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Wednesday Morning Pottery -- May

$225

with Emilie Parker

Calendar May 1, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Have a lot of fun and let your creative side delight you. Each person will have the option to make creative functional items such as bowls and cups as well as simple expressive clay sculpture with instructor guidance.  Classes are designed to be repeated in order for students to develop skills and confidence. Tools and equipment are provided.  

  • Class dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 -- 10am to 12pm
  • Location: 315 N. Alta Vista Ave., Monrovia, CA
  • Instructor: Emilie Parker, Phone 240-350-8533

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Thursday Evening Pottery -- May 2024

$180

with Emilie Parker

Calendar May 2, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have a lot of fun and let your creative side delight you. Each person will have the option to make creative functional items such as bowls and cups as well as simple expressive clay sculpture with instructor guidance.  Classes are designed to be repeated in order for students to develop skills and confidence. Tools and equipment are provided.  

  • Class dates: May 2, 9, 23, 3 -- 6pm to 8pm
  • Location: 315 N. Alta Vista Ave., Monrovia, CA
  • Instructor: Emilie Parker, Phone 240-350-8533

Basic Wheel Throwing for Beginners — May 2024

$135

with Jordan Franco

Calendar May 5, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This one month, Sunday afternoon course introduces students to the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel. Your instructor will cover technique, trimming, and glazing application.  This includes wedging, centering, cylinders, bowls, and surface decoration.  All levels of beginners from first time students to advanced beginners.  Small class size is like having your own coach.  Class includes clay, all tools, and firing.

 

  • 4 week session, Sundays 4pm to 6pm
  • Class dates: May 5, 19, 26
  • no class On Mother's Day, May 12
  • Location: ClayArt West, 315 N. Alta Vista Ave., Monrovia, CA
  • Instructor: Jordan Franco
  • Contact: Emilie Parker 240-350-8533

 

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Wednesday Morning Pottery -- June 2024

$135

with Emilie Parker

Calendar Jun 5, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Have a lot of fun and let your creative side delight you. Each person will have the option to make creative functional items such as bowls and cups as well as simple expressive clay sculpture with instructor guidance.  Classes are designed to be repeated in order for students to develop skills and confidence. Tools and equipment are provided.  

  • Class dates: 5, 12, 19 -- 10am to 12pm
  • Location: 315 N. Alta Vista Ave., Monrovia, CA
  • Instructor: Emilie Parker, Phone 240-350-8533

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Thursday Evening Pottery -- June 2024

$135

with Emilie Parker

Calendar Jun 6, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have a lot of fun and let your creative side delight you. Each person will have the option to make creative functional items such as bowls and cups as well as simple expressive clay sculpture with instructor guidance.  Classes are designed to be repeated in order for students to develop skills and confidence. Tools and equipment are provided.  

  • Class dates: June 6, 13, 20 -- 6pm to 8pm
  • Location: 315 N. Alta Vista Ave., Monrovia, CA
  • Instructor: Emilie Parker, Phone 240-350-8533

Creative Ceramics Retreat - Adults

$998

with Emilie Parker

Calendar Jun 23, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

At this 5 day workshop for adults from 10 to 4 every day for a week plus Sunday night, you'll have fun learning the pottery wheel, creativity, new techniques, field trips and building your skill.  You'll get as much practice time as you need to really improve your skill -- hours of coached wheel time every day for 5 days -- making plates, large bowls, altered wheel shapes.  Learning and practicing centering, pulling, collaring, shaping trimming, drying and recycling.   Mornings are spent working with teacher's help on wheel skill-building or learning the wheel for the first time.  A healthy and delicious lunch is included.  Afternoons include fun creative extensions of your skills such as creating a crackeled surface, wheel based scrifitto, throwing large using coils on the wheel.  We'll also be experiencing the Huberman creativity exercises, go on a field trip to the American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Santa Monica Beach, and a demo of throwing large by guest artist Zac Hould. The class size is limited to 6 people and each will have a wheel.  There are several good hotels within 2 miles on Huntington Drive near 5th St. in Arcadia.  Transportation to and from the hotels or airbnb's is provided.  A packing and shipping service will be available for completed work. Call 240-350-8533 for more details.

Retreat starts Sunday, June 23rd at 7pm and goes until 4pm on Friday June 28th.

Payment plan available: $200 deposit plus 1 payment of $798.00, paid monthly.

Creative Ceramics Retreat - Teens

$848

with Emilie Parker

Calendar Jun 23, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

At this Los Angeles, California, 5 day workshop for adults and teens from 10 to 4 every day for a week, you'll have fun learning the pottery wheel, creativity, new techniques, field trips and building your skill.  You'll get as much practice time as you need to really learn and improve your skill -- unlimited coached wheel time every day for 5 days -- making plates, large bowls, altered wheel shapes.  Learning and practicing centering, pulling, collaring, shaping trimming, drying and recycling.   Mornings are spent working with teacher's help on wheel skill-building or learning the wheel for the first time.  A healthy and delicious lunch is included.  Afternoons include fun creative extensions of your skills such as creating a crackeled surface, wheel based scrifitto, throwing large using coils on the wheel.  We'll also be experiencing the Huberman creativity exercises, go on a field trip to the American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Santa Monica Beach, and a demo of throwing large by guest artist Zac Hould. The class size is limited to 6 teens and adults and each will have a wheel.  Transportation from within Monrovia is provided.   Call 240-350-8533 for more details.  The studio is open in the evenings for independent work until 9pm.  Tuesday evening is a sunset picnic and walk on Santa Monica Beach. Lodging, breakfast and dinner are not included.

Retreat starts the evening of June 23rd for a reception at 7pm.  Each day June 24th through the 28th it goes from 10am to 4pm.  

Payment plan available: $200 deposit plus 1 payment of $648.00, paid monthly.

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Wednesday Morning Pottery -- July 2024

$180

with Emilie Parker

Calendar Jul 3, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Have a lot of fun and let your creative side delight you. Each person will have the option to make creative functional items such as bowls and cups as well as simple expressive clay sculpture with instructor guidance.  Classes are designed to be repeated in order for students to develop skills and confidence. Tools and equipment are provided.  

  • Class dates: July 3, 10, 24, 31- 10am to 12pm
  • No class July 17
  • Location: 315 N. Alta Vista Ave., Monrovia, CA
  • Instructor: Emilie Parker, Phone 240-350-8533

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