Class Description – Handbuilding I

Current Offerings

Thursdays, noon-2pm

Starts 8/31/2017, ends 10/5/2017

Want to make a sculpture, birdhouse, or a nice dish? Handbuilding is right for you.

Come learn to work with clay at Make Waynesboro Clay Studio in Waynesboro, VA.
This class is designed to give you the essential skills needed to create clay objects using handbuilding methods. Unlike throwing on a potters' wheel, handbuilding is a skill that's a little easier to get started with, so you will likely come away from this class session with some pretty nice handmade pieces. This class will cover slab-building, hump molds, coil building, and pinch building, as well as methods for decorating, carving, and glazing.

Students in this class must be at least 16 years old.

What's it cost? What's the fee include?

A six-week class session costs $150.00 per student. Members of the SVAC and SAAC receive a 10% discount.

The $150 class fee includes 6 weeks of instruction, clay, use of studio tools, and firing credit. (Firing credit is limited. You'll be able to bisque some of your pieces, and glaze fire up to a half-shelf of work. Trust us-- that's enough. If you want to fire more, you'll be able to pay extra for it.)

Where

Classes are held at Make Waynesboro Clay Studio, near downtown Waynesboro.

The address is 200 W 12th St., Waynesboro VA 22980.

The studio is part of a larger complex at The Mill at South River. Students will be provided with specific directions (including code for the gate, which you need after 5pm) before the first class.

More about the class sessions

Week 1: Introduction, pinch building
Week 2: Slab building, bird houses, free work time
Week 3: Slab building with slumping, dishes and bowls, and free work time
Week 4: Coil building, vases, and free work time
Week 5: Finish projects / free work time
Week 6: Glazing basics, firing basics, time to glaze your pieces

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel classes which do not fill. In that case, you will be notified 7 days before the first class, and you will be refunded immediately. If you paid via Paypal, you will be refunded via Paypal through whichever method you paid. If you paid via check, you will be mailed a check.
If you decide that you cannot take a class after all, you will be refunded in full if you let us know by email makewaynesboro@gmail.com or phone 540-445-1072 at least SEVEN DAYS in advance. No refunds will be given after that time, as we have reserved your space for you and committed to others that we will run the class at that point.

No make-up classes will be offered for students who must miss classes. If we, the Studio, need to cancel a class for reasons such as instructor illness or weather, students will be offered the choice of a proportional refund or the chance to make up the class one week after the last scheduled session.

 

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