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This class is for students who are interested in learning about the potter's wheel and developing the skills required in wheel throwing. Functional pottery projects will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to complete at least two sessions of Dynamic Ceramics before participating in this class. Exceptions for older students can be made.
This introduction to ceramics will emphasize creative expression through the use of clay. Participants will explore the basic approaches to clay including coil, pinch, and slab drape methods. Great seasonal projects will be made. Students are recommended to have two sessions of Ceramics before moving on to Young Potters.
Be the next Picasso! Join this class and spend time enjoying drawing and painting. The media will include pencil, pastels, charcoal, watercolor, and tempera paints. Now is the time to develop your artistic style.
Young artists will have opportunities to enjoy and explore the creative process with a wide variety of art materials. Students will papier-mache, paint, print, collage, draw, and more while creating open-ended, positive art experiences. Imaginations will be sparked when we use common materials in uncommon ways.
Hurray for Springtime. This workshop gives the students the chance to make their own terra cotta flower pots and a planter box. Easy, fun instruction will have the young gardeners creating their own flower pots for use this summer. Painting with a rainbow of colorful glazes will also be used to decorate their garden pots. we love flowers! All pieces will be fired and ready for pick up 10 days after the workshop.
This is a workshop that will make you feel like Spring regardless of the weather. We will create adorable birds in a way bird's nest out of clay. The young artist will then paint their creations with colorful glazes, The birds in their nest will be fired in our electric kiln and will be ready for pickup in 10 days. Let your imagine take flight.
Do you like to get your hands dirty now and then? Come join us for a weekly session of creativity and exploration as we learn to create basic pottery shapes such as the bowl, cup and vase using both the pottery wheel and handbuilding techniques. Experiment with color and texture using glazes, slips, stains and more. Create at your own pace, regardless of skill level or experience. Students choose to have their artwork fired in our high-fire gas kiln, our Soda kiln or various low-fire methods including Raku and pit-fire (weather and student interest permitting). Included in the class fee are 25 lbs. of clay, firings, high-fire glazes and ample open studio time. Students need to supply their own personal hand tools available for purchase at Stirling.
You have skills! Refine, expand and personalize the basic skills you have learned so far. Intermediate through advanced forming and decorating techniques will be demonstrated in this class. Group and individualized instruction will help guide you as you progress at your own pace. Students choose to have their artwork fired in our high-fire gas kiln, our Soda kiln or various low-fire methods including Raku and pit-fire (weather and student interest permitting). Included in the class fee are 25 lbs. of clay, firings, high-fire glazes & ample open studio time. Students need to supply their own personal hand tools & brushes.
This introduction to ceramics class offers everything you need to know about handbuilding. Students will learn the basic approaches of clay by creating projects based on coil, slab and drape methods. Low fire and high fire glazes will both be used in this program. Come explore your creative side and make new friends. This class is great for all ability levels. Included in the class fee are 25 lbs.of clay, firings, high-fire glazes & ample open studio time. Students need to supply their own personal hand tools & brushes.
Fulfill your mosaic dreams and discover new dimensions for the art form. Learn how to create and undulated substrate for your mosaic. Learn how to create a sculpture form especially for mosaic and create great pieces of art for your home and garden. All the basic and advance techniques are covered including choosing correct substrates, tile design layout, cutting, adhesion and grouting. As well as the opportunity to work in glass and other materials, at Stirling Hall you have access to a full ceramic facility so you will learn to make low relief ceramic tiles to customize your work. 25 lbs. of clay, high-fire glazes, and open studio time are included in the class fee. Most tools provided. Additional tools are available for purchase at Stirling Hall. Beginner and experienced mosaic artists are welcome.
Art tiles are a great accent to any home and are a popular gift item as well. During this class you will learn a variety of techniques in tile making and mold making. Your goal will be to create a beautiful piece of functional art to adorn your home or as a wonderful gift for someone you care about. Included in the class fee are 25 lbs. of clay, firings, high-fire glazes and ample open studio time. Students need to supply their own personal hand tools available for purchase at Stirling.
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