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Hand-Building

at Alexandria Clay Cooperative - Alexandria 2389 S. Dove St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This 7-week class is open to students of all levels and will teach students how to create hand-built pottery using various techniques such as slab construction, coil pots, extruded clay, pinch pots, and more.  Classes are informal and kept small (8 students max) to allow instructors to provide each student with individual attention as needed....

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$250

8 sessions

Handbuilding Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The Art League Ceramics Studio is located at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria. The studios are large, bright, and well equipped, easily stimulating creativity. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study...

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$270

9 sessions

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Mixed Level Handbuilding/Wheels

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville 155 Gibbs St 3rd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20850

This class covers instruction in hand-building, wheel and various glazes and surface decorating techniques. This class is held in our Ceramics 2 Studio, which allows access to wheels and handbuilding materials in the same classroom. Each student receives a credit for 2000 cubic inches of glaze firings per 8-week session (pro-rated for shorter sessions)....

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$340

8 sessions

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Throwing / Handbuilding Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The Art League Ceramics Studio at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria boasts large, bright, and well-equipped studios. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Previously enrolled students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study program and have the opportunity...

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$270

9 sessions

Handbuilding Plus! Basic Through Advanced

at Glen Echo Pottery - Glen Echo 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Instruction in pinch, coil, and slab construction techniques, plus surface decoration, glazing, and firing at cone 10 reduction. Individual guidance for all levels of experience; special attention to newcomers.  Experienced potters can pursue independent projects with guidance of instructor.   Students may only enroll in one handbuilding...

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$188

12 sessions

Creative Handbuilding Ceramics (Adult)

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This class is designed for the experienced handbuilder who wants to create whimsical ceramic figures or projects of their own. Participants' imaginations will be sparked with a variety of techniques. Specially tailored demonstrations and weekly feedback will expand the creative possibilities. The fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing....

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$270

9 sessions

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Handbuilding Ceramics (Ages 10 To Adult)

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Participants with all levels of experience explore clay in a supportive atmosphere, guided by a skilled instructor. A variety of handbuilding skills are taught with an emphasis on creativity and having fun. Students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and projects. All work is fired for permanence. The fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes,...

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$245

9 sessions

Handbuilding: Basic Through Advanced

at Glen Echo Pottery - Glen Echo 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Instruction in pinch, coil, and slab construction techniques, plus surface decoration, glazing, and firing at cone 10 reduction. Individual guidance for all levels of experience; special attention to newcomers.  Experienced potters can pursue independent projects with guidance of instructor.   Students may only enroll in one handbuilding...

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$188

6 sessions

Tableware Intensive

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville 155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

Making Handmade Tableware is a wonderful way to combine all the pottery techniques of handbuilding. wheelthrowing and surface decoration with the love of cooking and food. Explore the handbuilding techniques of pinch, coil and slab to make tableware. Give a personal voice to your work with decorating techniques in the wetware, leatherhard and bisque...

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$200

6 sessions

Handbuilding: Basic Through Advanced Independent Study

at Glen Echo Pottery - Glen Echo 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Ongoing adult students of GEP may pursue Independent Study during Spring and Summer classes; however, there will be NO instruction. Independent Study students may use the studio during the time for which they registered and during open studio hours. Eligibility: ongoing students or students with at least 1 previous handbuilding class at GEP. No new...

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$188

6 sessions

Finding the Beauty in Imperfection

at District Clay Center - Langdon 2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

This 3-day hands on workshop illustrating the innovative handbuilding and throwing techniques he uses to create his stunning functional and sculptural ware.  An integral part of the workshop will be a dialogue on the Japanese aesthetic of "finding the beauty in imperfection" and Satake's own personal exploration of "wabi-sabi," and the importance...

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$375

3 sessions

Kids Wheel

at District Clay Center - Langdon 2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

A wheel throwing/handbuilding class for kids and adults.  Our classes run for 10 weeks with a rolling start. You may start at any time. For children ten and up and adults of any age.  We welcome parent-child couples in this class.  (Please note that this particular class comes with five class or ten class session options).

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$275

10 sessions

Parent & Child Mixed Technique Pottery Class (Ages 6+)

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville 155 Gibbs St 3rd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Parent and child will spend two sessions learning handbuilding techniques (including pinch, coil and slab construction) then two day learning wheel throwing. One class period will be spent learning to combine wheel thrown forms with hand built decorations. The last day will be spent glazing the pieces made during the class. Pieces can be picked up...

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$120

6 sessions

Surface Decoration

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students are encouraged to explore a full array of surface decoration and finishing techniques, including silk screening, lithography, mishima, latex resist, colored slip transfers, and carving. A variety of hand-building techniques are explored. Discussions of color theory, form, and function as well as methods to achieve our personal artistic visions...

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$270

9 sessions

Tableware Intensive

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Making Handmade Tableware is a wonderful way to combine all the pottery techniques of handbuilding. wheelthrowing and surface decoration with the love of cooking and food. Explore the handbuilding techniques of pinch, coil and slab to make tableware. Give a personal voice to your work with decorating techniques in the wetware, leatherhard and bisque...

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$265

8 sessions

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