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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- WINTER SESSION ADULT CLASSES -
- WINTER CLASSES FOR KIDS - FAMILY WORKSHOPS (Dec-Mar) -
- STUDIO RENTAL-
- Accessibility at the Clay Studio of Missoula -

PRINTABLE SCHEDULE IN LARGE FORMAT

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WINTER SESSION ADULT CLASSES

Beginning Pottery, Open Instructed (one All Levels AND one Intermediate/Advanced), Raku, and Winter Woodfire

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Beginning Pottery

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


Monday nights: January 4-March 7, 6-9pm
-FULL as of 12/11. Accepting waitlist requests
Instructor: Koral Halperin, artist-in-residence

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Tuesday nights: January 5-March 8, 6-9pm - FULL as of 12/8. Accepting waitlist requests
Instructor: Donna Flanery

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Sunday nights: January 10-March 13, 6-9pm - FULL as of 12/29. Accepting waitlist requests
Instructor: Seth Charles, artist-in-residence

sign up for one of the above 10-week sessions
$210 for members/$225 for non-members

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

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Open Instruction - ALL LEVELS

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

Monday afternoons: January 4-February 1, 1-4pm
Instructor: Koral Halperin, artist-in-residence

5-week session
$110 for members/ $120 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.

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

Open Instructed - All Levels (5 Weeks)
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Open Instruction - Level 2 & Up

Prior experience with ceramics is required

Wednesday nights: January 6-March 9, 6-9pm
Instructor: Crista Ann Ames, artist in residence

10-week session
$210 for members/ $225 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. This particular Open Instructed class is geared towards students with prior class experience with clay, with confidence in basic throwing or handbuilding techniques.

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

Open Instructed - Level 2 & Up

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Winter Wood Fire

Some basic experience with ceramics is helpful

Thursday evenings: January 7-March 10, 6-9pm
Instructors: Seth Charles, Wood Fire Artist in Residence

10-week session
$290 members/$305 non-members
(tuition: $210 for members/ $225 for non-members PLUS $80 firing/fuel fee)

Students will explore new ideas and possibilities for wheel thrown forms and sculptures that will be fired in the wood kiln. Demonstrations and lectures on wood firing techniques will be given each class, allowing students plenty of time to concentrate on their own ideas. Students will be expected to spend some weekend time at the wood kiln helping to prepare for firings by splitting and stacking wood and assisting with overall kiln maintenance.

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

Woodfire

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Raku

Some basic experience in ceramics is helpful

Monday afternoons: February 8-March 7, 1-4pm
Instructor: Orville Chigbrow

5-week session
$140 for members /$150 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!

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


Raku - 5 weeks

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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!

WINTER Session Classes for Children & Teens

FEES FOR THESE CLASSES INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS AND FIRINGS!

Teen Throwing - Ages 11-18 - CANCELED (we will offer this again at a later date!)
Sundays: January 10-31, 2- 4pm
$100 per student ($5 discount for members)
Students will learn to make forms on the pottery wheel. Returning students will have the opportinity to develop more advanced skills.

 

Clay Class for Ages 5-8
Thursdays: January 21-February 11, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
$85 per student ($5 discount for members)
Students will focus on a variety of handbuilding projects, creating funtional and sculptural forms

Ceramics for Ages 5-8
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Clay Class for Ages 9-12
Thursdays: February 18- March 10, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
$85 per student ($5 discount for members)
Students will focus on a variety of handbuilding projects, creating funtional and sculptural forms, and will be able to try out the potters wheel!

Ceramics for Ages 9-12
include student's name & 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

WORKSHOP DATES:

Sunday, February 7, 2-5pm
Sunday, March 6, 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! 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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