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OPEN STUDIO HOURS

Explore your creativity, working independently, in a welcoming studio with other artists!


Open Studio hours are offered to adults who have taken a pottery workshop at the Galena ARC or are proficient at using a pottery wheel. NOTE: No instruction occurs during open-studio time.

HOURS:

Contact Liz at artdirector@galenaarc.org to schedule

Studio Rental Fee: $12 Open Studio date

Includes use of:

  • Brent Pottery Wheels

  • Hand Tools

  • Banding Wheels

  • Slab Roller

  • Storage space for your clay and pottery

ARC Materials Fee:  $30

To be paid by cash or check in the Pottery Studio during Open Studio.

Includes:​

  • 25 pound bag of clay (DSM 1/2 grog stoneware)

  • Bisque Firing

  • Wax

  • Glazes

  • Cone 6 Firing (Firings to be done by Galena ARC)

Studio Guidelines: Can be downloaded and reviewed HERE.

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ADULT CLASSES
(and high school aged students) 

Adult (and high school aged students)  

Pottery Wheel Workshops

 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

FALL WORKSHOP (5 classes) | $120*

Tuesdays, 6-8pm 

Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, (skip 2 weeks), Dec 6

2023 WINTER WORKSHOP (5 classes) | $120*

Tuesdays, 6-8pm 

Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 (skip 1 week), Feb 21

Instructor: Steph O'Shaughnessy, ARC Pottery Instructor

*This workshop is also open to high school aged students. $40 will be paid for by the Bill Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund! Contact Liz Larson to register a high school student so that you can receive the discounted rate: artdirector@galenaarc.org.

Learn basic skills on the potter’s wheel for beginners or those with some experience who would like to refresh their techniques. A fun foundation course in making bowls, cups and vases on the electric potter’s wheel. Learn preparing clay, centering, throwing, trimming, techniques for altering and decorating and glazing. Fee includes clay, glazes and 2 instructor firings. Expect to have 4-6 finished pieces.

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YOUTH & ADULT POTTERY 

GRADES 3-ADULT

Handbuild Pottery/Mask Making

 

2 CLASSES  |  $45 per person 

1. Tuesday, Sept 13 (create mask) = 5:30-7:30 pm 

    skip 1 week to bisque fire work

2. Tuesday, Sept 27 (glaze mask) = 5:30-7:30 pm

Instructor: Steph O'Shaughnessy, ARC Pottery Instructor

This class is developed for grades 3 through adult! So grab a friend or family member and create some fun memories together! Use hand-building techniques 

to create your own 3 dimensional mask from clay. We will skip a week to complete the bisque firing and then on Sept 27 you will glaze your mask. Fee includes clay, glazes and two instructor firings.

NOTE: This is not a team class, each person is a separate registration and everyone gets to create their own mask.

YOUTH POTTERY

Ages 8-14

Pottery Wheel Workshops

 

FALL WORKSHOP (4 classes) | $60*

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm 

Nov 3, 10, 17, (skip 2 weeks), Dec 8

Instructor: Steph O'Shaughnessy, ARC Pottery Instructor

*This is a $85 workshop but $25 will be paid for by the Bill Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund! 

A fun foundation course in making bowls and cups on the electric potter’s wheel. Learn preparing clay, centering, throwing, trimming techniques for altering and decorating and glazing. Expect to have several finished pieces. Fee includes clay, glazes and two instructor firings. Bus transportation is available from the school to the ARC if needed. Must indicate on registration form if you wish to ride.

HOW TO REGISTER

by CREDIT CARD

You can register online (links below).

Note: Stride Events will add a processing fee.

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by CASH OR CHECK 
Complete these 3 steps:

1. For immediate class registration please email: artdirector@galenaarc.org

You will be placed on the class list in order of email received. Your place will be held for 4 days awaiting payment. 

2. Download and Print the Registration Form

3. Drop off or mail:

Galena ARC
11084 W US HWY 20
Galena, IL 61036

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Questions? Contact:

Liz Larson, Art Program Director

artdirector@galenaarc.org

or

Steph O'Shaughnessy, Pottery Instructor

steph.pottery@gmail.com

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