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Clay/Pottery (16 yrs. and up)

Pottery/Clay

Instructors: Jada Ahern BFA and Brenda Arwood 
Students will work with cone 10 clay and glazes. Specific assignments given by the instructor will build your clay skills. Self-motivated students can work independently. All skill levels are welcome. Techniques include hand building, sculpture, throwing on the potter’s wheel, glazing, and firing. Student supplies basic tool kit and must purchase clay ($15/25lbs.) at the facility. Materials fee of $5 is payable to instructor at first class meeting. (No classes week of May 19-23) 
Class Code Location Dates Time Fee
3-400JA NWAC-302 Tue 4/29-6/24 9:00 a.m.-Noon $104
3-401JA NWAC-302 Tue 4/29-6/24 Noon-3:00 p.m. $104
3-402JA NWAC-302 Tue 4/29-6/24 6:00-9:00 p.m. $104
3-403JA NWAC-302 Wed 4/30-6/25 9:00 a.m.-Noon $104
4-400JA NWAC-302 Tue 7/8-8/26 9:00 a.m.-Noon $104
4-401JA NWAC-302 Tue 7/8-8/26 Noon-3:00 p.m. $104
4-402JA NWAC-302 Tue 7/8-8/26 6:00-9:00 p.m. $104
4-403JA NWAC-302 Wed 7/9-8/27 9:00 a.m.-Noon $104

Pottery/Clay

Instructors: Kathy Hacker
Students will work with cone 10 clay and glazes. Specific assignments given by the instructor will build your clay skills. Self-motivated students can work independently. All skill levels are welcome. Techniques include hand building, sculpture, throwing on the potter’s wheel, glazing, and firing. Student supplies basic tool kit and must purchase clay ($15/25lbs.) at the facility. Materials fee of $5 is payable to instructor at first class meeting. (No classes week of May 19-23)

Class Code Location Dates Time Fee
3-404KH NWAC-302 Wed 4/30-6/25 6:00-9:00 p.m. $104
4-404KH NWAC-302 Wed 7/9-8/27 6:00-9:00 p.m. $104

Weekend Warrior

Instructor: Jada Ahern BFA
Open studio. Get your big projects finished up or start a new one you can finish in a weekend. Experienced ONLY. Bisque-fire of work created in class included. CONE 10 Clays ONLY. Please call Jada for more information at (520) 870-0823. 
Class Code Location Dates Time Fee
3-485JA NWAC-302 Sat & Sun 6/21 & 6/22 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. $75
4-485JA NWAC-302 Sat & Sun 8/23 & 8/24 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. $75

Throwing Thursdays

Instructor: Jada Ahern BFA
Enjoy focused throwing on the potter’s wheel with an emphasis on the basics. Enjoy spontaneous “throwing boot camp” exercises and demonstrations. All skill levels are welcome. Throw bowls, cups, vases, plates and large multi-sectional pieces. Student supplies basic tool kit and must purchase clay ($15/25lbs.) at the facility. Materials fee of $5 is payable to instructor at first class meeting. (No class 5/22) 
Class Code Location Dates Time Fee
3-406JA NWAC-302 Thu 5/1-6/26 1:00-4:00 p.m. $104
4-406JA NWAC-302 Thu 7/10-8/28 1:00-4:00 p.m. $104

Independent Study

Instructor: Jada Ahern, BFA
Independent study time for clay students currently enrolled at NWAC. Discuss and plan your projects with the instructor during the first class. Work on your special projects and improve the quality of your work in this class designed for any level to work independently. Student supplies basic tool kit and must purchase clay ($15/25lbs.) at the facility. Materials fee of $5 is payable to instructor at first class meeting. Drop-in on a space available basis for currently enrolled students, $10. (No class 5/21, 5/24 and 6/7) 

Class Code Location Dates Time Fee
3-487JA NWAC-302 Wed 4/30-6/25 Noon-3:00 p.m. $64
3-488JA NWAC-302 Sat 5/3-6/14 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $40
4-487JA NWAC-302 Wed 7/9-8/27 Noon-3:00 p.m. $64
4-488JA NWAC-302 Sat 7/12-8/16 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $48

Teapots Thrown and Handbuilt: Objects of Everyday Ritual

Special Guest Instructor: Vince Pitelka http://iweb.tntech.edu/wpitelka/
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Professional
What are the secrets to making fine functional teapots? In this workshop our objective is to produce teapots that are well designed aesthetically, ergonomically, and functionally. Potters and aficionados of fine pots talk about pots with attitude. The best-designed utilitarian vessels often radiate an excitement and energy and seem waiting for an opportunity to serve their intended function. With these things in mind, we will investigate the interrelationship of body, foot, handle, spout, lid, and gallery with the objective of coordinating all into the design and creation of lively teapots that look good and work well. Materials list provided upon registration. Clay will be available for purchase. Contact Jada Ahern for registration details (520) 870-0823.

Class Code Location Dates Time Fee
3-508JA NWAC-302 Mon-Fri 5/19-23 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $325

Terrific Totems

Instructor: Kathy Hacker
Using personal imagery and interests, this 8 week class will help you to learn skills and techniques that will help you to design and make your own hanging totem up to 24”, or “beads” towards a full size totem. All skill levels welcome. Handbuilding techniques and glazing will be covered. Student supplies basic tool kit and must purchase clay ($15/25lbs.) at the facility. Materials fee of $5 is payable to instructor at first class meeting. (No classes 5/19, 5/26)

Class Code Location Dates Time Fee
3-506KH NWAC-302 Mon 4/28-6/30 1:00-4:00 p.m. $104
4-506KH NWAC-302 Mon 7/7-8/25 1:00-4:00 p.m. $104

Creating with Clay

Instructor: Marilyn Cleavinger
This class will take you through the process of making your own pottery. Class demonstrations will reflect student’s areas of interest and will include hand built and wheel thrown projects chosen to increase your knowledge and success with clay. All skill levels are welcome. Glaze firings will be at cone 5 temperature using an electric kiln. Clay is available for purchase at the studio for about $10/25 lbs. There is also a required materials fee of $10 which will be collected by the instructor at first class.

Class Code Location Dates Time Fee
3-950MC FW-111 Wed 4/30-6/25 9:00 a.m.-Noon $99
3-951MC FW-111 Fri 5/2-6/27 Noon-3:00 p.m. $99
4-950MC FW-111 Wed 7/9-8/20 9:00 a.m.-Noon $84
4-951MC FW-111 Fri 7/11-8/22 Noon-3:00 p.m. $84

 

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