2016 SUMMER SESSION: SIGN UP TODAY!


Our 2016 summer class line-up includes 3-week sessions, 6-week sessions and 8-week sessions to meet unique summer schedule needs. Classes meet once weekly for three hours. Tuition includes 25 pounds of clay, all glaze materials and firing fees. Email shauna@archcontemporary.com with any questions or to reserve your space. 

WHEEL THROWING:

Intro to Wheel Throwing [3-Week Session]

Have you always been curious about the potter’s wheel? Not ready to make a big commitment but want to get your hands dirty? This short and sweet session is for students with little or no experience working with clay who are interested in finding out if they have a passion for it. Learn the basic skills necessary to make a functional vessel on the potter’s wheel.  Instructor will provide group demonstrations along with one-on-one instruction to guarantee each student goes home with a successful piece of handmade pottery. Sign up with a buddy and bring something to drink, it’s a great way to spend an evening. 
Tuition: $200
> 3-week Session 1: Wednesdays 6-9 PM [July 6 - July 20, 2016]
>3-week Session 2: Wednesdays  6-9 PM [August 10 - August 24]

Wheel Throwing [6-Week Session]

Ideal for students who have had an introductory experience working on the potter's wheel and now want to strengthen their basic skills. This class will focus on mastering fundamental throwing techniques, introducing a variety of new and altered forms, and developing glazing and decorating ideas. Students with solid basic skills will focus on refining techniques and be challenged with more complex forms. Classes will include group demonstrations along with one-on-one instruction and can be catered to accommodate all skill levels. 
Tuition: $300 • Instructor: Josh Primmer
>6-week Session: Thursdays 10 AM-1 PM [July 21 - August 23, 2016]

Revisiting the Wheel [8-week session]

Have you already been enraptured by wheel throwing and are seeking to reconnect with clay? Starting with a foundation of basic centering and throwing skills, experienced students will learn to throw more complex shapes, alter thrown forms, join multiple forms and integrate hand building techniques. Glazing and surface treatments will be addressed in more detail and students will explore some historical and contemporary practices and adopt and apply them to their own works. Josh will provide instruction through group demonstrations along with one on one assistance while allowing students the flexibility to focus on their own interests. This course will include group critiques to discuss progress and potential development. 
Tuition: $350 • Instructor: Josh Primmer (our new artist-in-residence!)
>8-week Session: TUESDAYS 10 AM-1 PM [July 13 - August 31, 2016]

HAND-BUILDING

Intro to Functional Hand-building [6-Week]

Want to get your hands dirty this summer? Tried the pottery wheel but felt restricted in what you could make? This fun and easy hand-building course is designed for students of all levels and will focus on creating beautiful functional ceramic objects. Learn tricks of the trade to quickly create successful pieces that will bring satisfaction to your studio practice. Carly will introduce pattern making and image transfer techniques to create unique and exciting surfaces. Create bowls, vases, teapots and pitchers using hand-building techniques. This is the perfect class to create one-of-a-kind gifts for friends, family and even yourself!

Tuition: $300 • Instructor: Carly Costello
>6-week Session: Thursdays 6-9 PM [July 21 - August 23, 2016]