DAC Clay Studio

Get creative at the Durham Arts Council Clay Studio!

The Clay Studio at Northgate offers a variety of classes for all ages including special monthly Clay Date Nights on the first Friday of each month.

Learn more about the Durham Arts Council Clay Studio at Northgate here.

Summer Class offerings

Ceramics

Beginning/Intermediate Wheel
(Ages 16 & up)

Use the potter’s wheel to make cups, mugs, bowls, vases & much more. If you’ve never used a potter’s wheel before, you’ll learn the skills needed to make pottery. If you’re a returning student, we’ll focus on improving your skills.

  • Monday, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    June 11 – August 13, (10 weeks)
    Becca Hulett, Instructor
    $250 or two payments of $125

(https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/ProgramDetail/3633333139/Registration.aspx)

  • Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    June 12-August 14, (10 weeks)
    Becca Hulett, Instructor
    $250 or two payments of $125

(https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/ProgramDetail/3633333231/Registration.aspx)

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    June 12-August 14, (10 weeks)
    Becca Hulett, Instructor
    $250 or two payments of $125

(https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/ProgramDetail/3633333230/Registration.aspx)

  • Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    June 14- August 16, (10 weeks)
    Lisa Brown, Instructor
    $250 or two payments of $125

(https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/ProgramDetail/3633333137/Registration.aspx)

  • Thursdays, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    June 14- August 16, (10 weeks)
    Lisa Brown, Instructor
    $250 or two payments of $125

(https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/ProgramDetail/3633333138/Registration.aspx)


Sculptural Hand Building (Ages 18 & up)

Create 3-dimensional art, using basic sculptural hand building techniques. You will also explore surface treatments with texture, glazes and colored slips. Please note, we do not teach wheel technique in this course, but we encourage students with such skills to incorporate thrown work with hand built. All skill levels are welcome!

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    June 12-August 14, (10 weeks)
    Larry Downing, Instructor
    $250 or two payments of $125

(https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/ProgramDetail/3633333233/Registration.aspx)


Open Pottery Studio (Ages 18 & up)

Already have a project in mind? This intermediate class is designed for students with previous wheel or hand building experience who are ready to work independently. Improve your technique and refine your skills with as-needed assistance.

  • Wednesdays, 6:00 PM– 8:30 PM
    June 13- August 15, (10 weeks)
    Sara McCreary, Instructor
    $250 or two payments of $125

(https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/ProgramDetail/3633333234/Registration.aspx)


Clay Date Night (Ages 16 & up)

Grab your spouse or a friend and have a creative night out at the DAC Clay Studio. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with clay as the instructor introduces a variety of hand building techniques. Each person will complete and paint a functional piece of pottery that will be glazed and fired by the instructor and available for pick up 2-3 weeks after the workshop.

$25 per participant per workshop

  • Friday, July 6, 7:00 PM– 9:00PM

(https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/ProgramDetail/3633333236/Registration.aspx)

  • Friday, August 3, 7:00 PM– 9:00PM

(https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/ProgramDetail/3633333237/Registration.aspx)


Parent/Child Clay Workshops! (http://reg130.imperisoft.com/ExSearch.aspx?unit=DurhamArts&sem=2627&med=21)

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! Because the projects need to be fired, artwork will be available for pick up 2-3 weeks after the workshop.

$15 per child per workshop

 

Underwater Sea Creatures

You will learn how to use coils and slabs to make your very own underwater creature. Let your imagination run wild!

Monday, July 9, 10:00 AM– 11:30 AM
Monday, July 9, 4:00 PM– 5:30 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 4:00 PM– 5:30 PM

Face Cups

Create a cup using slabs or coils. .Decorate your cup by making silly faces; eyes, nose, mouth. .Once the face is complete, paint your project with colored clay paints. Each piece will be dipped in clear glaze and fired! The final piece will be a new food safe treasure for your kitchen. .

Monday, August 6, 10:00 AM– 11:30 AM
Monday, August 6, 4:00 PM– 5:30 PM
Tuesday, August 7, 4:00 PM– 5:30 PM


Kids Night Out  (http://reg130.imperisoft.com/ExSearch.aspx?unit=DurhamArts&sem=2627&med=21)

Have some fun and make something great at the Clay studio (and parents can sneak away and grab a bite or do some shopping at Northgate Mall). Each kid will complete and paint a piece of pottery that will be glazed and fired by the instructor and available for pick up in 2-3 weeks after the workshop. Make something different every month!

$18 per participant per workshop

Friday, July 13, 6:30 PM– 8:00 PM
Friday, August 10, 6:30 PM– 8:00 PM

Register now for Classes, Intersession and Summer Camp and Individual Music Lessons

Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts!