Pottery Class for Homeschool Students with Cassie Helman, Third Wheel Pottery Studio, Potsdam, NY, May 5th through 27th
Registration fee $45(includes clay, glaze, use of firing equipment, and all firings)
2 hours per week from 9am-11am
This class runs for 4 weeks every Saturday in May: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
Location is the Third Wheel Pottery Studio, 63 Market Street, Potsdam, NY
Students will have the opportunity to attend a 4 week ceramic course hosted by artist Cassie Helman. In this beginner’s class, students will start to experience the feel of the pottery wheel. Centering the clay and small cylindrical shapes will be the focus, aside from just becoming familiar with clay and studio procedures. Students will also work on beginning hand building projects. Students who have experience will work with the instructor to develop an appropriate lesson to improve their skills. This is also a fantastic opportunity for your homeschooler to engage with other homeschool children in their community.
“Hand Building” 5/6: Hand building is easier than wheel throwing. It’s a first opportunity to get to know clay. in this class, your child will learn coiling, slab and pinching techniques. These techniques can be used for making bowls and cups along with other 3-D creations.
”Wheel Throwing” 5/13: In this class, your children will learn wheel throwing technique, along with how to center the clay, and make cylindrical shapes.
”Sculpting and Mosaics” 5/20: This class will give your child the opportunity to make a sculpture or mosaic slab design.
”Decorating and Glazing” 5/27: By this time, your child will have 3 pieces to glaze and decorate. They will have the opportunity to bring more life to their creations with color and design. Their pieces will be fired and ready for pick up in June.
This class is made possible by Third Wheel Pottery Studio, owned and operated by Robin Wolpin. Our host, Cassie Helman, is an affiliate of TAUNY(Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) which has provided Cassie the ability to bring you the class at such a low cost with the CRNY(Creatives Rebuild New York) grant. To learn more please visit