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Art for the Yard: Birdhouses and Toad Abodes
June 1-5, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Construct whimsical yard art using handbuilding methods, as well as the potter's wheel. Develop your own style through your choice of forms and surface decorations. Ryan demonstrates how to throw basic shapes for birdhouses and toad abodes, with some additional off wheel alterations. Practice and perfect both your wheel and handbuilding skills. Ryan demonstrates ways to add texture, use vinyl tape as a resist, and hand brush underglazes, to provide many options for finishing your project. On the last day, experiment with a large palette of colorful underglazes for additional surface decoration. All projects will be coated with a clear glaze before they are glaze fired. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Ryan A.. Peters, www.RyanPetersRaku.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $525 + materials fee, Non-Members: $550 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
June 8 - July 13, 2015 (Mondays 4-7pm) — Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter's wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week. Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing and firing fees. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
June 9 - July 14, 2015 (Tuesdays, 9am-noon) — Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter's wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week. Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing and firing fees. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
June 10 - July 15, 2015 (Wednesdays, 9am-noon) — Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter's wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week. Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing and firing fees. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Handbuilt Soft Slab Cylinders
June 13, 2015 (10:00am to 5:00pm) — In this hands-on workshop, Regina Wolff will teach how to manipulate soft slab cylinders into organic expansive forms. She will include attachment of hollow handles and other organic embellishments. Available for all levels of ceramic skill. See supply list at www.spruillarts.org Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Regina Wolff
Sponsor: Spruill Center for the Arts
Cost: $105
Email: Spruill Center for the Arts
Phone: 770-394-3447

Beginner Level

Pottery Wheel for Beginners
June 13 - July 18, 2015 (Saturdays, 9am-noon) — This six week course is designed exclusively for those who are new to wheel work and is open for ages 12 through adult. Have fun while gaining confidence on the potters wheel. Small class size ensures that each student receives personalized, one-on-one instruction and encouragement for a fascinating hands-on experience that will bring out the potter in you. Tuition includes the first 25 pound bag of clay. Additional clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which also includes glazing and firing fees. Enrolled students may also participate in one open studio session per week: Open Studios: Wednesday & Saturday 1 - 4. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Richard Bayles
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Visual Arts Camp for kids ages 8 - 13
June 15-26, 2015 (Monday-Friday, 1-4:30pm) — Dennis, head of the ceramics department, will lead the ceramics portion of the visual arts camp for two days each week. Students will work on handbuilt projects and will have a chance to begin learning to throw on the wheel. Final projects will be fired with raku and high fire finishes. Kate will lead the visual arts portion of the camp using a creative collage and painting process to create unique individual projects combining the idea of the painted word into individual and group projects in both two and three dimensions. Final projects will be part of the exhibition on the final day of camp. All art materials are included. Students should wear appropriate clothing for painting and ceramics. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kate Hawkes & Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Clay Kids Club (Ages 3½ - 5)
June 22-25, 2015 (9:30am-12pm) — Welcome to the wonderful world of clay, where you turn into the potter and experiment how to shape this interesting "mud" into many different forms. Roll it, pinch it, and coil it into a fantasy castle fit for a dragon family, construct a seafaring ship, or sculpt it into a self-portrait full of character. Make new discoveries with texture and explore new forms in this hands-on medium throughout the week. A series of air-dry clay piece will be decorated and ready to take home to show to your family. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jared Nellis
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Fabulous Functional Forms (Ages 6-8)
June 22-25, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — Have you ever wanted to drink out of a mug that you designed and created? Or even serve your friends candy out of a bowl that you constructed? Join other budding ceramic artists in the studios and use your imagination as you hand build functional forms with clay slabs, coils, and pinched forms. Combine new ceramic terminology and sculptural techniques to form ceramic pieces. Then, decorate your new forms by inventing textures with found objects, natural materials, and your own fingers! Take home a whimsical footed bowl, a leafy lidded vessel, and a marvelous mug. Your fired pieces will be ready for pick up four weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kari George
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Passport to Pottery (Ages 6-8)
June 22-25, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — All aboard! Come sightseeing and explore the world of pottery on the Ceramic Express! Look at examples of handmade pottery from countries in Africa, Asia, and North America to inspire you to create unique functional pieces. Learn to use many tools to shape, roll, and paddle clay into a desired form. Travel to a new country every day to create your potterty. Decorate the pieces with colorful underglazes in the styles and designs of that culture. Create a colorful African serving tray, a Japanese tea bowl, and a Native American seed pot from your ceramic travels. Your fired pieces will be ready for pick up four weeks after the last day of class or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Throwing on the wheel with Andrew Sanders
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 — Throwing on the wheel for all levels (2 to 4 hours). Have fun and experience the potters wheel. Everyone will make pots! The absorbing wonder and fun of working on the potters wheel will be enjoyed. Andrew will guide you through an exciting and fulfilling experience. Andrew Sanders has worked professionally as a potter and taught in various places including Holland, Switzerland, Australia and in the US. Currently Andrew lives and works in Santa Fe. Andrew's focus is on usability and function, creating visual movement in the clay forms, making an aesthetic balance between functional design and creative art. Work is fired to cone 10 in a reduction fired gas kiln. Costs include all materials and firings. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Andrew Sanders
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $50 to $150
Email: Andrew Sanders
Phone: 505-614-5215

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Ceramics with Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Heidi will demonstrate classical wheel thrown vessels of all sizes. She will make the clay "dance" in sensuous forms while in the squishy state. Students will experience what it is like to throw a bowl in the air and catch it - creating delightful, amorphic forms, unique as snowflakes. Heidi assures good fun. Students may learn Heidi's famous chattering and carving techniques in clay that is leather. For the adventurous, she will create large scale vessels, adding coils and shaping with flame from a propane torch. No previous art experience required. All ages welcome. The only requirement is a sense of humor! Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Heidi Loewen
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $175 per hour
Email: Heidi Loewen
Phone: (505) 988-2225

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Image Transfer on Clay with Magpie Pottery
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 — Magpie Pottery offers a 2-hour image transfer workshop on Laser-Toner Decals for the ceramic surface. Students will learn all phases of the image transfer process. Working with porcelain tiles, students will also be able to work with their own images and create a collaged tile that can be fired and shipped home. Students are encouraged to e-mail images that they want to work with to Magpie Pottery prior to the workshop. These will be turned into decals that can be collaged onto the tile. The workshop rate includes one page of decals, all information handouts, and the firing of one tile. Shipping costs of student work will be added as rates vary according to zip codes. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Maggie Beyeler
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $150
Email: Maggie Beyeler
Phone: 505-466-2894

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Stoneware with Theo Helmstadter
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 — An experienced teacher & full-time studio potter, Theo teaches on an individualized basis in his studio. Often, students have some experience with clay already - but beginners are welcome too. A two-hour session at the studio usually starts with a discussion of what you'd like to explore - the wheel? hand-building? throwing & altering? Arrangements can be made to glaze, fire, & ship work you produce during the session. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Theo Helmstadter
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $75/hour; $65/per hour for groups up to four
Email: Theo Helmstadter
Phone: 505-795-7755

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Family Clay Play with Ginny Zipperer
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 — Take a break from the usual sightseeing and shopping and bring your family to my studio for a clay play date. Work in a spacious studio or in the shady back yard. Adults and children alike will lose themselves in the magic of working with clay. As an experienced instructor, I can teach basic techniques to students of all ages. Your family can work together to build a mural or sculpture or each of you can create their own Santa Fe souvenir. Fee includes 2 hour workshop with materials and one firing of the work produced. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Ginny Zipperer
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $150 for up to 3 participants, $40 for each additional person
Contact: Ginny Zipperer

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art for the Table
July 13-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to make finely-crafted, food safe pots for the dining table using the pottery wheel. Beginning students will be introduced to basic forms such as cups, bowls and plates. Advanced students will refine their technique while creating more advanced forms such as pitchers, jars, and cream and sugar sets. Development of personal style will be emphasized. Kate demonstrates how to throw shapes most commonly found in place settings and other tableware. Ample time will be allowed for practicing and perfecting your skills on the wheel. Learn to decorate your pieces using a paint brush and/or create texture with a trailing bulb and liquid clay. All pieces will be decorated at the leather-hard stage, and will be bisqued and glaze fired after the workshop ends. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Katie Biderbost, www.KateBiderbost.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $430 + materials fee, Non-Members: $460 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Visual Arts Camp for kids ages 8 - 13
July 13-24, 2015 (Monday-Friday, 1-4:30pm) — Dennis, head of the ceramics department, will lead the ceramics portion of the visual arts camp for two days each week. Students will work on handbuilt projects and will have a chance to begin learning to throw on the wheel. Final projects will be fired with raku and high fire finishes. Kate will lead the visual arts portion of the camp using a creative collage and painting process to create unique individual projects combining the idea of the painted word into individual and group projects in both two and three dimensions. Final projects will be part of the exhibition on the final day of camp. All art materials are included. Students should wear appropriate clothing for painting and ceramics. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kate Hawkes & Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
July 20 - August 24, 2015 (Mondays 4-7pm) — Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter's wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week. Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing and firing fees. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

As the Wheel Turns (Ages 9-12)
July 20-23, 2015 (9:30am-12pm) — Learn how to throw pottery on a wheel in just a few days! Practice centering, opening, and pulling up the clay to create unique clay forms, both sculptural and functional. Discover many techniques to help you master the potter's wheel and then learn different ways to decorate your pieces by focusing on radical balance and geometric design. Explore the meaning behind symmetrically designed mandalas, and a variety of ancient symbols that connect cultures through peace, harmony, and balance. Turn your functional pottery pieces into masterpieces that signify world peace. Create a series of wheel-thrown containers and forms decorated with your own symbols and visions of peace. Pieces ready for pick up four weeks after class, or shipped for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Emily Salm
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Wow-Worthy Vessels (Ages 9-12)
July 20-23, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — Wow your party guests as you dish out candy from a bowl you constructed. Then, serve them juice out of mugs you designed. Join other budding ceramic artists in the studios and use your imagination as you hand build functional forms with clay slabs, coils, and pinched forms. Learn new ceramic terminology and sculptural techniques to form ceramic pieces. Decorate your new forms by inventing textures with found objects, natural materials, and your fingers! Take home mutliple containers and vessels that you can use at your next party! Your fired pieces will be ready for pick up four weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kari George
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Clay Construction Site (Ages 3½ - 5)
July 20-23, 2015 (9:30am-12pm) — Put on your hard hat and toolbelt as you bulldoze your way into the ceramics studio. Learn new clay techniques like rolling, pinching, and coiling to bring your ideas to life. Explore all of the possibilites of working with clay by constructing sky-high sculptures, self-portraits, and playful vessels. Throughout the week, make new discoveries with texture and explore new forms in this hands-on medium. A series of air-dry clay pieces will be decorated and ready to take home to show to your family. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jared Nellis
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Where the Wild Ceramics Are (Ages 6-8)
July 20-23, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — "Let the wild clay studio begin!" Fright and delight you friends with mythical clay creatures as you learn a wide range of ceramic techniques and tools. Read about different creatures around the world and be inspired to bring your new friends to life by pinching, coiling, and using slab construction. By the end of the week, you will have created multiple clay wild things - even one from your imagination - and painted with brightly colored underglazes. Take home a medieval gargoyle, a Chinese dragon, an Indonesian winged mermaid, and more. Your fired pieces will be ready for pick up four weeks after the last day of class, or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
July 21 - August 25, 2015 (Tuesdays, 9am-noon) — Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter's wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week. Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing and firing fees. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
July 22 - August 26, 2015 (Wednesdays, 9am-noon) — Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter's wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week. Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing and firing fees. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Wheeled Peace (Ages 9-12)
July 22-25, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — Learn how to throw pottery on a wheel in just a few days! Practice centering, opening, and pulling up the clay to create unique clay forms, both sculptural and functional. Discover many techniques to help you master the potter's wheel and then learn different ways to decorate your pieces by focusing on radical balance and geometric design. Explore the meaning behind symmetrically designed mandalas, and a variety of ancient symbols that connect cultures through peace, harmony, and balance. Turn your functional pottery pieces into masterpieces that signify world peace. Create a series of wheel-thrown containers and forms decorated with your own symbols and visions of peace. Pieces ready for pick up four weeks after class, or shipped for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Emily Salm
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Pottery Wheel for Beginners
July 25 - August 29, 2015 (Saturdays, 9am-noon) — This six week course is designed exclusively for those who are new to wheel work and is open for ages 12 through adult. Have fun while gaining confidence on the potters wheel. Small class size ensures that each student receives personalized, one-on-one instruction and encouragement for a fascinating hands-on experience that will bring out the potter in you. Tuition includes the first 25 pound bag of clay. Additional clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which also includes glazing and firing fees. Enrolled students may also participate in one open studio session per week: Open Studios: Wednesday & Saturday 1 - 4. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Richard Bayles
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Functional Pottery Techniques
July 28-31, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Make wheel-turned wares that bring excitement to the routine of daily life. These may include bowls, plates, platters, teapots, vases, or mugs. Jeremy caters to your interests as he tailors his demonstrations directly to your needs. Jeremy shows you how to create vessels and forms on the potter's wheel. He also shares handbuilding and sculpture techniques to enhance your work. Create pieces that you always wished you could make in this highly individualized ceramic workshop. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jeremy Kraemer, www.JeremyKraemerFineArt.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $430 + materials fee, Non-Members: $460 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Conquering the Wheel: Teen Ceramic Intensive (Ages 13-17)
August 3-6, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — In this intensive ceramic workshop, build, throw, and sculpt multiple pieces of pottery. Learn how to master the potter's wheel through Lucy's daily demonstrations, use ceramic tools correctly and effectively, and create functional ceramic forms. Use individual time to work on mastering techniques and decorating your pieces with texture, patterns, and colorful underglazes. Create a series of thrown functional and decorative pieces including plates, bowls, and vases. Your fired pieces will be ready to pick up four weeks after the last day of class or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Lucy Yogerst
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mama Mia! Ceramic Pizzeria! (Ages 9-12)
August 3-6, 2015 (9:30am-12pm) — Any way you slice it, this is a ceramic pizza party you don't want to miss! Create small sets of plates your family can use at their next pizza party. Learn the techniques and helpful tips of mastering the potter's wheel through daily demonstrations. Practice centering, opening, and pulling up the clay to create unique forms, both sculptural and functional. At the end of the week, experiment with underglazes, textures, and decorations to make your pizza plates even more unique than a bacon pineapple pizza! Multiple sets of colorful plates will be created to liven up your dinner table. Your fired pieces will be ready to pick up four weeks after the last day of class or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Lucy Yogerst
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramic Storytime (Ages 3½ - 5)
August 3-6, 2015 (9:30am-12pm) — Bring your favorite story characters to life by shaping them and their cozy homes out of clay. Start the day by reading classic stories for inspiration. Stroll through the shady forest of Hundred Acre Wood with Pooh or hop on a plane to Africa to see where Curious George grew up. Learn how to pinch, shape, roll, and form clay into fun figurines. Then, create a place for your character to "live" by constructing a diorama box. At the end of the workshop, take home several decorated air-dry clay characters that will enhance your reading time at home. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Branch Out in Clay (Ages 6-8)
August 3-6, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — Go out on a limb and explore the endless possibilities of clay to create beautiful pottery. Use easy to follow, step-by-step basic pottery techniques to create hand-built bowls, mugs, tiles, and trays. Spread your wings with functional forms in clay and allow Door County's breathtaking surroundings to inspire your colorful decorations. Develop your skills to blossom into a succesful young potter. Create multiple colorful clay pieces to take home - for display or used in the kitchen! Your fired pieces will be ready for pick up four weeks after the last day of class or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jeanne Aurelius
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Family Art Projects: Our Family's Garden: Monet's Mini-Murals
August 7, 2015 (9:30am-12pm) — Stroll through Claude Monet's vibrant gardens and surround yourself with images of water lilies, roses, and sunflowers. Learn about his work, and then transform his two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional sculpture relief tiles of your family's garden. Explore the many techniques of ceramics and tile making to create beautifully textured work. At the end of class, use brightly colored underglazes to paint your tiles. Create multiple tiles to form your family's mini-mural inspired by Monet's gardens. Your fired pieces will be ready for pick up four weeks after the class or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Martha Hutchinson
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Handbuilding Clay Vessels
August 18-21, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to take handbuilding to new heights as you explore fundamental skills for creating vessels with clay. Decorate your pottery with a unique method of application using low fire slips and underglazes. This workshop is geared to meet your skills, whether you are a novice or experienced handbuilder. Nancy demonstrates the formation of clay vessels using pinch, coil, and slab techniques. Practice these skills creating vase, plate, and teapot forms. Nancy demonstrates the application of low fire underglazes to create a unique surface, as well as how to decorate in the dynamic color relationships unique to her pottery. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Nancy Gardner, www.NancyGardnerCeramics.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $430 + materials fee, Non-Members: $460 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Follow Suzy Birstein to Greek Island Paradise "Mia Muse"
August 28 - September 12, 2015 — Envision your "Inner Muse" with ceramist Suzy Birstein, famed artist for the 2008 Academy Award nominees - on the enchanting island of Skopelos, Greece where "Mama Mia" was filmed! Suzy is returning to Skopelos for a fourth time presenting her transformational figurative sculpture program "Mia Muse"! Suzy will demonstrate her unique hand building techniques combining inner structures with slabs, coils, pinching and textures to create imaginative figure/animal hybrids. Participants will have hands on experience discovering their artistic process and inner muse. Bisqued pieces will be surfaced with combinations of fired and cold surfaces, including colourful glazes, patinas and paints. Visit website


Location: Skopelos, Greece
Instructor: Suzy Birstein
Sponsor: The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
Cost: $1,800 - Register by June 1st
Email: Jill Somer

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Advanced Level

Once You Can Throw, You Have Wings
September 28 - October 1, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to create on the potter's wheel and experience what Jeanne's mentor Bauhaus-trained potter, Marguerite Wildenhain, meant by, "Once you can throw, you have wings." Learn the successful, solid fundamentals taught to Jeanne that enable your creativity to soar, as you create form with function. Jeanne emphasizes step-by-step techniques to create a variety of shapes, accompanied by helpful phrases to remind you how to do them. Soon, you will be saying similar things in your head as you form a pot. Take a workshop that not only improves your work, but is also enjoyable and rewarding. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jeanne Aurelius, www.ClayBayPottery.net
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $430 + materials fee, Non-Members: $460 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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