(Art Over Easy) Ceramics 101: Intro to Clay
Tuition: Discounted price if registered by Jan 13: $175.00 (includes your first bag of clay)
Registrations Jan 14 to start: $195.00 (includes your first bag of clay)
Mon, January 25-February 22, 10am-1pm with Ken Ferber (5 sessions, 15 hours contact)
Experience: Beginner, no prior experience
Back by popular demand! Pottery on the wheel and hand-building in one class! Half of this class will be spent learning how to create simple pieces on the wheel by wedging, centering, and throwing. The second half we will explore how to create unique work using the slab roller, extruder and molds off the wheel!
Ceramics 250: Clay Cohort
Tuition: Discounted price if registered by Jan 22: $225.00
Registrations Jan 23 to start: $250.00 (includes your first bag of clay)
Mon, February 1-April 25, 6-8:30pm with Craig Edwards
(Meets every other week-7 sessions, 17.5 hours contact)
Experience: Prior experience preferred
The Clay Cohort will explore a variety of forms on the pottery wheel and select hand-building techniques. In the class “off weeks” students will work independently in the Visual Arts Center studios to create work and participate in the load/fire/unload process. Space in the kiln will be determined by the number of students registered and the volume of work produced by the class.
Ceramics 101: An Introduction to the Hand-building Studio
Tuition: Discounted price if registered by Feb 20: $85.00 (includes your first bag of clay)
Registrations Feb 21 to start: $95.00 (includes your first bag of clay)
Tues, March 1-15, 6-8:30pm with Bill Gossman (3 sessions, 7.5 hours of contact)
Create with clay using your hands! This introductory course is perfect for the absolute beginner or artist looking for a refresher on how to use the slab roller, extruder, creating simple forms such as a covered jar using slump and drape molds, creating texture using tools, glazing and more!
Ceramics 101: Cups and Bowls on the Pottery Wheel
Tuition: Discounted price if registered by Mar 25: $175.00 (includes your first bag of clay)
Registrations Mar 26 to start: $195.00 (includes your first bag of clay)
Tues, April 5-May 10, 6-8:30pm with Dennis Hummel (5 sessions, 15 hours contact)
Experience the exciting world of pottery in this introductory course, perfect for those who have never worked in clay and people looking for a refresher! Create your own simple forms, including cups and bowls, as you learn how to wedge, center, throw, glaze and much more!
Minnesota Art Educators: Local Experience, Global Connections
Sat & Sun, April 16 & 17, 9am-5pm
In collaboration with Paramount Visual Arts Center, and funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board’s Arts Access program, Northern Clay Center presents a series of intensive ceramic workshops for Minnesota art educators. Join ceramic artist/educator Ursula Hargens (Minneapolis, MN) and local ceramic artist Bill Gossman (New London, MN) in this 2-day, Paramount-hosted workshop designed to enrich Minnesota Art Educators’ existing classroom curriculum and resources, as well as deepen and inspire their own studio practice. This particular session will include demonstrations and hands-on instruction, lesson plans for your classroom, as well as historical and social context, with special attention to Danish ceramics.
The Perpich Center for the Arts will provide CEU credits to Minnesota Art Educators who attend this particular workshop.