This class is for those looking to learn the basics of working on the wheel. During your eight weeks you will learn the steps that go into creating finished pieces like mugs, vases, and bowls. Weekly demonstrations will keep you motivated and be sure to bring your sense of humor. Fee includes 8 free drop-in sessions to be used by the end of the course. Students should leave all rings, watches, bracelets etc. at home and wear clothing appropriate to getting muddy.



Mondays, June 5 to 26 6:00pm – 9:00pm || A class for beginners and those wanting to become proficient on the wheel; this class will explore many functional forms as well as teach the basics that go into creating finished pieces. We will focus on individual challenges as you throw and hand build various forms. Fees include 6 free drop in sessions for the duration of the class. Please leave rings, watches and bracelets at home, wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a clay class. Hair should be tied back. Students should bring one large clear plastic recycling bag, apron, texturing tools and sticky notes. The materials fee is for 1 bag of M340 clay. Additional clay is available for purchase at the VCAC front desk.



Tuesdays, June 20 to August 15 (no class July 11) 9:30am – 12:30pm || This class is for those looking to learn the basics of working on the wheel. During your eight weeks you will learn the steps that go into creating finished pieces like mugs, vases, and bowls. Weekly demonstrations will keep you motivated and be sure to bring your sense of humor. Fee includes 8 free drop-in sessions to be used by the end of the course.



Saturdays, June 24 (9:30am – 3:00pm) & July 8 (9:30am – 11:30am) || During day one of this workshop students will use slabs of clay to create a unique Old Work Boot for an outdoor garden flowerpot. Students will return on day two to glaze their planters Students should bring an apron, 1 old bath towel and texturing tools if you have them. The materials fee is for 1 bag of F95 clay.



Tuesdays, July 4 to 25 6:00pm – 9:00pm || A class for beginners and those wanting to become proficient on the wheel; this class will explore many functional forms as well as teach the basics that go into creating finished pieces. We will focus on individual challenges as you throw and hand build various forms. Fees include 6 free drop in sessions for the duration of the class. Please leave rings, watches and bracelets at home, wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a clay class. Hair should be tied back. Students should bring one large clear plastic recycling bag, apron, texturing tools and sticky notes. The materials fee is for 1 bag of M340 clay. Additional clay is available for purchase at the VCAC front desk.



Tuesdays, July 4 to 25 6:00pm – 9:00pm || A wheel throwing and handbuilding class for beginners and those wanting to become proficient on the wheel. This class will explore many functional forms as well as teach the basics that go into creating finished pieces. We will focus on individual challenges as you throw and hand build various forms. Fees include 4 free drop in sessions for the duration of the class.



Wednesdays, July 5 to August 9 5:30pm – 9:00pm || Students will learn a variety of techniques which will include the use of molds, extruder and slab roller to create functional pieces of pottery. Using slab clay construction the projects will be: set of nesting push plates, mug, creamer, sugar bowl and teapot. Students will explore shape, texture, different decoration techniques and glazing finishes. Students should bring one large clear plastic recycling bag, apron, old bath towel, texture tools and clay tools if you have them. The materials fee is for 1 bag of M340 clay. Additional clay is available for purchase at the VCAC front desk.