Sandra Symens

Glazing & Decoration

Sandra Symens    I-A
Tuesdays 12:30-4:30

Glazes should enhance your pots. Make better decisions about which glaze to use and why. Learn many ways to apply your glazes including dipping, pouring, spraying. Try decorating with oxides and wax resist. In addition, we will cover some techniques to decorate at the leather-hard stage. Bring some bisqueware to the first class. Fee includes 25 lbs. of clay with a bisque and glazing firing using in-studio glazes.

S1: May 8, 15, 22

$124 ACM Members
$149 Future Members

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Advanced Wheel

Sandra Symens    I-A
Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00

Build confidence in your throwing skills to transform your work into Art. Go from what you can throw to what you can create. There will be a weekly demo and challenge to enhance your ceramics goals and expand your skills. Don’t stop at simply throwing a pot. We will combine techniques on thrown pieces including handbuilding, sculpting, carving, piercing and altering. Fee includes 25 lbs. of stoneware clay with a bisque and glaze firing. Porcelain is available for a small up-charge.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1
S2: 6 wk: Jun 19, 26, Jul 3, 10, 17, 24

5 wk: $155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

6 wk: $186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

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Clay For The Absolute Beginner

Sandra Symens   B
Mondays 1:00-4:00 or 12:30-4:30

Come get dirty and play with clay. Learn what clay can do. We will work with slabs using molds, templates, stamps, and draping. Each week will be a different project. There will be instructional demos of various skills including a wheel throwing demo. You will learn simple glazing using our in-studio glazes. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay with a bisque and a glaze firing. Basic tool kits are available for purchase. Your own apron and small towel are useful.

S1: 5 wk: 1:00-4:00: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S2: 3 wk: 12:30-4:30: May 7, 14, 21

3 hr/5 wk: $155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

4 hr/3 wk: $124 ACM Members
$149 Future Members

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Wheel Thrown Animals

Sandra Symens   I-A
Tuesdays 9:00-12:00

Start with thrown bodies then alter and sculptto create your animal. Please bring images of your favorite animals to the first class. Make sculptures for your home and garden. Combine with functional techniques to create cookie jars, pitchers, pillar candlesticks, bowls, or teapots if you’re brave. This class will have many demos and lots of running dialogue. Fee includes 25 lbs. of stoneware clay with a bisque and glaze firing.

S1: Jun 19, 26, Jul 3, 10, 17, 24

$186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

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Kitchen Ceramics

Sandra Symens   I-A
Mondays 1:00-4:00 or Tuesdays 9:00-12:00

Let’s make functional work on the wheel. Create those pieces you want to use in your kitchen and customize them to your needs. Make plates, variations on flat work, bowls, lidded pieces, mugs, bakeware or pouring vessels. There will be a weekly challenge with at least one demo and many discussions. Fee includes 25 lbs. of stoneware clay with a bisque and a glaze firing. Porcelain available at a small upcharge.

Tuesdays 9:00-12:00
S1: 5 wk: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1

Mondays 1:00-4:00
S2: 3 wk: May 7, 14, 21
S3: 6 wk: Jun 18, 25, Jul 2, 9, 16, 23

3 wk: $93 ACM Members
$118 Future Members

5 wk: $155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

6 wk: $186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

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