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Six-week session, October 30 - December 16, 2017
No classes Thanksgiving week, November 20-26.

Registration deadline is October 23, 2017.
A $10 late fee will be added for all registrations after this date.

Click here for the 2017 schedule of sessions.

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

Classes for Children & Youth

Clay Youth Wheel Throwing
Instructor:  Elizabeth Parris
Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm
800 Moss Street
October 31 - December 12
cost:  $100
Fibers Youth Weaving
Instructor:  Rune Musset-Sharp
Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:00pm
800 Moss Street
October 31 - December 12
cost:  $75
** all weaving classes require instructor's permission prior to registration **
Graphic Arts Drawing
Instructor:  Elizabeth Parris
Thursdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm
1724 McAlester
November 2 - December 14
cost:  $100

Classes for Adults

Clay

Adult Ceramics
classes include
open studio
practice times.
Click here for
more information.
Handbuilding & Altered Forms
Instructor:  Cassie Loos
Tuesdays 10:00am - 12:30pm
800 Moss Street
October 31 - December 12
cost:  $125
Mixed Level Wheel-Throwing
Instructor:  Joel Watson
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
800 Moss Street
November 1 - December 13
cost:  $125
Mixed Level Wheel-Throwing
Instructor:  Cassie Loos
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
800 Moss Street
November 2 - December 14
cost:  $125
Fibers

all weaving classes require instructor's permission
prior to registration
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Mondays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
800 Moss Street
October 30 - December 11
cost:  $100
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Mondays 7:00pm - 9:00pm
800 Moss Street
October 30 - December 11
cost:  $100
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Thursdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
800 Moss Street
November 2 - December 14
cost:  $100
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm
800 Moss Street
November 2 - December 14
cost:  $100
Graphic Arts
 
Beginning Drawing
Instructors:  Greta Myers
Mondays 5:00pm - 7:00pm
1724 McAlester
October 30 - December 11
cost:  $100

Access Arts 2017 Class Session Schedule

All class sessions are six weeks in length.

January Session

Monday, 1/09/17 through Saturday, 2/18/17

Intersession Break:  2/19/17 - 3/05/17

March Session

Monday, 3/06/17 through Saturday, 4/22/17*
*Spring break 3/27through 3/31 - no regular classes

Intersession Break:  4/23/17 through 5/07/17

May Session

Monday, 5/08/17 through Monday, 6/19/17*
*Memorial Day holiday 5/29 - no classes

Intersession Break:  6/20/17 through 7/09/17

July Session

Monday, 7/10/17 through Saturday, 8/19/17

Intersession Break:  8/20/17 through 9/04/17

September Session

Tuesday, 9/05/17 through Monday, 10/16/17

Intersession Break:  10/17/17 through 10/29/17

November Session

Monday, 10/30/16 through Saturdayday, 12/16/16*
*Thanksgiving break 11/20 through 11/26 - no classes

Intersession Break:  12/17/17 through 1/07/18

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 Ceramics

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:

  • Wednesday:  10am - 1pm
  • Saturday & Sunday:  1pm - 4pm
In addition, students may come during other evening class times to practice, with permission of the instructor.  At such times, students are expected to respect the fact that teachers and students are working together and should practice out of the way and quietly.

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:
Clay:  Mixed Level Wheel Throwing

This course will focus on both basic and advanced skills and techniques of throwing forms on a pottery wheel.  The class covers fundamental techniques of throwing bowls, cylindrical shapes and plates or coil, slab and pinch construction methods.  Demonstrations lead students through these forms as well as growing in previously learned techniques.

No prerequisites.

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:
Art Journaling

This class will use writing to cultivate and expand ideas for creative projects.  We will use list making, brainstorming, memory mapping, dream journaling, poetry, research-based-ranting, stream-of-consciousness, and whatever else necessary to home in on and then discuss our creative impulses and tendencies.  Students will use writing to better understand their previous work and to have a clear vision of future projects.  They will develop skills for contextualizing and describing the things they make.  There will be weekly reading assignments and prompts to help dislodge ideas.  Students will have ample opportunity to share and get feedback as needed.

No prerequisites.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Women Artists of the 20th Century

This class will survey many of the most interesting and influential women artists of the past century.  We’ll explore the meaning behind their work and how the drastically shifting social climate and various art movements affect that work.  The class will cover Adrian Piper, Cindy Sherman, Louise Bourgeois, Yoko Ono, Joan Jonas, and Claude Cahun, to name a few.  We will take in tons of images, videos, writings, and have discussions and independent projects to explore this history.

No prerequisites.