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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:

TUESDAY EVENINGS, 6-8pm

Pre-registration required.
No drop ins as there is limited space.

Studio Rental Fee: $12 per evening

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.

RESERVE AND PAY ONLINE*
*Note: Stride Events will add a processing fee.

OR

DOWNLOAD this form, fill out and drop off or mail in to Galena ARC.* REGISTRATION FORM

*For immediate registration please email: artdirector@galenaarc.org. Your spot will be reserved for 4 days awaiting payment.

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ADULT CLASSES
(and high school aged students) 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

Adult (and high school aged students)  

Pottery Wheel Workshops

 

FALL WORKSHOP (5 classes) | $120*

Mondays, 6:00-8:00 pm 

Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15(SKIP 2 WEEKS), Dec 6

*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 firing. Expect to have 4-6 finished pieces.

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YOUTH POTTERY

YOUTH 3-8 grade

Intro to Throwing Workshop

 

SEPT WORKSHOP #1 IS FULL

WORKSHOP #1: 3 Classes 

Mondays: Sept 13, 20, 27

3:15-5:30 pm*  |  $50*

WORKSHOP #2: 3 Classes 

Thursdays: Oct 28, Nov 4, 11

3:15-5:30 pm*  |  $50*

*This is a $75 workshop but $25 will be paid for by the Bill Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund! Contact Liz Larson to find out how to apply for a full scholarship: artdirector@galenaarc.org.

 

Choose from one of these two Fall workshops. 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. Expect to have 3 to 4 finished pieces. Fee includes clay, glazes and firing.

Transportation from school to the ARC is available with the Jo Daviess Transit Bus.

YOUTH 3-12 grade

Holiday Candle Holder Class

 

1 Class 

Saturday: Nov 6

1-3 pm  |  $25*

*This is a $35 class but $10 will be paid for by the
Bill Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund​! Contact Liz Larson to find out how to apply for a full scholarship: artdirector@galenaarc.org.

 

Create a holiday candle holder using slab hand building techniques. This will be dried, bisque fired and glaze fired by Christmas. The perfect gift or for your own holiday decoration.

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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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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