Adult Ceramics Hand Building - Thursday - 1-330PM - 18+
Introduction To Handbuilding
The Open Arts Studio Introduction to Handbuilding ceramics class will teach and expand upon the three basic methods of Coil, Slab, and Pinch to achieve an understanding of functional and sculptural forms in ceramics. Students will use studio-provided tools such as a slab roller, wall-mounted clay extruder, texturizers, and paddles to explore these core techniques. Additionally, students will learn a variety of surface treatments and glazing concepts specific to handbuilt forms. Students will develop an understanding of color theory as it relates to three-dimensional form using ceramic glazes and oxides. The class registration fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay, the use of some studio tools, glazes, open studio opportunities, and firings.
Session Classes are offered once a week for six weeks during a session. They are taught to the level of each student, providing group and individual instruction. Fee includes one 25lb bag of clay, the use of studio equipment, glazes and firings.
Runs as a 6 week sessions, meets for six consecutive weeks.
Dates/Times: Monday 6:30-9:00PM
9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/19, 10/23
PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT. By registering online to OAS sessions class you agree to the following policies and release statement:
Tuition & Refunds: Tuition must be paid when registration is turned in. Payment in full holds each seat. You may cancel at any time up to two (2) weeks before the class begins. There is a $20 processing fee per class/camp for any cancellation. Students can receive a partial refund if they choose to withdraw immediately following the first class (same day). No refunds will be issued after that date.
Missed/Canceled Classes: If an instructor must cancel class due to emergency and a substitute is not available, the class will be canceled and a make-up class will be rescheduled. Please call the studio if you are going to be absent. Student absences will not be reimbursed and cannot be credited toward future classes. Make-ups will not be permitted for 'no shows' and class fees will not be refunded or credited. OAS cannot guarantee make ups. If you have an excused absence and we have space in another class you may be able to make up your absence.
Liability & Emergencies: I hereby release Open Arts Studio from liability of any injuries my child or I may suffer as the result of participation in the program. I acknowledge that my child will not be released from the studio by themselves or with anyone other than authorized persons. I give permission to see that my minor child receives medical treatment in an emergency. OAS may take your child off premise for the purpose of break time or part of the lesson. Students will be well supervised and the release of liability applies during this time.
Behavior: Respectful behavior is expected at all times. Students who prove to be a continual distraction to the class will be dismissed from class for the day. If the students unacceptable behavior continues, they may not be allowed to return to the studio at the discretion of the instructor/OAS staff. Any remaining tuition is non-refundable.
In the Classroom: No cell phones are permitted during youth classes. OAS is not responsible for damaged clothing or property. Please dress appropriately. Long hair should be tied back and closed toed shoes are required for cooking and ceramics classes. Please arrive at the studio a few minutes prior to class as late arrivals cause a distraction and will reduce 1:1 time instructors have with each student. OAS has permission to photograph students and their artwork for use in print and online promotion.