TRUE BEGINNER 6 Weeks: Sept 28th-Nov 2nd
Weekly beginner's throwing class with free weekend open studio hours and unlimited porcelain.
- Started Sep 28Started Sep 28
- 550 US dollars$550
- East 4th Street
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We will meet every Thursday night from 6:30pm-9pm for 6 weeks from September 28th-November 2nd, with open studio hours on Saturdays and Sundays (flexible hours! Text me and I can open the door for you anytime before 5pm.) Three students only! We will be throwing exclusively with porcelain on the wheel. You don't any experience in ceramics at all. It is recommended that you bring your own hand towel and basic tools, otherwise, I have tools in the studio. This class is about discipline, technical skill, and design. I won't be coddling wonky pots by calling them "organic" or "rustic." The goal is to make work with intention, understand tangible goals... making work that your future self won't hate. EXAMPLE CURRICULUM: Week 1: Introduction to the studio, a throwing demo. Try to keep one piece. Week 2: Trimming the piece from week 1. More practice: remember quality over quantity. Week 3: Glazing the first piece. More throwing and trimming. Week 4: Learning about handles and attachments. Week 5: Final projects, last day to make new work. Realistically, we will be sticking to basic forms. We must master the basics before working towards more sophisticated designs. Week 6: Glazing, final touches, and packing up to go. You will have full access to the studio space and use of the tools, including underglazes, heat gun, photography equipment, etc. CLAY IS PROVIDED. The three students will share dedicated shelf storage for all their work. Please be mindful to clean up WELL especially beginners! (after all, there are only three of you!) Set-up and clean-up time usually takes about 15-20 mins. MUST SKEDADDLE BY 9PM. This is a newly renovated space close to the F,G,Q trains, as well as many buses. A high powered ventilation unit clears the air, and the unique water system keeps the studio clean. We fire to cone 6 oxidation, $0.04/cubic inch (covers both bisque and glaze firings). Please note that this class is a learning and sharing space. It is NOT a membership space! Signing up for classes as a means of using it as a membership is not gonna fly (aka no production pottery). Please stick to the hours of operation. There are only 6 weeks, so 2 absences is missing a third of the class! More than 2 absences will result in your spot given up to someone on the waitlist, and no refunds. *no luster firing provided for beginner's courses.
PRIVATE LESSONS: Due to the limited availability, I cannot offer refunds for cancellations within two days of the private lesson. Full refunds are offered if the cancellation happens before the two day period. However, it is free to reschedule. 6 WEEK CLASSES: Due to the limited availability, I cannot offer refunds for cancellations within two days of the first class. Full refunds are offered if the cancellation happens before the two day period.