Tuesdays

Level: Beginner
AM Class: 10am-1pm

This course will run six weeks and introduce you to the potters wheel and hand building techniques, create textured platters, mugs, wall hangings and more with Instructor Gina Mars. 
 
Bring a towel, tools and your ideas! Sit back and relax in this social distancing studio and enjoy getting your hands dirty!

Call for list of supplies. Clay will be purchased onsite for $35 including firing fee. This class is limited to 7 students.

Thursdays

Level: Beginner / Intermediate
AM Class: 10am – 1pm
PM Class: 4pm – 7pm

This is an intermediate class exploring hand building techniques using slab forms and students on the potters wheel will learn how to add a twist to their pottery wheel pieces by exploring lids, knobs, handles, bowls, colored slips and more. Glazing techniques will be discussed in length.

This class will also have a supplement of $125 if you choose to participate in a raku firing. Students can create up to 8 pieces with special clay to be fired during a one day workshop. All glazes, fuel , combustables and BBQ will be included. Plan on spending the day at the Art center for this 6 hour firing. This class is limited to 7 students.

All classes are 6 weeks long. Any missed class can be made up within that six week period. No refunds for missed classes. Students will be wearing a mask at all times and practice social distancing. You will be required to bring your own tool kit That can be purchased at Michael’s. No outside clay is allowed in the studio. We are a High fire studio, cone 6 which means Your work is food safe. Students will have a 15 minute clean up time after class and our studio will be disinfected between classes. Clay is $35 if paying by credit card, there is a 2.75% fee.

About Gina

Gina Mars has been a Long Island teacher for 30 years. She primarily works in clay creating whimsical sculptures deriving her inspiration from the natural world around us. Animals, flowers, textures from trees to man holes give her creations a unique look and touch. In addition Gina creates functional ware out of stoneware clay that can be used in everyday life.

When she is not in her studio she teaches children and adults of all ages how to bring clay to life. Her goal is to bring creativity and happiness to anyone willing to learn. Over the last 30 years Gina has a large following of students taking classes with her. Some are hand builders, others learn the potters wheel or Raku which is an ancient technique of firing ceramics to create crackles and iridescent colors on your work. 

Gina is also known for her work with special needs students and the blind. If you can dream it, it can be a reality. 

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