Create your next masterpiece! Whether you’re taking your place behind the potter’s wheel for the first time or looking for an advanced class to bring your own unique idea to life, Columbia Association’s Columbia Art Center has a class for you. Beginners can learn methods for centering clay, throwing bowl and cylinder forms, raising a vessel, glazing and more. More advanced artists might wish to try their hand at some advanced brushwork or participate in the firing process.

Ceramics classes are fun regardless of your age or experience level, so bring your friends or come ready to meet some new ones.
Keep in mind that the drying and firing of finished work takes a minimum of two weeks. Of course, that might give you just enough time to return to the Wheel Room to create another amazing piece of art!

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Double the Fun

Program Date
Summer 2024 - Stained Glass Succu... 7/13/2024 - 7/27/2024 View Dates | Register

Give it a Spin

Have you always wanted to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? Then this wheel-throwing workshop is for you. Learn methods for centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Enjoy learning how to decorate finished pieces using commercial underglazes. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work. This workshop provides a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends. Please allow two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work.
Program Date
Summer 2024 - 6/14/2024 View Dates | Register
Summer 2024 - 6/28/2024 View Dates | Register

Independent Studio Access

This program is designed as independent studio time for advanced ceramic students to pursue personal projects during specified open studio time without instruction. Students must be experienced with the studio equipment, clay, glaze use, and cleanup processes. The total amount a student can produce per session is 2,000 cubic inches. Another 2,000 cubic inches can be produced by paying a fee of 7 cents per cubic inch. No production pottery.

Prerequisite: Must have taken at least one Columbia Art Center intermediate level ceramics class

Open studio hours for independent studio access:

Program Date
Summer 2024 - 6/3/2024 - 8/2/2024 View Dates | More Info

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

This intermediate-level class pushes you beyond your current proficiency level and comfort zone. Practice and hone your skills and gain a greater confidence to move on to more challenging projects. Refine your techniques and explore your own voice in clay.
Program Date
Summer 2024 - 6/8/2024 - 7/27/2024 View Dates | Register

Kids Clay Play ages 5-11

For ages 5-11 Are you ready to make a creation out of clay and have it fired in a kiln? In this workshop, enjoy making and decorating one or two art projects, such as a bowl, cup, dish, and/or sculpture. Your artwork will be glazed and fired in our studio kiln and available for pick-up in 3 weeks. All supplies provided.
Program Date
Summer 2024 - Kids Clay Play - Min... 7/13/2024 View Dates | Register

Youth/Tween Clay Play

Program Date
Summer 2024 - Advanced Handbuilding for Kids: N... 7/20/2024 View Dates | Register