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Winter 2018 registration opens for Members on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14 for Non-members 

Winter 2018 

Ceramics I & II  

Instructor: Carol Sphar
Learning to work with clay can be both fun and challenging. Students will have the creative options to hand build, sculpt, or throw on the potter's wheel. This class will cover forming techniques, the process of decorating and glazing, kiln firing options and artistic aesthetics. This is a multi-level class, so beginning level demonstrations and information will be presented from 6:30-7:30pm and more advance demos and information from 7:30-8:30pm. Students will have class time and open studio hours to practice their skills and develop their individual creative style. 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

January 9 to March 13
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm
10 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
W1815

Ceramics I & II  

Instructor: Dede Schmidt
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

January 11 to March 15
Thursdays, 10am-1pm
10 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
W1816

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

January 9 to March 13
Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
10 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
W1817

January 10 to March 14
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm
10 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
W1818

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

Instructor: Carol Sphar
This class is designed intermediate and advanced students interested in expanding their creative clay repertoire. 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. 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

January 10 to March 14
Wednesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
10 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
W1819

 

 

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 $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