The Clay CoOp will be offering classes in its expanded space, ‘The Classroom’.  In this space we will be offering many new opportunities for our community to connect with clay and learn from our artist instructors.  Check out the information below to see what best suits your needs:

Rolling Admission Classes
8 weeks - $280
These classes are perfect for students of all skill levels who like to follow their own lead.  You know what you want to do, you just need help getting there!  We’re here to guide you. Our student directed classes offer an open studio environment with direct one-on-one access to qualified instructors.  Classes will max out at 8 students to maintain an ideal intimate student to instructor ratio. These classes operate on a rolling admission platform which means there is no beginning and no end.  Classes will meet once a week for 2.5 hours.  On your first day you will be provided with a 25 pound box of clay.  All necessary tools and materials will be provided. Additional clay is always available to purchase if need be.


Wednesday Morning

10am-12:30pm

Instructor: Chris Landers


Wednesday Evening

6:30pm-9pm

Instructor: Chris Landers



Curriculum Based Classes
These classes have a more structured learning environment.  Beginning to end, there will be an instructor helping you through the course with a clear goal in mind.  Classes will vary in direction and skill level from session to session so keep an eye on our calendar to sign up! Classes will meet once a week for 2.5 hours.  On your first day you will be provided with a 25 pound box of clay.  All necessary tools and materials will be provided. Additional clay is always available to purchase if need be.


Introduction to the Wheel

Saturday (1/12-2/16) 10-12:30pm

Instructor: Chris Landers

6 weeks - $240


In this class students will learn the fundamental skills needed to create pots on the wheel.  In addition to developing a working knowledge of the ceramic process,  students will also be introduced to design as well as contemporary ceramics topics and aesthetic sensibilities.


Contemporary vessel maker John Christopher Landers [American, 1985-P.]is interested in the current domestic landscape. “Shouldn’t the objects we utilize on a daily basis be carefully curated to bring us joy, not just picked up off a store’s shelf?” Landers asks. With a formal education in design, he chooses to push his pieces toward his modern and unique sense of ergonomics and aesthetic innovation. Often choosing to add an element of discovery to his work, Landers finds “It’s important to me that the user forms a relationship with my objects and I find that happens most frequently when they experience something pleasant and unexpected.”  Utilizing his education in art he draws influence from historical objects and methods.  These influences, which are steeped in tradition, help participants find context in his work.  Internationally exhibited and domestically distributed, his ware can be found in private homes and restaurants throughout the United States.



Open Studio (for currently enrolled students)

This will Expand with our classes.

 Tuesday (12:30-2pm) Wednesday (3:30-6pm) Thursday (10am-12:30pm)



Classroom Memberships 
Monthly - $175
For those who are interested in a space to work outside of the offered classes.  The Classroom Membership provides you with 24 hour access to The Classroom space during non-educational time with access to all of it’s equipment and materials.  Members also receive a discount on classes, purchases from The Catalyst Gallery, and workshops!


Workshops

​To Be Announced 1/19




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