171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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We are in the process of launching our new website! We appreciate your patience while we make upgrades to your customer experience!

How do I register for classes?
We are not accepting registrations on our old website. Please call us at 607-936-4647, e-mail  
info@171cedararts.org.

 

Youth/Teen

Kid’s Clay

 (4 weeks)
with Stephanie Dickerson
Ages: 9-12Students will work mainly on hand built projects and create cups, pinch plates, and ceramic treasure boxes to hide all of their favorite goodies. Students will decorate with underglazes and each piece will be finished with a glossy, clear coat of glaze.
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Teen Pottery

 (4 weeks)
with Stephanie Dickerson

Work on the wheel to practice centering, shaping, trimming and more, then take breaks to learn hand-building techniques create your own creations. Students will decorate with underglazes and each piece will be finished with a glossy, clear coat of glaze. 

Teen Pottery | Fall 1 (ID# 2018-4709)

 (4 weeks)
Ages: 13+
Members - $104.00 / Non-Members - $125.00

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
October 10 - November 7, 2018 | No Class: October 31, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Please register by October 8 at noon

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Children’s Clay

 (4 weeks)
with Stephanie Dickerson
Ages: 6-8

Young sculptors will enjoy digging their hands into clay and building unique creations. Students will make delicate pinch pots, colorful creatures, and work from their imaginations. Clay is a tactile experience like none other and students will enjoy their one of a kind creations for years to come!

Children’s Clay | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4710)

 (4 weeks)
Ages: 6-8
Members - $78.00 / Non-Members - $94.00

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

November 14 - December 5, 2018

Bruce House – Woodcock Ceramics Studio

Register by November 12 at Noon

Youth/Teen/Adult

Ceramic Jack O’Lantern Workshop (ID# 2018-4704)

 (1 Day)
Ages: 7+ (Parents welcome to register with child)
Members - $25.00 / Non-Members - $29.00

Welcome in Fall by joining us to make your very own ceramic Jack-O-Lantern. In this short workshop, led by 171’s Ceramic Technician and Instructor, Amanda Warren, you will be shown how to create this festive decoration and add your own style too. You will then paint your wonderous clay creations with underglaze. The plump pumpkins will each have a clear, glossy coat added to them before they are fired. You’ll receive your creation back just in time for Halloween, ready to be enjoyed for the season (or even all year!). It’s sure to be spook-tackularly fun!


Friday, September 28, 2018 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

 

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Ceramic Holiday Ornament Workshops

 (1 day)

Join us in the Woodcock Ceramic Studio for a chance to make ceramic ornaments. Amanda will show you some quick and easy methods to craft unique ornaments using an assortment of tools. Let your imagination go wild to design your pieces. Cookie cutters, stamps, and many other fun utensils will be available to embellish your creations. You will then be able to paint your ornaments with our wide range of underglaze colors. The ornaments will be fired and ready for pick up a couple weeks after the workshop, in time to beautify your house for the holidays!

Holiday Ornaments Workshop Youth (ID# 2018-4711)

 (1 day)
Ages: 7+ (Parents welcome to register with child)
Members - $25.00 / Non-Members - $29.00

Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:00 AM - Noon
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Register by November 29 at noon

Holiday Ornaments Workshop Adult (ID# 2018-4705)

 (1 day)
Ages: 16+
Members - $25.00 / Non-Members - $29.00

Friday, November 30, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Register by November 28 at noon

Parent/Child

Thrown Together: Parent & Child Class

 (4 weeks)

Spend some quality time together with your child over the potter's wheel! Learn the basic steps of wheel throwing in a relaxing and supportive environment. Learn a variety of skills from wedging and throwing, to decorating and glazing. Laugh, learn, and get messy together. 

Thrown Together (ID# 2018-4716)

 (4 weeks)
Ages: 7+ with Adult
Members - $150.00 / Non-Members - $180.00

Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
October 25 - November 15, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
*Price covers both child and adult.

Teen/Adult

Decorative Ceramic Plate Workshop (ID# 2018-4702)

 (1 day)
with Martha Manikas-Foster
Ages: 16+
Members - $30.00 / Non-Members - $36.00

Decorate a plate! Upon registration, pick one of our many colored glazes which will be applied to a damp, premade clay plate. Students will pick a design template or freehand their own design to trace into the clay. Once you’re certain of your design, you will use tools to carve away a thin layer of the glazed clay, a technique called sgrafitto. You can make your design as minimal or ornate as you like. Pieces are functional and food safe, but can also be used as decorative wall art. Your piece will be fired, and ready to pick up a few weeks after the workshop.

 

     

 

Color Options: Electric Blue, Violet, Turquoise, Orange, Red, Black, Deep Yellow

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Bruce House - Ceramic Studio

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Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Classes

 (6 weeks)

Classes will cover how to throw on the potter’s wheel and basic hand building techniques. Students may work independently, or seek additional one on one time with the instructor. Classes are designed for beginner to intermediate level students. Advanced students are welcome and may work independently in class.

Ceramic Wall Art: Beyond the Tile (ID# 2018-4717)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 16+
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00

Join Fred to learn about the long history of ceramics designed for display on the wall. Fred will show you how to execute a variety of handbuilding techniques to construct forms that build on or move beyond the idea of the tile. The class will cover how to use press molds and assorted tools and materials to complete a finished piece. Some previous clay experience helpful, but not required.

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
September 18 - October 23, 2018 
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Register by September 16 at noon

Wheel Throwing 1 | Fall 1 (ID# 2018-4713)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 16+
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00

Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
September 17 - October 22, 2018 | No Class: None
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramic Studio

Wheel Throwing 1 | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4786)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 18+
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00

Mondays, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
November 5 - December 10, 2018
Kirk Allen substitute on November 12, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Please register by November 2 at noon

12 Hours of optional lab time included.

Wheel Throwing 2 | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4718)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 16+
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00

Move beyond basic wheel techniques and take your pottery throwing to the next level with Fred Herbst. Fred will go over a variety of throwing techniques to help students increase their confidence and advance the skills learned in Wheel Throwing. The class will continue to build wheel proficiency in order to develop more complex thrown forms. Students who have taken Wheel 1 (preferably at 171) before are encouraged to try this new offering. Previous wheel experience required or with instructor permission. 

 

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
November 6 - December 11, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramic Studio

Adult

Raku Specialty Firing (ID# 2018-4715)

 (1 day firing)
Ages: 18+
Members - $50.00 / Non-Members - $60.00

 

Join us and use of our new hand built Raku Kiln! be inspired by the dramatic firing results and learn each 'rule' of Raku, in hopes of making a masterpiece, or break the rules, in search of a serendipitous surprise! Either way, we'll have fun with this ancient Japanese technique and create an unforgettable finish! Enjoy the social atmosphere and get hands on with your firing.

Register and create work in one of the following classes to be eligible for the Raku firing:

  • Wheel Throwing | Fall 1
  • Midday Clay | Fall 1
  • Open Studio Pass | Fall 1

Students may trade the 553 clay body provided in their regular 6 week fall 1 class for the raku clay body upon clay availability free of charge. Extra raku clay will be available for purchase. Space limited.

Demo & Raku Talk: TBD
Glazing Day: TBD
Firing Day: October 27, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 
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Midday Clay | Fall 1 (ID# 2018-4699)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 18+
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00

Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:00 PM
September 13 - October 25, 2018 | No Class: October 18, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio

Midday Clay | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4701)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 18+
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00

Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:00 PM
November 1 - December 20
, 2018 | No Class: November 8 & 22
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio

12 hours of optional lab time included.

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Ceramics Studio Pass

 (7 weeks)

Explore your journey with ceramics even further with a Studio Pass! Intermediate and advanced level adult artists are welcome to use the ceramics studio with the purchase of 171’s Ceramics Studio Pass. After a brief orientation and interview with 171’s Ceramics Technician Amanda Warren, you’ll have access to the ceramics studio to create artwork at your own pace.
 
Studio Pass hours are listed on 171’s online calendar, and we encourage you to call ahead if you have any questions about studio availability
. We make every effort to update the online calendar; however, occasionally 171 may use the studio for other activities, parties, meetings, private lessons, or rentals. Studio Pass time may be accessed when there are no classes in session; Midday Clay is the only exception, and Studio Pass holders are welcome during that time.
 
Seven week Ceramics Studio Passes are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and do not roll-over into future sessions. The price includes one 25lb bag of clay, the use of all studio tools, glazes, and firing of work. Any additional clay needed during this time must be purchased from 171 – no outside materials are allowed. 
 
Please note: if a Studio Pass is purchased after the start of a seven week session the price will be prorated by the number of weeks remaining. (Member - $35 per week | Non-Member - $41 per week).

Fall 1 Session Pass (ID# 2018-4698)

 (7 weeks)
Ages: Adult
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00

September 10 - October 27, 2018
See online schedule for Studio Pass hours

Fall 2 Session Pass (ID# 2018-4712)

 (7 weeks)
Ages: Adult
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00

October 29 - December 21, 2018 | Closed Sundays & November 22-24
See online schedule for Studio Pass hours