing will also be addressed so you may achieve more predictable results. Bring your questions and ideas, this is the place to troubleshoot and expand your horizons!

Taught by Sam, this class meets in the Ceramics Studio at the Center for the Arts.

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Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing
Feb
14
to Mar 21

Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing

During this class, students will learn techniques that emphasize the creation of forms on the potter’s wheel; cups, bowls and plates by learning to throw, trim, alter, pull handles, and learn the ins and outs of high fire glaze decoration.

Beginners and those looking for a refresher welcome.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets in the Ceramics Studio in the Center for the Arts from 11:30 - 2.

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Class: Focus: Monotype, Chine-collé, and Hand-sewn Techniques
Feb
6
to Feb 13

Class: Focus: Monotype, Chine-collé, and Hand-sewn Techniques

Learn the basics of monotype printmaking, a process that can be quick or layered. We will explore techniques to make marks using an etching press as well as techniques that you can do at home without a press.

Monotypes are one-time prints that I find truly special and sometimes haunting. Whether you love to draw & paint or are a little intimidated by paper - you will make interesting designs, patterns, and images that are exciting and one-of-a-kind.

We will also add to the layers of our prints with chine-collé and collage techniques.

Taught by Jenny, this 2-week class meets from 1 - 4 in the Painting Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts

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Class: Decoration on Pottery
Jan
10
to Feb 7

Class: Decoration on Pottery

5-week class. Beyond beginner.


Learn to use underglazes and slips, stencils and transfers, wax and glaze to enhance your ceramic surfaces. Choose from a variety of techniques to build your own unique style. Class time will be spent working on surface design, for the first class bring a few leather-hard pots or tiles for practice.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets in the Ceramics Studio located in the Center for the Arts

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Class: Beginning Throwing
Jan
9
to Feb 13

Class: Beginning Throwing

During this class, students will learn techniques that emphasize the creation of forms on the potter’s wheel; cups, bowls and plates by learning to throw, trim, alter, pull handles, and learn the ins and outs of high fire glaze decoration.

Beginners welcome.

Taught by Sam, this class meets from 11:30 - 2 in the Ceramics Studio at the Center for the Arts

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Class: Holiday Cards
Dec
4
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Holiday Cards

Make your own unique holiday cards and learn all about the basics of monotype printmaking. This is a process that I love- it's very forgiving, you can use a press or not, you can go back and draw or paint onto your print... there are many many options!

Taught by Jenny, this class will meet in the Painting/Printmaking studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.

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Class: Step up your glazing
Dec
3
to Dec 17

Class: Step up your glazing

Tired of dunking your pottery in glazes with disappointing results? Instead of giving up, refine your technique! In this class we will take your work to another level, uniquely yours. From start to finish, learn new ways to apply cone 10 glaze, achieve beauty through pattern and simplicity. This class will focus on glazing; bring bisque-ware that has been filling up your shelves. Firing and glaze included in class cost. Beyond beginner. 3 week class.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets on 3 Monday evenings in the Ceramics Studio

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Class: Electric Welding - Small Projects
Nov
1
to Nov 15

Class: Electric Welding - Small Projects

Sam will teach you how to use the MIG and Stick welding methods. Students will gain experience on other machines like the drill press, metal band saw, bench grinder and chop saw, in order to create several small projects. Week 1, we will make a garden hand rake, Week 2 & 3, students will choose between a simple toilet paper or paper towel holder. Discussions will include welding safety, settings, the positives and negatives of different welding techniques, and how to get started with your own set-up.

Taught by Sam this 3-week class meets in the Multi-Purpose studio at the Art Association, Thursday evening from 6-9pm

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Class: Business Skills for Artists
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Class: Business Skills for Artists

This six-session workshop series will be offered for free; key topics for the professional artist including crafting the artist statement, CV development, effective marketing, and fine art photography. The workshops will be moderated by area professional Jenny Dowd. Her lectures will be supplemented by additional artist presentations.

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Class: Handbuilding with Clay - Daytime
Oct
24
to Nov 28

Class: Handbuilding with Clay - Daytime

This daytime class is perfect for the beginner who wants to learn to create bowls, dishes, vases, tiles and more without the potter’s wheel. Sculptural forms will also be created and how they may be transformed into utilitarian objects. We will create basic but fun forms using hand building and then learn to add that personal touch using sculpting, alteration, stamps, stencils, painting, slip, stains, sgraffito, found objects and more.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets in the ceramics studio at the Art Association, Wednesday afternoons from 12 - 2pm

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Class: Drawing Topics
Oct
2
to Nov 6

Class: Drawing Topics

An introduction and refresher to drawing skills for the artist who wishes to improve this basic skill set required to become an artist. Six weeks of innovative classical drawing instruction emphasizing observation and eye-hand coordination. Take all 6 or drop in. Weekly topics are as follows:

Oct 2: Line
Oct 9: Shape & Space
Oct. 16: 1 point Perspective
Oct. 23: 2 point Perspective
Oct. 30: Value
Nov. 6: Composition

Taught by Jenny, this class meets in the Painting Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts on Tuesday mornings from 10 am - 12 pm.

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Class: Surface Decoration on Clay
Sep
12
to Oct 17

Class: Surface Decoration on Clay

Learn to enhance your pottery by practicing techniques that will make your work unique through decoration. Take one class or all; sessions are non-sequential. The aim of this class is to make you better at decorating your pottery. Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class.

September 12: Carving / Stamping / Sprigging
September 19: Sgraffito & Slip Trailing
September 26: Mishima and Inlay, + staining pieces from 1st week
October 3: Stencils & Glazing
October 10: Monotype Transfers
October 17: Decals - How to Design and Print your Own

Taught by Jenny, classes meet in the ceramics studio at the Art Association, Wednesday evening 6 - 9pm

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Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Marketing your Artwork
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Marketing your Artwork

From business cards, e-newsletters, print ads, to Instagram and Facebook… marketing is everywhere. It’s all about how you present yourself and form a voice (or brand.) Let’s demystify the options and simplify your own marketing strategies.

This class is part of a series of subjects taught by Jenny, check out the details here: http://artassociation.org/education/adult-classes/?filter=dept_14

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Class: Surface Decoration on Clay
Jun
26
to Jul 31

Class: Surface Decoration on Clay

Learn to enhance your pottery by practicing techniques that will make your work unique through decoration. Take one class or all, the sessions are non-sequential. The aim of this class is to make you better at decorating your pottery.

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class.

Topics:

In Wet Clay:

June 26: Carving / Stamping / Sprigging / Thinking about Glazing and Staining

On Leather Hard Clay:

July 3: Sgraffito (Slip or underglaze)

July 10: Mishima and inlay (Underglaze)

July 17: Monotype Transfers (Slip)

July 24: Many ways of Stencils (Slip)

After Being Glazed:

July 31: Decals - how to design and print your own

Class is taught by Jenny, in the ceramics studio at the Art Association.

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Class: Drawing Topics
Jun
7
to Jul 26

Class: Drawing Topics

An introduction and refresher to drawing skills for the artist who wishes to improve this basic skill set required to become an artist. Four weeks of innovative classical drawing instruction emphasizing observation and eye-hand coordination. Weekly topics are as follows:

June 7: Line
June 14: Shape & Space
June 28: 1 point Perspective
July 5: 2 point Perspective
July 19: Value
July 26: Composition

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Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Application Opportunities
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Application Opportunities

In this session let’s put it all together by discussing how to find and apply for opportunities: show entries, residencies, grants, etc.

This class is part of a series of subjects taught by Jenny, check out the details here: http://artassociation.org/education/adult-classes/?filter=dept_14

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Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing
Apr
26
to May 31

Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing

April 19 - May 24

THURSDAYS 12:30pm - 2:30pm

6-week class. Beginners welcome.

During this class, students will learn techniques that emphasize the creation of forms on the potter’s wheel; cups, bowls and plates by learning to throw, trim, alter, pull handles, and slip decoration. Students are encouraged to take additional classes to learn the art of glazing.

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class. Additional clay $10 to $18 per bag.

Taught by Jenny

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Class: Daytime Handbuilding
Apr
16
to May 21

Class: Daytime Handbuilding

This daytime class is perfect for the beginner who wants to learn to create bowls, dishes, vases, tiles and more without the potter’s wheel. Sculptural forms will also be created and how they may be transformed into utilitarian objects. We will create basic but fun forms using hand building and then learn to add that personal touch using sculpting, alteration, stamps, stencils, painting, slip, stains, sgraffito, found objects and more.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets in the ceramics studio, Mondays from April 16 - May 21

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Class: Beginning Throwing, à la carte
Apr
11
to May 23

Class: Beginning Throwing, à la carte

Each session Jenny will address specific aspects of clay usage including; using tools, advanced hand building, troubleshooting your throwing, and discussing design and form. Take one class or all, the sessions are non-sequential. The aim of this class is to make you better at working with clay.

Your class fee provides firing, glazing and open studio in the duration for the class. Additional clay $10 to $18 per bag.

April 11: Spiral and Ram’s Head Wedging, Centering, Cylinders

April 18: Cylinder workshop (getting the cup form efficient)

April 25: Put a handle on mugs and pitchers

May 2: Trimming - bowls and cylinders

May 9: Plates & Wide Bowls

May 16: Sgraffito - carving in color

May 23: Paddle, facet & small alterations - with wheel thrown ware

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Youth Class: Handbuilding with Clay
Apr
9
to Jun 4

Youth Class: Handbuilding with Clay

3 - 5th Grade Clay

In the second session of this class, students will build flower pots, garden gnomes, bird baths -all things garden inspired in celebration of the coming of spring! They will learn how to manipulate clay using coils, slabs and pinch pots to create these inventive items.

Taught by Jenny, this class meets after school from 3:45 - 5:15

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Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Photographing your Artwork
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Class: Biz Skills for Artists: Photographing your Artwork

Whether you are documenting your artwork for your own reference, website, or show opportunities it is helpful to start out right. Learn easy (and cheap) tricks for displaying and lighting your 3D or 2D artwork. We will also discuss easy ways to edit your images and what sizing requirements mean.

This class is part of a series of subjects taught by Jenny, check out the details here: http://artassociation.org/education/adult-classes/?filter=dept_14

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Class: Glaze Formation
Feb
21
to Mar 21

Class: Glaze Formation

FEBRUARY 21 - March 21

WEDNESDAY 6pm - 9pm

5-week class. Beyond beginner.

Learn how to safely make, test and fire ceramic glazes in this class. Lectures and demonstrations will include studio safety, proper documentation, units of measurement, glaze starting points, what the major chemical groups do what and in what kiln atmosphere, using the gram scale, and firing your tests in the electric or gas kiln without making the lab tech mad at you. This class will also include a soda firing during the 5th week of the class!

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, misc supplies, firing and glazing. Additional clay $10 to $18 per bag.

Taught by Sam

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Class: Welding Sampler
Feb
9
to Feb 10

Class: Welding Sampler

Learn different welding techniques by sampling many different welding processes by creating small projects out of mild steel such as a plant holder, fireplace pokers or small sculptures. Discussions will include welding safety, settings, the positives and negatives of different welding techniques, and how to get started with your own machine or tanks.

Taught by Sam, this 2-day workshop meets Friday 5 - 8pm and Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm

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Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing
Feb
8
to Mar 15

Class: Daytime Beginning Throwing

FEBRUARY 8 - March 15

THURSDAYS 12:30 - 2:30pm

6-week class. Beginners welcome.

During this class, students will learn techniques that emphasize the creation of forms on the potter’s wheel; cups, bowls and plates by learning to throw, trim, alter, pull handles, and slip decoration. Students are encouraged to take additional classes to learn the art of glazing.

Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class. Additional clay $10 to $18 per bag.

Taught by Jenny

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