Thursday, September 24, 2020

Odyssey ClayWorks Fall 2020 Classes

 Fall Session 2020

October 12th – December 13th

Odyssey ClayWorks 
 
www.odysseyclayworks.com

 Bigger Pots Made Easy

Instructor: Gabriel Kline and Anja Bartels

Mondays, 10am – 12:30pm
October 12th – December 7th
No Class October 19th

Do you want to increase the scale of your work, but feel intimidated by large pieces of clay? The truth is, you don’t have to be a big, strong person to make big, strong pots! Join Anja and Gabriel as they demystify the techniques used to produce large scale pottery. Demos will include throwing wide diameter bowls, section building skyscraper pots, centering 50-100 lbs. of clay, and creative ways to make voluminous storage jars. These techniques are simple, fun, and easy to learn. You’ll be amazed at the pieces you create! The class will include plenty of studio and one-on-one time with the instructors.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $75 Lab Fee*
*Includes 50lbs of clay and firing of large work


Charting New Waters

Instructor: Anja Bartels
 
Tuesdays, 10am – 12:30pm
October 13th – December 8th
No Class November 3rd
 
Are you curious about expressing yourself through pottery but don’t know where to start? Let Anja take you on a surface design journey in this 8-week hands-on course. We will take a close look at forms and shapes that give us the best canvases to decorate before we dive deep into storytelling through illustrative Sgraffito and Mishima, adding texture with slip to create phantasmagorical creatures, and using lusters and decals to make your creations shine.

Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $55 Lab Fee


Let’s Get Salty!

Instructor: Gillan Doty

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9pm
October 13th – December 8th
No Class November 3rd

Get ready to fire your pottery in our newly built Salt and Soda Kiln! This class will focus on making pots for everyday use to fill your cabinets, dish rack, and dinner table. Hone your skills and artistic pursuits by learning to make more complex cups, plates, bowls, and pitchers. You’ll be astounded by the dynamic surfaces you can achieve by using a variety of slips and Cone 10 glazes. Students will participate in the unforgettable experience of firing our Salt and Soda kiln.

Level: Intermediate 
Tuition: $310 plus $55 Lab Fee


Beginner Sculpture:  Personifying Clay Creations 

Instructor: Mike Zukoski

Wednesdays, 10am – 12:30pm
October 14th – December 9th
No Class November 25th

This class will cover the basics of ceramic sculpture.  We will use introductory hand-building techniques and sculpt using solid forms, coil, and slab methods. Each student will be encouraged to bring their own ideas and we will work to bring them to life in 3D.  Everyone is welcome—from complete beginners to advanced potters who are interested in learning new techniques and methods.

Levels: All Levels
Tuition: $310 +$55 Lab Fee


From Line to Form

Instructor: Allison Cochran

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9pm
October 14th – December 9th
No Class November 25th

Join Allie for an exploration of design methods that can enhance your creative process. In this class we will use drawing as a means for pattern making, translating lines and shapes into 3-d ceramic forms. Drawing shapes provides a quick way to explore new ideas. Students will apply these methods to make sets, coils, slabs, tiles, or working reductively with clay.
 
Levels: All Levels
Tuition: $310 + $55 Lab Fee


Beginner Wheel: You Can Handle It!


Instructor: Shinara Taylor

Saturdays, 10am – 12:30pm
October 17th – December 12th
No Class November 28th  

Have you dreamt of making a personalized mug or bowl but feel boggled by the process?  Don’t be nervous, every proficient potter was a beginner once—just like you. This class will boost your clay confidence with inspiring demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and plenty of practice. Through exploration of tools and foundational techniques you’ll be able to create distinct and useful pots. Each student with be encouraged to establish a strong skill base while also pursuing their individual interests and goals. Get ready to use your hands and make something you’re proud of!

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $310 + $55 Lab Fee


Beginner Wheel: Clay All Day

Instructor: Lauren Breitling

Sundays, 10am – 12:30pm
October 18th – December 13th
No Class November 29th

Want to learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel? No experience? No problem! In this class, students will learn the foundations of wheel throwing. Starting with the basics and building upon them, students will gain the necessary skills to create mugs, bowls, vases, and more! There will be plenty of instruction as well as independent time to explore the mud and the studio. Join Lauren this fall for a playful and clay-full journey!

Level: All Levels
Tuition: Tuition: $310 + $55 Lab Fee


Kid’s Class: Monday Clay Play

Instructor: Kristen Easters

Ages 6-10

Mondays, 4 - 6pm
October 12th – November 9th

Ready to play in the mud?! In this after-school ceramics class, we will focus on learning the basics of wheel throwing in addition to some hand-building techniques. Class activities will include both group and individual projects. Students will be encouraged to navigate their own path and feel the freedom to gravitate towards techniques that they are most inspired by. Kristen will provide one-on-one guidance to help each student transform their creative ideas from concept to clay!

Tuition: $235
$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Discount code “claycamp25”



Kid’s Class: Earth Day Everyday
 

Instructor: Paige Janeri

Ages 8-12

Thursdays, 4 - 6pm
October 29th – December 10th
No Class November 26th

The process of making with clay is fun, creative, and expressive, especially with its tactile properties and many uses. This six-week class will add originality and innovation to your child’s day. Using beautiful brown clay, we will start with the basics and then build on our knowledge by combining hand-building, wheel throwing, and team projects.  The activities in this class are designed to let the students work at their own pace and get as detailed as they desire. We’ll learn about the personality of clay, make friends, collaborate on ideas, and create what makes us happy, while honoring the earth we all share.

Tuition: $235
$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Discount code “claycamp25”

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