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    • February 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • March 04, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Saturdays,  Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 4

    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: Feb 9

    • February 15, 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • March 15, 2023
    • 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Wednesdays,  Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15

    9:30a–12:30p

    Instructor: Delores Burkholder

    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: Feb 13



    • February 20, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • March 13, 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Mondays,  February 20, 27, March 6, 13

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor: Linda Ewalt

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. Advanced. This is a fast paced workshop focusing on collaboration and independent study. Instruction of various techniques to explore or expand on will be present. Implementation of the process will be determined by the students own artistic interests. Students are encouraged to share their own creative variations with the class. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: Feb 18

    • February 20, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • March 27, 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
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    Mondays, Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

    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: Feb 18

    • February 21, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • April 04, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Tuesdays, February 21, 28, March 7, 21, 28, Apr 4, no class March 14

    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: Feb 19

    • February 21, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • March 28, 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Tuesdays, Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

    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: Feb 19

    • February 22, 2023
    • 2:30 PM
    • April 05, 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Wednesdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 22, 29, April 5, no class  March 15

    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: Feb 20

    • February 23, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 30, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Thursdays, Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    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: Feb 21

    • February 23, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • March 30, 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Thursdays, Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    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: Feb 21

    • March 22, 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • April 19, 2023
    • 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Wednesdays,  Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19

    9:30a–12:30p

    Instructor: Delores Burkholder

    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: Mar 20



    • March 25, 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • April 22, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Saturdays,  Mar 25, Apr 1, 15, 22

    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: Mar 23

    • March 25, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • April 29, 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Saturdays,  March 25, April 1,8,15,22,29

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor: Janet Buchanan

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. Advanced.

    For the love of clay!

    Bring in the new year with this new one time class! We will be focusing on personal goals, growth and style in your pottery journey.

    Form, function and quality of each piece will be the main goal in this session. It will have a quality over quantity mindset and allow one to bring out their own style into one's work. Janet will share tips she learned along her journey by going to workshops from prominent potters and her endless research. We will briefly touch on different finishing techniques which may require independent time after the session to complete.

    Class includes 50lbs of clay, glazes, and firing. Suggested important tools to bring are personal bats, soft red rib/s and finishing sponge.

    Register by: March 21

    • April 03, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • May 01, 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Mondays,  April 3, 17, 24, May 1

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor: Linda Ewalt

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. Advanced. This is a fast paced workshop focusing on collaboration and independent study. Instruction of various techniques to explore or expand on will be present. Implementation of the process will be determined by the students own artistic interests. Students are encouraged to share their own creative variations with the class. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: April 1

    • April 03, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • May 08, 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Mondays, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

    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: April 1

    • April 04, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • May 09, 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
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    Tuesdays, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9

    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: Apr 2

    • April 06, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • May 11, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
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    Thursdays, Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11

    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: Apr 4

    • April 06, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • May 11, 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Thursdays,  Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11

    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: Feb 28

    • April 11, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • May 16, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Tuesdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16

    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: Apr 9

    • April 12, 2023
    • 2:30 PM
    • May 17, 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Wednesdays, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17 

    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: Apr 10


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