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    • January 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • February 08, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mondays,  Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, Lichtenstien, van Gogh and others.  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.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 01/16

    • January 18, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • February 22, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mondays,  Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22

    6:00–8:00p

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 1/16


    • February 24, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (CST)
    • March 24, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Wednesdays,  Feb 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24

    9:30a–12:30p

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of a face mask is required.

    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: 2/22



    • February 27, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Saturdays, Feb 27, March 6, 13, 27

    9:00–12:00 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 2/25


    • March 01, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
    Register

    Mondays,  March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

    9:30–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 2/27

    • March 01, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • March 22, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques
    and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, 
     van Gogh and others.  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.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing

    Register by: 2/27


    • March 01, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • April 05, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Register

    Mondays,  March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

    6:00–8:00p

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 2/27


    • March 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CST)
    • March 23, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Register

    Monday,  March 2, 9, 16, 23

    10:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, Lichtenstien, van Gogh and others.  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.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 2/28



    • March 02, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Tuesdays,  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6

    6:30–8:30p

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of face masks is required in the studio.

    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 25lb 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: 2/28


    • March 04, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • April 08, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Upper and Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Register

    Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt


    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited and masks will be required in the studio.

    In this class you will creating your own tiles to incorporate into your own very unique mosaic piece. Linda will guide you in creating something amazing, using techniques like lithography, sgrafitto, photo transfer, etc...the possibilities are endless! Bring your ideas and creative madness to this class — bring other elements you would like to add to your mosaic, stones, tiles, and mementos. Other supplies you will need will be discussed in the first class. Come and join the fun! We can't wait to see what you create! Fee includes clay, glazes, firing, adhesive and grout.  

    Register by: 03/02

    • March 31, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • May 05, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Wednesdays,  March 31,  April 7, 21, 28, May 5

    9:30a–12:30p

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of a face mask is required.

    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: 3/29



    • April 10, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Saturdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 8

    9:00a–12:00p

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 4/08


    • April 12, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Register

    Mondays,  April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17

    9:30–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 4/10

    • April 12, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • May 03, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Mondays, April  12, 19, 26, May 3

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, Lichtenstien, van Gogh and others.  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.   Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 4/10

    • April 12, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • May 17, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Mondays,  April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17

    6:00–8:00p

    Facilitator:  Nancy O'Neill

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 4/10


    • April 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • May 04, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Monday,  April 13, 20, 27, May 4

    10:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, Lichtenstien, van Gogh and others.  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.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 4/11


    • April 13, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays,  April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 17

    6:30 - 8:30pm

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of face masks is required in the studio.

    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 lb. 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: 4/11


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