Continuing Education . Classes
Enameling: Bezel Set Pendants
Course No. CEJM 125 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates June 7 - July 19 (Wednesdays) – 6:00-9:00pm
Students will learn the art of enameling (fusing glass onto metal) while making a wearable pendant. Several demonstrations of enameling techniques (sifting, sgriffito, stencil, graphite, basse taille and others) will help the student to resolve his or her pendant design. Student will then learn how to bezel set the enameled shape in order to create a hanging pendant. The design process will be an important part of the class and will be discussed throughout the session. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be available for purchase in class. Students should wear their own eye protection, as well as close-toed shoes and natural fiber clothing.
Experimental Projects in Ceramics
Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Thursdays) – 6 - 9pm
Have you ever wanted to try out new form building techniques in your clay studio? Or are you eyeing an experimental glaze combination? In this course intermediate and advanced ceramic students will have the opportunity to focus on a specific project or technique, with guidance from a technical specialist. As a material, clay provides endless possibilities for exploration; this is the perfect place to test those methods and create something truly unique. Propose a project to develop throughout the course using the resourceful, open-studio environment of the CIA ceramics facilities. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical assistant. Please bring in your proposed project, inspirations, and timeline on the first day of class, as well as dry cleaning or garbage bags for covering the works in progress. Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.
Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced
Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Mondays) – 6 - 9pm
Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Students can choose from rustic stoneware clay or smooth white porcelain. Beginners will learn to make basic forms like cylinders, bowls, and mugs on the wheel. Using colored slips and glaze, inlay, texture, and carving you will learn various ways to finish your creations. Students with throwing experience will get one-on-one instruction and help in developing their own personal projects. Feel free to bring sketches, drawings, or any inspiration for your projects. You will need basic pottery tools, an apron, a towel, and plastic to cover your pots (dry cleaning bags are best). Clay and tools are available in class for purchase. Open to high school students in grades 10-12.