Shanks Ceramic Studio 301 N Pennsylvania Ave. Belleville, IL 62220 618-670-9625
Community Art Classes
Frequently Asked Questions... Answered.
Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty. You will get Muddy!
For clay classes bring with you: A towel, water, your Imagination, positive attitude, and that wild child spirit!
Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early to check-in to class.
Allow about 15 minutes of time to clean up your workspace at the end of the lesson.
Plan ahead! Remember it may take 2-3 weeks for work to be fired.
Clay in a Day - Clay Illumination Class Sunday, September 29th 10am -12pm
Take your clay creations to the next level! Learn how to design, transfer, and cut clay to make your own luminary vessel. You will need to have at least 2 pieces handbuilt or wheel thrown pieces created and around leather hard for this workshop. Dani will teach us how we create the concept on paper in the 2D world, take it from 2D and transfer this on to a 3D object, and finally cut this design into reality.
Levels: Some clay experience needed Cost: $30 per person Call or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Beginner Wheel - One Month Session(1 Class a week)
Classes Available By Appointment
Saturday Morning 9:30am - 11:30am
Friday Night 6-8pm
This is a beginner class (13 years of age +) focused on learning the basics of throwing, trimming, and glazing. We will begin by exploring functional pottery forms like bowls and cylinders. Once we have some forms thrown we explore small alterations like handles for mugs. There will be demonstrations and one-on-one time with the instructor as the classes are limited in size. You will be making pots in no time! All items you make in class will be yours to enjoy for years to come. 25 pounds of clay, glazing Materials, basic tools, and firings are included. If you would like to find more time in the studio during your session, feel free to jump in on an open studio time slot for a discounted rate of $5 per night.
Levels: All Cost: $135 per person Call or Email: email@example.com to sign up!
Hand-Building in Clay (4 weeks) Classes Available by Appointment
This class explores the basics of hand building with clay, from pinch pots, coil pots, all the way to shaping slabs. As you work with clay you will learn how to create your ideas from the ground up. Texture, form, and rhythm, will be explored as you build functional and/or decorative work in this session. Clay, glazing Materials and basic tools are included. If you would like to find more time in the studio during your session, feel free to jump in on an open studio time slot for a discounted rate of $5 per night.
Levels: All (9 years of age +) Cost: $135 per person Call or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!