The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program is a collective and highly dynamic environment with the goal of promoting Ceramic Arts through research, education and outreach.The Ceramics Program at the Workhouse Arts Center will offer students the opportunity to learn more about studio practices and management. Having trouble registering online? No problem; call us and we can register you over the phone at 703-584-2900.
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Open Studio is now included in the price of taking a ceramics class at the Workhouse Ceramics Program.
Come work side by side with friends and classmates. This open studio is designed to allow students to practice, trade ideas and create in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Students must be currently enrolled to be eligible for open studio use. With more than 20 hours per week dedicated to Open Studio, students are sure to find the right time to create!
The Ceramics Program, housed in Building W-8, is a state-of-the-art, expansive, and open aired facility with two indoor kiln rooms, an outdoor kiln yard, Raku kiln, spray booth, wheels, a fully equipped raw materials lab with ball mill and blunger, a clay storage/mixing room with clay mixing equipment, slab rollers, extruder, extensive shelving and workspace for either hand-building or wheel-thrown work. Our studio facility is also home to six private resident artists’ studios and a retail gallery for the exhibition of Resident and Visiting Artist works. As a part of our commitment to the promotion of artistic and cultural creativity,within our community the Ceramics program at the Workhouse Arts Center will offer any student who wishes to learn more about studio practices, management, and increase their technical knowledge an opportunity to participate in the Workhouse Ceramics Work Study Program. This program also involves the training in various areas of our ceramic studio operations for any beginning thru advanced students wishing to help with daily operational activities in exchange for open access to studio during no-class times and/or tuition reductions.
Ages 17 and Older
Classes for students who have no previous clay experience or would like to extend the scope of their basic skills. Students will be taught how to create basic cylindrical and bowl forms through the instruction of either hand-building and/or wheel-throwing techniques. Focus will be on process and the enjoyment of exploring, working and
creating with your hands in clay. (Meets in W-8)
Summer Quarter (9 weeks)
Tue June 21 (7pm-10pm): Marhanka
Sat July 2 (6pm-9pm): Yarrington - Please note that the start date for this class has been pushed back one week.
Tuition: $240 per student
Materials Fee: $40, added at time of registration. A Basic Pottery Tool Kit is available for purchase from your instructor for $17.
Summer Quarter (6 weeks)
Mon June 27 (10am-1pm): Eisenmann
Wed June 22 (10am-1pm): Marhanka
Thur June 23 (10am-1pm): Ulrich
Tuition: $215 per student
Materials Fee: $80, added at time of registration which includes use of any raw materials, all firings, and clay needed for test tiles.
Beginner to Advanced Students
Instructor: Erika Radke
Come and learn to create
animal textures and patterns! You will learn and try multiple
techniques, including carving, slip trailing, and resists to form the
bumps, fur, and patterns of various animals. We will then handbuild a
small animal, and try some of our new textures on it. Clay will be
provided and participants should bring basic tools for clay-working.(Meets in W-8)
Summer Quarter (1-day workshop)
Sat Aug 6 (1pm-4pm)
Tuition: $75 (Materials Included)
In this workshop we will explore shapes that work in a wood firing—pots that catch ash and deflect flame. We’ll throw and alter tea bowls and bottles and throw larger forms in sections. Participants are asked to bring a pot that inspires them (or a picture of one), and a poem to share during tea. Workshop participants should also plan to participate in group discussions, bring a bag lunch, and a sketchbook. This will be a Demo/Hands-on workshop.
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