Homeschool Wheel-Throwing Six-Week Series January 10th through February 14th 2024

$185.00

Homeschoolers Introduction to Clay Wheel Throwing 

Wednesdays at 11:30am to 12:45pm January 10th 2024 through February 14th 2024.   Ages 8 and up. Limited to eight seats per six-week session. Please be on time for all classes to avoid falling behind in the lesson as well as being courteous to the other students.  There are no makeup days.  By registering for this series, you will need to attend all six sessions.   ~ 6 Week Lesson Plan ~

Week 1 (01/10/24): Introduce centering:                  

  •   -Learn how to center/open clay on the wheel
  •   -Learn proper use of tools/basic wheel throwing skills 
  •   -Go over proper set up/clean up 
  •   -Brainstorm ideas for next week! 
  •    Demo: In depth centering on wheel

Week 2 (01/17/24): Learn how to pull up walls/shape:

  •   -Begin learning how to pull up your walls and successfully make a piece
  •   -Shaping techniques
  •    Demo: Pulling and shaping a bowl on the wheel

Week 3 (01/24/24): Work Day/Learn how to shape a vase/Keep 1 piece:

  •   -Review previous weeks lessons
  •   -Learn how to pull a tall cylinder 
  •   -Learn different shaping techniques to create a vase
  •    Demo: Pulling and shaping a vase on the wheel

Week 4 (01/31/24): Work Day/Keep 2 pieces:

  • -Use skills learned from week 1-3 to continue projects (bowls, cups, vases, plates, etc.)
  • -Learn proper use of tools
  • -Get projects ready for bisque fire

Week 5 (02/07/24): Glazing lesson:

  • -Learn basic glazing techniques
  • -Learn bubble glaze technique
  • -Begin glazing pieces that were finished last week

Week 6 (02/14/24): Final glaze day/Kiln room tour and lesson

  •  -Finish all glazing  last 2 pieces using different techniques
  • -get your pieces ready for final firing!
  •  -Kiln room tour and lesson about kilns
 
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Homeschoolers Introduction to Clay Wheel Throwing 

Wednesdays at 11:30am to 12:45pm January 10th 2024 through February 14th 2024.   Ages 8 and up.
Limited to eight seats per six-week session.

Please be on time for all classes to avoid falling behind in the lesson as well as being courteous to the other students.  There are no makeup days.  By registering for this series, you will need to attend all six sessions.  

~ 6 Week Lesson Plan ~

Week 1 (01/10/24):
Introduce centering:                  

  •   -Learn how to center/open clay on the wheel
  •   -Learn proper use of tools/basic wheel throwing skills 
  •   -Go over proper set up/clean up 
  •   -Brainstorm ideas for next week! 
  •    Demo: In depth centering on wheel

Week 2 (01/17/24):
Learn how to pull up walls/shape:

  •   -Begin learning how to pull up your walls and successfully make a piece
  •   -Shaping techniques
  •    Demo: Pulling and shaping a bowl on the wheel

Week 3 (01/24/24):
Work Day/Learn how to shape a vase/Keep 1 piece:

  •   -Review previous weeks lessons
  •   -Learn how to pull a tall cylinder 
  •   -Learn different shaping techniques to create a vase
  •    Demo: Pulling and shaping a vase on the wheel

Week 4 (01/31/24):
Work Day/Keep 2 pieces:

  • -Use skills learned from week 1-3 to continue projects (bowls, cups, vases, plates, etc.)
  • -Learn proper use of tools
  • -Get projects ready for bisque fire

Week 5 (02/07/24):
Glazing lesson:

  • -Learn basic glazing techniques
  • -Learn bubble glaze technique
  • -Begin glazing pieces that were finished last week

Week 6 (02/14/24):
Final glaze day/Kiln room tour and lesson

  •  -Finish all glazing  last 2 pieces using different techniques
  • -get your pieces ready for final firing!
  •  -Kiln room tour and lesson about kilns

 

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