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Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher " Read more
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher" Read more
Jjonesgraphics LLC

Jjonesgraphics LLC

5.0(4)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Ms.NYC says, "She is very efficient, organized, dedicated, and always on time .Great to do business with her ! I would recommend her for sure ! " Read more
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher " Read more
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher" Read more
Urban Wrks

Urban Wrks

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Thank you for inquiring about art lessons. I’ve been an art teacher for 25 years in public schools, I have worked in elementary, middle, and high schools. I’m excited to share my passion for the arts with other aspiring artists. In addition, I own an art studio where I offer numerous classes. I can teach in your home, my home, or my art studio. I used to own a Painting with a Tiwst business in Ca where I hosted events at colleges and big resorts. I live in Boynton Beach and my studio is located in Lake Worth. I paint numerous murals throughout my school as well as private homes. I charge $30 per half hour and $50 an hour for private le...
Gabriela Martinez

Gabriela Martinez

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
My mission is to teach art and guide artistic techniques and practices in order to manage emotions that we all experience. Through creativity and painting, we can transmute these emotions.
Melike Carr

Melike Carr

5.0(1)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Freya J. says, "I needed some help with a sewing project and Melike was super helpful. I'm not great with sewing and was feeling really stuck about how to start a project and she was able to walk me through it. Thanks again!" Read more

Your Pottery Classes questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do pottery classes cost?

Pottery classes cost $35 to $95 per person for a single, 2-hour class, depending on your age and location. Pottery classes for kids and teens typically fall at the low end of the price range, while adult classes fall at the high end. Some studios offer a monthly membership to take ongoing weekly glasses at a reduced rate.

  • A 5- to 8-week pottery course with one session per week costs $250 to $425.
  • 1- to 2-day workshops cost $150 to $300 and typically focus on one specific technique or style.

Most studios offer one-time classes that allow you create a finished piece and try out the craft before committing to a several week course. Date night pottery classes and pottery parties are also gaining popularity and cost $50 to $85 per person on average. Pottery painting parties range $10 to $85 per person, depending on the piece you choose to paint.

What do you wear to a pottery class?

Pottery studios recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothing that you don't mind getting clay on. Clay stains wash out of most fabrics with a regular wash cycle, but wear something that won't leave you heartbroken if it gets damaged. Some pottery studios provide aprons, but some advise you to bring your own. Split leg aprons provide the best protection when you're working at a pottery wheel.

  • Wear a short sleeve shirt or a shirt your can roll up easily to prevent getting your sleeves wet.
  • Opt for long pants or jeans instead of a skirt or dress. Pants are easier to move in when sitting at a potter's wheel.
  • Dress in layers, as some studios are colder than others.

What are the different techniques you learn in a pottery class?

Two types of techniques you learn in pottery class are wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques. Wheel throwing refers to creating pottery by turning a mound of clay on a potter's wheel, and using your hands or tools to create round shapes–like bowls and vases–as the clay spins. Handbuilding, as the name would suggest, involves using your hands or hand tools alone to shape the clay.

Common handbuilding techniques include:

  • Pinching ­– Pinching refers to shaping a pot out of a single ball of clay by pressing your thumb into the center of the ball and spinning it as you press the walls out.
  • Coil building – Coil building involves rolling out long coils of clay and then joining them together to make a pot or dish.
  • Slab building – Slab building Involves rolling out clay into flat slabs or sheets, cutting the sheets into various shapes and sizes, and joining them together. This technique is ideal for geometric shapes or unusual shapes and angles difficult to create on a potter's wheel.

Why is it called "throwing clay" or pottery wheel "throwing"?

The phrase "to throw" originates from the Old English (500 – 1050 A.D.) term "thrawan", which means to twist or turn. Today, some potters use "throwing", and others use "turning" to refer to the art of creating pottery on the potter's wheel.

How do I choose the best pottery class near me?

Follow these simple guidelines to help you choose a pottery class near you:

  • Check out their reviews on Lessons.com and Google.
  • Check for classes local recreation centers, art and pottery studios, art supply shops, and local universities.
  • Make sure the studio or center schedule matches your availability.
  • Confirm exactly what the class price includes and whether you need to bring or buy anything else.
  • Find out if you will be firing and glazing or if the studio staff handles that part of the process.

What questions should I ask when choosing a pottery class?

Consider asking these questions when choosing pottery class near you:

  • Do you have classes for a complete beginner?
  • How long have you been making and teaching pottery?
  • What is your favorite style of pottery to create?
  • When are classes held, and how long are they?
  • Is there an age requirement?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • What should I wear to the pottery class?
  • Do you provide aprons?
  • What do I need to bring to the class?
  • Does the class fee include all materials and tools?
  • How long does it take to finish one piece?
  • Do you offer single-day classes?
  • Do you host group pottery events?
  • How many people are typically in a class?
  • Do I need to comb back to glaze my piece or do you offer glazing and firing service?
  • When can I pick up my piece, and do I need an appointment?
  • Are you running any specials or promotions?
  • Do you sell gift certificates?

Reviews for Ashburn pottery classes

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Evie C.
He is fantastic! Works well with you and is super encouraging. I can’t wait to see how my art progresses with his instruction.
Painting Lessons With a Classically Trained Artist
Evie C.
He is fantastic! Works well with you and is super encouraging. I can’t wait to see how my art progresses with his instruction.
Painting Lessons With a Classically Trained Artist
Stacey C.
Janelle is very passionate about painting. When she gives you step by step instructions on painting it makes it very easy. And I was very impressed with my painting as a first time painter.
Jjonesgraphics LLC
Evie C.
He is fantastic! Works well with you and is super encouraging. I can’t wait to see how my art progresses with his instruction.
Painting Lessons With a Classically Trained Artist
Evie C.
He is fantastic! Works well with you and is super encouraging. I can’t wait to see how my art progresses with his instruction.
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist
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