Hands in Clay W22

Hands in Clay

Sessions:

8

Dates:

12/2/2021 to 2/3/2022

Discounts & Other Fees:

$10 Resident Discount

Location: Instructor:
  • Karen McKee
All participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Meeting Times

  • Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Description

For former students of FCAAE's Hands In Clay classes!

In-person instruction. Students MUST follow FCASD COVID-19 safety protocols which include:

  • Masks must be worn correctly at all times inside District buildings
  • Sanitize your hands upon entry to the building
  • Stay as far apart as possible
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • If you become ill, please email director@fcaae.org so FCAAE may comply with FCASD contact tracing protocols

More Weeks! Hand build with clay and/or throw on the wheel. A professional potter is available to teach techniques of construction and creative design. Work with the instructor as much or little as you wish to create projects of higher artistic focus and skill.

Fee includes 25 lb bag of clay, all glazes and firings for pottery created with this initial bag of clay. Need more clay? Students wishing to make additional pieces are welcome to do so by purchasing an extra bag of clay/use of additional glazes for $40.

Here is the 8 week schedule:

  • Week 1: Build new pieces to be ready for Week 3 bisque fire.
  • Week 2: Build new pieces or continue working on existing class pieces to be ready for bisque firing.
  • Week 3: Build new pieces or continue working on existing class pieces to be ready for bisque firing.
    • Bisque Fire for all bone dry class work 
  • Week 4: Build new pieces or continue work on existing class pieces.
    • Glaze Fire for all pieces that are ready
  • Week 5: Build new pieces or continue working on existing class pieces.
    • Bisque Fire if enough bone dry class pieces - otherwise this fire will occur when enough pieces are bone dry
    • Take home glazed pieces
  • Week 6: Build new pieces or continue working on existing class pieces.
    • Glaze Fire if enough pieces are ready - otherwise this fire will occur when enough pieces are ready
  • Week 7: Final week to build new pieces. IF new builds are not finished during this class, they will not be fired this semester.
  • Week 8: Glaze work only. Karen is willing to demo whatever students wish to learn.
    • Bisque Fire
    • Glaze Fire
  • Pickup of all Winter 2022 pieces - Thursday, March 1 from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
    • Due to space limitations, all unclaimed pieces will be destroyed on March 9th.

Additional Notes

Please Note: There is a chance that the February 3rd class will need to be changed to Thursday, February 17th instead. Students will be notified IF this change is needed. Please be aware of this possibility and check your calendar before registering.

  • Students may create pieces that have a minimum size of 3" x 3" and a maximum size of 12" x 12"
  • Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
  • Parking: Gate A is closest lot - stadium entrance.
    • From Fox Chapel Road → Field Club Road → 3rd left (1st onto HS campus)
    • From Powers Run Road → Field Club Road → 4th right
  • Enter at exterior door with Adult Education Entrance sign; across from lower stadium lot.
  • To reach Room 164: The classroom is the second room on your right after you enter the building.

In-person instruction. Students MUST follow FCASD COVID-19 safety protocols which include:

  • Masks must be worn correctly at all times inside District buildings
  • Sanitize your hands upon entry to the building
  • Stay as far apart as possible
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • If you become ill, please email director@fcaae.org so FCAAE may comply with FCASD contact tracing protocols

New Students must have their own 8 piece clay tool kit. Please make sure your kit includes all items in the set pictured. Various manufacturers and vendors offer kits with this assortment of tools.

clay tools

  • Wire clay cutter/Loop tool/Double ended ribbon tool/Modeling tool/Needle tool/Potter rib/Sponge/Metal Scraper

Fees

  • Class Fee $190.00
Total: $190.00

Note: Class is Full

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