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CERAMICS

Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.16, to inquire about class availability.
 
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A90317 Beginning and Continuing with Clay, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Bowman
Skill Level: ALL
This course combines basic throwing and handbuilding techniques for beginners with more advanced techniques and individualized instruction for continuing students. Demonstrations and discussions will complement the hands-on experiences, and we'll explore a variety of firing methods for finishing our work.


Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/11/2017 and ending 10/23/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

A90517 Pottery in the Making, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Lee Persell
Skill Level: ALL
This class is for beginners and advanced potters alike. Beginners will be introduced to the potter's wheel as well as handbuilding. Experienced students will work with the instructor to develop their own projects. High-fire, raku and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/12/2017 and ending 10/24/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

A90017 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell
Skill Level: ALL
Beginners receive an introduction to basic throwing techniques and forms, while intermediate students expand their technical abilities and their understanding of ceramic form through demos, discussions and critiques. High-fire, raku and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/12/2017 and ending 10/24/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

A94417 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill Level: B, AB, I
In this off-the-wheel class, students create a wide variety of projects ranging from figurative work (animals and human) to realistic or abstract forms, to clay totems, and more. You will learn proper interior structure for a sculpture made of clay and have fun with surface design and textures. Come with an idea for a project you want to create, and together we will work to complete it. All levels welcome. Clay and firing fees are additional.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/6/2017 and ending 10/25/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

A94117 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill Level: B, AB, I
In this off-the-wheel class, students create a wide variety of projects ranging from figurative work (animals and human) to realistic or abstract forms, to clay totems, and more. You will learn proper interior structure for a sculpture made of clay and have fun with surface design and textures. Come with an idea for a project you want to create, and together we will work to complete it. All levels welcome. Clay and firing fees are additional.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/6/2017 and ending 10/25/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

A90617 Pottery in the Making, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Lee Persell
Skill Level: ALL
This class is for beginners and advanced potters alike. Beginners will be introduced to the potter's wheel as well as handbuilding. Experienced students will work with the instructor to develop their own projects. High-fire, raku and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/14/2017 and ending 10/26/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

A97617 Clay: Form and Surface, Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Ernest Miller
Skill Level: ALL
Make your Thursday evenings fun and creative in this relaxed potter's wheel class. Instructor demonstrations will show you how to create cups, bowls, plates, vases, lidded jars and teapots. Individual attention will help you develop your skills. Some projects include hand construction and altering techniques. This class is designed for students with some experience and ambitious beginners. All tableware is finished in a high-fire kiln for food-safe use at home.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 14 and up
No class on October 5
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/7/2017 and ending 10/26/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

A91717 Stoneware and Porcelain, Saturdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell / Robert Bowman
Skill Level: ALL
Beginners learn the basics of working with stoneware or porcelain on the potter's wheel while intermediate and advanced students expand their skills. Handbuilding projects will be presented. Class includes demos, critiques and an opportunity to try soda and raku-firing techniques.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 16 and up
No class on September 16
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/9/2017 and ending 10/28/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

A056W17 Trick or Treat Ceramics, Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill Level: ALL
Let the preparations for your Halloween decor begin! You'll create a clay jack o' lantern with a carved design of your choosing. Whether you make your pumpkin's face silly or scary is up to you. Children and adults will practice ceramic handbuilding and surface design techniques together. Because of the bisque and glaze-firing process, projects will be ready for pickup three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 5 to adult
Single class scheduled on 9/23/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 36.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

A929W17 Porcelain Demonstration [NEW!], Thursday, October 5, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kristin Pavelka
Skill Level: ALL
Spend an afternoon with Kristin Pavelka as she works through her creative process using a porcelaineous clay. The demonstration will include using a handmade textured roulette on a fresh, thrown pot as well as fine line mishima over underglaze. This is a great opportunity to get ideas, learn technical tricks and find out how to apply the demonstration to materials at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

Enrollment limited to 20 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/5/2017 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 41.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 46.00 ea.

AS90AM17 Sampler Saturday: Ceramic Sculpture, Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Art Center Faculty
Skill Level: ALL
Try your hand at making ceramic sculpture in this two-hour introduction. You'll see demos and experiment working with clay and hand-building in this fun sampler event. All materials included.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/14/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 23.00 ea.

B059W17 Clay Tree Centerpiece, Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill Level: ALL
Let's take a snowy trek through an enchanted ceramic forest. You'll design and carve a winter tree perfect for a holiday table. You'll sculpt and carve your tree's branches, bark and fun details like berries or ornaments. Children and adults will practice ceramic handbuilding and surface design techniques together. Because of the bisque and glaze-firing process, projects will be ready for pickup three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 5 to adult
Single class scheduled on 11/4/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 36.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

B90317 Beginning and Continuing with Clay, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Bowman
Skill Level: ALL
This course combines basic throwing and handbuilding techniques for beginners with more advanced techniques and individualized instruction for continuing students. Demonstrations and discussions will complement the hands-on experiences, and we'll explore a variety of firing methods for finishing our work.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 11/6/2017 and ending 12/18/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

B90517 Pottery in the Making, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell
Skill Level: ALL
This class is for beginners and advanced potters alike. Beginners will be introduced to the potter's wheel as well as handbuilding. Experienced students will work with the instructor to develop their own projects. High-fire, raku and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/31/2017 and ending 12/19/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

B90017 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell
Skill Level: ALL
Beginners receive an introduction to basic throwing techniques and forms, while intermediate students expand their technical abilities and their understanding of ceramic form through demos, discussions and critiques. High-fire, raku and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/31/2017 and ending 12/19/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

B94417 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill Level: B, AB, I
In this off-the-wheel class, students create a wide variety of projects ranging from figurative work (animals and human) to realistic or abstract forms, to clay totems, and more. You will learn proper interior structure for a sculpture made of clay and have fun with surface design and textures. Come with an idea for a project you want to create, and together we will work to complete it. All levels welcome. Clay and firing fees are additional.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/1/2017 and ending 12/20/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

B94117 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill Level: B, AB, I
In this off-the-wheel class, students create a wide variety of projects ranging from figurative work (animals and human) to realistic or abstract forms, to clay totems, and more. You will learn proper interior structure for a sculpture made of clay and have fun with surface design and textures. Come with an idea for a project you want to create, and together we will work to complete it. All levels welcome. Clay and firing fees are additional.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/1/2017 and ending 12/20/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

B90617 Pottery in the Making, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell
Skill Level: ALL
This class is for beginners and advanced potters alike. Beginners will be introduced to the potter's wheel as well as handbuilding. Experienced students will work with the instructor to develop their own projects. High-fire, raku and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 15 and up
No class on November 23
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/2/2017 and ending 12/21/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

B97617 Clay: Form and Surface, Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Ernest Miller
Skill Level: ALL
Make your Thursday evenings fun and creative in this relaxed potter's wheel class. Instructor demonstrations will show you how to create cups, bowls, plates, vases, lidded jars and teapots. Individual attention will help you develop your skills. Some projects include hand construction and altering techniques. This class is designed for students with some experience and ambitious beginners. All tableware is finished in a high-fire kiln for food-safe use at home.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 14 and up
No class on November 23
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/2/2017 and ending 12/21/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

B92617 Craft Foam Molds and Surface [NEW!], Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kristin Pavelka
Skill Level: B, AB, I
Learn how to use inexpensive craft foam as a support to create a variety of dishes. Both throwers and hand-builders will find this technique to be an exciting addition to their skill set. Surface treatments will explore various methods of line drawing including sgraffito, mishima, and slip trailing. Students are welcome to use their preferred Art Center clay.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 16 and up
No class on December 8
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/3/2017 and ending 12/22/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

B91717 Stoneware and Porcelain, Saturdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell / Robert Bowman
Skill Level: ALL
Beginners learn the basics of working with stoneware or porcelain on the potter's wheel while intermediate and advanced students expand their skills. Handbuilding projects will be presented. Class includes demos, critiques and an opportunity to try soda and raku-firing techniques.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 11/4/2017 and ending 12/16/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

B061W17 Holiday Bowl Party, Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill Level: ALL
Master basic pinch and coil handbuilding techniques to shape a bowl that's perfect for your holiday snack. Play with new surface design techniques to make interesting lines, textures and patterns. Then attach small figurines, handles, or feet to your bowl to reflect your style. Children and adults create ceramic art together in this hands-on workshop. Because of the bisque and glaze-firing process, projects will be ready for pickup three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 5 to adult
Single class scheduled on 12/9/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 36.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 160

Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   (mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday closed


Building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

* Phone lines will be open M-F, excluding holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 
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The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is accessible to students with
disabilities. If you require special assistance, please notify the Art
Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 160, and/or the Minnesota
Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) at 800.627.3529 at least two
weeks in advance. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.


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