Adult Wheel Throwing: Beginner & Intermediate
Adult Wheel Throwing: Beginner and Intermediate
Class outline: Learning and refining the basic techniques of wheel throwing. There will be an emphasis on surface decoration and alterations with wet and bisqued clay. Classes will be 3 hours, generally consisting of about 2 hours of wheel throwing and decorating, and ½ hour each of set-up and clean-up.
Premise breakdown of class: This class is meant to give students time to explore the art of pottery and gain a good base of pottery skills. Classes will progress according to the students ability, enabling them to become comfortable with clay and go through the entire ceramic process, from throwing to firing and glazing. Students will learn and refine the basics of wheel throwing while exploring a variety of forms. After pieces are thrown, we will experiment with various types of surface decoration and alterations. Hand building techniques will also be used to enhance thrown forms. Students will learn studio set up and clean up, along with safety precautions for ceramics.
Age: 16 and up. Beginner to intermediate
4 students per class
Mondays 2pm - 5pm
November 2nd - December 7th
$250 / person (materials included)
About the instructor:
Kara was born and raised on Maui, Hawaii and then moved to Humboldt California for college. She has been working with clay since elementary school art classes. Throughout middle and high school most of her clay experience was with hand building. She loved making detailed organic inspired creations. In college she dove into wheel throwing; she was able to combine her love for details and decoration with functional vessels. Upon moving to Bend she has reentered into the clay world. Her work is inspired by the outdoors; birds, mountains, trees, and flowers often adorn the her vessels. Kara believes that clay is a great avenue for personal expression and hopes to give her students that experience.