Adult Classes

2022 Classes (July- Sept)

  • Labs-For students currently enrolled in classes

Intro To Figure in Ceramics- Jenny Cosgrove

June 22nd, 23rd and 24th  3-5

  • Ceramic Jewelry – Betsy Gram

Tuesdays, Sept. 6th – Sept. 27th, 6:30-8:30

  • Beginner Handbuilding – Betsy Gram

Tuesdays, July 5th- August 16th, 6:30-8:30 (no class 7/26)  SOLD OUT

  • Beginner Wheel– Gina Inzinna

Wednesdays, July 20th -August 31 5:30-8

SOLD OUT

  • Ceramic Studio– Brady McLearen

Monday July 11th-September 05 6-9pm (no class on 8/1)

  • Wheel Foundations, Course 2– Kari Zelson Robertson

Wednesdays September 14-November 9th, 6-8:30

LABS

Wednesdays 10-1, Thursdays 5-8 and  Saturdays 10-1

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN CLASS OR LESSONS ONLY

Labs are three-hour sessions, offered three days/week while classes are in session, designed for enrolled adults to practice what they are learning in class. A staff person with adequate experience will host each LAB.
LABS REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION ON THE WEBSITE AND ARE FOR ENROLLED ADULTS ONLY. The cost is $5 for each three-hour session

Ceramic Jewelry

Betsy Gram

For ages 16 and older.

Ceramic Jewelry is hot right now! Come join this fun 4-week class in which you will get to make your own clay jewelry, from start to finish, within an inspiring community. We will learn simple and easy ways to create stud and dangle earrings, pendants for necklaces, pins, and beads. We will practice adding our own personal touches to our work with special attention to surface design and composition using texturing, underglazing, and glazing. We will spend the first three classes creating our clay jewelry elements, and the fourth class assembling our finished jewelry. 

No experience with clay is necessary to take this class, although all skill levels are welcome. The cost of the class includes all materials including jewelry findings. If you have particular preferences for jewelry findings, please purchase these separately. 

Please contact the instructor before the first class to inform them of any student with special needs and to determine if the student needs to be accompanied by an assistant or support person for the classes.

Tuesdays, Sept. 6th – Sept. 27th, 6:30-8:30
 

Cost: $200

 

Sliding scale available. Please contact instructor for more information: betsybee1@gmail.com

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Beginner Handbuilding

Betsy Gram

For Ages 16 and older

Whether you are just starting to explore clay as a medium or hoping to diversify your existing clay skills, Beginning Handbuilding has a lot to offer. In this 6 week class, we will explore multiple handbuilding techniques (such as slab work, coil building, and pinch pots) as we learn to handbuild various functional forms. We will practice adding our own personal touches to our work through different surface treatments including texturing, underglazing, and glazing. Join us for the fun, the inspiration, and the community!

 

Please contact the instructor before the first class to inform them of any student with special needs and to determine if the student needs to be accompanied by an assistant or support person for the classes.

 

Tuesdays, July 5th-August 16th, 6:30-8:30 (no class 7/26)

Cost:$280

 

Sliding scale available. Please contact instructor for more information: betsybee1@gmail.com
SOLD OUT

Beginner Wheel

Gina Inzinna

Age range: 16 and older.

This will be a great class for anyone new to throwing on the potter’s wheel, or those wishing to polish up on rusty skills. From clay prep and centering, through throwing, trimming and glazing, I will overview the entire making process with hands-on demonstrations. We will focus on bowls and cylinders, which are the building blocks of all wheel work! The lengthier 2 ½ hour class time and 8 student limit gives plenty of space for one on one Q&A and assistance. 

Wednesdays, July 20th -August 31 5:30-8

 

Cost:$420

Please Contact the instructor with questions:

ginabeena23@gmail.com 



SOLD OUT

Ceramic Studio

Brady McLearen

In this class, we’ll make some messes, break some rules, and teeter on the line between functional and sculptural.  Students will be introduced to tools, techniques, and processes of the ceramic studio through demonstration, guided instruction and focused work time.  We will begin on the wheel with throwing, trimming, attachments and alterations; get into hand-building methods including hard slab, soft slab and coil and also cover surface decoration and glazing.  A great class for all levels from introduction to continuing!

Monday July 11th- September 5th 6-9pm (no class on 8/1)
 

Cost:$400 

Please contact the instructor with questions:

bradyjmclearen@gmail.com

Wheel Foundations, Course 2

Kari Zelson Robertson

Age range: 16 and older. Under 16 accompanied by an adult

Pre-requisite: Wheel Foundations One OR Beginner Wheel at the
Clayschool OR already have a shelf OR co-op membership.

This class is an option for people who have basic to intermediate throwing and glazing skills, and who understand the layout and use of this studio. (*) prerequisite: Beginner Wheel or Foundations class at the Clayschool OR co-op membership, shelf membership.

In this followup to our Introductory classes, WF2 will address techniques such as throwing and
altering, plates and lids, composite pieces and surface treatments. Each class will include
demonstration, practice time, opportunity for individual assistance.
The driving force of this class, however, will be to use specific techniques towards a given
creative problem to solve. Students will be handed creative challenges to plan and execute
which will stretch the imagination and understanding of clay as a material. Bring an
experimental attitude, and expect to enter new territory in terms of concept and design!
Students will likely want to use additional studio time, in order to examine, design, and complete
the given problems.

The name of this game is CREATIVITY + TECHNIQUE! The fun is baked in! 

 

Wednesdays 6-8:30 September 14-November 9th

 

Cost:$410

(WF 2) WHEEL FOUNDATIONS TWO,  @ The Clayschool Ithaca

(WF 2) WHEEL FOUNDATIONS TWO, @ The Clayschool Ithaca

$410.00

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