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    • June 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Mondays, June 8, 15, 22, 29

    10:00–1:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced.  Explore new techniques and skills in pottery. In this series, students will think outside of the box; be more creative with clay. Combing wheel throwing, hand building and decorative processes to make fun and unique pieces.  Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay.   Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 6/6



    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.
    • June 15, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
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    Mondays, June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. Bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This class is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailor each class to the individual participants throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each person individually. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. This class is for you if you if you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box. Come to this “Monday Funday” and let your pottery grow at your own pace. Please bring a list of pottery goals with you or we can work on that together. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 6/13


    • June 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
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    Tuesdays, June 16, 23, 30,  July 7, 14, 21

    10:00–12:00 am 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. Limited to four students. Learn techniques of hand building & wheel throwing with clay. Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study. Whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm! Maybe even incorporate the two. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 6/14

    • June 16, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Tuesdays, June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21

    6:00–8:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 6/14

    • June 17, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
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    Wednesdays,  June 17, 24, July 1, 15, 22

    9:30–12:30 pm

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 6/15


    • June 18, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Thursdays,  June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30

    9:30–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    If you have mastered the skill of creating basic forms on the pottery wheel then you are ready to move to the next level! This class will allow you to take your skills further and learn to throw with larger amounts of clay and create more intricate forms such as bottles, plates, and lidded vessels. Students are welcome to suggest forms they’re interested in creating and demonstrations will be given based on interest. Students are also free to work on their own personal projects and receive assistance from the instructor as needed. Students must have some experience throwing on a wheel and feel comfortable creating the most basic forms. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 6/16

    • June 19, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Fridays,  June  19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31

    10:00–12:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 6/17

    • July 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
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    Mondays, July  20, 27, Aug 3, 10

    10:00–1:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. 

    Creativity in wheel throwing and hand building for creative minds.  Explore new techniques and skills in pottery. demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay.    Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 7/18



    • July 25, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Saturdays,  July 25, Aug 1, 8, 15

    3:00–6:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Annalea Walker

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Find your signature style! This class will teach you how to merge wheel thrown pottery with hand-building techniques to create beautiful intricate surfaces on functional forms. The instructor will work with each student to produce several wheel thrown forms to be used as blank canvases. Students will then enhance the forms by adding texture, under glaze, low-relief carvings, and more to achieve a one of a kind piece. Sketchbooks, stamps, unconventional tools are welcome! 

    Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/23

    • July 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Mondays,  July  27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    6:00–8:00p

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. Bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This class is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailor each class to the individual participants throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each person individually. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. This class is for you if you if you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box. Come to this “Monday Funday” and let your pottery grow at your own pace. Please bring a list of pottery goals with you or we can work on that together. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/25


    • July 28, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays, July 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept 1

    9:30–11:30 am 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. Limited to four students. Learn techniques of hand building & wheel throwing with clay. Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study. Whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm! Maybe even incorporate the two. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/26

    • July 28, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays,  July 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept 1

    6:00–8:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/26

    • August 05, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Wednesdays,  Aug. 5, 12, 19, Sept 2, 9

    9:30a–12:30p

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. 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: 8/03



    • August 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Fridays,  Aug 7, 14. 21, 28, Sept 4, 11

    10:00–12:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 8/05


    • August 22, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Saturdays,  Aug 22, 29, Sept 12, 19 (No class 9/5)

    3:00–6:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Annalea Walker

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Find your signature style! This class will teach you how to merge wheel thrown pottery with hand-building techniques to create beautiful intricate surfaces on functional forms. The instructor will work with each student to produce several wheel thrown forms to be used as blank canvases. Students will then enhance the forms by adding texture, under glaze, low-relief carvings, and more to achieve a one of a kind piece. Sketchbooks, stamps, unconventional tools are welcome! 

    Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 8/20

    • August 24, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Mondays, August 24, 31, Sept 14, 21

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitators:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, Lichtenstien, van Gogh and others.

    Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 8/22




Past events

April 22, 2020 Cancelled-Whimsical Handbuilt Creations IV (HB19B-24)
April 13, 2020 Cancelled - Fired-Up About Clay III (CW19-23)
April 13, 2020 Cancelled - Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III – Monday (WT19J-23)
April 07, 2020 Cancelled - Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III – Tues. (WT19T-26)
April 07, 2020 Cancelled - Beginning Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery III (HB19T-23)
April 06, 2020 Cancelled - Manic Monday: Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery III (INT19N-23)
March 18, 2020 Whimsical Handbuilt Creations III (HB19B-23)
March 14, 2020 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III – Sat. (WT19T-25)
March 02, 2020 Fired-Up About Clay II (CW19-22)
February 27, 2020 Advanced Beginner–Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery II (INT19J-22)
February 25, 2020 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II – Tues. (WT19T-24)
February 25, 2020 Morning Beginning Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery II (HB19T-22)
February 24, 2020 Manic Monday: Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery II (INT19N-22)
February 24, 2020 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II – Monday (WT19J-22)
February 15, 2020 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II – Sat. (WT19T-23)
February 12, 2020 Whimsical Handbuilt Creations II (HB19B-22)
January 14, 2020 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I – Tues. (WT19T-22)
January 14, 2020 Beginning Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery I (HB19T-21)
January 13, 2020 Manic Monday: Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery I (INT19N-21)
January 13, 2020 Fired-Up About Clay I (CW19-21)
January 13, 2020 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I – Monday (WT19J-21)


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