171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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See All Classes: Updated Winter Schedule

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.

Young Child

Storytime Clay

 (1 Week)
Join Ms. Amanda each day for an exciting story time adventure!  Each class will include a different story to will inspire hands on clay creations. Youíll dive in the ocean to find some fish, go under the bed to meet some monsters, and go on many more exciting adventures to make new, fictional friends. Parents are welcome to stay and join in on the fun. Your clay creations will be painted with bright colors and have a shiny glaze coating to make your imagination last for years to come!

Storytime Clay (ID# 2017-4336)

 (1 Week)
Ages: 3-5
Members - $65.00 / Non-Members - $78.00

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
February 19 - 23, 2018
Bruce House - Ceramic Studio
Register by February 16 at noon.

Parents may stay for class, but it is not required.

This class needs 3 more student to open.

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# 2017-4337)

 (4 weeks)
Ages: 6+ with Adult
Members - $150.00 / Non-Members - $180.00

Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
January 18 - February 8, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio

The class fee covers both the parent and child.

This class is Sold Out! Please dial 607-936-4647 to be added to a call list for future classes.

Youth/Teen

Kidís Pottery

 (4 weeks)
with Amanda Warren
Work mainly on the wheel to practice centering, shaping, trimming and more, then take breaks to learn hand-building techniques to embellish your thrown creations. Students will decorate with underglazes and each piece will be finished with a glossy, clear coat of glaze.

Kidís Pottery (ID# 2017-4335)

 (4 weeks)
Ages: Ages 9-12
Members - $104.00 / Non-Members - $125.00

Wednesday, 4:30 Ė 6:30 PM

January 17 - February 7, 2018

Bruce House Ė Woodcock Ceramics Studio

This class is open with room for 5 more students.

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Teen Clay

 (4 weeks)
with  Art Faculty

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 Clay (ID# 2017-4333)

 (4 Weeks)
Ages: 12+
Members - $104.00 / Non-Members - $125.00

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
February 14 - March 14, 2018 | No Class: February 21, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Please register by February 12 at noon.

This class is open with room for 6 more students.

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Decorative Ceramic Plate Workshop (ID# 2017-4328)

 (1 day)
with Martha Manikas-Foster
Ages: 16+
Members - $35.00 / Non-Members - $42.00

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 youíre 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, February 3, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Bruce House - Ceramic Studio

This workshop is Sold Out! Please call 607-936-4647 to be added to a wait list.

Adult

Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Classes

 (6 weeks)

Classes will cover how to throw on the potterís 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.

Wheel Throwing (ID# 2017-4334)

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

Monday, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
January 15 - February 26, 2018 | No Class: February 19, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramic Studio
Please register by November 12 at noon.

12 hours of optional lab time included.

This class is open with room for 3 more students to open.

Midday Clay (ID# 2017-4332)

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

Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:00 PM
January 18
 - March 1, 2018 | No Class: February 22, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Please register by January 16 at noon.

12 hours of optional lab time included.

This class is open with room for 3 more students.

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Mastering the Bowl (ID# 2017-4338)

 (5 days)
Ages: 16+
Members - $183.00 / Non-Members - $219.00

Tuesday - Friday Consecutive, February 20 - 23, 2018
Last Class will be a glazing day held on March 15, 2018
All classes run
6:30 - 9:00 PM

Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramic Studio
Please register by February 19 at noon.

Explore different bowl making techniques and applications with Kirk Allen. Students will have the opportunity make a variety of bowls while learning about the history of their application and use around the world. Bring some ideas about what you may want to master, anything from nesting bowls, to tea bowls, and beyond! This class is offered as a 4 day intensive for dedicated practice. Student may work independently in the following weeks so that work has time to try and be bisque prior to the glazing day on March 15, 2018.

10 hours of optional lab time included.

This intensive needs 3 more students to open.

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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 171ís Ceramics Studio Pass. After a brief orientation and interview with 171ís Ceramics Technician Amanda Warren, youíll have access to the ceramics studio to create artwork at your own pace.
 
Studio Pass hours are listed on 171ís 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 Ė 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).

Spring Session Pass (ID# 2018-4421)

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

March 19 - May 19, 2018
See online schedule for Studio Pass hours
We are not offering studio time March 12-17 in order to accommodate make up classes and tp allow the studio to be cleaned thoroughly.

Winter Session Pass (ID# 2017-4331)

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

January 15 - March 10, 2018
See online schedule for Studio Pass hours
*No open studio January 1 - 14, 2018.
*No open studio February 19 - 24, 2018.