Virtual Classes- session 2 registration starting mid-October

 Session 2: November 9- December 15 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Clay

 

 Grades K-2, Mondays 3:30-4:30, 6 weeks (6 students maximum), $190 

 

 

 

This class will be full of fun, individual expression, discovery, and new skill building. We will learn foundational ceramic skills as we create with durable clay. Students will be able to glaze and have pieces fired, resulting in useable, food safe creations to enjoy. Kids will learn how to construct coil pots, pinch pots, slab work and experiment with various mark making techniques such as stamping, carving and smoothing. They will explore three dimensional shapes, organizing parts to make a whole, patterns, structure and balance in form. and use clay to express mood, emotions and ideas. Class fee includes 6 hour long lessons via Zoom, a 12 pound bag of clay, a set of colored underglazes, bisque firing and glaze firing. All materials are non-toxic and school grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Introduction to Clay

 

Grades 3-5, Tuesdays 3:30-4:30, 6 weeks (6 students maximum), $190 

 

 

 

This class will be full of fun, individual expression, discovery, and new skill building. We will learn foundational ceramic skills as we create with durable clay. Students will be able to glaze and have pieces fired, resulting in useable, food safe creations to enjoy. Kids will learn how to construct coil pots, pinch pots, slab work and experiment with various mark making techniques such as stamping, carving and smoothing. They will explore abstract and representational design, symmetry and asymmetry, proportion, pattern, positive and negative space and problem solving. They will also use clay to express mood, emotions, and ideas. Class fee includes 6 hour long lessons via Zoom, a 12 pound bag of clay, a set of colored underglazes, bisque firing and glaze firing.  All materials are non-toxic and school grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Exploring Nature with Clay

 

 Grades K-3, Mondays  4:45-5:45, 6 weeks (6 students maximum), $190

 

 

 

By observing and using natural materials, kids will use their imaginations to create fanciful and useable pieces. Trees, leaves, flower, shells, weather patterns, rocks, animals and their habitats- the inspiration abounds. While learning foundational ceramic skills, students will create original pieces with durable clay. They will explore making patterns and textures with natural materials they gather from their surroundings, personal collections or even veggies from the garden/refrigerator! They will observe the the parts of a structure complete a whole, and create their own version of natural structures such as trees, shells or bee’s nests. They will also observe and create their own forms and colors of autumn leaves and grasses. They will use clay to express mood, emotions and ideas. Students will be able to glaze, and have pieces fired. Class fee includes 6 hour long lessons via Zoom, a 12 pound bag of clay, a set of colored underglazes, bisque firing and glaze firing. All materials are non-toxic and school grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring Nature with Clay

 

 

 

  Grades 4-7, Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45, 6 weeks (6 students maximum), $190

 

 

 

 

 

 By observing and using natural materials, kids will use their imaginations to create fanciful and useable pieces. Trees, leaves, flower, shells, weather patterns, rocks, animals and their habitats- the inspiration abounds.  While learning foundational ceramic skills, students will create original pieces with durable clay. They will explore making textures with natural materials they gather from their surroundings, personal collections or even veggies from the garden/refrigerator! They will observe and create their own version of natural structures such as trees, shells or bee’s nests. They will also observe and create their own forms and colors of autumn leaves and grasses. They will explore abstract and representational design, symmetry and asymmetry, proportion, pattern, positive and negative space and problem solving. They will also use clay to express mood, emotions, and ideas. Students will be able to glaze, and have pieces fired. Class fee includes 6 hour long lessons via Zoom, a 12 pound bag of clay, a set of colored underglazes, bisque firing and glaze firing. All materials are non-toxic and school grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental/Advanced Classes available for grades 8-12.  Please email me for more information. 

 

 

 

 

 

To register click here:

 

 

 

https://forms.gle/QyzpdhJbEio6W5wF8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policies: Students/Parents are responsible for pick up and drop off of all items at 56 Yarmouth Road, Wellesley, MA. Please adhere to posted deadlines to ensure you have what you need for the next class. Tuition is non-refundable 5 days prior to session start date. Missed classes are non-refundable. Material kits are non-returnable and non-refundable once picked up. Elizabeth Cohen reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment up to 5 days prior to start date of class. A full refund will be issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Person Class information (on hold until further notice)

 

I have experience teaching children though adults, as well as students with special needs. I can structure lessons for absolute beginners to highly advanced students. Because individuals, couples and groups each have specific needs, I am flexible in my teaching structure. My studio has two wheels, a large hand building table and other tools. I can teach larger groups at your facility, with minimal set up required.

I offer various teaching approaches to suit your needs:

  • Individual lessons: Content of lessons can include: focusing on developing and improving wheel throwing skills, coaching to complete a personal project, or simply to for the joy of working with clay. Lessons are hourly with materials, firing, and studio maintenance fees included at $90. I offer series of lessons with package rate of 10 lessons at $80 per hour, or combination thereof (5 two hour sessions, etc).
  • Group rates of 2 people at $80 per hour with a 10 lesson package at $70 per hour
  • I can teach larger groups off site. Please contact me for information about supplies, location needs, and rates.

 

Specialized classes include:

  • Couples or duos: create together, or work side by side. Wheel throwing, hand building, or a combination of the two- it is your choice.
  • Family project: create a special project together as a family. This could be a sculpture, a functional piece like a bowl or lamp, or memorial to a loved one or pet, including an urn for ashes. This is best done at your home, due to larger space needed.
  • Commemoration projects for groups or schools, including fountains, wall murals,  signage or other site-specific  works.
  • Classroom demonstrations with or without followup project with students.

 

Please contact me to discuss further details: 617.775.9734 or elizabeth@elizabethcohenpottery.com

 

 

 

Porcelain Wheel Throwing and Altering Workshop at Snow Farm: October 1-4, 2020

Registration now open! This will be a hands-on, fun workshop with a small class size, allowing for you to explore your style and get individualized instruction.

For full details, go to www.snowfarm.org, but here’s the skinny:

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program

OCT 1 – OCT 4
Wheel Throwing with Alterations in Porcelain
TAUGHT BY: Elizabeth Cohen
Working with porcelain, learn traditional wheel methods, plus tricks and tips for successful throwing. Techniques include quick centering, direct touch, and alteration of forms out of round. Class emphasizes experimentation, taking risks, and the pursuit of individual style. Instructor demos will be followed by personalized instruction for each student. Some experience preferred. Some, but not all, work may be bisque fired.

Get in touch

I welcome inquiries about commissioned work both residential and commercial, as well as workshop and other teaching opportunities.