Japanese Block Plane Set Up/Tune Up & Sharpening

February 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST

Instructor:  Tak Kida 4 Weeks: Wednesdays Feb. 8, 15, 22, and Mar. 1;  5 - 7 pm Fee: $200, limited to 6 students Location: Tak's Studio at 720 Kattell Street, Erie, CO Tool List: Bring your own Japanese block plane (size: blade size 38mm- 58mm).  If you want to get  a new [...]

Make Your Own Box

January 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST

Instructor:  Tak Kida 4 Weeks: Saturdays Jan. 14, 21, 28, and Feb. 4,  1 - 4 pm Fee: $260, limited to 6 students Location: Tak's Studio at 720 Kattell Street, Erie, CO This is a beginner class.  In this class you will learn how to build a box using Japanese woodworking tools. [...]

Fall All Levels Pottery

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT

Eight Weeks: November 2 - December 21, Wednesdays, 10-12:30 am   Location: The Rocking Martini Farm, 9268 County Rd 28, Platteville, CO 80651  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 [...]

Plein Air Painting

September 24 @ 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. September 24; 9:30 - 1:30 Location: The ESAI Campus All levels of experience welcome Fee:  $100, limited to 10 [...]

Japanese Woodworking Study Group

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

Instructor:  Tak Kida RESCHEDULED DATES:  9/10; 9/24; 10/8; 10/22. This study group is for students with little to no experience. We will learn how to use hand tools for simple work.  The following tools will be needed:  Hammer, Japanese saw, any chisels, pen/notebook.      You can find Japanese saws on Amazon or at [...]

Drawing & Painting with Elements from Nature

September 10 @ 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, September 10, from 9:30-1:30 Instructor:  Terrell Minton

Pottery Class – All Levels

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am MDT

Eight Weeks: September 7 - October 26, Wednesdays, 9-11:30 am   Location: The Rocking Martini Farm, 9268 County Rd 28, Platteville, CO 80651  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 [...]

Introduction to Japanese Woodworking & Demonstration

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

Instructor: Tak Kida RESCHEDULED DATE:  AUGUST 27, 10 am - 12 noon. This complimentary presentation will give an introduction to the art of Japanese woodworking, highlighting different woods and tools used. Included in this two hour program will be demonstrations using simple tools and time for questions. If you are curious about [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

 

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