Let's go and have some messy fun!! We'd love to meet you so we can CREATE AND EXPLORE together! There's clay and painting, cutting and pasting, drawing and sculpting going on over here!!
Early Childhood Classes
J Play: Learn through the Arts: 3-6 year olds
Make learning FUN through the arts! Reading, writing and math skills will be reinforced through play – with music, theatre, and visual arts as we bring favorite stories and books to life. Our littlest artists will enjoy experimenting with different art mediums as well as creative drama activities
We have wonderful things happening in our ceramic studio. Consider an evening or daytime class..there are several to choose from for all skill levels. With any class registration, you will have access to free studio time! We are pleased to offer acrylic and oil painting classes this year. With our dedicated instructors, you can begin here or hone in on skills you are looking to enhance. They will adapt to your needs.
Wheel & Hand Building Combination Classes: Adults 18+
Combines both hand building AND wheel throwing techniques. AM or PM classes available!
Classes will vary slightly by instructor. Prices are per session. Fees include 25 lbs. of clay, use of electric kiln, glazes/underglazes, shelf space, and unlimited independent studio time when studio is not in use.
Suitable for beginners without any prior clay experience, or for students that have prior knowledge and want to advance their skills. Learn to throw on the potter’s wheel or work to improve and enhance your throwing skills. We will also introduce basic hand building techniques such as coiling, joined slabs & drape molds, as well as glazing and other surface design possibilities.
These classes will be for the intermediate level students in hand building and/or wheel throwing. For the wheel throwers, a prior knowledge of centering and basic throwing skills is required. These classes are geared to improving and refining your techniques while developing your own personal style.
Workshops & Events
There are several 'one-time' workshops that are on-going throughout the year and these offer a wonderful introduction to various art mediums including ceramics, oil and acrylic watercolor painting, metal jewelry, fibers and more. Our instructors are very 'beginner friendly' and will give you the tools you need to get started on your own art adventure
Parent + Child = Create Together! K-5th Grade with Adult
Saturday, February 28th: Annual Mugs
Saturday, April 1: Make your favorite sea creature
Not sure if you want to take a class? Call for a personal tour or one time drop in class to see what it’s all about.
For questions, please contact:
Susan Cherin Gundersheim, Visual and Performing Arts Director
Susan.Gundersheim@charlottejcc.org or 704-944-6778