ceramics classes

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Enjoy this semester with messy hands and lots of creative imagination! You will be guided to create whatever you can dream up using slab and coil hand-building techniques. Whether it is making a present for a parent or friend, or making decorations for your room, you will be free to explore your creativity. Register for one session or for all sessions to keep up the fun! Grades K to 5.

Online Class
Guild Members: $107.10 | Non-Members: $119
Instructor: Melissa Martinson

Session 4: Tuesdays, May 4- June 1 (no class May 25) | 5-6:15 pm


Get to know the ins and outs of the ceramic world. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of creating pottery through a blend of guided projects and individual work time. Learn the pulling of handles, decorating and glazing. Understand the processes involved in turning a simple lump of clay into a piece of unique, functional art! Entering grades 6 to 8.

Online Class
Guild Member: $107.10 | Non-Member: $119
Instructor: Melissa Martinson

Session 4: Tuesdays, May 4- June 1 (no class May 25) | 6:15-7:30 pm


If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at clay but could never fit it in your school schedule, this is the class for you! Explore and learn hand-building, the pulling of handles, decorating and glazing. You’ll be encouraged to try new and exciting projects of your choice with instructor guidance, and leave with creative one-of-a-kind pieces to keep! Entering grades 9 to 12

Online Class
Guild Members: $107.10 | Non-Members: $119
Instructor: Melissa Martinson

Session 4: Tuesdays, May 4- June 1 (no class May 25) | 7:30-8:45 pm


It’s been a long winter, but spring is just around the corner! In this two-session workshop we will make ceramic vessels to welcome new sprouts and flowers. In the first session we will make a planter (or even two) to add color and life to your house or yard. In the second session we will make a bud vase and a tulipiere, a special vase for tulips (adaptable for other flowers too.) We can use any extra clay and your imaginations to make unique plant markers or garden guardians. Catch spring fever and join us from your home for this on-line workshop with your teacher/guide, Marion Angelica. Designed for youth 14+ and adults.

Saturdays, April 3 & 10 | 4-6pm

Online Class
Guild Members: $61.20 | Non-Members: $68
Instructor: Marion Angelica

past classes

Did you miss one of these classes or want to take it again? Let us know!  Email Education Assistant and Outreach Coordinator Jennie Eubank at jennie@northfieldartsguild.org with class requests or ideas – we do our best to offer what our community wants!


NEW CLASS!  Learn how to make ceramic ornaments using clay and cookie cutters! In this workshop led by Glynnis Lessing, you will learn how to roll, cut and decorate your own custom clay ornaments using a two-tone decoration process called Sgrafitto! This one hour workshop is suitable for all ages, and will be fun for siblings or the entire family. We recommend a parent or sibling assist any youth under age 8.


NEW WORKSHOP! There never seem to be enough bowls in the cupboard! Or to give as a gift this holiday season to friends and family… Marion Angelica will guide you in exploring different styles and shapes that feel great to hold. Come to this Bowl-A-Thon to create new hand-built bowls! Online class, supplies provided.

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