Classes & Studio Rental Opportunities

students workingOur classes are a great way to explore your creative side and have a good time. We invite you to join us for the fun! Call today to enroll: 406-543-0509

The tuition cost of all classes at the Clay Studio of Missoula includes:
one 25 lb. bag of clay, use of studio facilities at all times (24/7--except the hours when other classes or special events are in session - see the current session calendar), and a personal storage cubby.

Firing fees and extra clay cost an additional, nominal fee (unless otherwise noted).

Note: Students must provide a non-refundable, half-tuition down payment to reserve their spot in a class. NO REFUNDS ARE GIVEN AFTER THE FIRST CLASS!

 

 

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- NEW: SUMMER SESSION ADULT CLASSES -
- NEW: SUMMER CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS - FAMILY WORKSHOPS -
- SPECIAL Spring/Summer WORKSHOPS - STUDIO RENTAL-



SUMMER SESSION ADULT CLASSES

Classes offered in the summer are all 5-Week long sessions

Session 1: Beginning Ceramics, Open Instructed, Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics
Session 2: Beginning Throwing, Open Instructed, Raku

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Beginning Ceramics - The Fundamentals

This class is suitable for first-time students with no previous experience in ceramics, as well as for returning introductory level students.

Session 1
Monday nights: June 15-July 13, 6-9pm

Instructor: Koral Halperin, artist-in-residence

5-week session
$105 for members/$110 for non-members

Students will learn about basic hand building techniques, as well as processes for decorating, glazing and firing. Participants will practice making a variety of sculptural and functional ceramic forms.

CALL 543-0509, email info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org to register

Ceramic Fundamentals

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Open Instruction - Daytime

This class is open to pottery and hand building students of all skill levels.

Session 1
Monday afternoons: June 15-July 13, 1-4pm
-CANCELED
Instructor: Miriam Griffin, artist-in-residence

5-week session
$105 for members/ $110 for non-members

Bring your ideas to create your own projects. Weekly demonstrations by our talented artists-in-residence will include new ideas and techniques, as well as demos designed to suit the needs of students enrolled.


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Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics

Prior experience with ceramics is helpful

Session 1
Tuesday nights: June 16-July 14, 6-9pm

Instructor: Chad Steve, artist in residence

5-week session
$105 for members/ $110 for non-members

Are you looking to explore more advanced forms beyond the basic cup or bowl? This class is for students wanting to further their wheel throwing skills, using the pottery wheel as a tool to make unique functional and sculptural forms, as well as gain greater confidence with handbuilding techniques and learn mold-making basics.

CALL 543-0509, email info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org to register, or pay in full now online with Paypal!

Int/Adv Ceramics

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Beginning Throwing Intensive

This class is suitable for first-time students with no previous experience in ceramics, as well as for returning introductory level students.

Session 2
Wednesday nights: July 22-August 19, 6-9pm
- FULL!!! Accepting waitlist requests - call 543-0509
Instructor: Donna Flanery, artist-in-residence

5-week session
$105 for members/$110 for non-members

Students will learn about clay bodies, wheel-throwing, and review hand building techniques, as well as processes for glazing and firing. Participants will practice making a variety of basic wheel thrown ceramic forms which may include cups, handled mugs, bowls, and vases

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Raku

This class is open to students of all skill levels.

Session 2
Monday afternoons: July 20-August 17, 1-4pm
- FULL!!!
Instructor: Orville Chigbrow

5-week session
$135 for members /$140 for non-members
(price includes $30 lab fee for firing during class meeting times)

Students will have the chance to work on their ceramic works independently in and outside of class and learn how to make forms that work effectively with raku, horsehair, and other firing methods. The first class will involve an introduction to making works specifically for the raku kiln, which will be continued to be made and fired during the following sessions as work is completed and bisqued!


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Open Instruction - Evening Intensive

Some experience with ceramics is preferred, but not required

Session 2
Tuesday evenings: July 21-August 18, 6-9pm

Instructors: Clay Studio Artists in Residence - learn a different technique every week!

5-week session
$105 for members/ $110 for non-members

Bring your ideas to create your own projects. Weekly demonstrations by our artists in residence will include new ideas and techniques, introducing exciting skills and ideas to your žceramic toolboxÓ, as well as demos designed to suit the needs of students enrolled.

CALL 543-0509, email info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org to register, or pay in full now online with Paypal!

Open Instructed - Evening Session 2

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CALL TODAY TO REGISTER!!! 406-543-0509 or email us info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org

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CLASSES FOR KIDS AND FAMILY WORKSHOPS

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KIDS AND TEEN CLASSES!

kids classOur classes provide a fun and educational environment where children can explore their creative interests in ceramics, focusing on self-expression through handbuilding techniques. Classes for older children include time on the wheel

Clay classes during the school year are 4 consecutive Thursdays of class that meet in the afternoon. Summer classes meet in the mornings for one week. Enrollment is limited to 10-12 students per session.

No prior ceramics experience is needed for these classes. Sign your child up today!

Summer Session Kids and Teen Classes

Offering Clay Camps for Ages 5-8, Ages 9-13, an All Ages July Camp, plus a Teen Throwing Intensive!

Clay Camp for ages 5-8yrs
Camps for this age range includes focused handbuilding projects, creating both sculptural and functional items for the students to keep!

Session 1: June 15-19, 9:30-11:30am
Session 2: June 29-July 3
, 9:30-11:30am
$85 per student, per one week session ($5 discount for members). Class fee includes daily snack, materials and firings

CALL 543-0509, email info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org to register, or pay in full now online with Paypal!
Kids Classes Ages 5-8
include student's name AND age
emergency contact #

 

Clay Camp for ages 9-13yrs
Camps for this age range include focused handbuilding projects, creating both sculptural and functional items for the students to keep! Also included is some time to experiment with the potter's wheel in this older age group.

June 22-26, 9:30-11:30am
$85 per student, per one week session ($5 discount for members). Class fee includes daily snack, materials and firings

CALL 543-0509, email info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org to register, or pay in full now online with Paypal!

Kids Classes Ages 9-13
include student's name AND age
emergency contact #

 

July "All Ages" Clay Camp (5-13yrs)
Camps for this age range includes focused handbuilding projects, creating both sculptural and functional items for the students to keep!

July 13-17, 9:30-11:30am
$85 per student, per one week session ($5 discount for members). Class fee includes daily snack, materials and firings

CALL 543-0509, email info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org to register, or pay in full now online with Paypal!

July Kids Camp
include student's name AND age
emergency contact #

 

Teen Throwing Intensive (for ages 11-18yrs)
Explore the age-old process of spinning clay into vessels. Teens will learn the possibilities and limitations of this ancient ceramic skill! Returning students will be able to work on more advanced techniques

August 10-14, 9:30-11:30am
$100 per student, per one week session ($5 discount for members). Class fee includes daily snack, materials and firings

CALL 543-0509, email info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org to register, or pay in full now online with Paypal!

Teen Throwing Intensive
include student's name AND age
emergency contact #

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FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Create something special at the Clay Studio of Missoula! Our family workshops run Saturday or Sunday afternoons and are a perfect weekend activity for an adult and child to do together! We will fire and put a clear glaze on projects, which will be ready for pickup 2-3 weeks after your session

SUMMER WORKSHOP DATES:

Sunday, July 12, 2-5pm 7/12 class Canceled
Sunday, August 2, 2-5pm

Daily Fee: $35 total for Adult + 1 child. Includes clay, glazing, and firings.
Additional adults and children welcome per family for $15 per individual

PREREGISTRATION RECOMMENDED! It is helpful for us to prepare for the approximate # of participants and know there is interest!

CALL TODAY TO REGISTER!!! 406-543-0509 or email us info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org

 

Contact Information

If you would like to enroll in a class, please contact the studio at 406-543-0509 or via email at info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org, or register using the Paypal payment option. We genuinely appreciate your support!

Pre-registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A student will only be registered for a class upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit amounting to half of the class tuition, or by paying in full. If you wish to just make a deposit, this may be done in person or by phone. All online registrations can only be paid in full.

Class tuition covers instruction during scheduled meeting times, use of the studio, and your first 25 lbs. of clay. Students are charged an extra nominal fee for glazing and firing, and additional clay.

In the event that the Clay Studio is forced to cancel a class, a full refund will be issued. If a student chooses to cancel, refunds of the class tuition minus the 50% non-refundable deposit will be given up until the first class session (the deposit can be used towards a future class in this case). Tuition is due in full by the first class, and there is no refund given after the first class.

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COMMUNITY & SEMI PRIVATE STUDIO SPACE RENTAL

Community Space Rental

Aspiring and advanced ceramicists seeking studio workspace are encouraged to become a Clay Studio of Missoula studio artist! A monthly rental fee provides studio artists with three 4' long shelves of storage space and use of community workspace, tools, and equipment. Additional costs apply for clay and firings. 

Monthly Rental Fee (effective July 2013): $95 (3 shelves) or $115 (5 shelves)

Semi-private spaces (limited availability)
Spaces are approximately 80 sq.ft. and include one shelving unit. For the primary renter the monthly rental rate is $250 month-to-month. The rate is $225/month with a minimum 6 month lease. A one year lease further reduces the monthly rate to $ 200/month.

One additional person, a secondary renter, may share the individual work space for an additional fee of $ 95 per month (which covers their basic monthly access).


Note: Studio artists renting community and semi-private space must possess a current Clay Studio of Missoula annual membership.
Find out more about membership here.

 



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