Ceramics Class Descriptions
Check out all of the great classes in Ceramics. The schedule and sign up for each class can be obtained by clicking on the name of the class. See the Walnut Creek Civic Arts and Education (CAE) course catalog for price and schedule information. Or, sign up for classes using EZReg!
Standard Classes Offered by CAE
Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int-Adv classes student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form.
Intro Sculpture (Beg/Adv)
More fully understand the process of working with clay and constructing ceramic objects. Then move on to broader artistic concepts--abstraction, content/narrative and presentation. Techniques include surface treatments, traditional and non-traditional including encaustic finishes.
Open Studio Ceramics
Open Studio provides 30 hours per week of supervised studio time open to all enrolled ceramics and sculpture students to enhance skills learned and knowledge of the ceramics craft and to share this interest. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild membership qualifies students for discounted open studio fee and other benefits (see above). Use of the ceramics studio is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes and work produced may be sold only through authorized sales or donated to support the program.
Alternative Firing Techniques (Int-Adv)
Exploration of sagger, raku, sawdust and pit firing. Decorating and forming techniques for each process will be covered, including both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Also included is a historical reference to Native American Indian and Mexican pottery. One class session will be a full day at the beach doing a pit firing. Prerequisites: At least one quarter of ceramics.
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