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-Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Roger Yee

$195:  10 classes

Class 26407       Sat             9:00am-12:00pm                 9/13-11/22

No class 9/20

 

Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR
:  Lynne Meade

$195:  10 classes

Class 26403       Mon           9:00am-12:00pm                 9/15-11/17

Class 26404       Mon           1:00pm-4:00pm                   9/15-11/17

 

Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR
:  Lesley Jensen

$195:  10 classes

Class 26409       Mon           7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/15-11/17

 

Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR
:  Bruno Kark

$185:  9 classes

Class 26406       Tue            7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

 

Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR
:  Michael Berkley

$195:  10 classes

Class 26405       Wed           7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/17-11/19

 

Ceramics (Int/Adv)
INSTRUCTOR:  Ann Henderson

$195:  10 classes

Class 26960       Thu            1:00pm-4:00pm                   9/18-11/20



Ceramics (Beg/Int)
INSTRUCTOR
:  Coreen Abbott

$195:  10 classes

Class 26408       Thu            7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/18-11/20

 

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 26415       Thu            9:00am-12:00pm                 9/18-11/20

 

 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

$195:  10 classes

Class 26411       Sun            10:00am-1:00pm                 9/14-11/16

 

 

 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

$185:  9 classes

Class 26412       Tue            9:00am-12:00pm                 9/16-11/18

Class 26413       Tue            1:00pm-4:00pm                   9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

 

 ADULT

NEW | Makers Series: Hand Decorated Low Fire Ceramic Pottery

Want to make your own hand-decorated pottery? You can create a mug, a bowl or a vase and paint it yourself, using low fire glazes. In one day, you’ll learn to decorate on pre-made bisque ware pottery and will come back at a later date to pick up finished work. Work will be ready two days following class meeting. $20 supply fee due at class includes glazes and two bisque pieces. Additional bisque pieces can be purchased during class (check or cash only).

INSTRUCTOR:  Roger Yee
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$43:  1 class                                                  $20 supply fee due at class

Class 26713       Sat             1:00pm-4:00pm                   12/6

 

 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. 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. 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 that students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after second class.

LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios
INSTRUCTOR:  Michael Berkley

$238:  10 classes

Class 26417       Fri              7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/19-11/21

 

INSTRUCTOR:  James Newton

$238:  10 classes

Class 26418       Fri              9:00am-12:00pm                 9/19-11/21

 

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

$238:  10 classes

Class 26414       Wed           9:00am-12:00pm                 9/17-11/19

 

 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 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:  58 classes
$91:  Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 26410       9/14-11/22

No class 9/20, 11/11

 

ADULT

Master Potter Workshop with Adam Field

Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay

Adam Field will demonstrate his methods for wheel throwing porcelain forms and carving intricate patterns on a variety of forms. From traditional techniques to innovative solutions for timeless problems, you will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery. Learn skills for mapping out and carving geometric patterns. Discussions about his Korean apprenticeship, studio practice, aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, and promotion and marketing strategies for the studio potter are certain to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas. Gain the skills and confidence to create and decorate work in your own voice. Open to all skill levels. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, ClayPeople and Trax Gallery.

INSTRUCTOR:  Adam Field
LOCATION  Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$83:  1 class
$43:  Clay Arts Guild Members
$73:  ClayPeople & Trax Gallery Discount

Class 26863       Sat             10:00am-4:00pm                 9/20