TAKE A CLASS

Virginia Secor Stranahan had a zest for learning & encouraged others to do so as well. Many of the Adult, Youth & Family classes listed monthly are offered by individuals in the community who want to share their knowledge & love for teaching. Please register below.

ADULT CLASSES

ADULT THROWING

Practice your skills on the wheel in this intensive study class. Individual attention, all levels welcomed & class is set around your individual goals. There will be several demos. Hour lunch break on your own. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $60.00 
Fri - Jul 25
9am-4pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-ANIMALS

FEATURING: ANIMALS Class provides intermediate & advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention & demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Sat - Jul 26
9am-12pm


ADULT POTTERY: 18 yrs & older

A comprehensive adult pottery class!! This class is for adult beginners through advance potters. All levels welcome to experience in-depth clay work. We will teach pinch, slab, coil & extruder techniques. Learn the potter’s wheel & understand the techniques in glazing your pots. These skills will be used in a variety of clay projects. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $120.00 
Tue - Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
9:30am-12:30pm

Wed - Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
5:30-8:30pm


ADULT THROWING

Practice your skills on the wheel in this intensive study class. Individual attention, all levels welcomed & class is set around your individual goals. There will be several demos. Hour lunch break on your own. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $60.00 
Thu - Aug 14
9am-4pm


RAKU POTTERY

A fun evening finishing your pots in this Japanese style firing! Enjoy a potluck (Bring a dish to share!) PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class & have 3-5 pots already bisque fired. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Mon - Aug 18
5-8pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-BAKING DISH

FEATURING: BAKING DISH Class provides intermediate & advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention & demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Sat - Aug 16
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-LIDS

FEATURING: LIDS Class provides intermediate & advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention & demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Sat - Aug 9
9am-12pm


BECKY JOY: MAKE YOUR LANDSCAPES GLOW

Join nationally renowned artist, Becky Joy for a three-day Plein air Landscape Oil workshop. Paint along the Maumee River on the grounds of The 577 Foundation. Begin with a tour of the grounds, then Becky will demonstrate her process, discuss her decisions & share her secrets on how to paint brilliant sunsets. Artists will work on exercises about color, texture & how to develop your own unique voice in your work. Emphasis on how to set a mood or glow to turn an ordinary landscape piece into something extraordinary. Artists will go outside to paint; Becky will give individual instruction & attention. At the end, Becky will assess artists’ progress & offer constructive criticism & suggestions going forward. Lunches included. Questions about workshop, accommodations & cancellation policy contact: Gloria E. Moses, 815-603-8659. Visit www.beckyjoy.com for supply list. Leader: Becky Joy Limit: 16     Fee: $375.00 
Wed - Sep 24 9am-5pm Thu - Sep 25 9am-4pm Fri - Sep 26 9am-4pm

YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

FAMILY POTTERY: 1st-12th grd w/adult

You & your child will explore hand built pottery! We will demonstrate projects using techniques like coils, pinch, slab, extruded clay. You can make projects together or individually. Decorate with colored slips. We will finish pieces with a clear glaze. No experience necessary! ADULT & CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. FEE IS PER ADULT, PER CHILD. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Jul 26
2-4pm


SLAB OF SUMMER: Entering 6th-12th grd

Explore different techniques from hand building to extruder to potter’s wheel. Summer is our inspiration! A variety of projects & the use of marbled red & brown clay for some of the projects. On the last day (weather permitting) we will have a Raku firing; a special outside firing that produces colorful surfaces on pottery unlike any other firings! Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - Jul 28 Tue -29 Wed -30 Thu -31 Fri - Aug 1
10am-12pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 1st-12th grd w/adult

You & your child will explore hand built pottery! We will demonstrate projects using techniques like coils, pinch, slab, extruded clay. You can make projects together or individually. Decorate with colored slips. We will finish pieces with a clear glaze. No experience necessary! ADULT & CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. FEE IS PER ADULT, PER CHILD. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Aug 9
2-4pm

Sat - Aug 16
2-4pm


FAMILY POTTERY: Pre schl & K with adult

You & your child can make hand built pottery projects together or individually from demonstrations we will show! Work with coils, pinch, slab or extruded clay. Decorate with colored slips. We will finish pieces with a clear glaze. ADULT & CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. FEE IS PER ADULT, PER CHILD. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Aug 13
1-2:30pm