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 the first class.

LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios


Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR:  Lynne Meade

$182:  9 classes

Class 24877     Mon         9:00am-12:00pm             3/31-6/9

No class 5/26

 

Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Lynne Meade

$182:  9 classes

Class 24878     Mon         1:00pm-4:00pm               3/31-6/9

No class 5/26

 

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Lesley Jensen

$182:  9 classes

Class 24879     Mon         7:00pm-10:00pm             3/31-6/9

No class 5/26

 

Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Bruno Kark

$192:  10 classes

Class 24880     Tue          7:00pm-10:00pm             4/1-6/3

 

Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Michael Berkley

$192:  10 classes

Class 24881     Wed        7:00pm-10:00pm             4/2-6/11

No class 4/30

 

Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR:  Coreen Abbott

$192:  10 classes

Class 24884     Thu          7:00pm-10:00pm             4/3-6/12

No class 5/1

 

Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Michael Berkley

$192:  10 classes

Class 24882     Fri           7:00pm-10:00pm             4/4-6/13

No class 5/2

 

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Roger Yee

$192:  10 classes

Class 24883     Sat          9:00am-12:00pm             3/29-6/7

No class 5/3

 

 ADULT

Dinnerware (Int/Adv)

This class will focus on making tableware and will conclude with a pot luck dinner served on students’ work. Learn the specifics of making one complete place setting: bowls, casseroles, serving dishes, cups, goblets and teapots. Each week will focus on different tableware items.

INSTRUCTOR:  Ann Henderson
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$192:  10 classes

Class 24886     Thu          1:00pm-4:00pm               4/3-6/12

No class 5/1

 

 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

$192:  10 classes

Class 24891     Thu          9:00am-12:00pm             4/3-6/12

No class 5/1

 

 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, as well as surface decoration with carving, stamp images and relief designs.

INSTRUCTOR:  Ed Blackburn
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$182:  9 classes

Class 24935     Sun         10:00am-1:00pm             3/30-6/8

No class 5/4, 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

$192:  10 classes

Class 24887     Tue          9:00am-12:00pm             4/1-6/3

Class 24888     Tue          1:00pm-4:00pm               4/1-6/3

 

 ADULT

Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv)

Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. The first half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and terra sigillata. The second half of class will focus on firing of work. Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after second class.

INSTRUCTOR:  James Newton
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$233:  10 classes

Class 24890     Fri           9:00am-12:00pm             4/4-6/13

No class 5/2

 

 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:  Roger Yee
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$233:  10 classes

Class 24889     Wed        9:00am-12:00pm             4/2-6/11

No class 4/30

 

 ADULT

Open Studio Ceramics

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at 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
$91:  Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 24869                    12:00pm-7:00pm             3/29-6/13

No class 4/30-5/4, 5/25-26