Looking for your new creative home? Below is a list and short description of summer Studio Schools classes, organized in chronological order.
Eight-week classes | March 27-May 21
Four-week classes | Session 1 | March 27-April 23
Four-week classes | Session 2 | April 24-May 21
Eight-week and four-week Session 1 | March 20
Four-week Session 2 | April 20
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Eight-Week Classes | March 27-May 21
Ceramic Wall Ornamentation: Candelabras, Wall Pockets, Plates, and Shelves | Marissa Childers | Begins March 27 | Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Join artist Marissa Childers to create ceramics that decorate your wall. Goodbye, horizontal tyranny. Hand build wall pockets, plates, shelves and candelabras. Deadline extended! Read more and register here.
Wheel Throwing 1 (Monday) | David Stevens | Begins March 27 | Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Sold out! Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres.
Wheel Throwing 1 (Saturday) | Dan Harris | Begins April 1 | Saturdays, 2-4:30 p.m.
Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres. Deadline extended! Read more and register here.
Drawing Fundamentals | Chris Brizzard | Begins March 27 | Mondays, 6-8:00 p.m.
Join this fun and supportive class to learn basic drawing principles, such as shape, proportion, blocking in forms and depicting light and shadow. If you start the class not knowing how to draw, you will finish the class drawing from life.
Deadline extended! Read more and register here.
Knit Your Feelings | Kendall Ross | Begins March 27 | Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Sold Out! We thought about offering a class called Eat Your Feelings or Shove Your Feelings Way, Way Down, but we figured everyone already knew how to do that. Instead, Kendall Ross of I’d Knit That fame will teach you how to knit!
Sewing Fundamentals (Monday) | Amber Layne | Begins March 27 | Mondays, 6-9 p.m.
Sold out! Are you new to sewing, haven’t sewn in a while, afraid of your machine, or want to build a stronger foundation in your sewing knowledge? This is the class for you. It’s also perfect if you want a refresher on the basics of machine sewing.
Other sections of this class are offered on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings:
Sewing Fundamentals (Tuesday a.m.) | Amber Layne | Begins March 28 | Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sewing Fundamentals (Thursday) | Amber Layne | Begins March 30 | Thursdays, 6-9:00 p.m.
Deadline extended! Read more and register here.
Fuss-Free Quilting | Amber Layne | Begins March 29 | Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
Want a relaxed approach to quilting techniques? Learn machine quilt construction without getting your knickers in a wad. By the end of class, you will have made a small quilt that you can drape over your couch or the nearest baby and low-key brag, “Yeah, I made that." Deadline extended! Read more and register here.
Sewing Fundamentals Expanded | Amber Layne | Begins March 28 | Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
Sold Out! Build on skills acquired in Sewing Fundamentals. Learn advanced sewing techniques such as darts, ruffles, pleats and other shaping techniques, curved sewing, top stitching, lining, creating and using buttonholes, and understanding and utilizing types of zippers and elastics.
Garment Construction | Amber Layne | Begins March 29 | Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
This advanced course expands the techniques taught in Sewing Fundamentals and Sewing Fundamentals Expanded. Learn the basics of taking and working with measurements and how to understand, work from and modify a simple pattern. Deadline extended! Read more and register here.
Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing (Sunday) | Taylor Martin | Begins April 2 | Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sold out! Design and make your own jewelry! Learn basic metalsmithing techniques, such as stone setting, ring sizing, soldering, texturizing metal, sawing and custom finishing.
Introduction to Ceramics (Wednesday a.m.) | Liv Egan | Begins March 29 | Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. No experience necessary. Deadline extended! Read more and register here.
Introduction to Ceramics (Tuesday) | Liz Parham | Begins March 28 | Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Introduction to Ceramics (Wednesday p.m.) | Joe Cox | Begins March 29 | Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Bad At Drawing| Isa Rodriguez and Dylan Cale Jones | Begins April 5 | Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
This class is for people who are scared of drawing, think they are bad at drawing (you’re not), or have been told by a teacher, prof, or some rando (go away) that they’re bad at drawing. You’re not bad at drawing; everyone can draw, we promise. Deadline extended! Read more and register here.
Printmaking: Make Your Own Merch! Totes, Tees, Coasters, Stickers | Wesley Kramer | Begins April 1 | Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Make merch! Use woodcut printmaking to print on T-shirts, totes, coasters, stickers, and more. No printmaking experience necessary. Deadline extended! Read more and register here.
Spa Mats! Wash Cloths! Weave Cool Stuff With Sherri | Sherri Dudeck | Begins March 30 | Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Sold out! Stop buying sad-sack wash cloths and depressed bath mats. Weave your own! Learn the basics of floor loom weaving, and make fluffy mats and washcloths to pamper your feet and face. Life is hard, and you deserve soft things.
Throw It In The Bag With Amy and Iman | Amy Young + Iman Knox | Begins April 2 | Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Create a custom woven and sewn shoulder bag with weaver Amy Young and fashion dynamo Iman Knox (House of Northbrook). No weaving or sewing experience necessary— just throw it in the bag, uh huh!
Wheel Throwing 2 | Liv Egan | Begins March 30 | Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
Expanding on the techniques covered in Wheel Throwing 1, this class will increase your proficiency on the potter’s wheel. Learn to make advanced forms, such as lidded and pouring vessels and experiment with surface adornment techniques and various methods of creating texture.
Clay Fires Everywhere: Raku, Barrel, Salt | Liv Egan | Begins April 1 | Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sold out! You asked, we listened! Experiment with alternative kiln -firing techniques and surface treatments with Liv.
Creative Foundations for Veterans | Claire Holloway | Begins April 2| Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m.
This free class is available exclusively to military veterans. Explore the fundamentals of creating and understanding art alongside other veterans.
Four-Week Classes | Session 1 | March 27-April 23
Watercolor Like Warhol | Sylvie Mayer | Begins March 30 | Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Sold out! Create compositions in the style of early Andy Warhol illustrations. No watercolor or drawing experience necessary.
Four-Week Classes | Session 2 | April 23-May 21
Watercolor From Photographs | Jenny Elton | Begins May 4 | Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Turn all those pics on your phone (or any other photographs) into watercolor paintings! No painting experience necessary. Read more and register here.
Writing About Food | Local Authors! | Begins May 4 | Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Use food, flavors and spices as inspiration for a memoir, short story, cultural history, creative non-fiction, poem or a novel. Someone needs to be the next Proust. Maybe it’s you? No writing experience necessary, but it really helps if you like food. Do yourself a flavor and register here.
Workshops: Small commitment, big fun
Date Night on the Wheel | March 31 | Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Reenact your favorite pottery scenes from the movie Ghost without the inconvenience of your significant other getting murdered. We can’t promise helpful advice from a psychic, but we do think you and your companion will have a great time learning to use the potter’s wheel and making a small bowl. Learn more and register here.
Make a Butta Dish | Marissa Childers | April 13 | Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m.
Your butter deserves a nicer home than a cardboard box in a dark corner of your refrigerator. Make a ceramic butta dish and make your butter happy. Read more and register here.
Raku | Liv Egan | April 16 and 23 | Sundays, 12:30-3 p.m.
Sold out! Please join our waitlist. See the other workshop date below.
Join us for a two-day, hands-on workshop as we dive into the topic of Raku ceramics. Together, we'll explore traditional Japanese Raku as it relates to religious and cultural practices and its later expression among American ceramicists in the mid-1900s. Fire walk with me and register here.
Raku | Joe Cox | April 30 and May 7 | Sundays, 12:30-3 p.m.
Read more and register here.
Make A Custom Ring | Taylor Martin | April 14 | Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Sold out! PLEASE SEE OTHER DATE BELOW.
Hang out with your partner or BFF and design and craft a custom, sterling-silver band for each of you. Receive personal attention from jeweler and metalsmith Taylor Martin as she guides you through each step of creating a ring that perfectly fits your finger and your style. No experience. Limited to two couples.
April 28 | Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Sold out! PLEASE SEE OTHER DATE BELOW.
This workshop is available
May 12 | Friday, 6-9 p.m.
One ring to rule them all? (register)
Draw Live Animals | Claire Holloway | April 29 | Saturday, 12:00-2 p.m.
Draw sheep, donkeys and maybe some chickens at beautiful Mollie Spencer Farm in Yukon. This outdoor workshop is a fun way to draw live animals using quick graphite sketches and pastels. Bawk. Bawk. Bawk.
Make A Ceramic Pouring Vessel | Marissa Childers | April 27 | Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m.
Make a ceramic vessel that holds and pours liquid! Use it for oil, vinegars, syrup or whenever you want to make people think you’re a fancy person who decants liquids into custom-made ceramic containers. Start decanting here.
Make A Ceramic Bowl and Whisk Set | Marissa Childers | May 11 | Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m.
This ceramic bowl and whisk set will make you feel like won a cooking show, even if all your baked goods come from a box or the day-old rack. Don’t bake? No problem: Give your bowl to someone who does, and I bet they’ll bake for you. Read more and register here.
Mother's Day Ceramic Luminaria | May 14 | Sunday, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Studio School knows that there all kinds of “moms” in our lives. Bring your favorite support person and have fun making a glowing ceramic luminaria. Read more and register here.
Ceramic Charcuterie Plate | Marissa Childers | May 18 | Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Make a custom platter for serving charcuterie at parties — or for dumping a bag of Fritos onto, if you want to feel classy but be left alone with your snacks. Read more and register here.
Ice Dyeing | Amy Young | May 19 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Ice dyeing is not a fatal accident in the Arctic. Use ice to custom dye T-shirts, tank tops, sheets, totes, fabric or yarn. If it’s cotton, artist Amy Young will teach you how to dye it. Ice, ice, baby.
Need space to work on a ceramics project?
Eight-Week Rental | Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
Four-Week Rental | Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
Working on a ceramic project and need access to a kiln? Read more.