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Six-week session, July 9 - August 19, 2018

Registration deadline is July 2, 2018.
A $10 late fee will be added for all registrations after this date.
Contact the office for late registration.

Click here for the 2018 schedule of sessions.

Classes for Children & Youth   Click on the course name for a description of the course.

Clay Sculpting with Clay - ages 7 & up
Instructor:  Elizabeth Parris
Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm
1724 McAlester
July 10 - August 14
cost:  $100
Youth Wheel Throwing - ages 9 & up
Instructor:  Elizabeth Parris
Thursdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm
800 Moss Street
July 12 - August 16
cost:  $100
Fibers Youth Weaving
Instructor:  Rune Musset-Sharp
Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:00pm
800 Moss Street
July 10 - August 14
cost:  $75
** all weaving classes require instructor's permission prior to registration **

Classes for Adults   Click on the course name for a description of the course.

Clay

Adult Ceramics
classes include
open studio
practice times.
Click here
for more
information
Adaptive Clay Handbuilding
Instructor:  Elizabeth Parris
Mondays 7:00pm - 8:00pm
1724 McAlester
July 9 - August 13
cost:  $95
Beginning Wheel Throwing
Instructor:  Hannah Nicks
Mondays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
800 Moss Street
July 9 - August 13
cost:  $135
Handbuilding & Altered Forms
Instructor:  Elizabeth Parris
Tuesdays 10:00am - 12:30pm
800 Moss Street
July 10 - August 14
cost:  $135
Beginning Wheel Throwing
Instructor:  Hannah Nicks
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
800 Moss Street
July 10 - August 14
cost:  $135
Clay Sampler
Instructor:  Carina Jimenez
Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm
800 Moss Street
July 11 - August 15
cost:  $120
Intermed/Adv Wheel Throwing
Instructor:  Joel Watson
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
800 Moss Street
July 11 - August 15
cost:  $135
** completion of at least two wheel classes or instructor's permission required **
Intermed/Adv Wheel Throwing
Instructor:  Staff
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
800 Moss Street
July 12 - August 16
cost:  $135
** completion of at least two wheel classes or instructor's permission required **
Fibers

All weaving
classes require
instructor's
permission
prior to
registration
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Mondays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
800 Moss Street
July 9 - August 13
cost:  $100
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Mondays 7:00pm - 9:00pm
800 Moss Street
July 9 - August 13
cost:  $100
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Thursdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
800 Moss Street
July 12 - August 16
cost:  $100
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm
800 Moss Street
July 12 - August 16
cost:  $100

Access Arts 2018 Class Session Schedule

All class sessions are six weeks in length.

January Session

Monday, 1/08/18 through Sunday, 2/18/18

Intersession Break:  2/19/18- 3/04/18

March Session

Monday, 3/05/18 through Sunday, 4/22/18*
*Spring break 3/26 through 3/31 - no regular classes

Intersession Break:  4/23/18 through 5/06/18

May Session

Monday, 5/07/18 through Monday, 6/18/18*
*Memorial Day holiday 5/28 - no classes

Intersession Break:  6/29/18 through 7/08/18

July Session

Monday, 7/09/18 through Sunday, 8/19/18

Intersession Break:  8/20/18 through 9/03/18

September Session

Tuesday, 9/04/18 through Monday, 10/15/18

Intersession Break:  10/16/18 through 10/28/18

November Session

Monday, 10/29/18 through Sunday, 12/16/18*
*Thanksgiving break 11/19 through 11/23 - no classes

Intersession Break:  12/17/18 through 1/06/19

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Clay:  Youth Handbuilding

This class teaches children the fundamentals of hand built pottery by exploring a variety of applications.  The three main techniques of handbuilding construction are pinch, coil, and slab.  Projects incorporate single techniques and combinations of the different techniques together to provide a nearly limitless number of projects.

No prerequisites

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Adaptive Clay Handbuilding

The focus of this class, available for both children and adults with special needs, is to build personal accomplishment and confidence while learning to work with clay.  The three main techniques of handbuilding are used to allow successful completion of a variety of projects during each class term.  The class may be repeated several times without repeating the same projects.

No prerequesities
children must be at least 6 years old or accompanied by an adult

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Youth Wheel-Throwing

This course covers fundamental techniques of throwing forms on a pottery wheel.  Each child advances at his own pace.  Demonstrations lead students through throwing basic forms and basic glazing techniques.  Class can be repeated.

Prerequisites:  Completion of at least one handbuilding class and child must be at least 8 years old.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Youth Weaving

Children experience weaving on an assortment of pre-warped table and floor looms.  Projects explore a variety of weave structures and fiber materials.

Requires instructor's permission

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Youth Advanced Weaving

Building on skills learned in Beginning Weaving, students will focus on a specific project, while exploring a variety of weave structures and fiber materials.

Requires instructor's permission

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Drawing & Mixed Media

This class teaches fundamental drawing skills that will help improve and enhance any young artist's skills.  Projects explore composition, proportion, and depth of space and examine line, shadow, light, and contour.  A variety of media will also be utilized to explore texture and investigate a wide range of art making applications.

Prerequisites:  Children 6 years and older.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Arts Intensive

Designed for homeschool children, this course is intended to introduce ceramics, fibers, and screen-printing.  Classes are designed around different themes and will allow students to learn and experience different arts mediums in connection to those themes.

No prerequisites.

Extra Studio Policy

Studio times for practice are available to adult pottery students at no extra charge.  Class registration is required to use the studio during practice times, even if you do not plan to attend the class.  Studio will be open during class terms on the following schedule:

  • Monday and Wednesday:  10am - 1pm
  • Saturday and Sunday:  1pm - 4pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Clay Sampler

This class is a beginning level class, and is designed for those folks that have never worked with clay.  How do you know if you will like it?  How do you decide between handbuilding and wheel throwing?  What are handbuilding and wheel throwing, anyway?  In this class, students will briefly explore a variety of techniques to see what they like best, and this experience will help them decide if they'd like to continue with another more focused class.

No prerequisites.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Clay:  Beginning Wheel Throwing

This course is focused on the basic skills and techniques of throwing forms on a pottery wheel and developing an awareness of form.  The class covers fundamental techniques of throwing bowls, cylindrical shapes and plates.  Demonstrations lead students through throwing these basic forms and basic glazing techniques.

No prerequisites.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Clay:  Handbuilding & Altered Forms

This course will explore skills and techniques of handbuilding clay forms and techniques for altering both handbuilt and wheel thrown ceramics.  It will cover the three main techniques of handbuilt construction:  pinch, coil, and slab.  Projects incorporate single techniques and combinations and will lead students through creating varied forms and glazing techniques.

No prerequisites.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing

This class is an opportunity for experienced clay students to get critical feedback on their work.  A willingness to accept suggestions and embrace new techniques, philosophies and approaches is recommended.  Class time is spent on demonstrations, group discussions and individual feedback.  Students are expected to continue their class work outside of the normal class time during available open studio hours throughout the session.  The goal of the class is the individual evolution and improvement of each student.

Completion of at least two wheel classes or instructor's permission required

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Experimental Glaze and Surface Class

This class will focus on understanding Access Arts' studio shop glazes.  By immersing yourselves in these already made glazes you will come to a better understanding when decorating your clay works.  While we will focus mainly on shop glazes, each student will have the chance to create and test one found glaze recipe.  Subtopics include:  test tiles, scrafito, mishima, firing temperatures (cones), glaze shivering, and more.

Completion of at least two wheel classes or instructor's permission required

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Adult Weaving

Learn the art of weaving on a variety of table and floor looms; from the simple rigid heddle and inkle to more complex 4-harness looms.  The course covers beginning through advanced levels of weaving.

Requires instructor's permission.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Portraits in Oil

Throughout this 6-week beginner level course you will be guided step by step as you learn to use the traditional painting techniques of the old painting masters by reproducing a classical portrait in class.  We will have seven oil paintings to choose from, ranging from Raffaello to Karl Bryullov.  Click here for an example.

No prerequisites.