Ceramics Classes

Ceramic Classes at OAC

Do not attend class if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is.

Ceramics Exploration Series
$160 (Members $144)
Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm or  Thursdays 10 am – 1pm, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Currently offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays, this independent study experience is designed to allow students to learn at their own pace while exploring projects of their own interest. Each session is three hours for six weeks. All skill levels are welcome. Explore making vessels, tiles, and sculptures with slabs, or work on the wheel. Class is loosely organized to encourage personal growth and discovery, with one on one input from instructor Steve Kline. Guidance is provided in problem-solving for success in any direction you might be interested in.

Class size is limited to 8 students to allow everyone access to kiln firings and instructor input. Please note, this is not an “open studio” – students will work on pieces in class, and those pieces will be glazed and fired within the 6 week session. Registered students will have access to the studio for glazing and trimming two days a week outside of class, schedule permitting. New students will be given a studio orientation during their first session to learn policies for preparing and storing clay, use of glazes, and studio cleanliness.

Class price includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firings. Additional clay is available for purchase.

Instructor Steve Kline made a name for himself as an artist in Louisiana making monumental sculptures for public and commercial spaces. His works can be found at Armstrong Park in New Orleans, Tulane University, a public playground in New Orleans, and other locations. He and his family relocated to Northern Michigan, and he manages OAC’s ceramics studio in addition to working in his home studio in various mediums.

Find him on Instagram at Steve Kline Art

Registration for each session opens a few weeks before the session begins.
If the class looks full, please check with the office at 231-352-4151 or info@oliverart.org for more information.

Ceramics Classes

Ceramics Exploration Session 2 D

Thursdays February 22 - March 28, 10 am - 1 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu February 22, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 0

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 2 E

Thursdays February 22 - March 28, 3:30 - 6:30 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu February 22, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 1

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 3 A

Wednesdays April 3 - May 8, 12 - 3 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Wed April 3, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 3 C

Thursdays April 4 - May 9, 10 am - 1 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu April 4, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 3 D

Thursdays April 4 - May 9, 3:30 - 6:30 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu April 4, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 4 A

Wednesdays May 15 - June 19, 12 - 3 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Wed May 15, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 7

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 4 C

Thursdays May 16 - June 20, 10 am - 1 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu May 16, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 4 D

Thursdays May 16 - June 20, 3:30 - 6:30 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu May 16, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 5 B

Wednesdays June 26 - August 7, 6-9 pm.  NO CLASS JULY 3rd.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Wed June 26, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 4

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 5 A

Wednesdays June 26 - August 7, 12 - 3 pm.  NO CLASS JULY 3rd.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Wed June 26, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 5 C

Thursdays June 27 - August 8, 10 am - 1 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu June 27, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 7

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 5 D

Thursdays June 27 - August 8, 3:30 - 6:30 pm.  NO CLASS JULY 4TH.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu June 27, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 6 A

Wednesdays August 14 - September 18, 12 - 3 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Wed August 14, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 6 C

Thursdays August 15 - September 19, 10 am - 1 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu August 15, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 6 D

Thursdays August 15 - September 19, 3:30 - 6:30 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu August 15, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 7 A

Wednesdays September 25 - October 30, 12 - 3 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Wed September 25, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 7 D

Thursdays September 26 - October 31, 3:30 - 6:30 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu September 26, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 7 C

Thursdays September 26 - October 31, 10 am - 1 pm.

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu September 26, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 8 A

Wednesdays November 6 - December 18, 12 - 3 pm.  NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK (11/27)

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Wed November 6, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 8 C

Thursdays November 7 - December 19, 10 am - 1 pm.  NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK (11/28)

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu November 7, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Ceramics Exploration Session 8 D

Thursdays November 7 - December 19, 3:30 - 6:30 pm. NO CLASS THANKSGIVING (11/28)

Open format studio class.  Beginners welcome (instruction provided).  Also great for more experienced potters (guidance provided - but work can be self-led).

Price includes firings, standard glazes, and first 25 lbs. of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased on request.

Thu November 7, 2024

Member Price: $144.00

Non-Member Price: $160.00

Available Spaces: 8