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-HALF DAY

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. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Jun 23
1:30-4:30pm

Sat - Jun 30
1:30-4:30pm


EVENING POTTERY: COME GLAZE WITH JULIE

Learn glaze techniques & practice on your pots or ours. Review wax, stains & best way to dip, pour and/or spray! PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $18.00 
Wed - Jun 27
5:30-7:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY: BEAUTIFUL BOWLS

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: $20.00 
Sat - Jun 23
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY: BIRD HOUSES & FEEDERS

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: $20.00 
Sat - Jun 30
9am-12pm


SUPERVISED INDIE POTTERY

Love independent pottery time but wish you could ask questions? Have a project you need guidance on while making it? Been awhile since you did indie time? Join Connie for some clay time! PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Wed - Jun 27
9-11am


ADULT POTTERY: 18 yrs & older

A comprehensive adult pottery class! This class is for adult beginners through advanced 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 pots. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $120.00 
Tue - Jul 31 Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep 4
2-4pm


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: $80.00 
Thu - Jul 12
9am-4pm


CHRISTMAS IN JULY POTTERY

Make a cute thumbprint Christmas tree & a small cookie plate! Enjoy holiday music & cookies while we work. We demonstrate and walk you through each step. We do the glazing for you! No experience needed. For a photo of projects, email jbeutler@577foundation.org. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Jul 14
2-4:30pm


EVENING POTTERY - LIGHT UP ANGLERFISH

NEW! From the depths of the ocean to the pottery barn, learn to make your own pinch pot angler fish (big teeth, cool light)! We will start off the evening with a quick talk about the computer chip that will be installed in your fish (post firing) by Properties Director Mike Mummert, who is custom-making a light for each fish. Then we'll spend the rest of the evening working on your clay fish with Julie and Scott. We will do the glazing for you or you can choose to do yourself! Light will be installed by staff. Great one-of-a-kind project. For a picture, email Julie at jbeutler@577foundation.org PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $50.00 
Mon - Jul 23
5:30-7:30pm


EVENING POTTERY-REFRESHER CLASS - TRIMMING

Is trimming a good pot still a challenge? Wanting to have more in depth help on the final throwing step? This one is perfect for you! Please have one leather hard pot you threw with you that night. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $10.00 
Mon - Jul 16
5:30-6:30pm

Mon - Jul 16
6:30-7:30pm


FALL-INSPIRED POTTERY

Use the green leaves of summer, make a few pretty slab dish for fall (one medium serving dish, 2-3 smaller dishes) & a pinch pot pumpkin as we imagine cooler days. Using hand building techniques, no experience in clay needed. 577 will finish pieces with a glaze/stain. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 14     Fee: $45.00 
Wed - Jul 11
9-11:30am


POTTERY & COOKING-BRUNCH EDITION

NEW! In the first three classes, make and glaze hand-built kitchen-inspired pots like plates, bowls & baking dishes. The fourth class, enjoy a cooking class by Julie Beutler with recipes to keep! You will eat off the pots you made and we will feature clay serving dishes for the brunch! Beginner to advanced students are welcome, and no cooking or pottery skills are required! Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $85.00 
Tue - Jul 24 Thu -26 Tue -31 Thu - Aug 9
9-11am


RAKU POTTERY

A fun evening finishing your pots in this Japanese-style firing! Enjoy a potluck (Bring dish to share!) PRE-REQUISITE: taken 577 Adult Pottery class & have 3-5 bisque-fired pots. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Jul 10
5-9pm


SATURDAY POTTERY: FRUITS - VEGGIES - FAKE FOOD

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: $20.00 
Sat - Jul 14
9am-12pm


SUPERVISED INDIE POTTERY

Love independent pottery time but wish you could ask questions? Have a project you need guidance on while making it? Been awhile since you did indie time? Join Connie for some clay time! PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Mon - Jul 2
9-11am


ADULT POTTERY: 18 yrs & older

A comprehensive adult pottery class! This class is for adult beginners through advanced 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 pots. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $120.00 
Tue - Aug 21, 28 Sep 4, 11, 18, 25
6-8pm


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: Scott Jones 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $80.00 
Fri - Aug 17
9am-4pm


ADULT THROWING-HALF DAY

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. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Scott Jones 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $40.00 
Wed - Aug 15
9am-12pm


LARGE SCALE WHEEL DEMO

Join our very own Scott Jones for a cool one hour demo on the wheel showing how to throw larger forms using coils. He will show finished examples & answer your questions while you watch him throw. Leader: Scott Jones 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $10.00 
Fri - Aug 10
11am-12pm


MAKE A CHIP AND DIP

Get ready for family get-together’s, tailgates and entertaining with your own clay chip and dip set. Great for chips and salsa as well as veggies, shrimp, cheeses! We will use basic hand building techniques, no experience in clay needed. 577 will finish pieces with a glaze/stain. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Aug 18
2-4:30pm


MAKE YOUR OWN CLAY TILES

Back by popular demand! Come learn how to make your own hand built tiles using simple techniques. You will make between 3-4 tiles (depends on how intricate you want to make yours). We will show you examples, discuss techniques and discuss ways to display your tiles from things like part of a backsplash to hanging with a nail on a wall. You make and we glaze. No experience needed! Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $45.00 
Tue - Aug 14
5:30-7:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY - SPOONS AND LADLES

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: $20.00 
Sat - Aug 18
9am-12pm


SUPERVISED INDIE POTTERY

Love independent pottery time but wish you could ask questions? Have a project you need guidance on while making it? Been awhile since you did indie time? Join Connie for some clay time! PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Thu - Aug 16
5-7pm

Thu - Aug 30
5-7pm


SURFACE DESIGN POTTERY WORKSHOP

Join the 577 Pottery Staff as they lead you through the wonderful world of surface design on clay! This intensive weekend workshop will be packed with cool techniques ranging from simple to more complex. We will be right there to help you along the way. We'll kick things off on Friday evening from 6:0008:00pm with a slide presentation featuring our work and work from people who inspire us. Light snacks will be served. On Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-4:00pm, Julie, Connie and Scott will demonstrate their favorite design tricks including: -Design your own silkscreen (to take home with you) -Fun with dry slip transfer -Sgraffito, trailing, and wet slip transfer -Wax Resist -Latex Resist -Texturing using fluting tools and other carving tools -Developing surfaces using common objects -Stamp-making using clay and other sources -How to develop your own color palette -Tricks to using underglazes like paints -Altering surfaces on wheel thrown and hand built pieces We will practice these techniques on a variety of pots and clay bodies. If time allows, we’ll discuss how to finish pots with stains and glazes, and how to choose what kind of kiln firings will highlight your work best. It will be fun, action-packed and inspiring! All materials are included, lunch is provided on Saturday and Sunday, and you will leave with a silk screen and some tools to keep. BRING: your notebook, your favorite texturing tools and a sense of adventure. Any work you want to keep will be bisque fired as part of the class. Open to beginning through advanced potters. We will send you an email with information about prepping for some of the methods used. No cancellations/refunds after July 4th. Leaders: Julie Beutler, Connie Stose, Scott Jones. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 16     Fee: $185.00 
Fri - Aug 3 9am-4pm Sat -4 Sun -5
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! Fee is per youth and per adult (please register both). Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Jun 22
10am-12pm

Fri - Jun 22
2-4pm

Sun - Jul 8
10am-12pm

Sun - Jul 8
2-4pm

Mon - Jul 30
10am-12pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds-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. Fee is per youth and per adult (please register both). Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Fri - Jul 13
9:30-11am


SLAB OF SUMMER: Entering 3rd-5th grd

Spend 5 fun filled afternoons with our pottery staff exploring hand building and wheel techniques making several projects throughout the week!, We will also learn about glazes & weather permitting, we will finish the week with a raku firing (a special Japanese style outdoor kiln). Don’t miss this exciting class!  Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - Jul 16 Tue -17 Wed -18 Thu -19 Fri -20
2-4pm


SLAB OF SUMMER: Entering 6th-12th grd

Fun in the summer time with clay! With summer as our inspiration, the students will make interesting projects in a relaxed atmosphere on the lovely 577 grounds!  We will focus on both hand building and throwing techniques.  We will also learn about glazes & weather permitting, finish the week with a raku firing (a special Japanese style outdoor kiln). Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - Jul 23 Tue -24 Wed -25 Thu -26 Fri -27
2-4pm


SLAB OF SUMMER: Entering K-2nd grd

Spend 5 mornings exploring clay! Using nature and the beautiful 577 grounds as our inspiration, we will be making a new project daily.  We will explore all kinds of hand building techniques and as a special treat, try the potter’s wheel!  BRING: snack/drink for a break each day! Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $75.00 
Mon - Jul 16 Tue -17 Wed -18 Thu -19 Fri -20
10-11:30am


FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds-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. Fee is per youth and per adult. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Aug 8
9:30-11am