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Stirling Hall Art Center is excited to offer a wide range of adult workshops and youth workshops. Workshops are offered during all seasons to provide a variety of options to our students and continually expand the mediums that are worked with at the art center.

Fall Adult Workshops:

Pit Firing Workshop
(18Y+)
Pit firing is a primitive form of low temperature firing that uses various combustibles as fuel. In this two day workshop students will learn the different firing methods and materials, explore surface treatments that enhance marks made during the firing, and construct and fire a bon fire pit kiln using sawdust as our fuel. Pit fired work is not functional. Included in the workshop fee is 25 lbs. of clay.

Date: Aug 4, Sept 15 & Sept 16
Time: 12:00 pm - 22:00 pm (8/4), 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (9/15) & TBD (9/16)
Location: Stirling Hall, Gallery
Instructor: David Hartshorne

Try Spinning the Wheel
(18Y+)
Have you been wanting to try throwing on the wheel? Do you enjoy ceramics? Come on out and "Try Spinning the Wheel". This FREE one day class will offer any ceramic enthusiasts a chance to try throwing pottery for the first time on the wheel. We know you will love it as soon as you get your hands in the clay.

Date: Saturday, Oct 6
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm or 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Stirling Hall. Studio 3
Instructor: Karen Avery

Christmas Gift Tag Workshop
(18Y+)
Join us for an afternoon of creating gift tags that can also be used by the recipients as an ornament and beautiful remembrance of your thoughtfulness during the holiday season. We will be making these ceramic tags using slips, glazes, under-glazes, stamping, and perhaps some sgraffito technique.

Date: Saturday, Nov 10
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 4
Instructor: Michael Skiersch

Fall Youth Workshops:

Ceramic Cornucopia Centerpiece
(6-12Y)
Every Thanksgiving table needs a festive centerpiece. Come and create your own ceramic cornucopia! Students will create a ceramic horn filled with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Painting each piece with a rainbow of glazes finishes off this fall harvest of bounty.

Date: Friday, October 12
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 5
Instructor: Debra Lerman

Monsters in Clay
(6-12Y)
Get into the Halloween spirit and sign up for this great workshop! Using the four techniques of hand building (coil, slab, pinch pull, and piece mounting), participants will create spooky creatures of their own design from clay. Each project will be glazed and then "kiln fired" to create a lasting piece of art.

Date: Saturdays, October 20 & 27
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 4
Instructor: Claire Willis

Ceramic Turkey Centerpiece
(6-12Y)
Decorate your holiday table with an adorable ceramic turkey. Your own cut-out clay hand print will be used for the turkey feathers. This will become a favorite holiday keepsake for years to come. Under glazes will be used to paint our creations and a kiln firing will take place.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 5
Instructor: Debra Lerman

Keepsake Christmas Ornament
(6-12Y)
In this workshop, we will do slab work by rolling and pressing out a variety of holiday shape ornaments such as candy canes, gingerbread boys/girls, Christmas trees, stars, and more! These ceramic ornaments make great gifts and are special keepsakes for many years to come.

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 5
Instructor: Claire Willis

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