2022 Classes & Workshops

Pit Firing Workshop

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

2 evenings: 7/12 & 7/19.  Pit firing is one of the simplest and traditional ways to fire pottery. The surface is enriched from smoke and temperature and other combustible materials which can be added to the pit for more varied surfaces. In this 2 day workshop you will make pieces on week [...]

Parent/Child Class

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am MDT

3 mornings: 7/12 - 7/14.  Ages 5-8 years old. One child to one parent. (for multiple children, send a request to Kathy Griffin.)    KathyG@eastsideartinstitute.org   Children and a parent will spend quality time together and have fun making a variety of clay pieces. Pieces will be glazed, fired, and ready for [...]

Plein Air Painting

July 9 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm MDT

A 1/2 day of painting outside for students age 16 through adults using acrylic or oil paints. Come and find inspiration from the beautiful environs at the Eastside Art Institute. Materials list provided. Location: The ESAI Campus All levels of experience welcome Fee:  $100, limited to 10 students

Introduction to Saggar Firing

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

4 Thursdays:  July 7, 14, 21, 28;  6:30 - 9:00 PM This firing class is an opportunity to control the atmosphere and reduction that will affect the surface of a piece in a specific way for just one pot at a time. No glaze is used but Terra Sigalatta (a type of [...]

Online Workshop: Weaving Clay

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

Learn how to create woven ceramic vessels in this one day workshop. We will look at diverse weaving patterns, share handbuilding techniques, and weave ceramic bowls, baskets, or other sculptural forms. Since this workshop is online, make sure you have at home your favorite clay body, a sponge, a fettling knife, a [...]

Raku Firing

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

Instructor:  Nancy Utterback 4 weeks; Tuesday evenings:  6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 6:30 pm - 9 pm Location: The ESAI Campus, 10500 Isabelle Rd. Open to all levels of experience Fee: $150.00, limited to 10 participants Fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, instruction, bisque and glaze firings. Raku is a Japanese firing process [...]

Drawing & Painting with Elements from Nature

June 4 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm MDT

A four hour (1/2 day) class for students ages 12 through adults using any drawing materials and acrylic paints to explore inspirational and compositional elements from the environment. Location - Eastside Art Institute. All levels of experience welcome. Materials list provided. Saturday, June 4, from 9:30-1:30 Instructor:  Terrell Minton

New All Levels Pottery

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm MDT

Demonstrations and instruction for hand-building, wheel throwing, trimming, decoration and glazing. Class includes 25 lbs of clay, instruction, bisque and glaze firings and practice times to be announced at the first class. Open to students beginner to advanced. 8 weeks: June 2-July 21;  Thursdays from 9-11:30 Location:  ESAI Campus

Introduction to Raku

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

Raku is a Japanese firing process using post firing reduction. It is a quick firing process and brings instant gratification making it a fun and exciting way to begin our summer activities. Instructor: Nancy Utterback 4 weeks; Tuesday evenings:  5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 6:30 pm - 9 pm Location: The ESAI Campus, [...]

Pottery Class – All Levels

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm MDT

Eight Weeks: April 27 - June 15, Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: The Rocking Martini Farm, 9268 County Rd 28, Platteville, CO 80651 Open to all levels of experience. Cost: $200 Limited to 10 Participants Instructor: Nancy Utterback Take time this New Year to reconnect with your own creativity. This [...]


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