CERAMICS : Ceramics classes for all skill levels. Start with the basics of handbuilding and wheel throwing, or hone your skills in specialized techniques while you explore over 200 glaze combinations in our state-of-the-art studios.

Registration Open To Members for Fall Classes: July 20
Registration Open To The Public for Fall Classes: August 3


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Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels

 

 

FALL 2020 CLASSES

ONLINE CLASSES

 

WEDNESDAY

Hand Building at Home - Online

 

Use the oldest tools known to humans - your hands - to create vessels, art objects and sculptures! Get handy with the timeless techniques - pinching, coiling and slab building - and enjoy time creating with clay! The Indianapolis Art Center is excited to fire and glaze your work! Your instructor will work with you to coordinate firing your work, all of which will be done with limited person-to-person contact. You will receive an email one week prior to the start of your class with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.

 

4 Weeks • September 30-October 21 • 10 am-Noon • $196.00 • All Levels • Deb Beam

 

THURSDAY

Figurative Clay - Online

 

The Indianapolis Art Center is excited to coordinate with you the firing and glazing of your work! Your instructor will work with you to coordinate firing your work, all of which will be done with limited person-to-person contact. You will receive an email one week prior to the start of your class with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.

 

4 Weeks • August 27-September 17 • 4-6 pm • $196.00 • All Levels • Luke Huling

 

Color + Surface Design - Online

 

Turn that grey ball of clay into a blank canvas for all sorts of colors and designs! In this class, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks behind glazing and color ceramics. This is a great opportunity to take those painting and printmaking skills and add a little pizzaz to your pottery! The Indianapolis Art Center is excited to coordinate with you the firing and glazing of your work! Your instructor will work with you to coordinate firing your work, all of which will be done with limited person-to-person contact. You will receive an email one week prior to the start of your class with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.

 

4 Weeks • October 1-October 22 • 4-6 pm • $196.00 • All Levels • Sarah Anderson


IN-STUDIO CLASSES


MONDAY


Basic Wheel Throwing + More

 

Looking to get comfortable behind a potter’s wheel or continue to build your wheel throwing skills? This class will show you the ropes! Learn the basics behind this classic pottery technique while designing and decorating your very own bowls, mugs, and vases.

 

15 Weeks • August 24-December 7 • 9 am-Noon • $569.00 • Beginning-Intermediate • Mariah Neidbalski • No Class September 7


Independent Study: Ceramics

 

Design your own class! Whether you’re interested in the functional, sculptural, figurative, or abstract -- we’ll provide the expertise to make your inspirations become aspirations. Perfect for the self-motivated, you’ll be able to walk away from this class with enhanced skills better grasp of your creative goals.

 

15 Weeks • August 24-December 7 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $569.00 • Advanced • Mariah Niedbalski • No Class September 7


Wheel Throwing + Ceramic Techniques

 

Get your hands dirty on the potter’s wheel and have fun learning at your own pace! In this class, you’ll get to develop your own style while crafting bowls, mugs, and vases. Already have some wheel-throwing experience? Try your hand at more complex pieces like teapots, pitchers, or even plates!

 

15 Weeks • August 24-December 7 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $569.00 • Beginning-Intermediate • Derryl Craddock • No Class September 7


TUESDAY

Clay Tuesdays

 

Take your wheel throwing and hand-building skills to the next level while you explore and experiment with a wide variety of glazing methods and finishing techniques.

 

15 Weeks • August 25-December 1 • 9:30 am-12:30 pm • $569.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Debbie Kirby


Wheel Throwing 1

 

Learn the basics of wheel throwing in a warm and welcoming classroom environment! While this class is geared toward those with little or no prior experience, all skill levels are welcome to explore the fundamentals with us. From creating bowls and mugs to decorating and glazing, this class is everything you need to get started on your wheel throwing journey!

 

7 Weeks • August 25-October 6 • 10 am-Noon • $349.00 • Beginning • Sarah Anderson


Wheel Throwing 2

 

You know what they say, practice makes perfect! By trying new techniques in decorating and glazing while still leaving ample time to improve your cylinders, bowls, and mugs, this class is the perfect place to build upon the basics of wheel throwing.

 

7 Weeks • October 20-December 1 • 10 am-Noon • $349.00 • Intermediate • Sarah Anderson


Wheel Throwing 3

 

Have you mastered the fundamentals of wheel throwing, but don’t know where to go next? This class will show you how to push the envelope and take those basic skills for a spin. With some advanced techniques and some creative exploration, you’ll walk away with some fantastic pieces to furnish your kitchen cabinets with.

 

15 Weeks • August 25-December 1 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $569.00 • Advanced • Soyong Kang-Partington


Independent Study: Ceramics

 

Design your own class! Whether you’re interested in the functional, sculptural, figurative, or abstract -- we’ll provide the expertise to make your inspirations become aspirations. Perfect for the self-motivated, you’ll be able to walk away from this class with enhanced skills better grasp of your creative goals.

 

15 Weeks • August 25-December 1 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $569.00 • Advanced • Debbie Kirby

 

WEDNESDAY

Functional Pots

 

What better way to redecorate the dinner table than with your own two hands! In this class, you’ll get to try your hand at creating lids, spouts, handles, teapots, and trivets while honing your stoneware skills.

 

15 Weeks • August 26-December 2 • 9 am-Noon • $569.00 • Beginning-Intermediate • Sarah Anderson


Pottery on the Wheel + Glazing Techniques

 

Sharpen your skills behind the wheel and trade in that clunky doorstop for something your friends and family will try to sneak out of your house! This class will focus on trying new techniques and expanding your ceramic repertoire. While based on wheel-thrown, high-fire functional work, purely decorative raku, hand-built, and slab work is also possible.

 

15 Weeks • August 26-December 2 • 9:30 am-12:30 pm • $569.00 • Advanced • Robert Reiberg


Pottery on the Wheel + Glazing Techniques

 

Sharpen your skills behind the wheel and trade in that clunky doorstop for something your friends and family will try to sneak out of your house! This class will focus on trying new techniques and expanding your ceramic repertoire. While based on wheel-thrown, high-fire functional work, purely decorative raku, hand-built, and slab work is also possible.

 

15 Weeks • August 26-December 2 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $569.00 • Advanced • Robert Reiberg


Finding Your Way with Clay

 

Unplug from the wheel and use the finest tools ever designed - your hands! Discover the simple joy and beauty of handbuilding. Create your own vessels, art objects, and sculptures while exploring the timeless techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab building. In addition to typical glazes and firings, you will learn about primitive finishes like burnishing and terra sigillata, and alternative firing techniques like pit, naked raku, and obvara. This is the perfect course for those who want to creatively explore the humble beginnings of clay.

 

15 Weeks • August 26-December 2 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $569.00 • All Levels • Peggy Breidenbach


THURSDAY


Finding Your Way with Clay

 

Unplug from the wheel and use the finest tools ever designed - your hands! Discover the simple joy and beauty of handbuilding. Create your own vessels, art objects, and sculptures while exploring the timeless techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab building. In addition to typical glazes and firings, you will learn about primitive finishes like burnishing and terra sigillata, and alternative firing techniques like pit, naked raku, and obvara. This is the perfect course for those who want to creatively explore the humble beginnings of clay.

 

15 Weeks • August 27-December 10 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $569.00 • All Levels • Peggy Breidenbach • No Class November 27


Clay Decals

 

Ceramic decals are a fun way to personalize your own work by adding color and depth to any piece! In this class, you’ll learn how to create photo transfers, decals, and images to fire on to pottery of your very own!

 

4 Weeks • November 5-December 3 • 4-6 pm • $279.00 • All Levels • Mariah Niedbalski • No Class November 27


Glaze Mixing

 

Explore the magic of glaze chemistry! In this class, you will get to know the ins and out on how glazes at the Indianapolis Art Center are made, and even create your very own unique glaze.

 

4 Weeks • October 1-October 22 • 4-6 pm • $279.00 • All Levels • Mariah Niedbalski


Wheel Throwing + Ceramic Techniques

 

Get your hands dirty on the potter’s wheel and have fun learning at your own pace! In this class, you’ll get to develop your own style while crafting bowls, mugs, and vases. Already have some wheel-throwing experience? Try your hand at more complex pieces like teapots, pitchers, or even plates!

 

15 Weeks • August 27-December 10 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $569.00 • Beginning-Intermediate • Derryl Craddock• No Class November 27


Soda Firing

 

While there may not be any bubbly beverages in this class, you’ll be able to experience the ceramic finishing process in a brand new way. After making your creations, you’ll get to load and fire the soda kiln and see the amazing effects this unique process has on the surface of your piece. Sign up and join in on this hands-on experience that will change the way you look at clay!

 

4 Weeks • August 27-September 17 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $279.00 • All Levels • Sarah Anderson


Color + Surface Design

 

Turn that grey ball of clay into a blank canvas for all sorts of colors and designs! In this class, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks behind glazing and color ceramics. This is a great opportunity to take those painting and printmaking skills and add a little pizzaz to your pottery!

 

4 Weeks • November 5-December 3 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $279.00 • All Levels • Sarah Anderson• No Class November 27


Slip Casting

 

Explore the process of mold making and learn how to recreate realistic multiples from a single object! Whether it be a small object from around the house or hand-built clay creation, watch as one becomes two thanks to the wonders of the slip casting process.

 

4 Weeks • October 1-October 22 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $279.00 • All Levels • Sarah Anderson

 

FRIDAY


Wheel Throwing 1

 

Learn the basics of wheel throwing in a warm and welcoming classroom environment! While this class is geared toward those with little or no prior experience, all skill levels are welcome to explore the fundamentals with us. From creating bowls and mugs to decorating and glazing, this class is everything you need to get started on your wheel throwing journey!

 

7 Weeks • October 23-December 11 • 4-6 pm • $349.00 • Beginning • Sarah Anderson• No Class November 27


SUNDAY


Intro to Clay

 

Start your journey into the world of clay the right way! With the help of our teaching artists and a relaxed classroom environment, we’ll help you tap into your creativity and learn the fundamentals of coiling, throwing, and glazing. This class is the perfect opportunity to not only brush up on the basics but develop your creative voice as well!

 

7 Weeks • August 30-October 18 • 3-5 pm • $349.00 • Beginning • Mariah Niedbalski• No Class September 6


Wheel Throwing 2

 

You know what they say, practice makes perfect! By trying new techniques in decorating and glazing while still leaving ample time to improve your cylinders, bowls, and mugs, this class is the perfect place to build upon the basics of wheel throwing.

 

7 Weeks • October 25-December 13 • 3-5 pm • $349.00 • Intermediate • Mariah Niedbalski• No Class November 29


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