171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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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.

 

Teen/Adult

Mugs, Pitchers, & Pourers | Handle Making Techniques

 (1 day)
with Jill Ackerman
Ages: 16+
Members - $50.00 / Non-Members - $60.00

Beginning and continuing students will learn several styles and methods for making and attaching handles to mugs, pitchers, and pourers. We will practice pulling handles both on and off the vessel, extrude handles and learn more about slab built handles. We will cover techniques to add finish and embellishment to your handles. Jill Ackerman, from the Ithaca Clay School, will demonstrate these methods, bring examples for students to examine, and answer your questions! We will call students to let them know when their work is finished.

Experienced Students:  Please bring at least 3-4 leather hard vessels needing handles.

Novice Students: Let us know if you need premade cylinders/vessels. We will provide you with basic cylinders.
 

July Workshop (ID# 2018-4587)

 (1 day)
Ages: 16+
Members - $50.00 / Non-Members - $60.00
Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bruce House - Ceramics Studio
Please register by July 26 at noon.

August Workshop (ID# 2018-4588)

 (1 day)
Ages: 16+
Members - $50.00 / Non-Members - $60.00
Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bruce House - Ceramics Studio
Please register by August 16 at noon.
Youth

Children’s Clay Creations

 (4 weeks)
with Amanda Warren
Ages: 6-8Young 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 Creations | Spring 2 (ID# 2018-4491)

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

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

June 5 - June 26, 2018

Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Please register by June 3 at noon.

Youth/Teen

Kid’s 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.

Kid’s Pottery | Spring 2 (ID# 2018-4492)

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

Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

June 6 - June 27, 2018

Bruce House – Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Please register by June 4 at noon.

Adult

Raku Specialty Firing (ID# 2018-4585)

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

 

Join us for the inaugural 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 | Summer
  • Midday Clay | Summer
  • Open Studio Pass | Summer

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

Presentation Day: TBA
Glazing Day: TBA
Firing Day: August 25, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 
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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.

Wheel Throwing | Spring 2 (ID# 2018-4489) SOLD OUT

 (4 weeks)
Ages: 18+
Members - $146.00 / Non-Members - $175.00

Monday, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
June 4 - June 25, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramic Studio
Register by June 1 at noon.

8 hours of optional lab time included.

This session is SOLD OUT.   Our summer session is open for registration.

Wheel Throwing | Summer (ID# 2018-4500)

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

Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
July 9 - August 13, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Register by July 5 at noon.

12 Hours of optional lab time included.

5 spots left

Midday Clay | Spring 2 (ID# 2018-4479)

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

Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:00 PM
May 24
 - June 28 , 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio

12 hours of optional lab time included.

It's not too late to sign up! Call 607-936-4647 to register or e-mail info@171cedararts.org.

Midday Clay | Summer (ID# 2018-4502)

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

Thursdays, 12:00 - 3:00 PM
July 26 - August 30, 2018
Bruce House - Woodcock Ceramics Studio
Please register by July 24 at noon.

12 hours of optional lab time included.

7 spots left

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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).

Spring 2 Session Pass (ID# 2018-4490)

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

May 21 - June 30, 2018
See online schedule for Studio Pass hours

Summer Session Pass (ID# 2018-4451)

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

July 16 - August 31
See online schedule for Studio Pass hours
*Weekday availability subject to youth summer camps.