July Surface Design Techniques
July 7 at 5:45 pm - July 28 at 7:30 pm$95.00
Surface Design Techniques (Age 14+) : This class will focus on surface design techniques applied in the greenware stage with a focus on underglazes, slips, carving and painting. Students will produce a variety of sample tiles that can be applied to their own projects–hand builders and wheel throwers are welcome. This class is intended for all skill levels.
Date: Wednesdays, July 7th–July 28th
Instructor: Karin Rutkin
Class Policies & Procedures
The fee for one session provides for the following (unless otherwise specified):
- Tuition includes class instruction, *open studio access, and shelf space
- Clay Students are responsible for purchasing clay, personal tools and all firing costs—a starter kit is available for purchase on your first day for $10 (includes a 5-pound bag of clay and basic tools you will keep). Firing costs range by size (a 5-inch cup is approximately $3.00 to fire)
- *For Open Studio access, students are required to adhere to ICCGS Open Studio Policies and current COVID-19 protocols.
Make-up Policy: ICCGS is not responsible for changes in students’ personal schedules. For adult classes, all students should attend one class per week to ensure that they keep up with the sequential material covered in class. If a class MUST be missed, no additional makeup classes, refunds, or credits for class will be given for missed classes. Private lessons, for current students, are available at $30 per hour.
What to wear: Students must wear closed toed shoes for safety and ceramic wheel students should wear clothes they do not mind getting messy. In glass classes full length pants and closed toed shoes are mandatory. Masks are required at ICCGS.
Cancellation policy: ICCGS reserves the right to cancel sessions due to the minimum enrollment not being met. In that event, participants will be notified and credit for a future class/workshop. Credit will be given in the form of a certificate. Participants may cancel their session for future class credits 72 hours/ 3 days before the class/workshop begins. No refunds are available. You may email us at info@iowaCeramicsCenter.org.
Weather: In case of inclement weather, please refer to our Facebook page: Iowa Ceramics Center (www.facebook.com/iowaceramicscenter) for all cancellations. Your class will be rescheduled at your instructor's discretion.
All classes and workshops are held at: Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio, located in the NewBo district in the Cherry Building at 329 10th Avenue Southeast in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The center is located on the first floor in Suite 117. Please enter the building through the 11th Avenue side of the building.
End of Session Policies: Completed and fired work will only be held for 30 days after the end of session. Non-returning students must clear off their shelves by the last class session. Any work or personal items found on shelves of students who have not re-registered for class will become property of the studio to be recycled or thrown away as we re-assign shelves to new incoming students.