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Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Located at The Manes Art Education Center

Beginner to Intermediate levels
Adults and Teens 16+

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am-12:30 pm and 1:30-4 pm

Thursdays, 10 am-12:30 pm

Form a lump of clay into various shapes and objects as you learn the basic techniques of wheel throwing in this exciting new program at our education center. The perfect experience for participants new to the potter’s wheel, or those looking to refresh or strengthen their basic abilities. 

Beginners will learn the fundamental skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more on a pottery wheel. Follow along to step-by-step demonstrations of wedging, centering, pulling, forming, and trimming, along with an introduction to surface decoration techniques.

Intermediate students build upon basic skills and knowledge of throwing on the wheel to further technical understanding of clay. More complex functional forms, refinement of throwing skills, and advanced decorative and glazing techniques will be demonstrated and applied.

 

Students receive the following per registered session:

  • 1 – 12 lb. bag of clay*
  • 1 shelf for storage
  • kiln firings 
  • 1 Open Studio session per week (2 hours)

*Only the clay provided by our studio may be used in class and fired in our kiln. Additional 25 lb. bag of clay may be purchased for $40/ 25 lb bag.

Materials: We do not supply clay tools during class. A tool kit can be purchased at checkout and kept on your shelf in the Center.
Please bring the following materials and tools to class.

  • Tool Kit: Purchase a tool kit for an additional $20 at checkout
  • An apron
  • A notebook
  • A towel
  • A plastic shoe box

For questions please email artclasses@nassaumuseum.org

10 am-12:30 pm

Tuesdays with instructor Amy Booth

Winter Session 1 – (7 weeks) – January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27 (no class February 20)

Spring Session 1 – (7 weeks) – March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16

$472.50 members | $525 non-members

Wednesdays with instructor Laura Badke

Winter Session 1 – (7 weeks) – January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28 (no class February 21)

Spring Session 1 – (7 weeks) – March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17

Spring Session 2 – (7 weeks) – May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12

$472.50 members | $525 non-members 

Thursdays with instructor Laura Badke

Winter Session 1 – (7 weeks) – January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 29 (no class February 22)

Spring Session 1 – (7 weeks) – March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18

Spring Session 2 – (7 weeks) – May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

$472.50 members | $525 non-members

1:30-4 pm

Tuesdays with instructor Amy Booth

Winter Session 1 – (7 weeks) – January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27 (no class February 20)

Spring Session 1 – (7 weeks) – March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16

$472.50 members | $525 non-members

Wednesdays with instructor Laura Badke

Winter Session 1 – (7 weeks) – January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28 (no class February 21)

Spring Session 1 – (7 weeks) – March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17

Spring Session 2 – (7 weeks) – May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12

$472.50 members | $525 non-members

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