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    • Mon, July 09, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Mondays,  July 9, 16, 23, 30

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Sculpting with smooth clay between your fingers, learning how to create creatures and geometric shapes. What more could you want from a quiet afternoon? Just come with some projects you would like to tackle, and Dee will show you hand building techniques, and help you build the things you see in your mind's eye!  Reg by 7/06



    • Mon, July 09, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Monday, July 9

    Facilitator: Jo Volkening

    Introduction to the versatile and exciting art medium of polymer clay (PC). Learn how to select proper clay type, safe handling, conditioning, firing, and finishing. The focus of this class is marbled beads, bead sizing, basic cane beads, and Natasha beads. Together we will create enough beads and a focal pendant to finish into a necklace or bracelet that you will be proud to wear. A starter kit of basic clay tools, equipment, and clay is purchased for you (included in fee) when you register and is nonrefundable. ($30) Additional tools, clay, and findings will be available for purchase. You will leave with your own beautiful wearable art while acquiring new skills and appreciation for the wonder of PC.  Please note early registration deadline:  7/02



    • Mon, July 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 1
    Register

    Mondays,   July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    This class is for anyone who has basic skills in wheel throwing and wants to stretch their boundaries and be inspired, or the experienced student who would like to explore more advanced techniques. Topics will be determined by the class but can include; throwing larger forms, lids and handles, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, surface decoration, repeat throwing, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available. Students must be able to throw a bowl and cylinder before signing up for this class. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing                    Ages 16+. Adv Beg - Int.

    Register by 7/5

    • Mon, July 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Monday, July 9

    Facilitator: Jo Volkening

    Introduction to the versatile and exciting art medium of polymer clay (PC). Learn how to select proper clay type, safe handling, conditioning, firing, and finishing. The focus of this class is marbled beads, bead sizing, basic cane beads, and Natasha beads. Together we will create enough beads and a focal pendant to finish into a necklace or bracelet that you will be proud to wear. A starter kit of basic clay tools, equipment, and clay is purchased for you (included in fee) when you register and is nonrefundable. ($30) Additional tools, clay, and findings will be available for purchase. You will leave with your own beautiful wearable art while acquiring new skills and appreciation for the wonder of PC.  Please note early registration deadline:  7/02



    • Tue, July 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.  

    Register by 7/5


    • Wed, July 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    Register

    Wednesdays,  July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    Ages 16+. Int.-Adv.

    This class is for the intermediate to advanced student who wishes to explore new techniques and keep enhancing their skill level.  Weekly topics may include advanced techniques in; throwing larger forms, repeat throwing, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, handles and lids, surface decoration, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 7/09

    • Thu, July 12, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Thursdays,  July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!

    Reg by 7/10



    • Wed, August 01, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Int.-Adv. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 7/31



    • Wed, August 01, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Monday,  August 1

    Facilitator: Jo Volkening

    Introduction to the versatile and exciting art medium of polymer clay (PC). Learn how to select proper clay type, safe handling, conditioning, firing, and finishing. The focus of this class is wood grain and metal-look trim, as well as basic sculpting. Together we will create Bottles of Hope, polymer clay covered bottles that are donated to persons undergoing cancer treatments (bottlesofhope.org). A starter kit of basic clay tools, equipment, and clay is ordered for you when you register (included in fee) and is nonrefundable ($30). The instructor will bring additional tools, findings, and clay, which can be purchased. You will leave behind the gift of Bottles of Hope while acquiring new skills and appreciation for the beauty of PC.   Please note early registration deadline:  7/25



    • Wed, August 01, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Monday,  August 1

    Facilitator: Jo Volkening

    Introduction to the versatile and exciting art medium of polymer clay (PC). Learn how to select proper clay type, safe handling, conditioning, firing, and finishing. The focus of this class is wood grain and metal-look trim, as well as basic sculpting. Together we will create Bottles of Hope, polymer clay covered bottles that are donated to persons undergoing cancer treatments (bottlesofhope.org). A starter kit of basic clay tools, equipment, and clay is ordered for you when you register (included in fee) and is nonrefundable ($30). The instructor will bring additional tools, findings, and clay, which can be purchased. You will leave behind the gift of Bottles of Hope while acquiring new skills and appreciation for the beauty of PC.   Please note early registration deadline:  7/25



    • Mon, August 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays,   August 20, 27, Sept 10, 17, 21 Oct 1  (no class Sept 3)

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    This class is for anyone who has basic skills in wheel throwing and wants to stretch their boundaries and be inspired, or the experienced student who would like to explore more advanced techniques. Topics will be determined by the class but can include; throwing larger forms, lids and handles, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, surface decoration, repeat throwing, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available. Students must be able to throw a bowl and cylinder before signing up for this class. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing                    Ages 16+. Adv Beg - Int.

    Register by 8/16

    • Tue, August 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays,  August 21, 28, Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2          (no class Sept 4)

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.  

    Register by 8/16


Past events

Wed, June 13, 2018 Whimsical Creations I (HB17-41)
Thu, June 07, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (WT17-44)
Tue, June 05, 2018 New! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery (WT17-46)
Mon, June 04, 2018 Wild Women in Clay - Raku Firing & Embellishments (CW17-41)
Wed, May 16, 2018 Intermediate to Advanced Wheel Thrown Pottery I (ADV 17-41)
Tue, May 15, 2018 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (WT 17-41)
Mon, May 14, 2018 Adv. Beginner & Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery I (INT 17-41)
Fri, May 11, 2018 NEW!! Let Your Garden Grow with Clay! II (CW17-43)
Sat, April 28, 2018 One Day Clay Workshop IV (INT17-28)
Fri, April 27, 2018 NEW!! Let Your Garden Grow with Clay! I (CS17-27)
Thu, April 26, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (WT17-29)
Tue, April 24, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery IV (WT17-30)
Mon, April 23, 2018 Wild Women in Clay III - Horsehair Animals & Bowls (CW17-23)
Wed, April 04, 2018 Whimsical Creations III (HB17-23)
Tue, April 03, 2018 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (WT17-28)
Mon, April 02, 2018 Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery IV (INT17-27)
Sat, March 24, 2018 One Day Clay Workshop III (INT17-26)
Fri, March 23, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series VI (CS17-26)
Fri, March 09, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series V (CS17-25)
Thu, March 08, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (WT17-26)
Mon, March 05, 2018 Wild Women in Clay II - Mishima & Sgraffito (CW17-22)
Wed, February 28, 2018 Whimsical Creations II (HB17-22)
Sat, February 24, 2018 One Day Clay Workshop II (INT17-25)
Fri, February 23, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series IV (CS17-24)
Tue, February 20, 2018 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (WT17-25)
Mon, February 19, 2018 Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery III (INT17-24)
Fri, February 09, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series III (CS17-23)
Sat, January 27, 2018 One Day Clay Workshop I (INT17-23)
Fri, January 26, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series II (CS17-22)
Thu, January 18, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (WT17-23)
Wed, January 17, 2018 Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery II (INT17-22)
Mon, January 15, 2018 Wild Women in Clay I - Glazing & Mocha Diffusion (CW17-21)
Fri, January 12, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series I (CS17-21)
Wed, January 10, 2018 Whimsical Creations I (HB17-21)
Tue, January 09, 2018 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (WT17-22)
Mon, January 08, 2018 Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery I (INT17-21)
Tue, January 02, 2018 Pottery for Teens & Tweens on Christmas Break (CW17-7)
Mon, November 27, 2017 Intermediate Pottery-Wheel & Handbuilding III (CW17-6)
Wed, November 15, 2017 Intermediate Pottery-Wheel & Handbuilding II (CW17-5)
Sat, November 11, 2017 Open Figure Study Workshop (MXM17-5)
Tue, November 07, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT17-3)
Sun, November 05, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery (BWT17-2)
Mon, October 30, 2017 Wild Women in Clay I - Sgraffito & Glazing Techniques (CW17-4)
Sat, October 28, 2017 NEW! Underglaze Craze (CW17-9)
Sat, October 28, 2017 New! Glaze Craze (CW17-8)
Wed, October 11, 2017 Whimsical Creations II (HB17-2)
Mon, October 09, 2017 NEW! Intermediate Pottery-Wheel & Handbuilding (CW17-7)
Wed, September 27, 2017 Art Uncorked: Wheel Thrown Pottery Night (AW17-1)
Tue, September 19, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT17-1)
Mon, September 11, 2017 Intermediate Pottery-Wheel & Handbuilding I (CW17-3)
Mon, September 11, 2017 Wild Women in Clay I - Carving & Slip Trailing (CW17-2)
Thu, September 07, 2017 NEW CLASS! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT17-4)
Wed, September 06, 2017 Smoke & Mirrors (CW17-1)
Wed, September 06, 2017 Whimsical Creations I (HB17-1)
Fri, August 11, 2017 Glazing Intensive Workshop (CW 16-17)
Thu, August 10, 2017 NEW CLASS! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (BWT16-15)
Tue, August 08, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (BWT16-14)
Tue, August 08, 2017 Handbuilt Functional Pottery with Pizazz! III (CW16-16)
Tue, August 08, 2017 Wearable Works of art in Clay III (CW16-15)
Mon, July 24, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery NEW CLASS (IWT16-10)
Wed, July 19, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery II (IWT16-9)
Thu, July 13, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT16-13)
Mon, July 10, 2017 Wild Women in Clay III - Raku Fired Pottery (HB16-13)
Tue, June 20, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT 16-12)
Tue, June 20, 2017 Handbuilt Functional Pottery with Pizazz! II (CW16-14)
Tue, June 20, 2017 Wearable Works of art in Clay II (CW16-13)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Smoke & Mirrors (CW16-12)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT16-11)
Mon, June 05, 2017 Wild Women in Clay II - Carving & Texture (HB16-12)
Wed, May 31, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery I (IWT16-8)
Tue, May 09, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT16-10)
Tue, May 09, 2017 Handbuilt Functional Pottery with Pizazz! I (*CW-16-11)
Tue, May 09, 2017 Wearable Works of art in Clay I (*CW16-10)
Wed, May 03, 2017 Whimsical Creations I (HB16-11)
Mon, May 01, 2017 Wild Women in Clay I -Terra Sig & Saggar Fire (HB16-10)
Wed, April 19, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery (IWT 16-7)
Tue, April 18, 2017 NEW! Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery April class (BWT16-9.5)
Thu, April 06, 2017 Smoke & Mirrors (CW16-8)
Wed, March 22, 2017 Whimsical Creations III (HB16-8)
Thu, March 16, 2017 Beyond the Basics II (IWT 16-6)
Mon, March 13, 2017 Decorating Pottery (HB16-7)
Tue, March 07, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT 16-8)
Wed, March 01, 2017 Mythical Creatures (CW16-7)
Sun, February 19, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery (BWT 16-7)
Wed, February 15, 2017 Whimsical Creations II (HB16-6)
Mon, February 13, 2017 Art Uncorked: Wheel Thrown Pottery Night (AW16-5)
Wed, January 25, 2017 Creating Sculptures & 3D Forms (CW16-6)
Mon, January 23, 2017 Clay Glazes & Underglazes (HB16-5)
Thu, January 19, 2017 Beyond the Basics I (IWT 16-5)
Tue, January 17, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT 16-6)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Whimsical Creations I (HB16-4)


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