Ceramics II – Guided Open Studio
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Take your pots to the next level! This class will allow students to refine and deepen their throwing skills, throwing larger or more refined, while creating bowls, cups, handles, and eventually lidded forms and pitchers. Students will experience clay both as a functional building material and as an expressive medium. Each week, a new technique will be demonstrated, and a new artist’s artwork will be presented to ignite your imagination! This is the class to take if you’ve already taken Wheel Generated Form!
Students will receive a complimentary 25 pound bag of cone 6 clay, but may need to purchase additional materials for their personal projects. All other materials and tools will be provided. Enrollment in this course includes additional access to one monitored Open Studio session per week; either on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm ? 6:00pm, Friday evenings from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, or Sunday evenings from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Unfinished student work should be picked up within two weeks of last class.
The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Avenue, Providence RI 02909
WHAT TO WEAR
For all courses, students must wear a pair of close-toed shoes like sneakers or boots (no sandals, no flip-flops, no peep-toe pumps). Also, you should dress expecting to get a little dirty. Art is messy. In addition, students in metalworking courses must wear clothes made from either cotton or wool—synthetic fabrics like fleece and polyester are not safe near an open flame. Pants are required and long sleeves are recommended. Any clothing that has been frayed is not permitted. The studio is well stocked with heavy-duty welding jackets, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.
All students are required to fully read the Steel Yard Registration & Enrollment Policies before attending the first class. Registrants who withdraw from a course at least 10 days prior to the course’s start date may receive a refund, less a $40 registration fee. There are no refunds or rescheduling within 10 days. By not budgeting for cancellations, The Steel Yard is able to keep costs as low as possible for our students.
The Steel Yard offers scholarships in all of our teaching departments, which make our open enrollment courses accessible to students who may not otherwise be able to afford this unique industrial arts opportunity.