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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- SPRING SESSION ADULT CLASSES -
- SPRING AND SUMMER CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS (Including Spring Break Camps) -
- FAMILY WORKSHOPS -

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

PRINTABLE SCHEDULE IN LARGE FORMAT

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SPRING SESSION ADULT CLASSES

Beginning Pottery, Open Instructed (one All Levels AND one for Continuing Students), Raku, and Kiln Building for Wood/Soda Firing

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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 28-May 30, 6-9pm

Instructor: Koral Halperin, artist-in-residence

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Tuesday nights: March 29-May 31, 6-9pm CANCELED
Instructor: Andrew Avakian

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.

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

Monday Beginning Pottery

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Open Instruction - ALL LEVELS

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

Monday afternoons: March 28-April 25, 1-4pm
Instructor: Crista Ann Ames, 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 to register, or pay in full now online with Paypal!

Open Instructed - All Levels (5 Weeks)
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Open Instruction - For Continuing Students

Prior experience with ceramics is required

Wednesday nights: March 30-June 1, 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 to register, or pay in full now online with Paypal!

Open Instructed - Level 2 & Up

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Kiln Building – Wood/Soda

Some basic experience with ceramics is recommended

Thursday evenings: Mar 31-June 2, 6-9pm
plus additional meeting times TBD by class
Instructors: Seth Charles, Wood Fire Artist in Residence, and Amanda Bury

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

This class is intended to focus on hands-on learning through experience. The primary objective will be the building of a wood fired soda kiln. The class will meet twice a week at multiple locations, both at the building site for building sessions as well as at the studio Thursday evenings for class making and lecture sessions.

During scheduled class/studio time students will receive making demonstrations as well as lectures on wood-soda firing. Discussions will include building theory, principles of design, chemistry, materials, clay bodies, slips and glazes to be used when using the wood-soda firing method. Students will have time during class sessions to concentrate on self directed ideas and work to be fired in the newly built kiln.

Students are expected to spend time helping to build the new kiln and prepare wood for firing as well as making work.

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

Kiln Building- Wood/Soda

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Raku

Some basic experience in ceramics is helpful

Monday afternoons: May 2-30, 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 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!

SPRING Session Classes for Children & Teens

FEES FOR THESE CLASSES INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS AND FIRINGS!

NEW! SPRING BREAK CAMPS
Looking for a fun Spring Break Activity? The Clay Studio is now offering camps for children AND teens!

Handbuilding Creations with Clay - CANCELED as of 4/4/16
Clay Studio of Missoula Day Camp for Ages 5-12
Monday April 4- Friday April 8, 9:30-11:30 am
$85 per student ($5 discount for members)
A five day class where students will explore fun and creative projects in clay, creating both functional and sculptural forms.

Teen Throwing Intensive
Suitable for ages 11-18
Tuesday April 5- Friday April 8, 12:30-2:30 pm
$85 per student ($5 discount for members)
Students will learn the fundamentals of making forms on the pottery wheel. Returning students will have the opportinity to practice more advanced skills.

Spring Break Teen Throwing
include student's name & age
emergency contact #

 

OTHER SPRING SESSION KIDS CLASS

Clay Class for Ages 5-8
Thursdays: May 5-26, 3:30 - 5:30 pm (4 class meetings)
$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
include student's name & age
emergency contact #

 

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 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, May 1, 2-5pm
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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