2022 Workshops and classes

Sessions & Classes

Introductory Sessions

Introductory sessions, offered monthly, are the perfect way to get your hands dirty, relax, and have fun! Learn the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel. If you successfully create a bowl, staff will glaze and fire it after the class is completed—all included in the price of the class. If you’d like to take the piece home with you, you can come back and pick it up.

Introductory sessions last 60 minutes and cost $50. This fee includes everything needed for the class (including clay, glaze, and firing services).

Along with your class comes complimentary admission to the Museum’s galleries – don’t miss the chance to explore one of the largest collections of ceramic art in the United States!

Friday, December 2 • 6:00 PM • Special Focus: Handglazed Ornaments

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Friday, January 6 • 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM

details coming soon!

Six-week Classes

If you’re looking to develop your skills further, consider taking a six-week course. Courses encourage development of ceramic skills and are limited to 10 participants. Courses meet once a week with an instructor for 2.5 hours (15 hours of total instructor time). Access to open studio hours is included for the duration of the class and one week following.

Coming Soon! – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Breana Ferreira • $295
Mondays, January 16–February 20, 2023 • 6:30–9:00 PM (Pacific) • In-person

This beginning wheel throwing course is designed to teach the fundamentals of working with clay on the potter’s wheel—no prior experience is necessary. Students will be introduced to basic throwing shapes, as well as the follow-up steps of trimming, handle making, and glazing.

Coming Soon! – Hand Building II with Breana Ferreira • $295
Tuesdays, January 17–February 21, 2023 • 6:30 –9:00 PM (Pacific) • In-person

This continuing hand building course is designed for students who are already familiar with the fundamentals of working with clay (including basic types of hand building and construction techniques, as well as the basics of glazing).

Coming Soon! – Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Nathan Stanfield • $295
Wednesdays, January 18–February 22, 2023 • 6:30–9:00 PM (Pacific) • In Person

This intermediate wheel throwing course is designed for students who are comfortable throwing, trimming and glazing work independently. This class focuses on developing consistency in throwing and also using the wheel to create larger and more complex bodies of work.

Coming Soon! – Beginning Hand Building with Kat Hopkins • $295
Thursdays, January 19–February 23, 2023 • 2:00–4:30 PM (Pacific) • In Person

This beginning hand building course is designed to teach the fundamentals of working with clay—no prior experience is necessary. Students will be introduced to basic types of hand building and construction techniques, as well as the basics of glazing.

Coming Soon! – Beginning Hand Building with Aida Nicole Lugo • $295
Thursdays, January 19–February 23, 2023 • 6:30–9:00 PM (Pacific) • In Person

This beginning hand building course is designed to teach the fundamentals of working with clay—no prior experience is necessary. Students will be introduced to basic types of hand building and construction techniques, as well as the basics of glazing.

Coming Soon! – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Saturdays, January 21–February 25, 2023 • 10:00 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific) • In Person

This beginning wheel throwing course is designed to teach the fundamentals of working with clay on the potter’s wheel—no prior experience is necessary. Students will be introduced to basic throwing shapes, as well as the follow-up steps of trimming, handle making, and glazing.

Coming Soon! – Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Saturdays, January 21–February 25, 2023 • 2:00 PM–4:30 PM (Pacific) • In Person

This intermediate wheel throwing course is designed for students who are comfortable throwing, trimming and glazing work independently. This class focuses on developing consistency in throwing and also using the wheel to create larger and more complex bodies of work.

Coming Soon! – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Sundays, January 22–February 26, 2023 • 10:00 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific) • In Person

This beginning wheel throwing course is designed to teach the fundamentals of working with clay on the potter’s wheel—no prior experience is necessary. Students will be introduced to basic throwing shapes, as well as the follow-up steps of trimming, handle making, and glazing.

Coming Soon! – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Sundays, January 22–February 26, 2023 • 2:00 PM–4:30 PM (Pacific) • In Person

This beginning wheel throwing course is designed to teach the fundamentals of working with clay on the potter’s wheel—no prior experience is necessary. Students will be introduced to basic throwing shapes, as well as the follow-up steps of trimming, handle making, and glazing.

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Colby Charpentier • $295
Mondays, April 11–May 16, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Hand Building with Amy Santoferraro • $295
Tuesdays, April 12–May 17, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Colby Charpentier • $295
Wednesdays, April 13–May 18, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Saturdays, April 16–May 21, 2022 • 10 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Saturdays, April 16–May 21, 2022 • 2–4:30 PM (Pacific) • In Person

Hand Building II • $295
Mondays, July 11–August 15, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing • $295
Wednesdays, July 13–August 17, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Hand Building • $295
Thursdays, July 14–August 18, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing • $295
Saturdays, July 16–August 20, 2022 • 10 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific) • In-person

Intermediate Wheel Throwing • $295
Saturdays, July 16–August 20, 2022 • 2–4:30 PM (Pacific) • In Person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing • $295
Sundays, July 17–August 21, 2022 • 10 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing • $295
Sundays, July 17–August 21, 2022 • 2–4:30 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Hand Building with Breana Ferreira • $295
Mondays, September 26–October 31, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Nathan Stanfield • $295
Tuesdays, September 27–November 1, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In Person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Breana Ferreira • $295
Wednesdays, September 28–November 2, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In-person

Hand Building II with Nick Vest • $295
Thursdays, September 29–November 3, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Saturdays, October 1–November 5, 2022 • 10 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific) • In-person

Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Saturdays, October 1–November 5, 2022 • 2–4:30 PM (Pacific) • In Person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Sundays, October 2–November 6, 2022 • 10 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Sundays, October 2–November 6, 2022 • 2 –4:30 PM (Pacific) • In-person

If you have a suggestion for a class, or are interested in teaching, send us an email at studio@amoca.org – we’d love to hear from you!

Things to Know / Policies

  • Refunds are not allowed after the class begins. Refunds requested during the week prior to the start of the class will be honored at 50%. If you would like to request a refund, email studio@amoca.org.
  • Introductory sessions and six-week studio classes are for adults ages 18 and over (students 16+ may attend when accompanied by a paying adult).
  • Every individual participating is required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination at the start of the class. If a participant cannot provide proof of vaccination, they will be unable to continue with the class. Refunds will not be allowed in this circumstance. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

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