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    • October 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 26, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt


    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 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: 10/3

    • October 07, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Wednesdays,  October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4

    9:30a–12:30p

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of a face mask is required.

    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: 10/5



    • October 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
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    Tuesdays,  Oct. 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

    10:00 am–12:00 pm 

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of face masks is 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: 10/18

    • October 20, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Tuesdays,  Oct. 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

    6:00–8:00 pm 

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of face masks is 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: 10/18

    • October 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
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    Fridays,  Oct. 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4

    10:00 am–12:00 pm 

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of face masks is 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: 10/21


    • October 26, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Mondays,  Oct. 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    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: 10/24


    • November 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt


    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 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: 11/01

    • November 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
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    Saturdays, November 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (Skip 11/28)

    9:00–Noon

    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 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: 11/5


    • November 11, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Wednesdays,  November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9

    9:30a–12:30p

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of a face mask is required.

    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: 11/9



    • November 30, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
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    Mondays, November 30, Dec 7, 14, 21

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt


    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 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: 11/29

3333 Maria Linden Drive, Rockford, IL 61114   •   Phone 815.877.0118   •   Fax 815.877.0265   •   Hours Monday–Thursday 9:00a–5:00p

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