Ceramic Arts Courses

Discover the expressive qualities of clay. Ceramic Arts offers a full range of creative and technical skills: from wheel thrown and hand built functional wear, to decorative and sculptural forms.
Ceramics: Pottery for Beginners-Wheel

Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel with ceramic artist Jenanne Longman. 

A great introduction to pottery for absolute beginners and even those with a little clay experience!  Learn about clay, how to wedge, center, trim and create pottery using the whe...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: Materials Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used.
NEW Ceramic Elements

Students will be taught the fundamentals of handbuilding and basics of wheel throwing to create basic cylinders and bowl shapes as well as trimming techniques for these forms. Each class will include a demonstration of a new throwing and handbuilding technique. Glazing will be...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 Stonewear clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
NEW Ceramics: Handbuilding Explorations

Students will explore a variety of ceramic handbuilding techniques to create ceramic art - functional, sculptural or decorative.  Techniques such as slip and score, pinching, rolling, draping and coiling will be demonstrated with special attention given to exploring textu...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 Stonewear clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (Note: all clay used at TSA must be purchased from TSA)
NEW Ceramics: Introduction to Handbuilding & Throwing

This class is designed to introduce students to hand-building and throwing with clay on the pottery wheel. Students will be able to make a number of pieces that can be functional, decorative or sculptural. A basic understanding of the ceramic process will be covered, from wedg...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: Materials Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used.
NEW Ceramics: Learn to Throw!

Potter and teacher Raymond Chau will teach an open studio with instruction type concept course focused on throwing on the potter's wheel.  This student centered course is designed to assist students individually, at any level of experience o...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stonewear clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additonal bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
NEW Ceramics Throwing: Fundamentals

This fun course will focus on the basic techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel. Students will learn the techniques to create basic shapes and functional designs on the wheel. Learn how make cups, bowls, vases and other simple forms. For those with a little more exper...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stonewear clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additonal bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
NEW Eat, Drink, Pour: Ceramic Handbuilding and Slip Casting

Create cups, bowls and jugs using the slip casting method. Students will learn slab building, coil building and working with push and slump moulds and supports to create abstract sculpture, cups, bowls and more. We will also experiment with pre-made plaster moulds and do some ...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
12-week courses

NOTES: Materials Fee Notes: Included in material fee is one bag of Cone 6 stonewear clay (20lbs), which includes all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additonal bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
NEW Fundamental Ceramics

Learn techniques for handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel. Beginners and those with some clay experience will become acquainted with handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coiling, soft and hard slabs building, additive and reductive decoration techniq...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stonewear clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additonal bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
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