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Ceramics Week: Family Night!

Family Night!
Wednesday, October 9
Time: 6:30-8 PM

Bring the whole family and make some new dishes for your home!

$15/person, Registration Required

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Ceramics Week: Make a Mug!

Make a Mug!
Thursday, October 10
Time: 6:30-8 PM

Get ready for Fall with our make a mug night! Personalize the size and shape of your mug and add a handle that fits your hands perfectly!

$15/person, Registration Required

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Craft Beer & Clay

Cost per session:
$40 ($45 non-member) + $20 materials fee
Classes start at 7 p.m.
A fun night out at CALC. Class & materials fee includes all materials and instruction as well as bevvies and snacks. All skill levels welcome--our experienced potter will ensure that you’ll create a successful piece. Choose hand building or wheel throwing.

Friday, September 13
Friday, October 11
Friday, November 15

(Each Date is a separate class)

Private classes can be arranged for groups of 6-10 people

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Ceramics Week: Open Studio Day!

Open Studio Day!
Saturday, October 12
Time: 10:30-2 PM

Visit our studio and see our clay community at work! Watch live demonstrations and witness our typical bustling Saturday open studio. While you are here, make a bowl that will be donated to CALC's Empty Bowls Event in March! Stop by our sales gallery and pick up a piece of pottery from our Student Sale!


The Don and Marjie Mowery Classroom and Ceramics Studio

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Wheel 101

Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $160 ($175 non-member)
Material fee: $20

6 Tuesday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Teacher: Janelle Hoch
Session A: September 3, 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8

6 Monday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Teacher: Quay San
Session B: October 21, 28: November 4, 11, 18, 25


Class covers the basics of wheel throwing, wedging, centering, making, trimming & glazing. For beginners and those wanting a refresher. Open to all skill levels.

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Wheel 102

Teacher: Janelle Hoch
October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26
6 Tuesday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m
Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $160 ($175 non-member) Material fee: $20

Emphasizing the fundamentals of wheel thrown pottery such as centering, pulling, shaping, trimming, and glazing. Students will also focus on creating a wide variety of clay gifts for family, friends, and co-workers, just in time for the holidays. Open to all skill levels, however, it is suggested students should have recently taken a wheel class and/or throw regularly.

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Hand Building

Teacher: John Guarnera
Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $160 ($175 non-member)
Materials Fee: $20

6 Tuesday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
December 3, 10, 17; January 7. 14, 21

Handbuilding with clay is a versatile way of creating a wide variety of shapes and forms that cannot be easily created on the wheel. This is an excellent class for beginning and returning students. Student-driven projects under the instruction of John.

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Thrown, Altered, and Assembled

Teacher: Quay San
Ages: Teen-Adult 
Fee: $120 ($130 non-member)
+ $20 Material fee
NEW DATES:
5 Mondays: July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

This workshop is designed to introduce students to the skills, techniques, and approaches in thrown and altered functional ceramics. Students will gain an understanding of the
possibilities of both leather hard assembly techniques as well as techniques of wet assembly with an emphasis on the possibilities of spontaneous composition in the wet assembled vessel.

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Throw BIG!

Teacher: Quay San
Ages: Teen-Adult
6 Mondays
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $160 ($175 non-member) + $20 Materials fee

Explore size and scale on the wheel through special techniques like progressive centering and stacked segments. Learn how to throw smarter, not harder, to push your work to new heights (and widths)!

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Crash Course: Moon Jars

Teacher: Quay San
Ages: Teen-Adult
3 Mondays
December 2, 9, 16
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $90 ($100 non-member) + $20 Materials fee

Join in on the #MoonJarChallenge that is sweeping Instagram! This 3 week crash course will include both throwing and theory - we’ll discuss the Moon Jar in context and learn to throw them on the wheel. Class is for intermediate skill level who are able to center and throw comfortably.

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CERAMIC WORKSHOPS
Fun “Make & Take” workshops—perfect fit for all skill levels and busy lives. Snacks & beverages are provided to enhance the fun experience.


Cut-It-Out!

Workshop with Ceramic Artist, Maureen Joyce

Wednesday, August 28
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Ages 12 to Adult
Fee: $40 Member ($45 Non-Member)
Material fee: $10.00

Create a ceramic lantern using a pre-thrown form. Maureen will show you how to cut out shapes to make a beautiful lantern. Students will select a glaze and Maureen will fire your piece and it will be ready for you to pick up in about a week after the class. All tools and materials are provided, no experience needed. Some tools used are sharp knives and adult supervision is needed for younger participants.

Maureen Joyce is the director of ArtsLive and a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen living in Carlisle PA.  She attended Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and currently studies at Harrisburg Area Community College. She teaches a variety of ceramic workshops at CALC to encourage participants to explore clay’s various possibilities.

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SURFACE SERIES WORKSHOPS 
Workshops meant for all levels of experience. Led by professional artists, these workshops focus on specific techniques in ceramics. Students will walk away with the skills necessary to apply these new techniques to their own studio practice.


Pit Fire

Teacher: John Guarnera
Ages: Teen – Adult
Fee: $135 ($145 non-member)
+ $30 Material fee*Includes lunch on Sat. at the Red Tomato Farm, weather dependent
2 Fridays: October 18, 25
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
and Saturday: November 2 
(Sat. class held at The Red Tomato Farm, Newville, PA)
10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Students will be guided through the multiple steps of surface decoration and ornamentation used by the instructor in his pit fired work. This workshop also includes a hands-on pit firing of the student work on Sat., Nov. 2 at Red Tomato Farm, Newville.

Class 1 - Students will bring bone dry pieces to apply terra sigilatia, burnish and prepare for bisque firing.

Class 2 - Bisqued work from 1st class will be decorated using various methods of masking, stenciling and the application of low fire glazes. Work will be fired again prior to the third class.

Class 3 - Held at the Red Tomato Farm to utilize their pit to fire pieces after application of masking and super low fire glazes. Class will include loading the pit & firing it. Work will be cleaned of residual ash and a varnish applied.

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Craft Beer & Clay

Cost per session:
$40 ($45 non-member) + $20 materials fee
Classes start at 7 p.m.
A fun night out at CALC. Class & materials fee includes all materials and instruction as well as bevvies and snacks. All skill levels welcome--our experienced potter will ensure that you’ll create a successful piece. Choose hand building or wheel throwing.

Friday, September 13
Friday, October 11
Friday, November 15

(Each Date is a separate class)

Private classes can be arranged for groups of 6-10 people

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Deluxe Pottery Tools

Students may purchase a pottery tool kit ($25.00 + $1.50 tax) to be picked up on the first day of class or at Open Clay Studio.

Kemper Tool Set is made in the U.S.A. It includes:

  • Potter's Rib

  • Steel Scraper

  • Wood Modelling Tool

  • Needle Tool

  • Ribbon Tool

  • Loop Tool

  • Sponge

  • Wire Clay Cutter

 

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Wheel Throwing Private Instruction

3 sessions, 2 hours per session

Total cost for 3 sessions $300 Member($315 Non- member)

All skill levels, from beginner to large pots.

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CALC Refund Policy for Art Classes
Carlisle Arts Learning Center does not provide a cash refund for cancellation of art classes, unless the class is cancelled by CALC. In order to request a withdrawal from a class or workshop, students must contact CALC at least 5 days before the first class meeting. Students who request a withdrawal at least 5 days prior to the first meeting will receive a 90% tuition class credit. Students withdrawing fewer than 5 days from the first day of class are not eligible for a class credit.
Please note we are unable to provide make-up opportunities, prorate or provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.