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We offer weekend workshops, weekly after school classes (and half-day week-long programs during the summer). Small classes and our highly skilled and professional artist/craft teachers and assistants will offer lots of individual help and allow each child (or family unit) a hands-on exploration of their personal creativity and the process of making. Classes may include Glass Beadmaking, Wood Turning, Painting Blacksmithing, Jewelry making, Fiber, Fused Glass and Clay.

Full 2017 Adult and Student Curriculum for fiber arts, forge, glass, ceramics, woodturning and jewelry classes.

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Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 4 morning session
Tuition $250.00
CLASS FULL

Youth CLASS FULL

YP7307 Aug 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Week 4 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7308 Aug 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Wheel Thrown Ceramics Wk 4 Afternoon Session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7313 Aug 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 2017 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (Clay Studio)

We will start with the basics, how to center a piece of clay and move on from there. Once we grasp that concept we will create mugs and bowls. Once we have created all these pieces we will delve into personal projects using the skill obtained from the first project. We will then glaze or projects and drink a cup of tea from our mugs.
Youth - After School Blacksmithing
Tuition $160.00

Materials Fee: 20.00
Beginner

Chris Doherty
MB7406 Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 (4-6 pm) 4 Fridays (Forge)

This four session class will let young people (ages 13 to 17) who are interested get their feet wet in the craft and help decide if itís something they want to pursue. In the course of making objects such as a J-hook, BBQ tool or other projects in a coal forge, the student will begin to learn a variety of basic blacksmithing techniques that every blacksmith uses every time he or she lights a forge. Safety and protective gear will be covered before work starts and proper technique (designed to prevent injury or stress) will be covered. A $20 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Fall Homeschool Pottery
Tuition $180.00

Materials Fee: $18.00
All Levels, ages 8-16
Kaitlin Clark

CL7401 Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14 2017 (10:00am -12:00pm) 6 Thursdays (Clay Studio)

During this 6 week course, students will learn a variety of building techniques including both hand building as well as wheel-thrown pieces. All levels of skill are welcome and projects will be customized to adapt to the interests of each student. This course is open to students ages 8-16. Twenty five pounds of clay is included in the materials fee, additional clay purchases and glazing and firing can be arranged for an additional fee.
Parent/Child Adventures in Clay
Tuition $90.00

Materials Fee: $5.00
All Levels, child age 3-5 plus a parent
Kaitlin Clark

CL7402 Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14 2017 (12:00-1:00pm) 6 Thursdays (Clay Studio)

Join us for a fun and creative experience as we explore adventures in clay! This class focuses on creativity and the art making process. Through observation, attention to detail and our imaginations, we will explore space, shapes, colors and more. Techniques and concepts incorporate the use of problem solving, cognitive and cooperative learning techniques. Childrens' literature books are the focus on a theme such as insects, nature, animals, seasons landscapes, etc. This class requires the parent/caregiver's attendance and participation. Clay, firing and glazing are included in the material fee.
Youth After School - Pottery - Fridays
Tuition $180.00

All Levels, ages 8-16
Kaitlin Clark

CL7403 Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15 2017 (4-6pm) 6 Fridays (Clay Studio)

Do you love working in clay and looking for a fun way to be creative on Friday's after school? Join us in an inspiring environment for our six session Friday after-school series and practice your skills in both hand-building and throwing on the wheel. Project ideas will be customized to adapt to the interests of each participant and we encourage you to bring in your own ideas as well! Ages 8-16. *Students are asked to bring a light nut-free snack. A 25 pound bag of clay can be purchased for $18 and optional glazing and firing fees can be arranged for an additional fee, based on size.
   
 
 
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