CLASSES & PROJECTS

2020

 

It can be confusing figuring out just where YOU fit at Stray Cat Studio. We like to have something for everyone.  There's no one "right" way to start or finish, but a trajectory of learning and getting involved typically looks a bit like this:

Here's How it works!

TAKE A SMALL PROJECT 

In a guided 2 hour class, you can try it out and see if you like clay & art.

TAKE A CLASS

Go a little deeper in your clay skills and knowledge. Our 8-week classes and Skill-Building Seminars are here to help you gain skills in clay, no matter what stage of the process you're in!

DO "PAY-AS-YOU-GO"

 

Have access to the Studio and work at your own pace for an economical fee.

BECOME A MEMBER!

 

Make this your home studio! Work side-by-side with other blossoming artists as you have storage, 24/7 access, and discounted clay.

 

EVENTS

Artwork Documentation Day

April 25th

30 minute time slots available, 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4pm

We are now booking sessions with our progressional photographer, Rachael Waddell, to document artist's works. Open to all types of designers and art makers with 2-D and 3-D work. This is perfect for artists who need professional portfolios for websites, galleries, grant applications, craft shows, and advertising. 

Each 30 minute session is $25, with the opportunity to purchase digitally edited artist proofs.

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ADULT CLASSES

 
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Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced potter, classes & camps are intended to teach you something new, as well as let you have some fun exploring the fantastic medium of clay. 

 

While adult and teen classes will focus on basic wheel throwing or hand-building skills for beginners or Intermeditate levels, classes and camps for kids will expose them to the fun messiness of "playing in the mud." They will bring home fantastic projects that will be truly beautiful, educational and useful.  The classes can be tailored to meet the specific interests of any group or age, but will generally cover tasks associated with producing finished pottery on the wheel or hand-building.

 

Content covered in class:  wedging and clay preparation, hand-building or wheel throwing techniques for bowls, cylinders and mug forms, trimming, pulling handles, a variety of surface decorating techniques, and glazing.

 

Fee includes: EVERYTHING! That is, instruction, all your clay, use of in-studio tools and glazes, bisque and glaze firings and use of clay studio facilities for practice in between classes.  No prior experience necessary, ages 6 and up.

Adult Classes are NON REFUNDABLE but may be transferred to another class at a later date if scheduling issues arrive. Stray Cat must be informed of this ONE WEEK prior to the start date.

Monday Adult Wheel Throwing

Teacher: Amanda Wolf

Monday Evenings, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

8 weeks

(Ages 14 & up)

"Get your hands dirty" and explore the creative facets of pottery. Learn to use the potter's wheel (or add additional skills if you're an intermediate level) to make these essential daily forms: drinking & serving vessels. Suitable for all levels of ability.

March 30th - May 18th

8 wks/3 hrs. ea. (24 hours total)

$240/person

Wednesday Planters

Teacher: Katie Stone

Wednesday Evenings, 6-8 p.m. (6 weeks)

(Ages 14 & up)

Class description: 

A perfect 6 week class for beginners which will focus on hand building. We have tailored this class to be taken from the comfort of your own home! Start the spring season by beautifying your garden and home with your own artwork. Join our Beginner Planter Class and learn to make pots for bonsais, succulents, and house plants.

April 1st - May 13th (skipping May 6th)

6 wks/2 hrs. ea. (12 hours total)

$130/person

Thursday 4 Week Wheel Throwing

Teacher: Abbie Marx

Thursday Evenings, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

4 weeks

(Ages 14 & up)

Too busy to commit to 8 weeks? Want a peek into wheel throwing without too much commitment? Join our abbreviated clay class which will run for 4 consecutive weeks. You will learn the basics of throwing, trimming and glazing. (this is an abbreviated class).

May 14th - June 2nd

4 wks/3 hrs. ea. (12 hours total)

$130/person

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KID'S CLASSES

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Kids Club

​The first Saturday of EVERY month, drop in to do a planned project with help from the teacher.

 

This is not a consecutive series of classes.

Preregister or stop in for "First Come First Served."

$15/per session/kid.

Original Kids Club

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

Bring the kids to learn how to hand build a new project every month. Kids will learn the foundation of each building concept over time. From coil building, slab, and pinch pots, all while making a seasonal art piece!

Suggested ages 5-16 (Littlest ones must be somewhat self-sufficient or come with a helper)

Class fills at 10 children.

WHEEL Throwing Kids Club

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

We will be taking the little ones to the wheel! Eventually kids will build the knowledge to center clay, pull a wall, and trim. This class is meant to build skills and dexterity on the wheel over time and kids may not always come away with a finished piece.

Suggested ages 6+ 

Kids must come with a foundation in clay from prior Kids Club experiences. 

Class fills at 6 children.

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SMALL PROJECTS/PARTIES 
(2 hrs. total)

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Learn step by step how to make the group's chosen project with our teacher. You will start with a basic ball of clay and be walked through how to construct each project for the first hour. Next, enjoy our selection of stamps and design tools to decorate your artwork to truly make it your own. Then you will have the chance to glaze your piece that same day! Projects will be available for pick up within two weeks. Everything made at Stray Cat Studio is microwave safe, dish washer safe, and food safe. We recommend you bring your outdoor projects in over the winter.

$30/person (for groups of 2 people)

$25/person (3-10 people)

Check out the options below to find just the right project for your group!