Pottery classes for all ages offered at PhippsEnrollment is now open for the winter schedule of pottery classes for children, teens and adults at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Enrollment for each class is limited to eight, so early registration is recommended.
Enrollment is now open for the winter schedule of pottery classes for children, teens and adults at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Enrollment for each class is limited to eight, so early registration is recommended.
Classes for teens and adults run for eight weeks and include Beginning Pottery on the Wheel, Clay Sculpture and Raku Firing, Beginning/ Intermediate Pottery on the Wheel, and Intermediate/ Advanced Pottery on the Wheel. Cost for each class is $207.
The Clay Class for children ages 7-12 runs for six weeks and costs $113.
Beginning wheel class
In Beginning Pottery on the Wheel, teen and adult participants will learn basic techniques for throwing pots on the wheel. This class is Mondays, Jan. 19-March 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., taught by Dick Morse.
Clay Sculpture and Raku Firing runs Tuesdays, Jan. 20-March 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Teen and adult students will work using structural techniques of hand-building such as slab construction and the use of armatures, and will look at how the pottery wheel can be used for sculpture as well as pottery. Instructor Ben Gavin Cain will offer demonstrations and one-on-one attention. Students may also participate in a raku firing.
Kids clay class
Students in the Clay Class for Kids — Tuesdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 24, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. — will learn the basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel. They will also build their skills and understanding of the sculptural possibilities of clay through pinching, coiling and slab construction. Students will be given freedom to experiment and will receive one-on-one attention. Participants should wear clothes that can get dirty. The instructor is Ben Gavin Cain.
Teen and adult students only who are enrolled in pottery classes have access to the pottery studio on Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon; no instruction will be given. Students should bring an old hand towel, a sketchbook-type journal, and a basic tool kit ($15).
The class fee for each teen and adult class is $207. The fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay, glazes and firing. Additional clay may be purchased for $15 per bag, which includes glazes and firing. The fee for the children’s class is $113, which includes all materials and supplies.
To enroll, send the fee to The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson WI 54016; call (715) 386-2305 to register with a Visa or MasterCard; or visit www.ThePhipps.org; a $3 processing fee will be charged for all mail, phone and online registrations.