Ceramics

Late Spring, Summer 1 , Summer 2 Sessions:

Late Spring Session: April 26th - May 22nd (4 Weeks)
​Summer Session 1: June 7th - July 3rd (4 Weeks)
Summer Session 2: July 12th - August 7th (4 Weeks)

Mondays

Handbuilding II

Days & Times:
Mondays - 9am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Location:
Studio E
Instructor:

Build upon basic handbuilding construction techniques to create decorative or functional pieces, representations, or abstract sculptures. Learn to finish projects using a variety of advanced glazing methods.

Handbuilding I

Days & Times:
Mondays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio E
Instructor:

Learn a variety of handbuilding construction techniques. Create decorative or functional pieces, representations, or abstract sculptures. Students will finish projects using a variety of glazing methods. Class may be repeated until the student is ready for more advanced coursework.

Wheel

Days & Times:
Mondays - 6pm-9pm
Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Location:
Studio D
Instructor:

This class introduces the fundamental skills necessary to center clay and produce pottery forms such as cups, mugs, bowls, plates, cylinders, and vases. Learn about the balance between aesthetic and utilitarian concerns with this in-depth, fun wheel throwing class.

Tuesdays

Wheel II

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Location:
Studio D
Instructor:

This class continues the journey into wheel-formed pottery. This hands-on class includes demonstrations, lectures, critiques, kiln-loading, and firing. Types of vessel construction covered in this class include lidded forms, pouring vessels, handles, and large forms.

Wednesdays

Advanced Wheel

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
Advanced
Location:
Studio D
Instructor:

This hands-on class includes demonstrations, critiques, glaze application, kiln-loading, and firing. Types of vessel construction covered in this class include lidded forms, pouring vessels, handles, large forms, and beyond.

Wheel I

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 6pm-9pm
Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Location:
Studio D
Instructor:

This class is an introductory course on the potter’s wheel.  During this course, students will be introduced to the world of ceramics and learn how to “throw pots.” The class will explore the studio, tools of the trade, surface decoration, glazing, and firing techniques; however, the majority of the time will be spent at the potter’s wheel, learning how to make cylinders into tumblers, bowls, and other functional ware.  Students will also be introduced to handles, trimming, learning how to manage their work, glazing, and finishing techniques.

Thursdays

Handbuilding 101 from Home

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 9am-11am
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Online
Instructor:

Learn a variety of handbuilding construction techniques through virtual presentation, discussion, and supplemental material. Create decorative or functional pieces, representations, or abstract sculptures. Students will finish projects using a variety of glazing methods. Class may be repeated until the student is ready for more advanced coursework. Emphasis will be placed on accommodating those working predominantly from home, but with some access to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s ceramics studio.
Clay for virtual ceramics classes must be provided from the student’s own supplies or purchased separately – our School of Art Supply Store has clay available for $30 for porcelain and $25 for all other clays.
​The glazing and firing time available for all online classes is on Thursdays, 1-2pm.

Wheel

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio D
Instructor:

This course will introduce the fundamental skills necessary to center clay and produce basic pottery forms such as bowls, cylinders, mugs, plates, and vases. Learn about the balance between aesthetic and utilitarian concerns, which determine the difference between good and great work.

Handbuilding I

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio E
Instructor:

Learn a variety of handbuilding construction techniques. Create decorative or functional pieces, representations, or abstract sculptures. Students will finish projects using a variety of glazing methods. Class may be repeated until the student is ready for more advanced coursework.

Fridays

Beginning Wheel

Days & Times:
Fridays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
Beginner
Location:
Studio D
Instructor:

Designed for the absolute beginner, students will be introduced to creating functional ceramics on the wheel. Emphasis will be placed on aesthetics of form, glaze application, kiln-loading, and firing. The class may be repeated until the student is ready for more advanced coursework.

Saturdays

No classes are currently scheduled for this day.