Our Courses

Program Title/Description Dates Days/Times Level
CeramicsIndependent Studio
(8 weeks or 12 weeks) Self-directed work for those previously enrolled in a class at the Ceramics Program and are capable of processing their own work; includes studio access and other opportunities.
Instructor: n/a
Location: Ceramics Studio
May 27–August 16Advanced
CeramicsBasics and Challenges
8 classes: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students.
Instructor: Wayne Fuerst
Location: Ceramics Studio
Mondays, June 2 – July 216:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsHistoric Surfaces
6 classes: Historical and contemporary presentations of time-tested surface techniques will provide inspiration to combine pattern and imagery onto the thrown or hand-built form. Techniques will include sgraffito, slip-inlay, relief and print transfer techniques including silk-screening, stenciling and decals.
Instructor: Kathy King
Location: Ceramics Studio
Mondays, June 2 – July 71 – 4 pmBeginning - Advanced
CeramicsExploring Clay I
5 classes: Students who wish to explore ceramics will find this relaxed and fun course appealing as an introduction to wheel throwing and hand building. Texture, slips and glazes will be introduced at different stages to promote investigation into surface decoration.
Instructor: Zac Mickelson
Location: Ceramics Studio
Session 1: Wednesdays, May 28 – June 25 6:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsExploring Clay I
5 classes: Students who wish to explore ceramics will find this relaxed and fun course appealing as an introduction to wheel throwing and hand building. Texture, slips and glazes will be introduced at different stages to promote investigation into surface decoration.
Instructor: Zac Mickelson
Location: Ceramics Studio
Session 2: Wednesdays, July 9 – August 6 6:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsFeedback
4 classes: Visual presentations and stimulating dialogue will provide students with direction and personal growth. Students will be invited to present their personal work for group critiques led by the instructor.
Instructor: Shawn Panepinto
Location: Ceramics Studio
Thursdays, July 10, 24, and August 7, 14 12 – 2:30 pmIntermediate – Advanced
CeramicsBasics and Challenges
8 classes: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students.
Instructor: Denny McLaughlin
Location: Ceramics Studio
Thursdays, May 29 – July 176:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsTableware
8 classes: Using the table-top as a landscape, this course focuses on traditional forms intended to create visual impact. Thrown and altered forms such as ornate centerpieces, tulipieres, flower bricks and serving trays will accent the more traditional dishes and drinking vessels. Class structure will be on personalized attention and goal setting combined with critical feedback and demonstrations.
Instructor: Monica Ripley
Location: Ceramics Studio
Thursdays, May 29 – July 17 1 – 4 pmIntermediate - Advanced
CeramicsHand Building
8 classes: Challenge your repertoire of hand building techniques, including tile work, soft and hard slabs, use of slump molds, coil building and plaster mold making. Through exercises, slide presentations and demonstrations, students will create both functional and sculptural forms.
Instructor: Kyla Toomey
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuesdays, May 27 – July 15th 1 – 4 pmIntermediate – Advanced
CeramicsBasics and Challenges
8 classes: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students.
Instructor: Stephanie Young
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuesdays, May 27 – July 29 (no class June 10 and 17)6:30 – 9:30 pmBeginning - Intermediate
CeramicsSeeing the Possibility
8 classes: The world offers us abundance for creative ideas if we know how to look, take the time to gather, and have the ability to brainstorm options for what to do with our discoveries. This course will invite you to think in new ways to produce interesting and meaningful creations. Looking at different ways natural and found materials can be utilized, students will create three-dimensional work that expresses personal concepts. We will investigate different aspects of the creative process to provide inspiration for artistic and creative possibilities.
Instructor: Judith Cooper
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuesdays, May 27– July 110 am - 1 pmBeginning - Advanced
CeramicsDeveloping a Cone 6 Glaze Palette
6 classes: Explore a new color palette through basic instruction of glaze formulation and testing of cone 6, oxidation glazes. Colorant testing and tri-axial blends will provide the student with new possibilities for thrown and/or hand built work made with mid-range porcelain or stoneware clay. The aesthetic application of mid-range glazes will be presented through slide presentations of contemporary artists as well as group discussion and class critique.
Instructor: Janice Jakielski
Location: Ceramics Studio
Wednesdays, July 2 – August 6 1 - 4 pmIntermediate – Advanced