8 Week Adult Handbuilding Class - Tuesday Evenings
Tuesdays 8/13 – 10/1, 6-9:30 PM with Ann Marie Cooper. Learn how to work with clay using a variety of hand building techniques including slab, coil, or pinching to create functional or sculptural pieces. Make your own unique project or follow along with a project led by Ann Marie. Dress for a mess and bring an old towel and a beginner’s set of pottery tools to the first class. Tool kits are available for purchase at BCS for $20. 8-week class, 2.5 hours per class - total instruction time 20 hours, ages 18+. Price does not include sales tax.
- One 25-lb bag of clay along with the associated firing and glaze fees is provided to each student. Additional bags of clay are $30 which includes the cost for bisque and glaze firings and access to use the studio glazes and slips.
- All adult students are encouraged to use open studio time to practice and make work. Open studio will be any time the studio is open for business, except when a class is in progress. Business hours are subject to change and will be posted online and at the studio.
- If a class is focused in one area of the studio, the other work areas can be used during that class time. For example, during the hand building or children's class times the wheel area can be used for open studio.
- Refunds are not provided for missed classes. Students may make up a missed class by attending one session of another class.
A lifelong Washingtonian, Ann Marie Cooper has lived in Bellingham for over 15 years, and in that time has developed a passion for clay which she loves to share with others. Ann Marie owns Good Earth Pottery, is an active member of both Whatcom Artists of Clay & Kiln (WACK) and the Washington Clay Arts Association (WCA), and manages to find time to make her own work and teach classes at local elementary schools and studios around the area