Once per week
learners per class
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Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
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Topics covered will be as follows but not limited to: Kneading, placing, centering the clay on the wheel (1st week) Intro to pottery art tools. pulling up the walls using tools and/or fingers (2nd week) Trimming the top of the pot, attaching a handle, making design ( 3rd week) Removal methods. Different ways to remove a pot from the wheel and drying methods ( 4th week) Trimming the pot and intro to glazing (5th week) I will teach from my own pottery wheel and my desktop computer. Learners...
Students will learn: The importance of centering the clay. How to center the clay on the wheel How to expand the clay using finger and/or tools to make a cup/pot. How to pull up the walls of a pot on the wheel. Thickness of the walls and how to determine the thickness Removal methods. Different ways to remove the pot from the wheel and drying methods. Trimming the bottom of the pot on the wheel when it is half dried Types of glaze These classes build on each other and of course we will be centering the clay each class. Centering the clay is the one aspect of wheel throwing that a student will need to practice and to get better at doing. Feel free to jump in class at any time of the month. Why Clay? 1. It's therapeutic. Simply the act of molding clay in one's hands whether you're a child or an adult can be very calming. Remember those stress balls that were once so popular? Manipulating the clay can help relieve stress or even be an outlet for young children who physically express their emotions. 2. It's an outstanding sensory development activity for anyone. 3. It's play based learning. You might not realize it, but playing with clay is promoting minds to get busy by thinking about what they're going to create and how they're going to create it. This type of creative play promotes imaginative problem-solving skills.
I have been working on a pottery when since middle school age. I attended a Visual and performing arts school in Sarasota FL which is still there to this day. I was in the first pioneering class to be created at the school. We had 3-4 pottery wheels and it was my most favorite class. Later as an adult when I lived in Miami FL I purchased my own pottery wheel and have made many things on the wheel. I taught each of my three daughters on the wheel from a very young age.
Homework is optional and I can give learners things to do and practice until the next class meets.
a pottery wheel 1-5 lbs of clay or more that can later be fired air dry or polymer clay is not advisable to use on a pottery wheel This is the place I buy my clay: https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/20231-MOIST-CLAY-p/mc20231.htm Sheffield pottery has many different kinds of clay in different colors. Aby "school clay" is good for kids or beginners: https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/95400-School-White-Moist-Stoneware-Pottery-Clay-p/mc95400.htm
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
No parental guidance is needed. Parents can be on the side off camera if they feel they will need to assist the student.
pottery wheel buying guide: https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/Pottery-Wheel-Buying-Guide-s/1262.htm heavy duty pottery wheel on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Pottery-Forming-Machine-Electric-Ceramic/dp/B0897GCK9B/ref=sr_1_4_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=pottery+wheel&qid=1599227760&sr=8-4-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUkNaMDlEMFVGWFE2JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTQ0NzQ1MjA0Ulg1TktYTE5XRyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjUyNTA3M09QMzdYRlZHRkNTNSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= Another less expensive pottery wheel on AMAZON.COM: https://www.amazon.com/Pottery-Forming-Machine-Electric-Ceramic/dp/B0897GCK9B/ref=sr_1_4_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=pottery+wheel&qid=1599227760&sr=8-4-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUkNaMDlEMFVGWFE2JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTQ0NzQ1MjA0Ulg1TktYTE5XRyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjUyNTA3M09QMzdYRlZHRkNTNSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= This is the kind of wheel I have. I bought it in 1998: https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/Skutt-Elite-Electric-Potter-s-Wheel-with-SSX-p/tseessx.htm They shipped to my home. Clay I use: https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/20231-MOIST-CLAY-p/mc20231.htm any school clay is good for kids or beginners: https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/95400-School-White-Moist-Stoneware-Pottery-Clay-p/mc95400.htm table top pottery wheel: https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/Speedball-Artista-Wheel-with-Splash-Pan-p/casp.htm
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Hi. I am Julie and I currently live in Massachusetts. I teach art (drawing, clay) and puppy/dog training classes(life skills). I am certified to teach art in Massachusetts. I am certified to teach Elementary school in NH, and FL. I have been...