Adult Classes | Clay

Monday

11/1/21 - 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:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $90.00


Monday

11/1/21 - 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.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Monday

11/1/21 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aable-Woods, Glenn

This class will be focused on getting back to basics: Improving throwing skills; working with form; making bottles and functional pieces.
The first 4 weeks will be dedicated to making and the last two evenings will focus on finishing and glazing using crystalline glazes.
Students should have their own tools and have at least intermediate throwing skills. It is helpful to come to class with an idea of what you want to improve upon so the instructor can be prepared with demonstrations that focus on your specific needs.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Monday

1/10/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 am
Aable-Woods, Glenn

The first 4 weeks will be dedicated to exploring some very basic teapot forms - slight variations on creating all the pieces necessary in making a functional teapot. Week 5 will be dedicated to preparing the pieces for crystalline glaze or other more utilitarian glazes. Week 6 will be focused on glazing and loading the kiln for a crystalline glaze firing.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Monday

2/28/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 am
Aable-Woods, Glenn

This will be an exploratory class focusing on composite pieces - combining several forms to create a final, more complex form.
The first 4 weeks will focus on designing and creating these forms. Week 5 will be spent preparing these forms for the glazing session. Week 6 will be dedicated to glazing using crystalline glazes and loading the kiln.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Monday

4/11/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aable-Woods, Glenn

The first 4 weeks will be dedicated to exploring various bottle forms created for the purpose of altering. We will also make a few very simple basket forms.
The 5th week will be dedicated to preparing pieces for glaze week. Week 6 will be a crystalline glaze session.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

11/2/21 - 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:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

11/2/21 - 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.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

4/12/22 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burhans, Ira

Spring session will be 5 weeks. This class is for the student who has some 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:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $133.00

Non-Member: $158.00


Wednesday

11/3/21 - 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.

Levels: All Levels

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

11/3/21 - 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:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

1/12/22 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elder, Sondra

Have you ever wanted to learn to throw bigger (even HUGE) pieces? Well, here is your chance. Learn techniques that go beyond just using "more clay." You will learn to make large platters, bowls, and vases. Students will also have the option to work on their own independent projects if they prefer.

Students should be comfortable centering about 3 pounds of clay.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

11/4/21 - 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.

Levels: All Levels

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

11/4/21 - 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:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

11/4/21 - 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.

Levels: All Levels

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

11/4/21 - 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. Individual attention and help.

Levels: All Levels

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Friday

11/5/21 - 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. Individual attention and help.

Levels: All Levels

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

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Saturday

March 2022 - Two Day Workshop

Holly McKeen is a studio potter from Chilliwack, British Columbia. This two day workshop will explore the intricacies of Crystalline, Aventurine and other specialty glazes including “strike” firing techniques with two firing demonstrations in both oxidation and reduction. Included will be instruction on building the portable post fire reduction kiln that we will fire together. Also expect slides of Holly McKeen’s varied works, with discussion of different surface treatments, personal experiences, glaze recipes, firing schedules and troubleshooting for these complex glazes, as well as information regarding her signature Silver Nitrate and Molybdenum specialty glazes. This workshop will, time permitting, include demos and discussion on creating some forms well suited to Crystalline glazes. Withdrawals will not be refunded after February 1, 2022 for this workshop.

Holly McKeen is an internationally recognized ceramicist and has exhibited and presented workshops across North America, and by invitation at Escola de Ceramica de La Bisbal, Spain. She has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times and TerrArt – Revista Ceramica Contemporania of Barcelona as well as other periodicals and guild publications. Holly has gained increased recognition with recent regional awards for her unique vessels and work as a professional potter, and she is currently moving her ceramic studies toward a broader array of special effects glazes on porcelain, featuring earthen and rare-earth materials. Holly’s work incorporates many years of experience with the precision formulation and application of complex glazes, utilizing atmospheric controls and computerized technologies that are punctuated by the connected play of heat and flame.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $195.00

Non-Member: $225.00