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Summer 2018 registration opens for Members on Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22 for Non-members.

Summer 2018

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. 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 $180, Nonmembers $195

July 21 to September 1  (No class August 4)
Saturdays, 9:30 – 12:00pm
6 Weeks; Beginners
Instructor: Lois Sharpe  
SM1812

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 10 to September 11
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
10 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Anna Freeman
SM1813

July 19 to September 20
Thursdays, 10am-1pm
10 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Dede Schmidt
SM1814

Ceramics II & III

Instructor: Dede Schmidt
Students will explore intermediate and advanced techniques to improve their ceramic skills. The class is designed to give individual attention to each student and their specific needs with the intent to refine skills and improve their work. Exploration of new areas of contemporary ceramics are encouraged. Working in various areas of clay such as,wheel throwing, handbuilding, and sculpture are addressed in the class as well as finishing, decorating and glazing techniques.  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 17 to September 18
Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
10 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
Instructor: Dede Schmidt
SM1815

July 18 to September 19
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm
10 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
Instructor: Dede Schmidt
SM1816

Ceramics III 

Explore advanced techniques to improve your ceramic skills. The class is designed to give individual attention to each student and their specific needs with the intent to refine skills and improve their work. Exploration of new areas of contemporary ceramics are encouraged. Working in various areas of clay such as, wheel throwing, handbuilding, and sculpture are addressed in the class as well as finishing, decorating, glazing and firing techniques.  Students are required to purchase a basic ceramics tool kit (available at Michael’s or Jerry’s Artarama).

July 12 to September 13
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
10 Weeks; Intermediate
Instructor: Anna Freeman
SM1817

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. Payment is required as soon as the lesson is scheduled. In the event of a cancellation students must notify instructor at least 4 days (96 hours) prior to the scheduled lesson or will be charged for the session. Also, no refunds will be given if a student fails to attend a scheduled session. 

Members $50 per hour for one person or $65 per hour for two people 
Nonmembers $65 per hour for one person or $80 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