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Winter 2021 classes now live !

VIRTUAL CLASSES

Using Clay to find yourSELF
Time: Sunday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dates: Jan 17, 2021 – Feb 14, 2021
Skill Level: All Levels This 5-week workshop is an opportunity to experience how conceptual artists think. Do you have something to say that is just itching to come out? You know you’re creative but don’t know how to harvest that creativity? Participants will be guided through the steps of creating a concept, from the hint of an idea, to seeing it manifested as a ceramic object. The basic fundamental soft hand-building will be presented: pinch, coil and slab.  We will explore surface treatments and various glaze techniques for earthenware ^04. All experience levels are welcome and all forms of expression will be encouraged. Clay and firing fees are additional. Curb-side clay purchase and curb-side firing available with Baltimore Clayworks staff.

Virtual Coil Vessels: Paddle + Anvil 
Time: Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Dates: Jan 20, 2021 – Feb 10, 2021
Skill Level: All Levels
Join us for this virtual 4-week session introducing participants to the basics of  flattened and paddled coiling to make both functional and decorative items using a paddle and anvil method. Participants will gain appreciation for this traditional art form which has numerous iterations across cultures all over the world. Students will explore the coiling process to create a variety of bowls, flanged rims, vases or flower pots.  Learn the fundamentals of working with a paddle and anvil to compress and stretch the coil, create elegant curves and bold rims. All experience levels are welcome and all forms of expression will be encouraged, including combinations of organic and geometric construction.  Bisque anvil available with registration, curbside pick at Baltimore Clayworks office.
Clay and firing fees are additional. Curb-side clay purchase and curb-side firing available with Baltimore Clayworks staff. HANDBUILDING CLASSES (in-person)

Foundations in Figure Sculpture: Expressive Faces
Time: Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dates: Jan 13, 2021 – Feb 17, 2021
Skill Level: All Levels In this fun 6-week course students will learn the basic tools, materials and process for sculpting the human figure.  Participants will hone their observational skills while creating a bust and/or self-portrait through self-observation in a mirror. Students will move through the steps of measuring proportion, understanding volume, planes and anatomical structure to create finished works. Some previous clay experience recommended. Class size will be limited to 6 students.  Course fee includes 25# clay and bisque, glaze firing fees are additional.

Hands, Toes & Faces: Life Modeling Details 
Time: Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Dates: Jan 13, 2021 – Feb 17, 2021
Skill Level: All Levels
This 6-week course will focus on specialized topics including hands, feet, and various facial features. Rather than creating a finished figure, we will hone our skills in the details of the human anatomy using 2-weeks blocks to model and refine parts of a whole. Class size will be limited to 6 students.  Course fee includes 25# clay and bisque, glaze firing fees are additional.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT KID’S CLASSES!
All children’s programming is currently scheduled for in-person meetings. However, there is a virtual contingency plan if necessary during the session.

Clay After School (ages 6-12)
Time: Tuesday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dates: Jan 12, 2021 – Feb 16, 2021
Skill Level: Children This is a 6-week afternoon class for ages 6 – 12. Students will work with their hands and discover the magical qualities of clay!  They will explore texture, color and shape while building technical skills as they create a wide variety of wonderful creations.  Each class session will introduce a new technique and present a new, exciting challenge.   All works will be created in red earthenware, decorated with vibrant AMACO velvet underglaze and glaze fired to cone 04. Class includes all materials and firing.

Home School Ceramics and Science (ages 6-12)
Time: Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dates: Jan 13, 2021 – Feb 17, 2021
Skill Level: Children
Our 6-week homeschool classes are designed for children whose schedules allow them to enrich their education with an afternoon clay class! Students will discover techniques used to create wonderful clay projects while getting a behind the scenes look at the scientific aspects of how ceramics are made. In the studio, we will use slab, coil, and pinch sculpting methods to create unique ceramic masterpieces! This class is for youth with some or no previous clay experience, all are welcome. Class includes all materials and firings.