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Adult Classes

Fall clay classes go on sale to Gardiner Friends on Monday August 8 at 10 am, followed by the general public on Wednesday August 10 at 10 am. Become a Gardiner Friend to get first access and 15% off clay classes.

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Aug
Sep
28
11
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Semi-Private: Wheel Throwing and Glazing

Receive one-on-one instruction in wheel throwing and glazing techniques in this two-week, semi-private workshop for four students....

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Oct
Nov
03
28
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stoneware (Beginner)

This program is designed for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals of making pottery and those looking to reconnect with clay. Working in stoneware, students are exposed to basic hand-building, wheel-throwing, and decoration techniques....

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Oct
Nov
03
28
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Combo: Gardiner Collections

Inspired by the Gardiner Museum's permanent collections, students will learn wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques, as well as glazing, texturing, and more!...

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Oct
Nov
04
22
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hand Building Basics: Gardiner Collections

Taking inspiration from Gardiner Collections, students will learn the fundamentals of hand building and explore a wide range of techniques, including pinch and coiled pots, slipping and scoring, and reliefs....

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Oct
Nov
04
22
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wheel Throwing Basics

Learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing to create functional and sculptural pieces with earthenware clay and glazes....

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Oct
Nov
04
22
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

No Pressure – Just Throw!

Learn to the basics of wheel throwing while not worrying about the final product. The goal of our "No Pressure" workshops is to give everyone a chance to learn basic pottery techniques, connect with others, and enjoy the process!...

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Oct
Nov
04
22
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

No Pressure – Just Build!

Learn to the basics of  hand building while not worrying about the final product. The goal of our "No Pressure" workshops is to give everyone a chance to learn basic pottery techniques, connect with others, and enjoy the process!...

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October
05
23
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stoneware (Intermediate to Advanced)

This course is designed for students who have experience hand building and wheel throwing with stoneware clay and are looking to move beyond the basics....

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Oct
Nov
05
23
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wheel Throwing: Next Steps (Intermediate to Advanced)

Want to take your wheel throwing skills to the next level? Students will learn intermediate to advanced wheel-throwing techniques and new ways to mix and apply glazes....

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Oct
Nov
05
23
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Special Exhibition Class: Karine Giboulo

Inspired by our major fall exhibition, Karine Giboulo: Housewarming, students will draw on the themes of the exhibition and learn new hand-building techniques....

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Oct
Nov
08
26
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wheel Throwing and Surface Decoration: Gardiner Collections

Learn the basics of wheel throwing and decoration techniques inspired by the pieces in the Museum's collections....

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Oct
Nov
08
26
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wheel Throwing: Gardiner Collections

Learn the art of the potter’s wheel! Students will take inspirations from wheel-thrown works in the Museum's collections to create their own functional and sculptural pieces with earthenware clay and glazes....

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November
04
25
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Centering with Clay

Participants explore a series of hand-building exercises rooted in the connection between clay and breath....

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Nov
Dec
29
06
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hand Building Basics

Participants will learn the fundamentals of hand building with clay. Students will build their pieces on the first day and glaze their work on the second day....

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