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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 is closed if there were no registrations.

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.

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) 

Adult (and high school aged students)  

Pottery Wheel Workshops

 

JULY WORKSHOP (5 classes) | $120*

Mondays, 6-8pm 

July 11, 18, 25, August 1 (skip 1 week),15

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

THIS CLASS IS FULL

GRADES 3- ADULTS

Handbuild Pottery / Mask Making

 

2 CLASSES  |  $45 per person 

1. Tuesday, May 3 (create mask) = 5:30-7:30 pm 

    skip 1 week to bisque fire work

2. Tuesday, May 17 (glaze mask) = 5:30-6:30 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 May 17 you will glaze your mask. Fee includes clay, glazes and two instructor firings.

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YOUTH POTTERY

YOUTH 3-8 grade

Intro to Throwing Workshop

 

JUNE WORKSHOP (4 classes) | $60*

Wednesdays, 1-3pm

June 1, 8, 15 (skip 1 week), 29

Instructor: Local Artist Doug Reynolds

*This is a $85 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.

*This workshop is 4 days and includes a day of glazing your own work.

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 3 to 4 finished pieces. Fee includes clay, glazes and 2 instructor firings.

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YOUTH POTTERY

GRADES 3-8

Handbuild Pottery / Sculptures

 

JULY WORKSHOP

2 CLASSES  |  $30 per person 

1. Wed., July 13 (create sculpture) = 1-3 pm 

    skip 1 week to bisque fire work

2. Wed., July 27 (glaze sculpture) = 1-3 pm

Instructor: Steph O'Shaughnessy, ARC Pottery Instructor

Use hand-building techniques to create your own 3 dimensional sculpture from clay. We will skip a week to complete the bisque firing and then on July 27 you will glaze your sculpture. If time allows Steph will give a pottery wheel demonstration and everyone can get a try at the wheel. Fee includes clay, glazes and two instructor firings.

*This is a $45 workshop but $15 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.

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

Questions? Contact:

Liz Larson, Art Program Director

artdirector@galenaarc.org

or

Steph O'Shaughnessy, Pottery Instructor

steph.pottery@gmail.com

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ABOUT DOUG REYNOLDS

Doug has been painting and making pottery seriously for over 40 years. Doug lived in Taiwan for a few years where he created pottery and painted with a local artist's group. He continues to travel back and forth between Taiwan and the States.

 

He is also a member of the local annual Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Tour.

Doug describes his work as simple. His paintings are very spontaneous and his pottery is for everyday uses for flowers, food and fun.