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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- SUMMER SESSION ADULT CLASSES -
- SUMMER CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS -
- FAMILY WORKSHOPS -

- STUDIO RENTAL-
- Accessibility at the Clay Studio of Missoula -

PRINTABLE SCHEDULE IN LARGE FORMAT

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SUMMER SESSION ADULT CLASSES

Session 1 (June 13-July 18) :  Beginning Ceramics – The Fundamentals,  Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics, Raku, and Soda Firing

Session 2 (July 19-August 22) : Beginning Throwing Intensive, Open Instructed for all levels, Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics

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Session 1: Classes run June 13-July 18

Raku- 5 Week Session

Basic experience with clay recommended

Monday afternoons: Monday afternoons, June 13-July 18 (no class July 4), 1-4pm
Instructor: Orville Chigbrow

$140 for members / $150 for non-members(price includes basic tuition: $110 members / $120 for non-members plus $30 lab fee for materials and 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. Bring your own bisqueware to the first class to fire or use some of ours to experiment on the first day of class.

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Raku - 5 weeks

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Beginning Ceramics – The Fundamentals

This class is suitable for absolute beginners and students with basic experience needing a refresher

Tuesday nights: June 14-July 12, 6-9pm
Instructor: Donna Flanery, artist in residence


$110 for members/ $120 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.

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Fundamentals
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Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics – Session 1

Prior experience with ceramics is required

Wednesday nights: June 15-July 13, 6-9pm
Instructor: Crista Ann Ames, artist in residence

$110 for members/ $120 for non-members

Are you looking to explore more advanced forms beyond the basic cup or bowl? Or do you want to pursue a sculptural project, and don't know where to begin? 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 and design techniques.

CALL 543-0509 to register, or pay in full now online with Paypal!

Intermediate/Advanced - Session 1

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Making and Firing Work for the Soda Kiln

Prior experience with ceramics highly recommended

Thursday evenings: June 16-July 14, 6-9pm
Instructor: Seth Charles, Wood Fire Artist in Residence

tuition: $135 for members / $145 for non-members
(fee includes one class firing and glaze materials)

Students will participate in making work for and firing the gas soda kiln. Soda firing is a more environmentally friendly process that stems from 13th century German salt firings. The choice of vapor glazing is now primarily one of aesthetics, with soda’s potential extending far beyond that of the imitation of salt firing. Students will be exposed to various slip and glazing techniques and learn about the effects soda has on wares when it is introduced to the kiln at high temperatures. This course will include loading, firing, unloading and cleaning of the kiln and wares. Multiple techniques for introducing soda into the kiln will be used.

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Soda Firing

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Session 2: Classes run July 19-August 22

Open Instruction – Daytime

This class is open to students of all skill levels

Monday afternoons: July 25-August 22, 1-4pm
Instructor: TBA

$110 for members /$120 for non-members

Bring your ideas to create your own projects. Weekly demonstrations will include new ideas and techniques, as well as demos designed to suit the needs of students enrolled.

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Open Instructed - All Levels Session 2

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Beginning Throwing Intensive

This class is suitable for beginners and students needing a refresher

Tuesday nights: July 19-August 16, 6-9pm
Instructor: Donna Flanery, artist in residence


$110 for members /$120 for non-members

Students will learn about 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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Throwing Intensive

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Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics – Session 2

Prior experience with ceramics highly recommended

Wednesday nights: July 20-August 17, 6-9pm
Instructor: Joshua Kuensting, artist-in-residence

$110 for members /$120 for non-members

Are you looking to explore more advanced forms beyond the basic cup or bowl? Or do you want to pursue a sculptural project, and don't know where to begin? 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 and design techniques.

CALL 543-0509 to register, or pay in full now online with Paypal!


Intermediate/Advanced - 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 Classes for Children & Teens

Clay Studio Summer Camps are both fun and educational. All camps for kids and teens include materials, tools and firing fees. Sign up today!

Summer Clay Camps for Ages 5-8
Students will focus on a variety of handbuilding projects, creating funtional and sculptural forms

Session 1: June 20-24, 9:30-11:30am
Session 2: July 11-15, 9:30-11:30am
Session 3: August 1-5, 9:30-11:30am

$85 per child, per session ($5 discount for members)

Kids Classes Ages 5-8
include student's name AND age
emergency contact #

 

Summer Clay Camps for Ages 9-12
Students will focus on a variety of handbuilding projects, creating funtional and sculptural forms. Children in this older kids camp will also get time to experiment with basic wheel throwning.

Session 1: June 27-July 1, 9:30-11:30am
**SESSION 1 for ages 9-12 IS FULL - contact us to be added to the waitlist
Session 2: July 18-22, 9:30-11:30am
Session 3: August 15-19, 9:30-11:30am

$85 per child, per session ($5 discount for members)

Kids Classes Ages 9-12
include student's name AND age
emergency contact #

 

TEEN THROWING: Summer Intensive
Students will learn about basic wheel-throwing techniques, as well as processes for glazing and firing. Participants will leave with a variety of functional ceramic forms using the age old practice of ‘spinning clay.” Prior experience with ceramics not necessary.
Returning students will get a chance to further develop their throwing skills, while new students will gain basic skills.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: July 12-28
12:30-2:30pm

$120 per teen ($5 discount for members)

Teen Throwing - Summer
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 on weekend 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

UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES (through Summer 2016):

Sunday, June 12, 2-5pm
Sunday, July 10, 2-5pm
Sunday, August 7, 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!
Please note: the classroom is open on some weekends, the office is not, so we may not be able to return you call the day of - if for some reason class is canceled we do post it on the website.

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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Accessibility at the Clay Studio of Missoula

 

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! The basic 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. 

Basic Monthly Rental Fee (effective March 2016): $105 (3 shelves).
Additional shelves (up to 2 max): $10 per shelf, per month

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 $260 month-to-month. The rate is $235/month with a minimum 6 month lease. A one year lease further reduces the monthly rate to $210/month.

One additional person, a secondary renter, may share the individual work space for an additional fee of $105 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.

 

Are you a current renter and wanting to make an online payment on your rent? We now have that option available.

Community Rental Options
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