Classes and Workshops for Adults
Our classes are a great way to explore your creative side and have a good time. We invite you to join us for the fun!
Winter Session Adult Classes
January 13-March 22
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If a class is full (listed as "out of stock"), and you would like to join if a spot opens up, please email us to be added to the waitlist
DISCOUNTS FOR CLAY STUDIO OF MISSOULA MEMBERS:
MEMBERS: Add the Coupon Code listed in your class description to receive your member discount
If you are not a member and would like to become one, please visit our Membership Page to learn more!
One Day Workshops
Interested in a ceramics class, but don't have time to commit to a full class session? Our short format Community Workshops may be just what you are looking for, where you can experience simple, introductory projects that will get you excited about clay!
There are opportunities for children aged 5-15 to enroll alongside an accompanying adult for select Community Workshops. Please review the specific workshop of interest description for details. Persons aged 16 years or older may enroll in a Community Workshop.
Visiting Artist Workshops give students a chance to learn new techniques and ideas from special guest artists visiting The Clay Studio of Missoula.
General Class Registration Information
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.
Adult class tuition covers instruction during scheduled meeting times, use of the studio during open classroom hours (hours vary based on class and event offerings), and your first 25 lbs. of clay. Students are charged an extra nominal fee for glazing and firing, and additional clay, unless otherwise stated in the class description and fee schedule. For supplies included with our workshops, please refer to the workshop description.
Thank you for your interest in our programs! Occasionally people sign up for classes and unexpected situations may arise where taking a class may not work in their schedules. We do have a fair policy in place for cancelations. Please familiarize yourself with our policies before registering in case you do need to make a request to cancel.
If a student chooses to cancel up to 72 hours prior to the first class meeting, a non-refundable deposit will be withheld (see chart below for refund fees).
Refund fees for cancellations made any reason 72 HOURS prior to the first class meeting:
For a 10-week class or all day summer kids camp: $50
For a 5-week class and youth class/half day camps: $25
Family workshops and one day community workshops: Credit issued by gift certificate towards future class or purchase
If you opt to receive credit towards a future class instead of a refund, you will receive the full amount back in a Gift Certificate toward a future class, minus a $10 processing fee.
No refunds or credits are available for cancelations made less than 72 hours prior to the first class meeting.
In the event that the Clay Studio is forced to cancel a class due to under-enrollment or any other unforeseen circumstance, a full refund will be issued.
VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS
The Clay Studio will offer students a full refund, less an administrative fee ($25 for 1 day workshop, $50 multiple day) up to 28 days before the day of the workshop. If the Clay Studio is forced to cancel a workshop due to under-enrollment or unforeseen reasons, registrants will receive a full refund for their tuition paid to The Clay Studio of Missoula.
Policy on Minors in Adult Classes
Policies differ for our Community Workshop offerings, as most community workshops are open to students 16 and over.
Please see individual Community Workshop descriptions for details.
Under 13 years of age: May not enroll in any of our adult programming.
Minors Ages 13-15 years: May only enroll if it is alongside an enrolled parent/responsible adult in certain classes that do not involve active firing processes or off-site activities. Their enrollment must be approved by the office.
Minors Ages 16-17 years: Individuals in this age group may enroll in certain classes that do not involve active firing processes or off-site activities. Their enrollment must be approved by the office.
Click here to access all rules and procedures concerning minors enrolled in adult classes
Code of Conduct
It is important to us at The Clay Studio of Missoula to provide a safe working environment for all our students and members. Please review our Code of Conduct, and report any unsafe situation to a staff member. We reserve the right to refuse service and access to anyone who is in violation of our Code of Conduct.