Ceramics

Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind. - Louise Nevelson
I just feel that I'm in tune with the right vibrations in the universe when I'm in the process of working. - Louise Nevelson

Ceramics classes include one bag of clay per student. Additional clay may be purchased. Firing fees are $0.6 per cubic inch. Support our educational programs! Making a donation to WAA Education in any amount is always welcome and directly funds our annual program costs. Thank you! 

fall 2018 Schedule
September 10 - November 16

  • Ceramics

    Throwing potters wheel

    Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel

    with Will Talbot

    This class is for the beginner to advanced potter who wants to learn the wheel and/or take their work to the next level. We will focus on the very basics of wheel throwing and then move on to a personal project. This can be a set of plates, mugs, a teapot, whatever you can imagine, we can create.

    Tuesdays, September 11 - October 30
    6 - 9 pm
    Ceramics classes include one bag of clay per student. Additional clay may be purchased. Firing fees are $0.6 per cubic inch.
    $205 mbr, $270 non-mbr
    Class limit: 6
    Register
  • Ceramics

    Class pc faculty 6

    Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics

    with Pam Church

    Open to all ages; children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Students with all levels of experience in clay are welcome to this course, which is first and foremost about discovery! Both handbuilding and wheel techniques will be covered, as well as texture, altered forms, and glaze application. Join the fun and learn!

    Wednesdays, September 12 - October 31
    6 - 9 pm
    Price includes one bag of clay per student. Additional clay can be purchased. Firing fees are $0.06 per cubic inch.
    $205 mbr, $270 non-mbr
    Class limit: 9
    Register
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    Class pc faculty 3

    Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics Session 2

    with Pam Church

    Open to all ages; children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    All levels of experience in clay are welcome as the class will be tailored to meet the goals and skill levels of all students. Both handbuilding and wheel techniques will be covered as potters explore the creative process from the initial spark of inspiration to the final product.  Sketching out the design, feeling each curve in a piece, then moving to the wheel to create the final form are parts of the process that will be discussed and demonstrated.

    Saturdays, September 15 - November 3
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Ceramic classes include one bag of clay per student. Additional clay can be purchased. Firing fees are $0.06 per cubic inch.
    $205 mbr, $270 non-mbr
    Class limit: 9
    Register
  • Ceramics

    HandbuildingForFamilies Fall2017 Gerst

    Handbuilding for Families

    with Jaimie Gerst

    Make memories creating with your children, grandchildren, and/or younger loved one(s), in this beginner handbuilding pottery class for families. Together, explore the basic skills and endless possibilities of handbuilding with clay and embrace your creativity in this relaxed, fun Saturday morning class! Even if you have never touched clay before, don't worry, this class is fun and for everyone!

    *Under the age of 16 must attend this class with an adult, (so you can have fun handbuilding together)! Please note that parents and children will be charged for this class if they both participate. When you register for this class, please indicate the total number of participants. 

    Please bring yourself a snack and a drink for each class and email jaimiegerst@gmail.com with any questions.

    Jaimie Gerst is available for private lessons. 


    Saturdays, September 15 - November 3
    10 am - 12 pm
    This class includes one bag of clay per adult and 1/2 bag per child. Additional clay may be purchased. Firing fees $0.6 per cubic inch
    $205 mbr, $270 non-mbr
    Class limit: 8
    Register

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at washingtonart@snet.net.

Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

Please note: Occasionally, WAA documents classes and other educational events using photography and video. This is for publicity purposes and these images may be used in our promotional and informational materials as well as on our website.

Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395