CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

ADULT

Ceramics

Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class.

LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR:  Lynne Meade

$185:  9 classes

Class 27733       Mon           9:00am-12:00pm                 4/6-6/8

No class 5/25

 

Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Lynne Meade

$185:  9 classes

Class 27734       Mon           1:00pm-4:00pm                   4/6-6/8

No class 5/25

 

Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR:  Michael Berkley

$195:  10 classes

Class 27735       Wed           7:00pm-10:00pm                 4/8-6/10

 

Ceramics (Beg-adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  James Newton

$195:  10 classes

Class 27750       Wed           9:00am-12:00pm                 4/8-6/10

 

Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR:  Coreen Abbott

$195:  10 classes

Class 27736       Thu            7:00pm-10:00pm                 4/9-6/11

 

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  James Newton

$185:  9 classes

Class 27737       Sat             9:00am-12:00pm                 4/11-6/13
No class 5/23

 

Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR:  Michael Berkley

$195:  10 classes

Class 27738       Fri              7:00pm-10:00pm                 4/10-6/12

 

 ADULT

NEW | Surface Decoration

Come join us on an exploration into surface design. You will be challenged to push your design ideas to great heights. Some of the techniques that will be covered are stenciling, scraffitto, slip decoration, use of oxides, over glazes, under glazes, pouring glazes, dipping glazes, and overlapping glazes and techniques for using a sprayer.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lesley Jensen
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$185:  9 classes

Class 27749       Mon           7:00pm-10:00pm                 4/6-6/8

No class 5/25

 

 ADULT

Intro to Sculpture

More fully understand the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

INSTRUCTOR:  Chris Kanyusik
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$195:  10 classes

Class 27741       Tue            9:00am-12:00pm                 4/7-6/9

Class 27742       Tue            1:00pm-4:00pm                   4/7-6/9

 

 ADULT

Ikebana Flower Vases (Int/Adv)

Create abstract vase forms for Ikebana flower arranging. You will be coached through the wheel, slab roller and extruder to make other than usual containers. Water tight, high temp reduction firing will be used to finish off the pieces.

INSTRUCTOR:  Bruno Kark
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$195:  10 classes

Class 27740       Tue            7:00pm-10:00pm                 4/7-6/9

 

 ADULT

Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv)

Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems that express your unique personality. Totems will include large tactile beads, sculptural elements and journalistic pieces that are all about you. Class will include one-of-a-kind planters, birdbaths, mushroom sculptures and more. Instructor’s bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel portion of this class.

INSTRUCTOR:  Ellen Sachtschale
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$195:  10 classes

Class 27746       Thu            9:00am-12:00pm                 4/9-6/11

 

 ADULT

Surface Decoration for Thrown and Handbuilt Pottery

Learn a wide range of decorative surface treatments for clay from the wet stage through leather hard, bone dry, bisque-ware and post glaze stage. Techniques will include using colors in clay for design, many underglaze procedures, texturing with tools or chemicals, spraying, pouring and painting with glazes and, finally, post-glaze techniques of luster and china painting. We will discuss the various effects different types of firing have on finished work.

INSTRUCTOR:  Ann Henderson
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$195:  10 classes

Class 27743       Thu            1:00pm-4:00pm                   4/9-6/11

 

 ADULT

Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv)

Emphasis on ceramic work for high-fire salt kiln, to be stacked with kiln shelves. Students participate in loading and unloading of kilns.

INSTRUCTOR:  Gregory Byard
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$238:  10 classes

Class 27747       Fri              9:00am-12:00pm                 4/10-6/12

 

 

 ADULT

Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Beg-Adv)

Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs. Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving, stamp images and relief designs.

INSTRUCTOR:  Ed Blackburn
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$185:  9 classes

Class 27748       Sun            10:00am-1:00pm                 4/12-6/14

No class 5/24

 

 ADULT

NEW | Makers Series: Hand Decorated Raku Pottery

Want to make your own hand-decorated pottery? You can decorate a cup or bowl, paint it yourself, and then finish it using an historical technique called raku. In one day, you’ll learn to decorate pre-made bisque ware pottery, observe the raku firing process, and take the finished work home in the same day! $10 supply fee due at class includes glazes and one bisque piece.

INSTRUCTOR:  Gregory Byard
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$43:  1 class              $10 supply fee due at class

Class 28227       Sat             9:00am-12:00pm                 6/20

 

 ADULT

Open Studio Ceramics

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at the city of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed on all legal city holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in studio. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes.

LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$152:  56 classes
$91:  Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 27739                         4/6-6/13

No class 5/23-25