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Beginner Intensive Workshops

Location:

Twisted Clay Studio
441 E Northwest Highway
Grapevine, TX  76051

Cost:

$295 includes use of studio reclaim clay
$35 Beginner toolkit not included - Avail for purchase at the studio on the first day. If you already have tools, you will not need to purchase this item.

Workshop 
Description

This will be the third year for our Beginner Intensive Workshops. I am very excited to be offering these once again as it has been so much fun in years past. The classes that are most in demand in our studio seem to be our beginner classes.  This demand creates a unique opportunity each summer for beginners to learn all the basics of working with clay in one week.  You will come back each day for four days.  Then leave your items to be fired.  You will then return for your 5th and final class the following Friday to glaze your items. Due to many requests, we have decided to offer both wheel and hand building workshops. Below you will see the description of each workshop, and the days you will need to be in attendance.

These workshops will include four days of making and one day of glazing. Each class will last 2.5 hours. This sounds like a lot of time, but truthfully it goes very quickly!

Who Should Signup?

These workshops are for adult beginner students.  We plan to focus on creating a foundation in clay. In our pottery studio, we usually feel most students need two beginner courses before they are ready for beginner 2.  There are times when these beginner workshops help to keep that down to one as you have less time to forget what you learned before having your next lesson. If you have little to no experience with clay or on the potter's wheel these classes are for you.

How to sign up?

Signups will go live this Sunday, April 23rd at 1pm. The sign up links will be posted next to the description of each week long workshop listed below.  I am hoping this makes it easy to understand which workshop you are signing up for since there are several available.

Helpful Tip: If our class sigups from the last several courses are any indication, it might be a good idea if you take a look and plan ahead on which class you would like to take.  Also, if you would like to take a class with friends, be sure you are both signing up simultaneously.

Week 1 - May 22nd - 25th & June 2nd

Beginner Wheel Workshop - Afternoon

1:30pm - 4pm

Monday, May 22nd - Throwing Cylinders

Tuesday, May 23rd - Throwing Bowls

Wednesday, May 24th - Trimming on the Wheel

Thursday, May 25th - Handbuilding a Mug

Friday, June 2nd - Glazing

Beginner Wheel Workshop - Evening

6:30pm - 9pm

Monday, May 22nd - Throwing Cylinders

Tuesday, May 23rd - Throwing Bowls

Wednesday, May 24th - Trimming on the Wheel

Thursday, May 25th - Handbuilding a Mug

Friday, June 2nd - Glazing

Week 2 - May 29th - June 2nd & June 9th

Handbuilding Workshop - Morning

9:30am - 12pm

Monday, May 29th - No Class - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 30th - Introduction to Working with Slabs

Wednesday, May 31st - Working with Stiff Slabs

Thursday, June 1st - Final Project TBD

Friday, June 2nd - Completing all work in progress

Friday, June 9th - Glazing

Beginner Wheel Workshop - Evening

6:30pm - 9pm

Monday, May 29th - No Class - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 30th - Throwing Cylinders

Wednesday, May 31st -Throwing Bowls

Thursday, June 1st -Trimming on the Wheel

Friday, June 2nd - Handbuilding a Mug

Friday, June 9th - Glazing

Week 3 - June 12th - 15th & June 23rd

Beginner Wheel Workshop - Morning

9:30am - 12pm

Monday, June 12th - Throwing Cylinders

Tuesday, June 13th -Throwing Bowls

Wednesday, June 14th -Trimming on the Wheel

Thursday, June 15th - Handbuild a Mug

Friday, June 23rd - Glazing

Week 4 - June 19th - 22nd & June 30th

Beginner Wheel Workshop - Morning

9:30am - 12pm

Monday, June 19th - Throwing Cylinders

Tuesday, June 20th -Throwing Bowls

Wednesday, June 21st -Trimming on the Wheel

Thursday, June 22nd - Handbuild a Mug

Friday, June 30th - Glazing

Week 5 - June 26th - 29th & July 7th

Beginner Wheel Workshop - Morning

9:30am - 12pm

Monday, June 26th - Throwing Cylinders

Tuesday, June 27th -Throwing Bowls

Wednesday, June 28th -Trimming on the Wheel

Thursday, June 29th - Handbuild a Mug

Friday, July 7th - Glazing

Week 6 - July 3rd - 7th & July 14th

Handbuilding Workshop - Morning

9:30am - 12pm

Monday, July 3rd - Introduction to Working with Slabs

Tuesday, July 4th - No Class - July 4th Holiday

Wednesday, July 5th - Working with Stiff Slabs

Thursday, July 6th - Final Project TBD

Friday, July 7th - Completing all work in progress

Friday, July 14th - Glazing

Beginner Wheel Workshop - Afternoon

1:30pm - 4pm

Monday, July 3rd - Throwing Cylinders

Tuesday, July 4th - No Class - July 4th Holiday

Wednesday, July 5th - Throwing Bowls

Thursday, July 6th - Trimming on the Wheel

Friday, July 7th - Handbuild a Mug

Friday, July 14th - Glazing

Beginner Wheel Workshop - Evening

6:30pm - 9pm

Monday, July 3rd - Throwing Cylinders

Tuesday, July 4th - No Class - July 4th Holiday

Wednesday, July 5th - Throwing Bowls

Thursday, July 6th - Trimming on the Wheel

Friday, July 7th - Handbuild a Mug

Friday, July 14th - Glazing

Return Policy & Makup Classes

Please keep in mind that sign-ups are for a specific class time on specific dates.  Twisted Clay does not offer make-up classes. 

We do not offer refunds for classes once you have signed up as we turn students away from the studio every sign up period.  There is no option to prorate the class. The one exception to the refund policy is if you were hoping to take the class with a friend and you both did not get a space. You do need to email us or call immediately in order to receive a refund. Be sure you do not wait till the next day for this as you will no longer be eligible to receive the refund. The phones are very busy during our signup period so be sure you leave a voice mail if you call and we will be sure to call you back as quickly as possible.

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