2022 Workshops and classes

Sessions & Classes

Introductory Sessions

The perfect way to get your hands dirty, relax, and have fun! Learn the basics of throwing on the potters wheel. If you successfully create a bowl, staff will glaze it with an oatmeal 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.

All sessions last 60 minutes and cost $45. 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!

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 are for adults ages 18 and over (students 16+ may attend classes 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!

Saturday, January 8 • 2 PM (sold out)

Saturday, February 12 • 5:30 PM (sold out)

Saturday, April 9 • 5:30 PM (sold out)

Saturday, May 14 • 5:30 PM (sold out)

Saturday, June 18 • 2:30 PM (sold out)

Saturday, June 18 • 5:30 PM (sold out)

Saturday, July 9 • 5:30 PM (sold out)

Saturday, August 13 • 5:30 PM

Saturday, August 13 • 7:30 PM

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 are included for the duration of the class and the two weeks following.

Note: Studio classes are for adults ages 18 and over (students 16+ may attend classes when accompanied by a paying adult).

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Colby Charpentier • $295
Wednesdays, January 19–February 26, 2022 • 6:30–9 PM (Pacific) • In-person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Saturdays, January 22–February 26, 2022 • 10 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific) • In-person

Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Saturdays, January 22–February 26, 2022 • 2–4:30 PM (Pacific) • In Person

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Colby Charpentier • $295
Mondays, April 11–May 16, 2022 • 6:30–9 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 Hand Building with Amy Santoferraro • $295
Tuesdays, April 12–May 17, 2022 • 6:30–9 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.

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing with Colby Charpentier • $295
Wednesdays, April 13–May 18, 2022 • 6:30–9 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 Mark Muscarello • $295
Saturdays, April 16–May 21, 2022 • 10 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.

SOLD OUT – Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Mark Muscarello • $295
Saturdays, April 16–May 21, 2022 • 2–4:30 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.

Hand Building II • $295
Mondays, July 11–August 15, 2022 • 6:30–9 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).

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing • $295
Wednesdays, July 13–August 17, 2022 • 6:30–9 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 Hand Building • $295
Thursdays, July 14–August 18, 2022 • 6:30–9 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.

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing • $295
Saturdays, July 16–August 20, 2022 • 10 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.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing • $295
Saturdays, July 16–August 20, 2022 • 2–4:30 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.

SOLD OUT – Beginning Wheel Throwing • $295
Sundays, July 17–August 21, 2022 • 10 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.

Beginning Wheel Throwing • $295
Sundays, July 17–August 21, 2022 • 2–4:30 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.

Coming Soon (mid-August)

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!

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