Ceramics & Clay Classes
Day of the Dead, Candle Holders with Brooke Avery / Ages 7 + / Wednesdays, October 18 and 25, 6-8 pm
$40 members, $45 Non-members. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. During the month of October, in our gallery we are celebrating and displaying artwork pertaining to Hispanic Heritage and Day of the Dead Celebration. Come make a candle holder out of clay on day one, once they have been fired, come back to add some festive color to them on day two! Decorate it with flowers or something of your choice. Your very own candle holders will come out of the kiln just in time to celebrate Day of the Dead! Deadline for registration October 16th. To register, please call the Program Directors at 336-629-0399, ext 22, or come by the Randolph Arts Guild at 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC.
$40 members, $45 Non-members. Fall is in the air, it’s that perfect time of year when the seasons are changing, the trees are turning colors and leaves are falling on the ground! Bring a collection of leaves to class, so you can create a leaf bowl out of clay! The real leaves will be traced on clay, then arranged into a bowl. Choose from a splash of fall pallets of glaze colors. Once fired and finished, take home to display on your table! Enrollment deadline is October 27. To register, please call the Program Directors at 336-629-0399, ext 22, or come by the Randolph Arts Guild at 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC.
$5 for all participants Come experience downtown Asheboro’s Christmas on Sunset with Brooke Avery at the Randolph Arts Guild. For the past few years, she has been giving the community a chance to make their own clay ornaments. Let’s keep the tradition going as we get into the holiday spirit! Feel free to come up with your own ideas, or Ms. Avery will have some examples for you to choose from. Pick your choice of glaze color or once they come out of the kiln you may take home to paint with acrylic paint. Once the ornaments come out of the glaze kiln, they will be ready for you to take home to enjoy on your tree! To register, please call the Program Directors at 336-629-0399, ext 22, or come by the Randolph Arts Guild at 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC.
Pottery Fundamentals with Brooke Avery / Ages 16 + /Thursdays, November 2 through December 14 from 6-8 pm.
3 Students Max. This class is designed for all potters, whether you are a beginner just starting out or an advanced potter that would like to learn something new. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of pottery; wedging clay, centering the clay on the wheel and pulling up the clay to make different forms. The three basic forms to make on the wheel are a mug, plate and bowl. After that, you should feel more comfortable with exploring different shapes and forms, such as jars, bottles, vases. This class in not limited to wheel throwing either, we will be going over handbuilding as well. We will also explore surface design, how to apply images, patterns and glazes to the clay. $180 members, $190 Non-Members. Enrollment deadline is October 20. To register, please call the Program Directors at 336-629-0399, ext 22, or come by the Randolph Arts Guild at 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC.
Pottery Fundamentals Students
Students who are enrolled in a 6 week pottery class are welcome to use the classroom as Open Studio during RAG business hours, just as long as there are no other classes using the room during a certain time. Please arrange with management for key and classroom access. Hours are M-F 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.