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    • Wed, January 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
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    Wednesdays, January 22, 29

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Colored pencils enable detail as well as beautiful shading. They're terrific to use for layering, blending and rich color study. Whether your goals are grand or simple enjoyment, come discover the unique properties of colored pencils in this quick 2 session course.

    SUPPLY LIST: Bring a set of 12 color pencils (Crayola set will suffice for this basic exploration, but more advanced students may prefer Prismacolor pencils), a hand-held sharpener, an XL sketchbook (or a size that is comfortable) is recommended but not required.  Please select materials to fit your own goals. If you're just starting out with color pencils, a humble set may be absolutely perfect.

    Register by: 1/20

    • Wed, January 22, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
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    Wednesday, January 22

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Kim Morhardt

    Ages 13+. Learn to make goat's milk soap using the cold process method. At the end of the class you will be taking about two pounds of soap home with you. This class will be fun, informative and easy to do! We will talk about using essential oils and natural colorants in your soap to keep it as pure and natural as possible. The soap will be molded into milk carton, which will be provided. If you would like to use a decorative mold, please bring only silicone molds (found in the cake decorating isle at local craft stores or online). Plastic molds do not work well with the cold process soap. You will be working with lye and will learn how to handle it properly. Wear long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the ingredients for the soap. If you wish to use essential oils, please bring only 100% pure oils from a reputable company.


    Register by: 1/20

    • Tue, January 28, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 1
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    Tuesday, January 28

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    Come and have fun, get messy with this free flowing medium! Tres will guide you through the steps using different techniques to achieve some amazing pour painting results. Each session offers a new interesting outcome! Paints are included, but if you would like to bring your own colors you will need 4 small bottles of craft paint. Wear an old shirt or smock, this is a messy process!

    Register by: 1/26

    • Thu, January 30, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
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    Thursdays, January 30 & February 13

    6:00–9:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Intermediate Level. Irish Folklore for this mischievous sprite (man fairy), who hoarded treasures, originated in the late 1600s in Ireland, and it is said if he is caught at the end of a rainbow, he will reveal where all the treasures are hidden. Learn the age-old craft of sculpting on a board by manipulating the paper mache and using armatures to get the desired work of art. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. The second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! Wear old clothes or bring a smock. This process requires no oven, no kiln, all air dry materials. Feel free to bring your own special additions to make your sculpture one of a kind. Come have fun and create something magical! Fee includes ALL materials.  

    Register by: 1/28

    • Mon, February 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 3
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    Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 24

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Christi Russell

    Tapestry weaving is an ancient technique used by many cultures to create fabrics for clothes, wall hangings and furniture. In this class students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving, how to plan and design a tapestry project, and traditional easy to learn tapestry techniques. Students will also learn how to build and set up a loom, add plain weave, utilize rya knots, incorporate soumak and create shapes while experimenting with color, pattern and texture. Plus, a few important finishing steps to get your work off your loom and onto your wall. Take your loom home and keep creating after the class! Students need to bring: 4 skeins of different types of yarn in colors of their choice, optional beads and other things to add to their weaving.

    Register by: 2/1

    • Mon, February 03, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 3
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    Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 24

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Discover new ways to enable the seeing required for stronger observational drawings. Learning to see both negative and positive spaces and shapes, and noting the way they fit together WILL transform your skills and confidence in drawing. After a series of exercises designed to improve the perception of subjects, students will draw from life and their own images. Student should bring a medium sized sketchbook, assorted erasers, and #2, B, 2B drawing pencils.


    Register by: 2/1

    • Tue, February 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
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    Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Kathy Rasmus

    Have you always wanted to learn how to make baskets? Come and learn the coiling technique to create unique and beautiful baskets. We will explore how create baskets with a variety of forms, embellishments and finishes. You learn ways to add beads, fringe and interesting edges to clay pieces. The only supplies you will need is medium weight yarn. This is a great new way to use up all that extra yarn you have laying around. Each class time we will concentrate on the steps in building your basket. All other supplies will be provided.

    Register by: 2/20


    • Thu, February 06, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
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    Thursdays, February 6 & 20

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Intermediate Level. Irish Folklore for this mischievous sprite (man fairy), who hoarded treasures, originated in the late 1600s in Ireland, and it is said if he is caught at the end of a rainbow, he will reveal where all the treasures are hidden. Learn the age-old craft of sculpting on a board by manipulating the paper mache and using armatures to get the desired work of art. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. The second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! Wear old clothes or bring a smock. This process requires no oven, no kiln, all air dry materials. Feel free to bring your own special additions to make your sculpture one of a kind. Come have fun and create something magical! Fee includes ALL materials. 

    Register by: 2/4

    • Thu, February 06, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
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    Thursday, February 6

    2:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Learn the beginning basics of crochet in this one session class. You will learn how to chain, single, double and treble crochet. We will also discuss how to read a pattern, different types of hooks and yarn selection. All supplies provided —  you will go home with a crochet hook and yarn to practice with.

    Register by: 2/4

    • Thu, February 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
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    Thursday, February 6

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Learn the beginning basics of crochet in this one session class. You will learn how to chain, single, double and treble crochet. We will also discuss how to read a pattern, different types of hooks and yarn selection. All supplies provided —  you will go home with a crochet hook and yarn to practice with.

    Register by: 2/4

    • Wed, February 12, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Wednesdays,  February 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11

    9:30–12:30 pm

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by: 2/10



    • Thu, February 13, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 12
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    Thursday,  February 13

    12:00–1:30 pm

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Art Nouveau is a style of art, architecture and applied art popular between 1890-1910 as a partial reaction to the academic art of the 19th century. It was inspired by natural forms and structures, especially the curved lines of plants and flowers. Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) of Spain and Hector Guimard (1867–1942) of France created outstanding examples of this style in buildings, doorways, subway entrances and furniture.


    Register by: 2/11

    • Sat, February 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Saturdays,  February 15, 22, 29, March 7

    10:00 am–1:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 2/13

    • Tue, February 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
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    Tuesdays, February 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Sue Abare

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory — but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by: 2/16


    • Wed, February 19, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
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    Wednesdays, February 19, 26

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Monoprints are one-of-a-kind prints that bridge the gap between painting and printmaking. The results are spontaneous and expressive. Students will explore a variety of monoprinting methods and may work back into their prints with drawing materials. The process is fun, fresh and immediate. Come experiment with this unique medium! Supplies included.

    Register by: 2/17

    • Thu, February 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
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    Thursdays,  February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class, we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound and lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by: 2/18

    • Thu, February 20, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
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    Thursdays, February 20, 27

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Eamonn Talkington

    So often we think art requires special supplies and $15 tubes of paint. But that isn't always true. In this two-week course, you will be instructed in the creation of two original abstract works of art. You will be shown how use of various implements and tools for the application of paint, as well as, instructed in the use of various types of paints and mediums. Paint, brushes, and tools supplied. Please bring two canvases any size that "speaks" to you.


    Register by: 2/18

    • Fri, February 21, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
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    Friday, February 21

    9:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Kim Morhardt

    Ages 13+. Learn to make goat's milk soap using the cold process method. At the end of the class you will be taking about two pounds of soap home with you. This class will be fun, informative and easy to do! We will talk about using essential oils and natural colorants in your soap to keep it as pure and natural as possible. The soap will be molded into milk carton, which will be provided. If you would like to use a decorative mold, please bring only silicone molds (found in the cake decorating isle at local craft stores or online). Plastic molds do not work well with the cold process soap. You will be working with lye and will learn how to handle it properly. Wear long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the ingredients for the soap. If you wish to use essential oils, please bring only 100% pure oils from a reputable company.


    Register by: 2/19

    • Mon, February 24, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Mondays, February 24, March 2, 9, 23, 30, April 6

    9:30–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 2/22



    • Mon, February 24, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Mondays,  February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Ages 16+. Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. Bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This class is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailor each class to the individual participants throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each person individually. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. This class is for you if you if you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box. Come to this “Monday Funday” and let your pottery grow at your own pace. Please bring a list of pottery goals with you or we can work on that together. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 2/22


    • Tue, February 25, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Tuesdays,  February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    9:30–11:30 am 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. Learn techniques of hand building & wheel throwing with clay. Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study. Whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm! Maybe even incorporate the two. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 2/23

    • Tue, February 25, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Tuesdays, February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    6:00–8:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 2/23

    • Wed, February 26, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
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    Wednesday, February 26

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    Come and have fun, get messy with this free flowing medium! Tres will guide you through the steps using different techniques to achieve some amazing pour painting results. Each session offers a new interesting outcome! Paints are included, but if you would like to bring your own colors you will need 4 small bottles of craft paint. Wear an old shirt or smock, this is a messy process!

    Register by: 2/24

    • Thu, February 27, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Thursdays,  February 27, March 5, 12, 26

    9:30–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    If you have mastered the skill of creating basic forms on the pottery wheel then you are ready to move to the next level! This class will allow you to take your skills further and learn to throw with larger amounts of clay and create more intricate forms such as bottles, plates, and lidded vessels. Students are welcome to suggest forms they’re interested in creating and demonstrations will be given based on interest. Students are also free to work on their own personal projects and receive assistance from the instructor as needed. Students must have some experience throwing on a wheel and feel comfortable creating the most basic forms.

    Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).


    Register by: 2/25

    • Mon, March 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
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    Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Intermediate to Advanced students will enjoy instruction tailored to personal interests. These two hour classes are limited in size and designed to suit student goals and ensure progress. Students select art media with which they are most comfortable to pursue individual directions.  If you've already taken a variety of classes in drawing and painting but seek more, or if you've tabled your passion as life intervened, we've got a home for you here. This class assumes a comfort level with drawing and/or painting and is not for beginners. 


    Register by: 2/28

    • Mon, March 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Jean and Linda will help you explore new techniques and skills in pottery focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming, creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay. Photo lithography and Raku possibilities. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firings.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 2/29



    • Thu, March 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
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    Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Kathy Rasmus

    Have you always wanted to learn how to make baskets? Come and learn the coiling technique to create unique and beautiful baskets. We will explore how create baskets with a variety of forms, embellishments and finishes. You learn ways to add beads, fringe and interesting edges to clay pieces. The only supplies you will need is medium weight yarn. This is a great new way to use up all that extra yarn you have laying around. Each class time we will concentrate on the steps in building your basket. All other supplies will be provided.

    Register by: 3/3

    • Thu, March 12, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 13
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    Thursday,  March 12

    12:00–1:30 pm

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Ernst Barlach (1870–1938) was a Jewish, German, expressionist sculptor, printmaker, author and radio broadcaster. He used his art, writing and voice to protest the oppression of Hitler and the Nazis. Some of his sculptures are anti-war creations and some show the influence of simple Russian peasants. Barlach’s personal story of survival in Nazi Germany is interesting and his art is strong and worthy!


    Register by: 3/10

    • Sat, March 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
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    Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15

    10:00 am–1:00 pm

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    Learn how to paint with hot wax! In this unique two-day workshop, you will learn how to use encaustic wax materials and tools to create beautiful original paintings. Exploring multiple ways to add depth and texture, compatible mediums, and collaging techniques. You will also learn how to frame, care for, pack and ship your encaustic works. Fee includes encaustic wax, pigments, brushes and tools as well as panels for you to work on — just show up and create!

    Register by: 3/12

    • Sat, March 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Saturdays,  March 14, 21, 28, April 4

    10:00 am–1:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 4/12

    • Wed, March 18, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Wednesdays,  March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15

    9:30–12:30 pm

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by: 3/16



    • Wed, March 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
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    Wednesdays, March 18, 25

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Oil pastels are perfect for bold colorful art works. They’re relatively inexpensive, portable and easy to use. This two-session class will introduce students to techniques and methods with this soft drawing material. Smooth, textural blends and variations are all achievable with this uniquely expressive medium. Come discover the possibilities! 

    SUPPLY LIST: 

    Students should purchase a simple, small set of oil pastels available at art & craft stores (a simple set of 12 Pentel brand oil pastels will provide good blend-ability at a reasonable price), an XL sketchbook (or a size that is comfortable) is recommended but not required. As always, please select materials to fit your own goals and dreams.

    Register by: 3/16

    • Wed, March 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
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