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2021 Summer Programs

Posted on: April 6, 2021

Pottery

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Summer 2021 Youth Pottery Program Instructor: Laura Dahle, Professional Art Educator/Artist Please read through age and prerequisite requirements before registering for any of the summer programs. Note that the glaze day and time and pick up may vary from the construction schedule. Please mark your calendar accordingly. There will be NO classes on Wednesdays. Clay programs are designed to teach students the basics of working with the raw clay materials. Students will design and create pottery pieces by forming moist clay and then after a first firing will return to class to select from a variety of glazes to finish their creations. All tools and materials are provided for the class. It is important for students to attend all scheduled sessions in order to complete projects. Thursday, July 29 from 1:00-2:00pm is the final pick up time for ALL summer youth pottery projects. Please try to pick-up work EARLIER as scheduled due to limited storage space. We will be starting new programs and will need the shelf pace through the summer. 

The Youth Pottery classes being offered this summer include: 

  • Basic Pottery: Grades K-3 
  • Basic Pottery: Grades 4-12 
  • Wheel I: Grades 5-12 
  • Wheel 2: Grades 5-12 
  • Wheel 3: Grades 6-12 
  • Angles in Clay: Grades 5-12 

BASIC POTTERY Classes are designed to teach the students about the materials and equipment used to create objects from raw clay. During the first 3 classes the students will create functional and decorative clay pieces using hand building techniques such as pinch, soft slab and coil. The 4th class will be used for glazing their projects which will be fired and then returned to them on the pickup day. 

SPINNING POTS (Wheel throwing I, II and III, grades 5-12) Students will learn the basics of wheel thrown pottery on electric pottery wheels. The students will work on the wheel for four days and each will have exclusive use for a wheel during that time. Park and Rec Basic Pottery is a PREREQUISITE to these classes. Wheel throwing I is a prerequisite to wheel throwing II and wheel throwing II is a prerequisite to the wheel throwing III class. 

ANGLES IN CLAY (Grades 5-12) Students will design and create hand built slab pieces using the slab roller and special new clay cutting tools to create angular clay boxes and forms. Students will gain an understanding of soft and hard slab clay used to construct forms. The pieces will be glazed after bisque firing. Park & Rec Basic Pottery is a prerequisite to this class. 

Classes and Schedules for Pottery: 

Session 1: Basic Pottery: Grades K-3 Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, June 14, 15 and 17 Time: 1:00-2:30pm Glazing: Monday, June 28, 1:00-2:30 pm Pick up: Thursday, July 1, 1:00-1:30pm only Class size: 10 Fee: $35 

Session 2: Basic Pottery: Grades 4-12 Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, June 14, 15 and 17 Time: 2:30-4:00pm Glazing: Monday, June 28, 2:30-4:00pm Pick up: Thursday, July 1, 1:00-1:30pm only Class size: 10 Fee: $35 

Session 3: Wheel Throwing I (Beginning): Grades 5-12 Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday June 21-22, 24-25 Time: 1:00-2:00pm Glazing: Tuesday, June 29, 1:00-2:00pm Pick up: Thursday, July 1, 1:30-2:00pm only Class size: 5 Fee: $40 

Session 4: Wheel Throwing I (Beginning): Grades 5-12 Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday June 21-22, 24-25 Time: 2:15-3:15pm Glazing: Tuesday, June 29, 1:00-2:00pm Pick up: Thursday, July 1, 1:30-2:00pm only Class size: 5 Fee: $40 

Session 5: Wheel Throwing II (Intermediate): Grades 5-12 Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday June 21-22, 24-25 Time: 3:30-4:30pm Glazing: Tuesday, June 29, 1:00-2:00pm Pick up: Thursday, July 1, 1:30-2:00pm only Class size: 5 Fee: $40 

Session 6: Basic Pottery: Grades K-3 Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday July 6, 8-9 Time: 1:00-2:30pm Glazing: Monday, July 19, 1:00-2:30pm Pick up: Friday, July 23, 3:30-4:00pm only Class size: 10 Fee: $35 

Session 7: Basic Pottery: Grades 4-12 Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday July 6, 8-9 Time: 2:30-4:00pm Glazing: Monday, July 19, 2:30-4:00pm Pick up: Friday, July 23, 3:30-4:00pm only Class size: 10 Fee: $35

Session 8: Wheel Level II (Intermediate): Grades 5-12 Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday July 12-13,15-16 Time: 1:00-2:00pm Glazing: Monday, July 26, 1:00-2:00pm Pick up: Thursday, July 29, 1:00-2:00pm only Class size: 5 Fee: $40 

Session 9: Wheel Throwing III (Advanced): Grades 6-12 Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, July 12-13, 15-16 Time: 2:30-4:00pm Glazing: Monday, July 26, 1:00-2:00pm Pick up: Thursday, July 29, 1:00-2:00pm only Class size: 5 Fee: $45

Session 10: Angles in Clay: Grades 5-12 Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday July 20, 22-23 Time: 1:00-2:30pm Glazing: Monday, July 26, 2:00-3:00pm  (Note time change) Pick up: Thursday, July 29, 1:00-2:00pm only Class size: 10 Fee: $40


Registration starts April 12th -- Click here to register




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