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 winter classes and workshops begins on November 25.

[Download the autumn newsletter, education listings begin on page 17]                        [Download the winter newsletter, education listings begin on page 16]

 

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  1. Pottery Punch Card for Teens

    Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Ongoing - see description
    Instructor: Erin Holt
    Classes will cover the fundamental techniques of throwing basic forms on the potter's wheel and creating surface decoration using glazes, slips, and applied elements, with varied demonstrations and projects for advanced students. Learn More
    $240.00

  2. Soda-Firing Methods

    Friday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    September 19 - December 8
    Instructor: Chris Singewald
    In-class demonstrations and lectures on form, surface, and historical context will help you prepare for success as you surrender your work to the 'kiln gods.' Learn More
    $440.00

  3. Wondrous Surfaces

    Friday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    September 19 - December 5
    Instructor: Autumn Higgins and Michelle Summers
    Gain a fresh perspective on how to create lively surfaces and textures on ceramics through this course specializing in surface application. Learn More
    $395.00

  4. Beginner Pottery - Holt

    Wednesday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    September 17 - December 3
    Instructor: Erin Holt
    Discover the secrets of making great pots on the potter's wheel. Learn techniques for throwing such forms as bowls, cups, vases, and more. Learn More
    $395.00

  5. Advanced Beginner Pottery - O'Connor

    Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    September 23 - December 9
    Instructor: Claire O'Connor
    Take your skills to the next level as you learn additional techniques for throwing more complicated forms such as faceted bowls, handled mugs, footed plates, and some altered forms. Learn More
    $395.00

  6. Intermediate/Advanced Pottery - Denecke

    Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    September 18 - December 4
    Instructor: Leila Denecke
    Expand your knowledge of throwing techniques as you improve your technical skills and diversify your repertoire of forms, surface decoration, and glazing methods. Learn More
    $395.00

  7. Intermediate/Advanced Pottery - Caufield

    Monday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    September 22 - December 8
    Instructor: Kevin Caufield
    Expand your knowledge of throwing techniques as you improve your technical skills and diversify your repertoire of forms, surface decoration, and glazing methods. Learn More
    $395.00

  8. What's in a Glaze?

    Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    11-Oct
    Instructor: Elizabeth Coleman
    What is glaze, how does it work, and why? Learn the basics of glaze composition and the pragmatics of safely mixing materials for your own studio. Learn More
    $25.00

  9. Tax Prep for Artists

    Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    15-Nov
    Instructor: Beth Franklin
    It's never too early to start preparing for the 2014 tax season. Learn More
    $35.00

  10. The Hot Seat: Kiln-Firing 101

    Saturday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    8-Nov
    Instructor: Audra Smith
    Learn the basics of firing your own kiln in this one-day workshop. We will learn firing methods for an electric bisque kiln and a cone 10 gas reduction firing. Learn More
    $80.00

  11. The Hot Seat [electric kiln only]

    Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    8-Nov
    Instructor: Lauren Duffy
    Learn the basics of firing your own kiln in this one-day workshop. We will learn firing methods for an electric bisque kiln and a cone 10 gas reduction firing. Learn More
    $40.00

  12. Beer Stein Workshop

    Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    November 14, December 5
    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

  13. Crafternoon Pottery Workshop

    Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
    1-Nov
    Instructor: Dustin Yager
    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

  14. Crafterdark Pottery Workshop

    Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
    5-Dec
    Instructor: Dustin Yager
    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

  15. Gratitude Boxes

    Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    18-Oct
    Instructor: Angie Renee
    In an intimate and supportive environment, tell your own story with powerful words or images on clay. Learn More
    $25.00

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