Summer Ceramics

⇒Registration for Summer Ceramics

 

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Pottery on the Wheel: Summer Flexi-Class (adults and youth 15+)

 

 

We've made this studio class flexible to fit your busy summer schedule! Choose any 8 out of 10 weeks to come to class.  You get the flexibility of a drop-in class with the quality of our regular pottery sessions.

In this class, we’ll learn/refresh the basics of wheel throwing and how to center, open, pull, shape and trim shapes such as cups, bowls and other vessels. Basic aspects of clay firing and glazing will be covered. Unlimited open studio time is provided so students can experiment and practice what they learn. You’ll leave with a variety of skills in your repertoire to continue creating with clay. It's a fun and relaxing way to spend time getting creative this summer!  We provide lots of one-on-one instruction, so a variety of abilities is welcomed.

Dates:   Mondays, 6-8pm. Classes begins June 19

OR Thursdays, 2-4pm, beginning June 22

Time:  6:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages:  Adults and teens 15+

Cost:  $245 includes instruction, shelf rental, use of tools, 25# of clay, glazes and firings. 

Instructor:  Lauren Panian

 

 

 

Intermediate to Advanced Wheel (adults and youth 15+)

Already familiar with the pottery wheel and comfortable centering and throwing a variety of vessels? This class helps move students to a new level in design and execution. We'll explore more complicated forms and ways to combine hand-built and thrown pieces to find your unique style. The instructor demonstrates new techniques each week and students may choose the direction to go with their pottery.

Date: Wednesdays, 6-8pm, beginning June 21 (come to any 8 out of 10 weeks)

OR Tuesdays, 10am-12pm, beginning June 20

Cost:  $245 includes instruction, shelf rental, use of tools, 25# of clay, glazes and firings. 

Instructor:  Phil Wilson

 

Open Studio Passes (no instruction)

 

Our open studio passes are for potters comfortable working on their own and without instruction. They allow maximum flexibility for a summer schedule, while keeping up with skills on the wheel or handbuilding. For potters new to the ceramics program at Blackbird Arts, we require an orientation session to familiarize new students with our procedures. 

 

Open Studio Pass - One Month

Unlimited open studio time for the pottery wheel or handbuilding. Begin any day and continue for 30 calendar days.

Cost: $150 includes #25 bag of clay, glazes, kiln firings and shelf rental. 

 

Full Summer Open Studio Pass- runs June 15-Sept 1 

Unlimited open studio time for the pottery wheel or handbuilding. Arrange your own summer schedule and create at your convenience. . 

Cost: $200 includes #25 bag of clay, glazes, kiln firings and shelf rental. Additional materials are available. 

 

Daily Studio Pass

If you only want a day or two at the studio or have a potter pal in town, check out our day pass. Cost: $45 includes eight hours at the studio and use of tools, equipment and clay. If you create something and want it fired, you'll only be charged by the piece (measured in cubic inches). 

 

 

Registration for Summer Ceramics

 

2017 Open Studio Hours and Policies
Blackbird Arts   |   1485 Barlow Street Traverse City, MI   |   (231)421-8085    |    Drop us a note at info@blackbirdartstc.com.