Adult Classes | Clay

Monday

7/15/24 - TBD - TBD
Monitor

An excellent opportunity for CURRENTLY ENROLLED DFAC clay students who desire more time to work on their projects using studio equipment. All clay studio policies are strictly enforced and work may not be intended for production. To use the Open Clay Studio, students must purchase a Punch Card. Each punch card is good for 18 individual 1-hour sessions. Students will have the option of attending one or more of the five Open Clay Studio meetings each week. Punch Cards must be presented to the studio monitor at each session being attended.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATIONS FOR STUDIO TIME ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED. YOU MUST PURCHASE THE PUNCH CARDS IN PERSON AT THE FRONT DESK PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE OPEN CLAY STUDIO.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $95.00


Monday

9/9/24 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LaDrig, Jacqueline

This is an introductory class to the pottery wheel. Instructor provides step-by-step instruction and demonstrations to help you create functional clay objects. This class will cover the basics of wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing of functional forms. We will create mugs, bowls, plates, and more. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Monday

10/28/24 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aable-Woods, Glenn

While all students are encouraged to explore forms of their choice - all planned demonstrations in this session will be dedicated to making various types of bottles. Other demonstrations and instruction will also be offered upon request. The first 4 sessions are dedicated to making these bottles and week 5 will be dedicated to preparing the pieces for the glaze session. Week 6 will be dedicated to applying crystalline glazes to all the pieces created in this class.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $25.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Monday

9/9/24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charmoz, Maryann

This course will cover several techniques for decorating pottery.

We will cover modern day Majolica, stenciling, painting with underglazes, wax resist, bubble painting, masking, slip trailing, sgraffito, flicking, sponging, using oxides for antiquing, and others.

Students will make slab tiles and bowls out of slump molds to practice the techniques. While those are getting ready for application, they will practice designs on manilla paper. I will demonstrate different types of line work and brush strokes as well as carving and wiping back. They will learn to adapt designs taken from fabrics, or paintings or their favorite photos.

Planning where to decorate on a piece, the rule of thirds and using different brushes to achieve different looks will be discussed.

Handouts will be provided that they can use for practice. These designs will cover circle-based, straight-line, square, dot and ball combinations as well as floral and leaf motifs. We will also touch on how to make stencils with the Cricut machine for use on pottery.

Pottery beginners are welcome. The hand building done in class is very basic. Class will learn the techniques on tiles and slump and hump molds. More advanced students can bring in their wheel pieces if they so desire.

For painting, all levels welcome but a general knowledge of painting and brush work is ideal.

Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Monday

Do you know with paper clay you can: Join two pieces of bone dry paper clay to each other without a problem? Scoring is not necessary? 98% of repairs made with paper clay survive firing! Bone dry paper clay is STRONG! Rapid force drying is A-OK! And lots more.......
You will learn how to make paper clay from scratch and then explore all the wonderful ways it can be used to make lighter, thinner and more flexible pieces. We will dip textures in paper clay slip, drape paper-thin clay over balloons and construct vessels that would be far too difficult with regular clay! This is a hand-building class only and some basic knowledge of clay is required.
Come experience the wonderful world of paper clay! Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $25.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Tuesday

10/29/24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burhans, Ira

This class is for the student who has experience on the potter’s wheel. Students will work with the instructor to better understand different throwing techniques and work on their own ideas in class. Together we will explore the never-ending challenge and discovery of working in clay.

Levels: Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Tuesday

7/16/24 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson, Lee

This work-at-your-own-pace class covers the basic mechanics of throwing on the wheel, including preparing the clay, centering, shaping, trimming, and glazing. We also discuss firing techniques, including raku. The focus of the class is on practicing techniques, and students include those who have never worked with clay to those who are more advanced. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $25.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Tuesday

7/16/24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abernathy, Diane

In this introductory class we will be exploring all the possibilities for clay handbuilding. Each week will be a new technique, including slab, coil, and extruder. With these techniques we can explore tile making, containers, dinnerware and non-functional decorative pieces. Lastly you will be learning how to decorate you pieces with glaze and underglaze. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $25.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Wednesday

9/11/24 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LaDrig, Jacqueline

Every week we will explore a different technique through classroom demonstration, which can then be personalized in your project. We will be working with the extruder (think giant cookie press) at least once during the session and will also explore the extensive glazes in our studio. This is also an independent study for those with previous clay experience. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Wednesday

7/17/24 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
LaDrig, Jacqueline

A handbuilding clay class where the student will touch on extrusion, slab, coil and modular construction in clay. Students with prior knowledge in clay will have freedom to further their skills in making conceptual, decorative or functional art. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Wednesday

7/17/24 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elder, Sondra

Students will learn to bring the clay to life using techniques appropriate for their form and style. While most demonstrations will be done on the wheel, hand-builders are always welcome and will benefit tremendously from the demonstrations. Students may also work on their own independent projects. Intermediate and advanced students will learn refining techniques to help give their work a more professional look and feel. We will also cover preparation of the pieces for glaze firing - including CRYSTALLINE GLAZING. Of course, studio glazes and underglazes are always available. Students may also learn techniques for spraying colors, that are not normally achieved in high-fire oxidation, onto their work. Everyone is welcome to come have fun and create with us. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Wednesday

9/11/24 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elder, Sondra

Get ready to create planters, bird feeders, bird houses, patio candles, and wall pockets. This class will teach you to create your own outdoor happy place. You will only be limited by your imagination. Both Hand-Builders and Wheel Throwers will create decorative and functional pieces. All are welcome. Let's get ready for Spring! Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $155.00

Non-Member: $185.00


Wednesday

9/11/24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charmoz, Maryann

This course is dedicated to intermediates to professionals. Work on your own projects or follow along as I introduce a new project each week. Projects will include functional pieces like serving ware, bowls, plates, platters, pitchers, vases, and lidded boxes. Do you want to make ceramic animals? No problem! Learn to dart and alter your creations. Painting with underglazes will also be demonstrated. Bring your imagination and ideas to class and I will help you make them a reality! Experienced wheel throwers are also welcome.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Wednesday

7/17/24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charmoz, Maryann

This course is dedicated to intermediates to professionals. Work on your own projects or follow along as I introduce a new project each week. Projects will include functional pieces like serving ware, bowls, plates, platters, pitchers, vases, and lidded boxes. Do you want to make ceramic animals? No problem! Learn to dart and alter your creations. Painting with underglazes will also be demonstrated. Bring your imagination and ideas to class and I will help you make them a reality! Experienced wheel throwers are also welcome.

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $25.00

Member Tuition: $155.00

Non-Member: $180.00


Thursday

7/18/24 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson, Lee

Explore clay at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn basic pottery skills, practice skills you already have learned, or try something new. Handbuilding and wheel techniques will be demonstrated as well as various surface treatments and firing techniques. Learn the basic “do’s and don’ts” of working in clay and from there, your imagination is the limit. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $25.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Thursday

7/18/24 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
LaDrig, Jacqueline

This is an introductory class to the pottery wheel. Instructor provides step-by-step instruction and demonstrations to help you create functional clay objects. This class will cover the basics of wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing of functional forms. We will create mugs, bowls, plates, and more.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Thursday

9/12/24 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alison Shepard

Handbuilding for anyone, beginner to experienced sculptor. Learn hand-building techniques, surface treatments and glazing. Create functional and decorative pieces, from miniatures to tall garden sculptures, creatures, containers and wall art. Students are given individual attention and help. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Thursday

9/12/24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alison Shepard

Handbuilding for anyone, beginner to experienced sculptor. Learn hand-building techniques, surface treatments and glazing. Create functional and decorative pieces, from miniatures to tall garden sculptures, creatures, containers and wall art. Students will receive individual attention and help. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Friday

9/13/24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alison Shepard

Handbuilding for anyone, beginner to experienced sculptor. Learn hand-building techniques, surface treatments and glazing. Create functional and decorative pieces, from miniatures to tall garden sculptures, creatures, containers and wall art. Students will receive individual attention and help. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00