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Weekly Hand Building Ceramics

with Maureen Garcia

Next session: June 19th to August 21st, 2024

$325 More Info

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Using clay to create pottery, sculpture, architectural and other forms, reaches back as far in time as 28,000 years ago when the first paleolithic Venus figurines were sculpted. From the magnificent, Native American pots to modern day tilework, sculptures, and functional vessels, hand-building processes have played an important role in artists’ abilities to express their imaginations and cultures through this most malleable medium. During this exciting course, students will learn a variety of processes, tools, and approaches to realizing form. There will be demonstrations of pinch, coil, and slab techniques, firings, and ample time to pursue individual work in our beautiful, friendly studio.

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Fee: $285 (includes first bag of clay) + $40 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

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Weekly Wheel Throwing Ceramics

with Meredith Kunhardt

Next session: June 19th to August 21st, 2024

$325 More Info

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

There are many reasons that making pottery on the wheel has become so popular. Making pots gets us more in touch with our elemental ‘selves’. Fashioning pots with our hands, and minds, serves our desire to create and realize our imaginations. The farm to table movement has made us more aware of the relationship between locally grown foods and handmade wares. We aim to celebrate this relationship by offering an introductory course to making pots. Students will learn how to prepare clay and, using the potter’s wheel, create tableware shapes. There will be demonstrations, individual attention, discussions about ceramic’s rich history, glazing, and firing. We can’t guarantee your pots will make an appearance at your next feast, but it’s worth a try!

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Fee: $285 (includes first bag of clay) + $40 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

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Weekly Weaving

with Tina Harp

Next session: May 29th to July 17th, 2024

$325 More Info

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

This class is designed for beginners and advanced weavers who want to learn and refresh the basics of hand-weaving. Each week, you will focus on a different weaving technique or project. By the end of the class, you will have created a variety of woven pieces, such as a scarf, placemat, or wall hanging. In addition to learning how to wind a warp, set up a loom, and weave basic patterns, you'll also learn about different weaving techniques and how to troubleshoot common problems. This class is a great way to relax and de-stress, while also learning a new skill that you can enjoy for years to come. No prior experience is required.

Tina Harp is an accomplished fiber artist and educator who has been weaving for 27 years. Drawing from age-old techniques to reflect contemporary life, she loves to provide inspiration to those she teaches and enjoys sharing her knowledge. Tina lives on a small farm in Shandaken, NY with a large fiber arts studio. When not working with the animals on her farm, she spends hours weaving textures and playing with colors that bring pleasure to her days!

Fee: $285 + $40 Non-Refundable Registration Fee