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Course Description

In the Pottery for Beginners and Advanced Students course, you will learn both hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques as well as hone your skills and evolve. Through weekly demonstrations and interaction with the instructor, this course will help you develop and polish your pieces. Both beginners and experienced students will benefit from the instructor's assistance and are encouraged to pursue their own interests or projects.

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Notes

Week 1
Introductions, Studio Orientation and Tour, Clean up procedures
Class outline
Demonstration—Pinch pots
Project—5 to 10 pinch pots

Week 2
Review pinch pots from last class, answer questions regarding pinch method
Demonstration—Coils (hand-rolled and extruded)
Project—Coil pot

Week 3
Questions and discussion on coil method
Demonstration—Slab rollers and soft Slab Construction
Project—soft slab vessel, cup, bowl or plate

Week 4—IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS ON GLAZING
Questions and discussion on slab method
Glazing and firing process introduced
Demonstration—Glaze techniques on Do’s (Dipping, Pouring, Spraying,
Brushings, Stains, etc.) and Don’ts (overglazing, cleaning, runny glazes, etc)
Project—soft slab vessel, cup, bowl or plate

Week 5
Questions and discussion on glazing
Introduction on wheel throwing and clean up
Demonstration—Wheel throwing a cylinder
Project—Throwing and centering on the wheel.

Week 6
Last day to work with wet clay if you are not taking the next class or it is the end of a semester.
Questions and discussion on throwing cylinders
Demonstration on throwing, ribbing a bowl form and trimming on the wheel
Project—Throw cups or bowls and trim work from the previous week

Week 7
Questions and discussions about wheel throwing
Last day for this session or the semester
Finish projects

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Section Title
Pottery for Beginners
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Oct 24, 2020 to Dec 19, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
20.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $370.00
Instructors
Section Notes
No class on Sat, 28 Nov 2020 Thanksgiving
Section Title
Pottery for Beginners
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
12:00PM to 2:30PM
Dates
Oct 24, 2020 to Dec 19, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
20.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $370.00
Instructors
Section Notes
No class on Sat, 28 Nov 2020 Thanksgiving
Section Title
Pottery for Beginners and Advanced Students
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
12:00PM to 2:30PM
Dates
Jan 23, 2021 to Mar 13, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
20.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $370.00
Instructors
Section Title
Pottery for Beginners and Advanced Students
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Jan 23, 2021 to Mar 13, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
20.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $370.00
Instructors
Section Title
Pottery for Beginners and Advanced Students
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
12:00PM to 2:30PM
Dates
Mar 20, 2021 to May 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
20.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $370.00
Instructors
Section Notes
No class on Sat, 27 Mar 2021, Spring Break
Section Title
Pottery for Beginners and Advanced Students
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Mar 20, 2021 to May 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
20.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $370.00
Instructors
Section Notes
No class on Sat, 27 Mar 2021, Spring Break
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