THE
SMITHY

Gallery & Clay Studio

2018 Spring Class Schedule
Registration is Now Open!

To Sign Up for Classes:
Please call Clay Studio Manager Jon Stein at
(607) 547-8671 or email gallery@smithyarts.org.
Classes fill quickly, so don't delay!

For a Downloadable / Printable Version of this Schedule, Click HERE
 

MONDAY   04/09 - 05/28

Advanced Wheel Throwing w/ Jon Stein (8 weeks,  9-12pm  $220)
** CLASS FULL! **
Have you been throwing for a while, but can’t quite get the clay to do what you want it to? Are you interested in throwing larger pieces and exploring new forms?  Are you your own worst critic and just want to make pots you’re proud of?  This is the class for you!  This session, we will have an added emphasis on aesthetics based in group discussion & critiques.

Centering the Potter and The Clay w/ Karla Andela (8 weeks,  6-9pm  $220)
** CLASS FULL! **
Using mindful breathing and stretching we will approach wheel throwing with centered attention. Each class will give participants a break from the bustle of life to be present for their journey with the clay. Inhale Life, Exhale Gratitude.

TUESDAY   04/10 - 05/29

Wheel Throwing Techniques and Surface Treatment w/ Ingrid Guiter (8 weeks, 9-12pm  $220)
Her students have described her as “amazing”, “inspiring” and “a true master”. She is too humble to tell you this, but we are not!  Not only will this course provide step by step instruction to help you develop your skills, this class will help with the “okay I threw a pot, now what?” syndrome.  Ingrid will share her knowledge of carving and glazing techniques. Some wheel experience required.

Hand Building w/ Ann Murdoch Geiger (8 weeks,  1-4pm  $220)
There is more to life than watching dirt spin at a pottery wheel.  Ann will share with you the secrets to creating lovely functional forms using the most important tools of all, your hands.  Ann is particularly adept at working with slabs (sheets of clay), and incorporating texture into her work.  You want to take this class, you need this class, trust us.  All levels are welcome.  (There will be no class on May 1st, but we will schedule a make-up day!)

Sets and Series: Hand Building w/ Amy Cannon (8 weeks,  6-9pm  $220)
This class will place an emphasis on creating groups of five or more unique, hand built objects both functional and non-functional.  Let’s explore form and space and challenge your imagination!   All levels are welcome.  All projects are encouraged, large and small.  

WEDNESDAY   04/11 - 05/30

Intro to Wheel w/ Eileen Anania (8 weeks,  9-12pm  $220)
She has been a fixture around the studio for years, and her students can’t say enough positive things about this class.  No experience needed, but perfect for folks with a class or two under their belt as well!  All wheel all the time with Eileen.  Need we say more?

The Triumphant Return of the Newbie Class w/ Kris Gildenblatt (8 weeks,  6-9pm  $220)
**CLASS FULL**
This class is tailored to the true beginner!  Try your hands at working with clay both on and off the potters wheel.  Learn the ceramic process from start to finish and see if it’s for you. (Spoiler alert: it is!)

THURSDAY   04/12 - 05/31

All Things Sculpture w/ Madeline Walker (8 weeks,  10am-1pm  $220)
In this 8 week class we will explore various hand building & press molding techniques to complement your working style in ceramic sculpture and design. We will try out various painting methods, using a combination of mason stains, velvet underglazes, and acrylic paint. We will also cover a range of installation and wall mounting techniques, as well as alternative and traditional pedestal displays. You will have the option of formulating a paper clay body with added green strength, particularly for artists that would like to work on a larger scale.

Kids Clay Class w/ Madeline Walker (Two 4 week sessions,  3:15-5pm  $85 each)
A great opportunity for the next generation to explore the wonderful medium that is clay and get their hands dirty. Hand building techniques will be utilized to make pots, sculptures, masks, and all kinds of cool stuff. Ages 7-12.
 
-The First session runs 04/12 - 05/03
-The Second session runs 05/10 - 05/31

(Students have the option of taking either 4 week session, or taking both as one singular continuous 8 week course)

OPEN STUDIO   04/09 - 06/09

Without taking a class 
 Use of Studio during scheduled hours, one bag of clay, use of glazes and firing. No Instruction Provided. Adults only please ($150)
In addition to taking a class
Use of studio during scheduled hours, use of glazes and firing. No Instruction provided. Adults only please ($40)
 
Open Studio Hours
Monday 12-3pm
Wednesday 12-3pm
Thursday 6-9pm
Friday 1-4pm
Saturday 1-4pm

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS


The Smithy Clay Studio offers a wide variety of Classes and Workshops year round, taught by experienced and friendly instructors.  Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you are guaranteed to find a class to meet your creative needs and skill level.  There are plenty of class options for both adults and children, so bring the whole family!

*All Classes, Workshops & Open Studio must be pre-registered!
Call (607) 547-8671 or email us at gallery@smithyarts.org

Check Out Our Brand New
" Throw & Sip " Sessions!

Click For More Info!

2019 8 Week Fall Class Schedule

To Sign Up for Classes:
Please call Clay Studio Manager Adam Jennett
at (607) 547-8671 or email gallery@smithyarts.org.
Classes fill quickly, so don't delay!
For a Downloadable / Printable Version of this Schedule, Click HERE
 

MONDAY

Advanced Wheel Throwing w/ Adam Jennett
**CLASS FULL!**
This class is for the student looking to take their pottery skills to the next level. We will cover all the tips and tricks for more complex forms and skills on the potter’s wheel. This class will help you make more decisions while making your work, from throwing and trimming to glazing and finishing your work!
>>>   9am - 12pm  |  8 weeks  |  Sept 09 - Oct 28  |  $220
 
 
Wheel 1-1.5 w/ Eileen Anania
This class is geared towards those who are new or relatively new to the wheel.  Seeing someone throwing clay is a pretty magical and mysterious thing.  Don’t worry, Eileen will walk you through the process step-by-step and help you get comfortable on the potter’s wheel.  You’re going to love it, trust us!
>>>   6 - 9pm  |  8 weeks  |  Sept 09 – Oct 28  |  $220

TUESDAY

Centering the Potter and the Clay: Wheel Throwing
w/ Karla Andela
We will focus on basic wheel throwing techniques while incorporating yogic stretching, alignment and breathing to center and refresh at the end of the work day. Beginners welcome.
>>>   6 - 9pm  |  8 weeks  |  Sept 10 – Oct 29  |  $220

WEDNESDAY

Wheel 1-1.5 w/ Eileen Anania
This class is geared towards those who are new or relatively new to the wheel.  Seeing someone throwing clay is a pretty magical and mysterious thing.  Don’t worry, Eileen will walk you through the process step-by-step and help you get comfortable on the potter’s wheel.  You’re going to love it, trust us!
>>>   9am - 12pm  |  8 weeks  |  Sept 11 – Oct 30  |  $220
 
 
Centering the Potter and the Clay:  Hand Building
w/ Karla Andela
Take a break from your day to mindfully manipulate the clay using a variety of hand building techniques. This class is a perfect space to pause, breathe and be present to the process of clay making. All experience levels welcome.
>>>   6 – 9pm  |  8 weeks  |  Sept 11 – Oct 30  |  $220

THURSDAY

Kids Clay Class w/ Amelia Lee  (Ages 7-14)
A great opportunity for your child to explore wheel throwing and hand building! This class is a perfect creative outlet for summer fun or after school. Creativity is the main focus of this class, so let your child's mind wander and explore all the different possibilities working in clay!  Wheel Throwing and hand building techniques will be utilized to make pots, sculptures, masks, and all kinds of cool stuff.
>>>   3 - 5pm  |  4 weeks  |  Sept 12 – Oct 03  |  $85

FRIDAY

Independent Study w/ Adam Jennett
If you are looking for more in-depth conversation with your work, or just need space and guidance to work on personal projects this is the class for you! Demos will be both scheduled and by request during the class covering both making work and glazing work. Hand building and wheel throwing both welcome!
>>>   9am – 12pm  |  8 weeks  |  Sept 13 – Nov 08  |  $220
 
*  No Class Nov 01

SATURDAY  *New!*

Throw & Sip! w/ Justin Mastrangelo
Are you looking for a fun and casual class to explore the basics of wheel throwing, or maybe you're just looking for a fun activity to do with friends or partners?  Well, look no further, because these Throw & Sip sessions are a perfect match!
 More Information Available >>> HERE!

>>>   Saturday Nights (Listed Below)  |  6 - 8:30pm  |  $40 per night
September 14  |  September 28  |  October 12  |  October 26  |  November 09


OPEN STUDIO

September 09 – November 02
 
Without taking a class - Use of Studio during scheduled hours, one bag of clay, use of glazes and firing.  No Instruction Provided.  Adults only please.  ($150)
 
In addition to taking an 8 week class - Use of studio during scheduled hours, use of glazes and firing.  No Instruction provided. Adults only please.  ($40)
 
Open Studio Hours:
Monday 12-3pm
Wednesday 12-3pm
Thursday 6-9pm
Friday 12-3pm  *  New Time!
Saturday 1-4pm