Ceramics Program

Ceramics at the Arts CenterButton
The basement of the Arts Center is home to a large ceramics studio. We host regular classes for children and adults – including hand-built pottery, wheel-thrown pottery, and ceramic sculpture – and also offer a studio membership program.  Ceramic pieces by Arts Center instructors are for sale in our Ceramics Gallery.

If you’re looking for information about the POP Studio (paint your own pottery), click here!

Upcoming Ceramics Classes

Need-based scholarships are available for many adult and kids classes. Contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to request more information. If you or your child love art, we want you in these classes!!

Mar
13
Mon
Homeschool Youth Ceramics (Mondays)
Mar 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Homeschool Youth Ceramics (Mondays) @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Homeschool Youth Ceramics
Mondays, March 13 to May 1
9:30am to 11:30am | $50 per student

In this introductory class, students will work with clay in a fun, easy-going, imagination-liberating space. Beginning with the design process, students will explore the sculptural, architectural and figurative possibilities that clay offers.  Each student will create several pieces that will go through the entire process of sculpting, from initial modeling, firing, glazing, and then presenting work to the public.

Thanks to generous community support, we are able to offer this class for $50 per student for the seven-week session. Please note that this class requires a minimum enrollment of 10 students.

Register here.

Mar
15
Wed
Wednesday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Adults/Teens (ages 14+)
Wednesdays, March 15 to May 3
6:30pm to 8:30pm ~ $145
Instructor: Catherine Thomsen

If you’ve always dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, it doesn’t get any easier than this! If you’ve taken wheel-thrown pottery before, this will be an opportunity to continue building your skills.  Students will have the choice of firing pieces in instructor Jonas Hurley’s wood/propane fired kiln or in our electric kiln. This class usually sells out so don’t wait to sign up!

Register here.

Please note, this class will not meet on April 5. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054.

Students also have the opportunity to sign up for a two-month Ceramics Studio Student Membership. Being a member of the studio provides access to the studio outside of class hours, storage space for your materials and work, use of Arts Center glazes, and the opportunity to have the Arts Center fire completed piece.  This special introductory membership costs $50 and includes your first 50 pounds of clay. Additional clay may be purchased for $.66 per pound. The Student Membership is valid through May 31st after which students may apply for full membership if desired.

 

Mar
16
Thu
Ceramic Sculpture
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ceramic Sculpture @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Ceramic Sculpture
Thursdays, March 16 to May 4
7pm to 9pm ~ $145
Instructor: Catherine Thomsen

In this beginner class, students will explore sculpting with clay, creating both representational and abstract pieces. Students will initially sculpt two pieces under step-by-step guidance of the instructor. In the later weeks of the class, students will be supported through the process of creating their own original works – finding and studying a subject, coming up with a design, and building the piece.

Register here.

Students also have the opportunity to sign up for a two-month Ceramics Studio Student Membership. Being a member of the studio provides access to the studio outside of class hours, storage space for your materials and work, use of Arts Center glazes, and the opportunity to have the Arts Center fire completed piece.  This special introductory membership costs $50 and includes your first 50 pounds of clay. Additional clay may be purchased for $.66 per pound. The Student Membership is valid through May 31st after which students may apply for full membership if desired.

Thursday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Adults/Teens (ages 14+)
Thursdays, March 16 to May 4
7pm to 9pm ~ $145

If you’ve always dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, it doesn’t get any easier than this! If you’ve taken wheel-thrown pottery before, this will be an opportunity to continue building your skills.  Students will have the choice of firing pieces in instructor Jonas Hurley’s wood/propane fired kiln or in our electric kiln. This class usually sells out so don’t wait to sign up!

Register here.

Please note, this class will not meet on April 6. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054.

Students also have the opportunity to sign up for a two-month Ceramics Studio Student Membership. Being a member of the studio provides access to the studio outside of class hours, storage space for your materials and work, use of Arts Center glazes, and the opportunity to have the Arts Center fire completed piece.  This special introductory membership costs $50 and includes your first 50 pounds of clay. Additional clay may be purchased for $.66 per pound. The Student Membership is valid through May 31st after which students may apply for full membership if desired.

 

Mar
18
Sat
Pottery for Kids
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pottery for Kids @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Pottery for Kids
Saturdays, March 18 to May 6
10am to 12pm | $75

In this introductory class, students will work with clay in a fun, easy-going, imagination-liberating space. Beginning with the design process, students will explore the sculptural, architectural and figurative possibilities that clay offers.  Each student will create several pieces that will go through the entire process of sculpting, from initial modeling, firing, glazing, and then presenting work to the public.

This class is for unaccompanied children in grades K-8. If you would like to take pottery WITH your child, check out our Mudslingers Family Ceramics class.
Register here.
Please note: class will not meet on April 8. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to find out more.
Mudslingers (Family Ceramics)
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mudslingers (Family Ceramics) @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Mudslingers (Family Ceramics)
Saturdays, March 18 to May 6
1:00pm to 3:00pm | $150

Mudslingers allows children AND adults to experience the positive benefits of working with clay in a relaxed and supportive environment. Students of all ages will enjoy learning the basics of working with clay, including functional and decorative pieces. It’s a great bonding opportunity for parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, BBBS pairs or anyone who is looking for something fun to do with a special child in their life.

Note: This is an intergenerational class. The registration fee of $150 is for one adult/child pair. Children interested in taking pottery alone may register for Pottery for Kids.

Register here.

Class will not meet on April 8. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 for more information.

Mar
19
Sun
Afternoon Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Wheel-Thrown Pottery @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Afternoon Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Sundays, March 19 to May 7
2pm to 4pm ~ $145
Instructor: Jonas Hurley

If you’ve always dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, it doesn’t get any easier than this. If you’ve taken wheel-thrown pottery before, this will be an opportunity to continue building your skills. Students will learn the basics of creating bowls, vases, mugs and more using an electric potter’s wheel. The class is limited to 8 potters, providing lots of opportunity for one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

Register here.

Please note: this class will not meet on April 9. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 for more information.

Pottery students also have the opportunity to sign up for a two-month Ceramics Studio Student Membership. Being a member of the studio provides access to the studio outside of class hours, storage space for your materials and work, use of Arts Center glazes, and the opportunity to have the Arts Center fire completed piece.  This special introductory membership costs $50 and includes your first 50 pounds of clay. Additional clay may be purchased for $.66 per pound. The Student Membership is valid through March 31st after which students may apply for a full membership if desired.


Studio Membership

If you already have experience working with clay, you can apply for a studio membership that offers expanded access to the Ceramics Studio, storage space for your materials and work, and the opportunity to have us fire your pieces for you. Studio membership costs $25 per month with a six-month minimum. To be considered for studio membership, please complete our Ceramics Studio Application and deliver it to Maggie Shapiro Haskett, either by mail (401 W. Main Street) or email education@communityartscenter.net.

Ceramics Gallery

The Ceramics Gallery is located in the basement of the Arts Center, adjacent to the ceramics studio. Instructors and upper-level students have the opportunity to display and sell their work. The gallery features fun and funky pottery as well as beautiful ceramic sculptures.

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