Eight-Week Classes


Fall Session | 10/9/17 - 11/30/17

Eight-Week Classes
October 9 - November 30

Four-Week Classes
Block I: October 9 - November 2
Block II: November 6 - 30
*Thanksgiving day classes will be made up on December 7th

Clay and Tool Kits can be purchased at the time of enrollment or at the front desk. Students may only attend the class they are enrolled in.

Ceramics for Beginners

Instructor: Tim Sullivan
Thursdays 10 a.m. - noon

Instructor: Liz Boudreax
Thursdays 6-8 p.m.

Eight-Week Class
*Includes Open Studio Saturdays

This is the start of your ceramic journey! This class will provide students with the fundamentals of working with clay and glazes. Students will be introduced to handbuilding, wheel-throwing projects and learn about glazing through instructor demonstrations and one-on-one attention. 

Ceramics Initiative for Veterans

Instructor: Tim Sullivan
Tuesdays 6-8 p.m.

Eight-Week Class
Free for Veterans with accepted scholarship application
Please send all applications to eoldfield@okcontemp.org

By making art, veterans experience increases in self-confidence, community engagement. In this on-going 8-week class, which is free for veterans, students will work under the careful supervision of a professional artist. Students will be introduced to handbuilding, wheel throwing, and glazing guided through demonstrations and one-on-one attention.

Ceramics for Intermediates

Instructor: Tim Sullivan
Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Instructor: Kara Lane
Mondays 6-9 p.m.

Eight-Week Class
Prerequisite: Ceramics for Beginners
*Includes Open Studio Saturdays

This class is designed to help students with a basic foundation advance to the next level. Students will further explore both handbuilding and wheel-throwing methods. The basic cylinder, bowl and plate forms are built upon to create more complex pieces. Advanced surface design, glazing and firing methods are also introduced. 


Instructors: Pat Travis and Barbara Farber
Wednesdays 1-4 p.m.

Eight-Week Class
*Includes Open Studio Saturdays

Designed for intermediate and advanced students, this class focuses primarily on handbuilding and surface design. Extruder and slab techniques are covered along with some alteration using the wheel. Unique surfaces are created through the introduction of advanced glazing and texture methods. The instructor guides the class through a new project each session with a focus on creating original work. 

Advanced Explorations

Instructor: Kara Lane
Wednesdays 6-9 p.m.

Eight-Week Class
*Includes Open Studio Saturdays

Special projects, advanced exercises, casual critiques and tips/training on studio upkeep will all be covered in this advanced class. This class is for students comfortable with intermediate levels of both handbuilding and wheel throwing.

It is mandatory that you have taken beginner and intermediate classes prior, though completion of those courses does not guarantee a student is at the advanced level.

Ceramics Studio Pass

*See studio hours. 30 hours available not including Saturdays. Must be a current student. Must have completed Ceramics for Beginners and have instructor permission.

Explore your journey with ceramics even further with a Studio Pass!

  • Open studio hours apply. Students responsible for checking availability.
  • Passes are valid for the dates listed, no carryovers or pro-rating.
  • Open studio does not include instruction or demonstration.
  • Participants may only use clay purchased at OCAC.
  • Clean up must begin 30 minutes before end of studio time.
  • Firings will follow regular schedule as set by the Studio Manager. 
  • No retail or production work allowed.