Teen Handbuilding Ceramics

Date: 8 Wednesdays, September 14 - November 9, 2022 (no 10/5)
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Classroom 5A
Instructor: Stefanie Baechler
Age: 12+
Tuition: $200 Non-Members / $180 Members includes glazes and firing
Materials fee for 25 lbs of clay: $25

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Class Description

Come explore the basics of kiln-fired clay using traditional hand-building in this teen class! We will be creating functional and non-functional designs in clay using the techniques of pinch, slab, and coil. To finish, we'll add surface decoration, glazes, and paints to our clay. Whether you're a beginning hand-builder or a clay expert, all are welcome!

Materials fee for 25 pounds of clay is $25. Glazes and a firing fee are included in the tuition.

Note: We cannot offer open studio hours for teen ceramics students.

• Potter’s starter kit (they can be found at a Michael’s or any art and craft store)
• Large sponge for clean-up
Students should come prepared with nails cut and dress appropriately (meaning you're going to get dirty).

About the Instructor

Stefanie Baechler graduated from CCSU with a bachelor's degree in art education and English as a Second Language. During the school year, Stefanie teaches art to 3rd through 6th graders in the Winchester Public school district. Since her college years, Stefanie has been teaching youth art classes, leading art adventure programs, and instructing art parties at the Farmington Valley Arts Center. Her work focuses on capturing fleeting and spontaneous emotions through colorful abstract figures and paintings.