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    • October 10, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • November 14, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
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    Mondays, October 10, 17, 24, 31,  Nov 7, 14

    6:00–8:00p

    Instructor:  Anya Nelson

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. Start your week off by doing something you love while learning to bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This 6-week 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 student's throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting, and take time to work with each individually. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. If you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box, this class is for you. 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. Bring a list of your pottery goals, an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 10/8

    • October 15, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • November 12, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Saturdays, October 15, 22, 29, Nov. (skip 5), 12

    9:00am–12:00pm

    Instructor: Jennie Johnson Sic

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. [Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered* or instructors approval]. This class is for anyone who has already taken a class or two as well as anyone who is brand new to the wheel. If you already have some experience this class will help you to hone your skills. If you are brand new, you will learn how to wedge clay, as well as, throw simple forms on the wheel such as cylinders and bowls. Students will learn how to trim their thrown pieces and on the last class will learn how to apply glazes.

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

    *Experience wheel throwing and creating basic forms is required to take this class.

    Register by: 10/13

    • October 20, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 01, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Thursdays, Oct 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1

    10:00am–12:00pm

    Instructor: Rebecca Rehpol

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Join this class to begin your journey learning to throw pottery.  This is a class for those with no knowledge of throwing on a wheel or with little experience of throwing and need more practice. The instructor will provide demonstrations during each class and assist  learners with improving their skills. The class will start throwing simple forms of cylinders and bowls.

    The class will include throwing and trimming vessels. Glazing will be demonstrated after the greenware is low fired in the kiln. Each glazed piece will then be high fired to finish the process. Each student should purchase basic clay tools and bring them to each class session. 

    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: 10/18

    • October 24, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • November 14, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Mondays,  October 24, 31, Nov 7, 14

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor: Linda Ewalt

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. In this four-week course, we will explore new techniques and skills in pottery. The focus will be 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. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 10/22

    • October 26, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • November 23, 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Wednesdays,  October 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23

    9:30a–12:30p

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. Join this fun, independent clay study group and create something you are interested in. You can use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms. Delores will be able to offer some guidance, but no specific instruction will be provided. You must be an advanced clay worker and be able to work independently. There are lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from and so many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by: 10/24



    • November 01, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • December 06, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Tuesdays,  November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6

    6:00–8:00p

    Instructor: Lynette Porter

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Bowls and mugs will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. 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 skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. 

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 10/30

    • November 03, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • December 15, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Thursdays,  November 3, 10, 17, (skip 24), Dec 1, 8, 15

    6:00–8:00pm

    Instructor: Lynette Porter

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. Advanced Beginner–Intermediate. Advance your hand-building skills while having fun. Explore many hand-building techniques to make mugs, plates, functional pieces and pieces students are interested in creating. Create your own texture and templates and explore many decorating and glazing options.

    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: 11/1

    • November 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • November 18, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 3
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    Fridays, November 4, 18

    10:00a–12:00p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. All levels. Join in this joyful holiday event handbuilding your own holiday ornaments. In the first session, the ornaments will be made using different shapes and textures. Decals can be added if desired. After the ornaments are initially fired, you will have an opportunity to select glazes of your choice and be given expert instructions in proper glazing.  Your ornament will then be fired again and ready for you to pick up in the studio at your convenience. Each ornament will be uniquely yours and can have a small wire hangar added for easy use on a tree or other holiday decoration.  No previous experience needed.  Come and start your holiday season off with a fun and creative time.

    Register by: 11/2

    • November 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 13, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Tuesdays, November 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13

    10:00a–12:00p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Age 16+. Beginners. Join in this fun pottery class to learn the basics of handbuilding! Working with textures, stamps, decals, different glaze techniques, and more, Nancy will guide you through the process to create your one of a kind pottery pieces. Bring your ideas and inspirations! Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 11/06

    • November 09, 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • December 14, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
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    Wednesdays, November 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14

    2:30–4:30p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Age 16+. Beginners. Join in this fun pottery class to learn the basics of hand building! Working with textures, stamps, decals, different glaze techniques, and more, Nancy will guide you through the process to create your one of a kind pottery pieces. Bring your ideas and inspirations! Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 11/07

    • November 11, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Friday, November 11  (no open studio this day)

    10:00a–2:00p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. [Prerequisite: must have taken a pottery class at Womanspace.] This workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn about glazes from Womanspace’s glazing queen, Nancy O’Neill! Learn what some of the technical glazing lingo means, the different types of glazes there are, and how to properly apply them for best finished results. Nancy will make suggestions, assist in troubleshooting, or any other glazing questions. Peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. You must bring a few of your own bisque-fired pieces to glaze. Fee includes glazes.

    Register by: 11/9

    • November 19, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • December 17, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Saturdays,  November 19, (skip 26), Dec 3, 10, 17

    9:00am–12:00pm

    Instructor: Jennie Johnson Sic

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. [Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered* or instructors approval]. This class is for anyone who has already taken a class or two as well as anyone who is brand new to the wheel. If you already have some experience this class will help you to hone your skills. If you are brand new, you will learn how to wedge clay, as well as, throw simple forms on the wheel such as cylinders and bowls. Students will learn how to trim their thrown pieces and on the last class will learn how to apply glazes.

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

    *Experience wheel throwing and creating basic forms is required to take this class.

    Register by: 11/17

    • November 21, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • December 19, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Mondays, November 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

    6:00–8:00p

    Note: This is a 5 week class.

    Instructor:  Anya Nelson

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. Start your week off by doing something you love while learning to bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This 6-week 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 student's throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting, and take time to work with each individually. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. If you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box, this class is for you. 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. Bring a list of your pottery goals, an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 11/19

    • November 28, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • December 19, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Mondays,  November 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor: Linda Ewalt

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. In this four-week course, we will explore new techniques and skills in pottery. The focus will be 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. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 11/26

    • November 30, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • December 21, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Wednesdays,  November 30, Dec 7, 14, 21

    9:30a–1:00p

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. Join this fun, independent clay study group and create something you are interested in. You can use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms. Delores will be able to offer some guidance, but no specific instruction will be provided. You must be an advanced clay worker and be able to work independently. There are lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from and so many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by: 11/28




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