Classes

NCC’s education programs are for clay enthusiasts of all ages and interests. We provide access to state-of-the-art facilities and a diverse and talented mix of teaching artists. These classes — for adults who have never touched clay, for skilled artisans, or for families looking for a weekend adventure — introduce dozens of interesting topics and serve a variety of commitment levels: from one day to 10 weeks and from hands-on instruction to gallery presentations.

NCC now offers more options for beginning students, meaning smaller class sizes and more hands-on instruction for you! Adult students enjoy open access to our studios from 9 am - 9 pm, 5 days each week (and from 9am - midnight on Thursdays), and additional hours on weekends.

For classes and workshops marked "sold", please call to be added to the waiting list.

Registration for autumn classes and workshops begins on July 29.

Click below to download the newsletter and class schedule for Summer (June-August) or Autumn (September - December).

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[Download the Spring newsletter, education listings begin on page 12]             [Download the Autumn newsletter, education listings begin on page 17]

  1. Land of Round Pots - Wheel-Throwing 101 - Archibald

    Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    July 26 - August 22
    Instructor: Ryan Archibald
    Want to learn the basics of making clay art? Try one of these introductory classes that focus on construction and glazing techniques. Learn More
    $170.00

    Sold

  2. Land of Round Pots - Wheel-Throwing 101 - Kruse

    Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    July 23 - August 20
    Instructor: Jennica Kruse
    Want to learn the basics of making clay art? Try one of these introductory classes that focus on construction and glazing techniques. Learn More
    $170.00

    Sold

  3. Laser Printer Decals

    Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    July 22 - August 12
    Instructor: Claire O'Connor
    Think about how decals can be used to enhance your artistic vision for your work, then learn the techniques for producing, applying, and firing laser-printed decals. Learn More
    $90.00

  4. 5 Centers, 5 Weeks, 5 Media

    Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    July 17 - August 14
    Instructor: TBD
    Work and routine wearing you out? Join this class and experience a veritable banquet of creative techniques, as you sample the offerings of five different centers for art. Learn More
    $195.00

  5. The Hot Seat: Kiln-Firing 101

    Saturday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    August 30
    Instructor: Audra Smith
    Learn the basics of firing your own kiln in this one-day workshop. Learn More
    $80.00

  6. Ceramic Science for the Artist

    Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    August 9 - 10
    Instructor: Dr. William Carty
    Learn from renowned scientist Dr. Carty, who will open our eyes to the underlying chemistry that controls ceramic effects in clay bodies and glazes. Learn More
    $250.00

  7. Intergenerational Workshop

    Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    December 6
    Instructor: NCC staff
    Make gifts for friends near and far in this hands-on workshop. Learn More
    $0.00

  8. ART@HAND Holiday Open House

    Sunday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    November 23
    Instructor: NCC staff
    Join us for some fun! Learn More
    $0.00

  9. Summer Open House

    Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    12-Jul
    Instructor:
    Visit NCC for an afternoon of fun - featuring try-outs on the potter's wheel and the opening of the exhibition, Seven McKnight Artists. Free hands-on activites and picnic fare for the whole family. Join us! Learn More
    $0.00

  10. Clay for Couples Pottery Workshop

    Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
    August 15
    Instructor: Jennica Kruse
    Looking for a unique date night activity that is sure to impress your mate? Look no further than NCCÕs original Clay for Couples. Learn More
    $60.00

  11. Clay for Couples Pottery Workshop

    Saturday, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
    July 19
    Instructor: Dustin Yager
    Looking for a unique date night activity that is sure to impress your mate? Look no further than NCCÕs original Clay for Couples. Learn More
    $60.00

  12. Crafterdark Pottery Workshop

    Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
    August 8
    Instructor: Audra Smith
    Bring your creative friends and make a few new ones as you learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel. Learn More
    $30.00

  13. WAITLIST Beer Stein Workshop

    Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    May 30 (making) and June 13 (tasting)
    Instructor: David Swenson
    Follow your beer from start to finish with a series of events in partnership with Dangerous Man Brewing Co. Learn More
    $25.00

    Sold

  14. Teapot in Just One Day

    Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    August 17
    Instructor: Glynnis Lessing
    Your friends will oooh and ahhh at your next tea party when you serve them from a teapot you have personally made from scratch. Learn More
    $25.00

  15. Crafternoon Pottery Workshop

    Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
    July 20
    Instructor: Audra Smith
    Bring your creative friends and make a few new ones as you learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel. Learn More
    $30.00

    Sold

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