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Ceramics



Lillstreet’s nationally-recognized Ceramics department offers classes that are appropriate for students of all skill levels.  Students ranging from first-timers to advanced ceramicists can take advantage of our generous open studio hours while enrolled in classes such as wheelthrowing, hanbuilding, sculpture, slip casting and more.  With hundreds of options for glaze combinations, a variety of firing options, and access to our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities; students are afforded every opportunity to find their way with clay.

 

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Spring 2021 - April 05, 2021 - June 13, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
April 6, April 6, April 7, April 8, April 9, April 10

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
April 5, April 5, April 5, April 6, April 6, April 7, April 8, April 8, April 9, April 10, April 10, April 11, April 11

Dreams, Myths, and Stories in Clay Sculpture (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
April 5

First-Time Handbuilding (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
April 5, April 7, April 10, May 10, May 15

First-Time Potter (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
April 5, April 7, April 8, April 10, April 11, May 10, May 12, May 13, May 15, May 16

Handbuilding Botanical Forms (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
April 7

Handbuilt Vessels (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
April 7

Tile Making (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
April 7

MULTILEVEL

Independent Study - Ceramics Wheelthrowing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $50.00
April 5, April 5, April 5, April 6, April 6, April 6, April 7, April 7, April 7, April 8, April 8, April 8, April 8, April 8, April 9, April 9, April 9, April 9, April 10, April 10, April 11, May 5, May 7, May 10, May 10, May 10, May 11, May 11, May 11, May 12, May 12, May 12, May 12, May 13, May 13, May 13, May 13, May 13, May 14, May 14, May 14, May 15, May 15, May 16

Independent Study - Ceramics Handbuilding (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $50.00
April 5, April 5, April 5, April 6, April 6, April 6, April 7, April 8, April 9, April 9, April 9, April 10, April 11, May 10, May 10, May 10, May 11, May 11, May 11, May 12, May 13, May 14, May 14, May 14, May 15, May 15, May 16

Independent Study - Handbuilding Interim (2 Weeks)

LAC Members $20.00 / Non-Members $25.00
December 31, March 24, March 24, March 24, March 24, March 25, March 25, March 26, March 26, March 27, March 27, March 28, March 28

Independent Study - Wheelthrowing Interim (2 Weeks)

LAC Members $20.00 / Non-Members $25.00
March 24, March 24, March 25, March 25, March 26, March 26, March 27, March 27, March 28, March 28

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Advanced Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 5

Advanced Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 5, April 10

Altered Forms on the Wheel (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 6

Contemporary Art Practices in Ceramics (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 6

Drawing on Pots (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 11

Figure Sculpting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 11

Guided Projects in Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 10

Handle it (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 8

Home and Garden Pottery (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 5

Intermediate Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 6, April 8, April 8

Intermediate Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 6, April 6, April 7, April 8, April 9, April 10

Introduction to Paper Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 8

Low Fire in Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 5

Making Multiples (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 7

Mold Making & Slip Casting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 7

On the Wheel, Off the Wheel (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 11

Print on Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 7

Sculpture in Ceramics (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 8

Soda I: Beginning Soda Firing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 6, April 9, April 10

Soda II : Molds, Stamps, and Tools (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 6

Soda II: Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 11

Soda II: Intuition to Innovation (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 7

Soda II: Surfaces (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 11

Spring Forms in Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 8

Surface Decoration Techniques (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 8

Wheelthrown Tableware (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 7

WORKSHOP

Ceramic Citrus Juicers (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
May 8

Date Night: Throwdown (1 Day)

LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00
April 16, May 7, May 21, June 4

Father’s Day Mugs (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
June 6

Ins & Outs of Electric Kilns with Neil Estrick (1 Day)

LAC Members $135.00 / Non-Members $135.00
April 17

Mother’s Day Vases (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
May 2

Pet Portrait Tiles (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
May 1

Spring Flower Planters (1 Day)

LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00
April 24, May 23

Spring Mugs (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
April 18, May 16

ADULTS AND CHILDREN 8+

Family Wheelthrowing Fun (1 Day)

LAC Members $45.00 / Non-Members $50.00
April 25, May 23, June 13

Memorial Day Family Wheelthrowing Fun (1 Day)

LAC Members $45.00 / Non-Members $50.00
May 30

Mother’s Day Family Wheelthrowing Fun (1 Day)

LAC Members $45.00 / Non-Members $50.00
May 9

ONLINE: Spring 2021 - April 05, 2021 - June 13, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

ONLINE: Marketing for Artists (3 Weeks)

LAC Members $95.00 / Non-Members $100.00
May 10

ONLINE: The Slow Throw: Pinch Pots & Beyond (3 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
April 7

MULTILEVEL

Form Meets Function (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 5

ONLINE: Bowled Over (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
April 7, May 12

ONLINE: Handbuilding at Home (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
April 6, April 10, May 11, May 15

ONLINE: Home and Garden Pottery at Home (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
April 6

ONLINE: Just Mugs (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
May 12

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

ONLINE: Portfolio Building Through InDesign (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
April 7

Winter 2021 - January 11, 2021 - March 21, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
January 11, January 12, January 12, January 15, January 16

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
January 11, January 11, January 11, January 12, January 12, January 13, January 14, January 15, January 16, January 17

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing Bilingual (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
January 13

Dreams, Myths, and Stories in Clay Sculpture (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
January 11

Figure Break-Down 1 (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
January 14

Figure Break-Down 2 (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
February 18

First-Time Handbuilding (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
January 13, January 16, February 17, February 20

First-Time Potter (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
January 11, January 14, January 16, January 17, February 15, February 18, February 20, February 21

First-Time Potter Bilingual English/Spanish (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
January 14, February 18

Friday Night Fun (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
January 15, February 19

The Pinched Jar (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
February 19

Tile Making (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
January 13

MULTILEVEL

Independent Study - Ceramics Wheelthrowing (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $40.00 / Non-Members $40.00
January 18, January 20, January 21, January 21, January 24

Independent Study - Ceramics Wheelthrowing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $50.00
January 11, January 11, January 11, January 12, January 13, January 13, January 13, January 13, January 14, January 14, January 14, January 15, January 15, January 15, January 15, January 16, January 16, January 17, January 17, February 15, February 15, February 16, February 17, February 17, February 17, February 17, February 18, February 18, February 18, February 18, February 19, February 19, February 20, February 20, February 20, February 20, February 21, February 21

Independent Study - Ceramics Handbuilding (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $40.00 / Non-Members $40.00
January 18, January 19, January 20, January 23, January 24

Independent Study - Ceramics Handbuilding (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $50.00
January 11, January 11, January 12, January 12, January 13, January 14, January 16, January 17, February 15, February 15, February 16, February 16, February 17, February 18, February 20, February 21

Shelf Fee (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $30.00 / Non-Members $30.00
January 11

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

420 Friendly (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 12

Advanced Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 11, January 13

Advanced Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 12, January 14

Ancient Pottery Techniques (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 14

Coil Me Crazy! (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 14

Constructive Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 17

Drawing on Pots (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 17

Guided Projects in Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 16

Handbuilding Still Life Objects (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 14

Home and Garden Pottery (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 11

Intermediate Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 14

Intermediate Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 11, January 12, January 12, January 12, January 14, January 15, January 16

Introduction to Paper Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 13

Live Figure Sculpting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 12

Low Fire in Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 11

Making an Onggi (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
January 15

Making Multiples (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 13

Mold Making & Slip Casting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 13

On the Wheel, Off the Wheel (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 13

Print on Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 13

Sculptural Vessels (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 13

Sculpture in Ceramics (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 14

Soda I: Beginning Soda Firing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 12, January 15, January 16

Soda II: Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 17

Soda II: Surfaces (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 12, January 17

The Great Lillstreet Throwdown (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 14

The Large Pot (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 13

The Plate (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
January 12, February 16

The Queer Line (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 14

Throwing on a Bat (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 15

WORKSHOP

3 Night Soda Workshop (3 Days)

LAC Members $235.00 / Non-Members $245.00
March 12

Ceramic Jewelry (2 Days)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00
February 27

Date Night: Throwdown (1 Day)

LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00
January 22, February 26, March 12

Date Night: Valentine’s Day Couples Wheelthrowing (1 Day)

LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00
February 12, February 12

Home Ceramic Studio 101 (1 Day)

LAC Members $125.00 / Non-Members $125.00
February 13

Lunar New Year Moon Dishes (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
February 12

Mardi Gras Clay Goblets (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
February 7

Pet Portrait Tiles (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
February 28

Pi Day Plates (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
March 14

Succulent Planters (1 Day)

LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00
January 31, March 7

Winter Mugs (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
January 24, February 20

ADULTS AND CHILDREN 8+

Family Valentine’s Wheel Throwing (1 Day)

LAC Members $45.00 / Non-Members $50.00
February 14

Family Wheelthrowing Fun (1 Day)

LAC Members $45.00 / Non-Members $50.00
January 31, February 21, March 7, March 21

ONLINE: Winter 2021 - January 11, 2021 - March 21, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

ONLINE: Marketing for Artists (3 Weeks)

LAC Members $95.00 / Non-Members $100.00
February 21

ONLINE: The Art of Pinching Clay (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
January 16, February 20, February 20, February 20, February 20, February 20

ONLINE: Websites For Artists (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
January 17

MULTILEVEL

ONLINE: Handbuilding at Home (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
January 12, January 13, February 16, February 17

ONLINE: Home and Garden Pottery at Home (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
January 12

ONLINE: Soda (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
January 13

ONLINE: Working in Kurinuki (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
February 17