Beginners Wheel Throwing

Learn to use the potter's wheel

This course lays the foundation for personal development of basic skills in throwing, trimming and glaze application.

Tuesday, 7:00am - 9:00pm TOM RECCHION Start Date:2/27/2018 Register
Wednesday, 10:00am - 12noon JOAN LAIDIG Start Date:2/28/2018 Register
Saturday, 10:00am - 12noon CAROL ARONOWSKY Start Date:3/03/2018 Register

Advanced Beginners Wheel Throwing

Develop your skills as you learn new forms

This course reviews fundamental principles of throwing and trimming and introduces the student to repetition throwing, bowls and bottle forms. Beginners Wheel Throwing or similar level of experience is a prerequisite.

Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm BECKI CHERNOFF Start Date: 3/01/2018 Register

Advanced Beginners Hand Building

Learn slab-building techniques in this follow-up to Beginners Hand-Building

This course offers a valuable introduction to hard and soft slab construction and includes instruction on glaze application. Beginners Hand Building or equivalent experience with pinching and coiling is prerequisite.

Wednesday, 10:00am - 12:00noon TITIA ESTES Start Date:2/28/2018 Register

Intermediate Hand-building

Throw with confidence

Once you are comfortable throwing, trimming and glazing your work independently, an intermediate class will build your skills. Topics include: using bats and chucks, throwing larger forms and repetition throwing for sets. The ability to throw, trim and glaze independently is a prerequisite for this class

Saturday, 12noon – 2:00pm CAROL ARONOWSKY Start Date: 03/03/2018 Register

Advanced Intermediate Sculpture

Without Literal Likeness: The Self-Portrait

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” — George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

Looking at non-traditional self-portraiture followed by an autobiographical and insightful look at yourself, you will explore Drama, Texture, Light and Shadow, Positive and Negative Forms to create a personal, coil-built self-portrait. This is NOT a class in traditional portraiture; this is an exploration of self.

Tuesday, 10:00am - 12noon ALICE SIMPSON Start Date: 02/27/2018 Register

Advanced Intermediate Hand Building

Refine and develop your hand building techniques

Use advanced hand-building techniques to explore personal ideas and self-expression. This course will focus on form and surface finishing options. Hand Building experience (pinch, coil and slab) is prerequisite.

Wednesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm TITIA ESTES/a> Start Date: 02/28/2018 Register

Advanced Wheel Throwing: Teapots

Learn how to make, compose and construct the basic elements of a teapot (body, spout, handle, lid, foot) while studying function, proportion, and surface decoration.
Thursday, 10:00am-12noon HEIKE FRITZ-SCHERER Start Date: 3/01/2018 Register
Xiem Class Sessions in 2016

Xiem Class Sessions – 2018
Session 1/18: January 2nd – February 10th
Session 2/18: February 27th – April 7th
Session 3/18: April 24th – June 2nd
Session 4/18: June 19th – July 28th
Session 5/18: August 14th – September 22nd
Session 6/18: October 2nd – November 10th

Xiem Studio Sales – 2018
Xiem Spring Studio Sale: May 12th and 13th
Xiem Fall Studio Sale: November 16th & 17th