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!

 

 

QUICK LINKS:

- SPRING SESSION ADULT CLASSES -
- SPRING CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS - WINTER/SPRING FAMILY WORKSHOPS -
- SPECIAL Spring/Summer WORKSHOPS - STUDIO RENTAL-



SPRING SESSION ADULT CLASSES

Classes offered this session: Beginning Pottery, Open Instructed, Raku, Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics, Reduction Firing, Surface Decoration Techniques

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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: March 30-June 1, 6-9pm
Instructor: Chad Steve, artist-in-residence

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Wednesday nights: April 1-June 3, 6-9pm CANCELED - stay tuned for a potentialabridged beginning class on Wednesdays!!
Instructor: Koral Halperin, artist-in-residence

10-week session
$205 for members/$215 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 functional ceramic forms and be given demonstrations on the creation of cups, handled mugs, bowls, vases, and plates.

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

Monday Beginning Pottery

 

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Open Instruction - Daytime 5 Week Session

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

Monday afternoons: March 30-April 27, 1-4pm
Instructor: Orville Chigbrow

$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.

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

Open Instructed - 5 weeks


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Raku - 5 Week Session

This class is open to students of all skill levels.

Monday afternoons: May 4-June 1, 1-4pm
Instructor: Orville Chigbrow

$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!

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

Raku - 5 weeks

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Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics

Prior experience with ceramics is helpful

Tuesday nights: March 31-June 2, 6-9pm
Instructor: Chad Steve, artist in residence

10-week session
$205 for members/ $215 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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Firing and Glazing - Stoneware

Prior experience with ceramics highly recommended

Thursday nights: April 2-June 4, 6-9pm
Instructor: Joshua Kuensting, artist in residence

10-week session
$230 members/$240 non-members
(price includes $25 lab fee for all glazes and first class firing)

This class is a unique opportunity to investigate clays, slips and glazes formulated for stoneware temperatures. Different firing strategies and equipment maintenance will be apart of class discussion. Students will have the chance to work on their ceramic works independently in class. Proper kiln loading techniques will be part of the class time. Participation outside of class time for firings will be determined by the students and instructor.

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

Firing & Glazing - Stoneware

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Surface Decoration Techniques

This class is open to students of all skill levels.

Sunday nights: May 3-31, 6-9pm
Instructor: Miriam Griffin, artist in residence

5-week session
$135 members/$140 non-members
(price includes $30 lab fee for materials)

Looking for various ways to incorporate new approaches for surface decoration? This class will cover a variety of techniques to give your ceramic works a unique look. Includes an introduction to - mishima, sgraffito, monoprinting w/ newsprint and underglaze, relief prints on slabs with linoleum blocks, slip trailing, , stencils, stamps/sprigs and incorporating basic decals.

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

Surface Decoration - 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!

Spring Session Kids and Teen Classes

Handbuilding 101 (for ages 5-10yrs)
4 Thursdays - April 9-30, 3:30-5:30pm
$85 per student ($5 discount for members). Class fee includes materials and firings

Throwing 101/102 (for ages 11-18yrs)
4 Thursdays - May 7-28, 3:30-5:30pm

$100 per student ($5 discount for members). Class fee includes materials and firings

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

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

Kids/Teen Classes
include student's name & age
emergency contact #

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FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Create something special at the Clay Studio of Missoula! Our new 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

Winter WORKSHOP DATES:

Saturday, March 7, 2-5pm
Theme: Get Ready for Spring!
Need some flower power? Create planters to start your spring seeds and bulbs.

Spring WORKSHOP DATES:

Saturday, April 11, 2-5pm
Theme: Flower Power!
Need some more flower power? Create planters to start your spring seeds and bulbs or cheery tiles!

Saturday, May 9, 2-5pm
Theme: Mother's Day Fun!
Make ceramic art with (and/or for) Mom!

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!

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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