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Summer 2017 registration opens for Members on Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 for Nonmembers  

Summer 2017 

Ceramics I: Introduction for Beginners

This class is an introduction to the creative medium of clay and is designed for true beginners with no or very little ceramics experience. The first part of the class will be dedicated to learning the characteristics and possibilities of clay through hand building techniques that can be used to create functional ware or sculptural forms. As students’ progress they can make a decision about exploring the potter’s wheel or continuing on with hand building skills to find their own personal form of creative expression. Decorating, glazing and various firing options will be covered.
Members $155, Nonmembers $170

July 15 to August 19   
Saturdays, 9:30 – 12:00pm
6 Weeks; Beginners
Instructor: Carol Sphar
SM1720

Ceramics I & II 

Beginner and intermediate students learn fundamental hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating and glazing techniques. Intermediate students further develop their pottery skills by focusing on personal interests and look­ing at contemporary ceramicists for inspiration. Students are required to purchase a basic ceramics tool kit (available at Michael’s or Jerry’s Artarama).  All clay must be purchased through MOCA.
Members $255, Nonmembers $270

July 20 to September 21
Thursdays, 10am-1pm
10 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Dede Schmidt
SM1721

Ceramics II & III

Students explore intermediate and advanced techniques to refine their handbuilding, wheel-throwing, decorating and glazing skills. New artistic directions in materials, methods and design are sources of study. Students look at contemporary ceramicists to better inform their own process.
Members $255, Nonmembers $270

July 18 to September 19
Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
10 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
Instructor: Dede Schmidt
SM1722

July 19 to September 20
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm
10 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
Instructor: Dede Schmidt
SM1723

Ceramics II & III: Form, Glaze, and Firing Techniques

This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students interested in expanding their understanding and abilities in the creative medium of clay. Students will explore ceramic form, surface, function and scale, and how these characteristics relate to different firing processes. High fire glazes and application techniques will be reviewed to help students discover new ways to approach traditional kiln firing. Students will be encouraged to continue to explore their interests in alternative firing processes including crystalline glazes. Students are required to purchase a basic ceramics tool kit (available at Michael’s or Jerry’s Artarama).  All clay must be purchased through MOCA.
Members $255, Nonmembers $270

July 11 to September 12 
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm
10 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Carol Sphar
SM1724

July 12 to September 13
Wednesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
10 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
SM1725

Private Lessons

Get one-on-one ceramic instruction in areas that meet your specific needs and goals. Date and time of lessons to be determined by the student and instructor.  Lessons must be scheduled for a minimum of one hour, but may be billed in 1/2 hour increments thereafter. Private lessons should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance if possible. All private lessons must be cancelled at least 4 days (96 hours) prior to the scheduled lesson to avoid being charged.  

Members $45 per hour for one person or $60 per hour for two people 
Nonmembers $60 per hour for one person or $75 per hour for two people

For more information or to schedule, please contact the education department at 425.0000 x. 329 or email Truly@virginiamoca.org

Ceramics at MOCA
Ceramics at MOCA
Ceramics at MOCA
Ceramics at MOCA