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YC2023 LANTERN MAKING FOR RIVER OF LIGHT - Grades 5-8

$235

with MK Monley & Peg Monley

Calendar Oct 13, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Fridays for 7 weeks; October 13 to December 1 - NO class Thanksgiving week.

In this class, middle school students will enjoy continuing the tradition of building lanterns for the annual River of Light Lantern Parade.

Students will work to design and build larger lanterns based on this year's parade theme; Toys & Games. Creations will take form using traditional materials that include willow, bamboo, paper, and glue. Students will then be able to participate in the excitement by carrying their lantern in the parade on Saturday, December 2nd, in downtown Waterbury.

Location: Workshop - 327 US Route 2, Waterbury

Will run

YC23-2 - COOKING GRADES 5 - 8 Mondays at CBMS

$255

with Kayla Henry

Calendar Oct 30, 2023 at 3:45 pm, runs for 7 weeks

7 weeks on Mondays; no class Thanksgiving week

Let’s cook together!

Do you enjoy cooking and baking?  Or maybe haven’t really tried yet, but are wanting to learn? Come enjoy time in the kitchen where you get to decide the kind of foods we make.  We will make snacks and small meals, learning new skills while having lots of fun preparing and eating! 

This class is at Crossett Brook Middle School. Pick-up time is at 5:15 pm.

Full Course

YC23-2 STUDIO ART Grades 3 & 4 - Wed at Seminary

$235

with Carey Hengstenberg

Calendar Nov 1, 2023 at 3 pm, runs for 7 weeks

No classes Thanksgiving week.

The children’s after-school art classes are a great opportunity for kids to have fun creating and making art. Kids will explore various art styles and mediums to complete a number of creative projects. Using a variety of materials, kids will experiment, develop new skills, and use their imagination. Projects help kids to express themselves, boost their self-confidence and are a great social activity. Classes are fun, educational and are taught by experienced and supportive instructors.

Classes are held at the Green Mountain Seminary Building at 201 Hollow Road, Waterbury Center. Parents can arrange to have public school transportation drop children off at the location. Pick-up time is 4:30 pm.

Full Course

AC2-23 Adult Intermediate Clay Wednesdays

$210

with Lindsay Barrett

Calendar Nov 1, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Adult 18+ - Intermediate Level
No class Thanksgiving week

The adult clay course is for intermediate level students who already have a strong foundation of basic to advanced clay skills and wish to increase their skill level while working in a group setting. Please note that this is not a class for beginners. (Please contact us if unsure of meeting this requirement).

Our instructors build curriculum around the goals of the individuals in each class and the class dynamic. We will help you get the most out of your studio time and art experience. Whether you work in wheel, hand building, tile making, extrusion, slabs, molds, extrusion, sculpture or any combination, our ceramic studio is equipped to meet your needs.

Students will have complete access to all tools and equipment, two hours of instruction weekly, and virtually unlimited open studio access from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. 

Your registration confirmation will include a password to the private clay webpage which provides the building key code to access the studio and other important information.

Please note that clay is not included and must be purchased separately at the studio. Regular clay is $40 per 25 lb bag. Clay may not be brought in from outside sources to ensure compatibility with kilns. 

Will run

YC23-2 CLAY Grades 3 & 4 - Thurs at Seminary

$235

with Jenni Bee

Calendar Nov 2, 2023 at 3 pm, runs for 7 weeks

No classes Thanksgiving week.

Clay is a fun medium with unlimited creative possibilities! This new class for grades 3 and 4 will focus on clay basics. Students will learn all about the properties of clay and explore a number of hand building techniques such as pinch, coil, slab and extrusion. These techniques provide a good foundation for creating a number of artistic projects and useful objects. In this class, students will also have an opportunity to learn the basic process of throwing on the wheel.

Classes are held at the Green Mountain Seminary Building at 201 Hollow Road, Waterbury Center. Parents can arrange to have public school transportation drop children off at the location. Pick-up time is 4:30 pm.

Full Course

YC23-2 WOODWORKING GRADES 6 - 8 - Thurs at the shop

$305

with Johno Landsman

Calendar Nov 2, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Course fee: $255 plus $50 materials/supplies
Please note that this is a two-hour class. 
No class Thanksgiving week.

Instruction will focus on woodshop safety as students learn basic woodworking skills using a variety of hand tools. As students work through each step of their project, they will gain a basic understanding of wood properties, design, measuring and safe and proper use of tools. A variety of projects will help students to continue to develop skills to prepare for more challenging future projects. This course is a prerequisite for all other youth woodshop courses.

MakerSphere is pleased to welcome woodworking instructor Johno Landsman. Johno is an experienced wood craftsman, sculptor and glass blower, who enjoys teaching both youth and adults.

Full Course

YC23-2 CLAY GRADES 5 - 9 Fridays at Seminary

$205

with Sharon Fennimore

Calendar Nov 3, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

No class Thanksgiving week. No class December 22; early dismissal.

Students will focus on clay basics and will also be introduced to throwing on the wheel. Students will explore handbuilding techniques such as pinch, coil, slab and extrusion and those interested in learning to use the wheel, will have an opportunity to learn the basic process of throwing. A wide variety of projects will allow students to continue to improve their skills.

Fee includes clay and students have access to all studio tools.

 

 

Full Course

AC2-23 Adult Clay Saturdays

$210

with Mame McKee

Calendar Nov 4, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 7 weeks

The adult clay course is for students who already have a strong foundation of basic to advanced clay skills and wish to increase their skill level while working in a group setting. This is not a class for beginners.(Please contact us if unsure of meeting this requirement).

Our instructors build curriculum around the goals of the individuals in each class and the class dynamic. We will help you get the most out of your studio time and art experience. Whether you work in wheel, hand building, tile making, extrusion, slabs, molds, extrusion, sculpture or any combination, our ceramic studio is equipped to meet your needs.

Students will have complete access to all tools and equipment, two hours of instruction weekly, and virtually unlimited open studio access from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. 

Your registration confirmation will include a password to the private clay webpage which provides the building key code to access the studio and other important information.

Please note that clay is not included and must be purchased separately at the studio. Regular clay is $40 per 25 lb bag. Clay may not be brought in from outside sources to ensure compatibility with kilns. 

Full Course




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