Santa Monica: December Beginning Handbuilding
- Class Outline
- Class FAQs
Get creative with this relaxing, fun, beginner-friendly class. Classes meet weekly for two hours for a total of four sessions, with open studio time every day for you to practice on your own. See our schedule below. Please note that due to the holiday, there will be no class meetings on Saturday the 23rd, and the final session will take place the following week. If you are going to miss your final class, we will be offering makeup opportunities the first two weeks of 2024!
850 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
During this four week course, you will learn the basics of hand building through techniques like pinching, coiling, and slab construction. We will also go over surface decoration and get creative with glazing. Handbuilding is a freeform, meditative process and you'll be able to use your skills to create a variety of objects like teacups, vases, bowls, planters, and small sculptures.
This class is perfect for those who have no prior experience with clay, as well as wheel throwers who would like to try something different. The fee for this course includes covers instruction, clay, tools, glazes, and firing, plus open studio hours outside of class for more exploration in clay.
Classes are two hours long and run for four consecutive weeks. We strongly advise you to make sure you’ll be able to attend all class sessions before signing up; make up options for this class are limited.
Classes are for adults 18 and over; please click on the Policies tab above for more.
Cancellations made 4 or more days before the start of the class will be refunded. For cancellations made fewer than 4 full days, but more than 24 hours before the start time, a 50% refund or 50% credit toward another class or workshop will be issued. We cannot provide refunds or credits for cancellations or rescheduling requests made fewer than 24 hours before the start time of class, if you miss your class, or arrive too late to participate.
Our classes are for adults. If you have a child under 18 interested in taking a class, please contact us before enrolling.