Students of all ages will have the opportunity to learn and fine tune their ceramic craft skills at the Kentuck Art Center’s Clay Place. All class supplies are included. Kentuck members receive a 10% discount on Clay Days’ tuition. Registration began on April 29th. For prices, dates and other information, please go to, email or call 758.1257.

Hand Building with Hayes Dobbins

This is a fun clay class for children to create one of a kind ceramics. This class will teach the students hand building techniques and color application using slips and under-glazes. Freedom of creativity is emphasized, and each child will work on three projects during the course. Hand Building with Hayes will be separated into two class groups. One group will be designated for children ages 6 to 8 and the second group for children ages 9 to 12. Cost for the class is $95.
June 3, 4, & 5; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages: 6-8.
July 8, 9, & 10; 9 a.m – 11a.m. Ages: 6-8.
June 17, 18, & 19; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages: 9-12.
July 22, 23, & 24; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages: 9-12.

Raku: Freedom of Expression with Daniel Livingston

Explore the 500 year old Japanese rapid-firing process of ceramic-ware with the well-known Raku ceramicist, Daniel Livingston. Students will spend the first two days getting creative by designing and making pieces. The following two days will be spent glazing and firing the pieces. This is a freedom of expression opportunity for students at a beginner or novice level. June 14, 15, 21, & 22; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $200/co-op member, $250/non-member.

Glazing Made Easy: Workshop & Lecture with Daniel Livingston

This lecture class and workshop will cover basic glazing techniques while focusing on understanding glazing materials. Students will discuss formulation and application of glaze materials. Livingston will demystify the art of glazing by giving students more confidence in their own abilities. June 28 and August 2; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Cost: $15/co-op member, $25/non-member.

Introduction to Sculpting with Lee Busby

This course is a two-day introductory sculpting course that will cover the basics of sculpting the human head, face and neck. Day one will focus on setting up an armature, and laying out the key masses, volume and proportions of a human head. Day two will move into the addition of detailing the bone structure, facial features, hair and texture. This is sure to be a fun and memorable experience. May 27 & 28; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Cost: $115/co-op member, $125/non-member.

Introduction to Wheel Throwing with Fred Mitchell

Students will have the opportunity to learn basic ceramic throwing skills by designing three basic shapes, which includes a bowl, cylinder and plate. After creating these basic pieces, students will trim, decorate, and glaze their works leaving them with their own finished products to take home. June 10, 11, & 12; 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Cost: $125/co-op member, $150/non-member.

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