Instructor: Shannon Gray Dates: Thursdays, October 4th – November 15th (7 classes total) (Note: No class on 3rd Thursday so everyone can enjoy the Art Walk—Class will be made up that week. Students will schedule the makeup date at the first class) Last Date for Student to Join Class: October 1st, 2018 Time: 6 – 8pm Location: Crossroads Pottery Studio Lab Fee: $25 for 25 lbs. of clay and all firing charges. Students also have unlimited use of the pottery studio during the duration of the class for free and independent practice. Course cost: $70 for members/ $105 non-members. Age Requirements if any: 21 and over Minimum number of students: 5 Max # of Students: 8 Course Description: Adulting is hard! Take a break from your un-ending to-do list and join us for an easy, fun, and relaxed pottery class. Jump right in and start creating with clay on the very first day! Shannon has over 10 years of experience working with clay and would love to teach you the various methods of working with it (i.e., coil building, slab building, and (gasp!) wheel throwing). Each class includes instruction on methods and projects; at the end of the course series, you’ll walk away with your very own collection of unique clay creations! The main purpose of this class is to get you – yes you! – working with one of the most versatile art mediums available. I first found pottery in college and have been working with it on-and-off (because I’m a normal, busy person like you!) for over 10 years. I would love to teach you the basics of clay and show you various methods for working with it (i.e., coil building, slab building, and (gasp!) wheel throwing). We’ll start with the beginner basics and jump right into getting our hands dirty in the very first class. My goal is to get you creating with clay, therefore this class will be very hands-on (don’t worry – no quizzes or dense reading material). Each class, I’ll provide simple instruction on a method and project, and each week we’ll build on what we’ve learned. The sky is the limit! You are more than welcome to step outside the box and flex those creative muscles as you see fit; I am happy to help guide you on your unique creative journey. Also, feel free to BYOB!