Spring Classes 2014 Schedule

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Teachers: ClaySpace is an accredited provider through the Illinois State Board of Education.

Classes at a Glance Spring 2014

Morning  /




Open Labs

Goal Driven Ceramics Tues 9:30am - 12:30pm Ceramic Sculpture Sun 6:00pm - 9:00pm Mon 09:30am - 12:30pm
Beginning Ceramics Thurs 9:30am - 12:30pm Ceramics Wheel Mon 6:00pm - 9:00pm Tues 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ceramics Wheel Wed 9:30am - 12:30pm Glass Fusing Tues 6:00pm - 9:00pm Sat 09:30am - 12:30pm
Ceramic Sculpture Thur 1:00pm -4:00pm HS Ceramics Thur 6:00pm -8:30pm  
Basic Ceramics Sat 2:00pm - 5:00pm  
Kids Multimedia Tues 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Kid's Clay Fantasy Thurs 4:00pm - 5:30pm      

Morning and Evening Adult Classes



Goal Driven Ceramics
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Mar 25 - May 27
Instructor: Linda Kiepke 

Beginning Ceramics
Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Mar 27 - May 29
Instructor: Linda Kiepke

Ceramics Wheel
Monday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mar 24 - Jun 2
Instructor: Kate Keilty
Wednesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Mar 26 - May 28
Instructors: Kate Kielty

Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Mar 26 - May 28
Instructor: Marge Couden

Ceramic Sculpture
Sunday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mar 30 - Jun 1
Instructor: Jonathon Pacheco

day 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mar 27 - May 29
Instructor: Jonathon Pacheco
Basic Ceramics
Saturday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Mar 29 - May 31
Instructors: Viki Dracopoulos, Katie Teesdale
Young Adult Ceramics

Thursday 6:00 PM to 8:30PM,
Session A Mar 27 - Apr 24
Session B May 1 - May 29
Instructor: Katie Teesdale

Goal Driven Ceramics

Wheel Throwing - Hand Building - Sculpture - Glaze. All options are open and all abilities welcomed.  This class is built around students' goals.

Beginning Ceramics
Learn the basics: pinch, coil, slab, glaze and an introduction to the wheel.

Ceramics Wheel
Join a class to create handmade pottery, emphasis on wheel throwing for beginners and intermediate students.  From tableware to garden sculpture, explore the mysteries of glazing and firing stoneware or porcelain.

Basic Ceramics
Learning and mastering the fundamentals of throwing on the wheel before exploring more difficult areas of ceramics like dramatic forms and height. These basics include wedging, centering, mastering a basic cylinder, trimming, simple glazing, and simple forms.

Ceramics Sculpture
Discover a different world of ceramics.  Expand your knowledge of ceramic sculpture artists and techniques.  Learn how to sculpt in various ways to build nonfunctional and functional works of art. Assignment based.

Young Adult (High School) Ceramics

Ceramics geared towards young adults - students aged 12-18 welcome. Classes will begin with basics of clay and wheel throwing, progressing towards a student driven project. This is offered in two sessions, each session is $95 plus $30 materials

Registration for All Clay Classes Listed Above: $290 + Materials Fee of $30 (except Young Adult Ceramics)

Materials Fee: $30 includes 1 bag of clay, glazing/firing and open lab hours.

Glass Fusing



Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Skill level: All levels

Session A: Mar 25 - Apr 22

Session B: Apr 29 - May 27

Instructor: Susan Delaney

Glass Fusing

Glass Fusing is the melting of glass sheets or ground glass to form a new piece of glass. This new piece can be slumped into molds for bowls, plates and platters or made into jewelery, tiles and much more.  Come join in the fun exploration!

Registration for each Glass Class Session:  $145 + Materials Fee of $35 Per Session


Kid's Classes

Kid's Clay Fantasy

Discover the fun of working with clay. Learn various ceramics techniques such as pinch pots, slab work and modeling. Sculpt clay into castles, fantasy creatures and functional objects. Enjoy painting your creations with colorful stains and underglazes. Four week sessions are available, and all materials are included. (Studio staff will glaze and fire the children's work to be ready for pick up 2 to 3 weeks later. For ages 8 & up.

Thursday Afternoons 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Instructor: Katie Teasdale
Session A: Mar 27 - Apr 24

Session B: May 1 - May 29

Registration for Each Clay Fantasy Session: $75 per session

Kid's Multimedia

An exciting art class that involves clay, chalk, foil and wire. Explore many different media in this 8 week class.Tuesday Afternoons 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM For kids age 7 to 12. (Maximum class size is 10 participants.)

Instructor: Kate Kielty
Tuesday Afternoons 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Mar 25 - May 13

Kid's Art Camp

Children can explore landscape painting, foil repousse, bas relief, throwing on the potter’s wheel, wire sculpture and much more. This class meets 4 days a week for 2 weeks for 6 hours each day. For ages 8-12. (Maximum class size of 10 participants.)

Instructors: Kate Keilty and Katie Teesdale
Session A: Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM, June 23 – July 3
Session B: Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM, July 7 – July 17
Registration for each Arts Camp session: $265 + Materials Fee of $25 Per Session



Design –A-Class

ClaySpace will arrange custom classes for a minimum of six people. These may be for birthday parties for children or adults, for Boy & Girl Scout groups pursuing badges, and for team building sessions.

These two-hour events may include:

  • Tour of the Studio and full explanation of the ceramics processes
  • Make a hand built project to take home after we glaze it
  • See a potter’s wheel demonstration
  • Briefly try the potter’s wheel

Cost is $25 per participant (with 20% discount for Scout groups).

Call or email for information and scheduling.   

Private Classes

Private classes for one or two participants are available at ClaySpace by prior arrangement with a ClaySpace teacher.

These events may include:

  • Tour of the Studio
  • Full explanation of the ceramics processes
  • Make hand built projects
  • Instruction for using the potter’s wheel to make bowls and cylinders
  • Instruction for glazing ceramics pieces

Call or email for information and scheduling. (Office hours: Monday –Wednesday between 10 AM to1 PM) 


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