Introduction to Handbuilding (9/25-10/23/24, 6-8:30pm, no class 10/16)

Introduction to Handbuilding (9/25-10/23/24, 6-8:30pm, no class 10/16)

September 25, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Introduction to Handbuilding 
with Linda Schmidt 
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Wednesdays September 25-Pctober 23, 6-8:30pm (No Class October 16, Total of 4 sessions)

Ages 18+ (Please contact us at dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org if you have a younger student interested in participating)

Discover the exciting possibilities of working with clay off the pottery wheel! Learn how to use the slab roller to slump and drape work, carve clay, how to create texture and surface design, how to glaze your work, and more!

Materials list for Paramount Handbuilding Classes
1.) Plastic to cover your work (dry cleaning bags work great for this! )

2.) Item you would like to create texture with

3.) Old towel

4.) Lock for your locker

5.) Clay: Your first bag of clay is included in the cost of tuition, but depending on the size and number of pieces you create you may need to purchase more. We have a variety to choose from, ranging in price from $12-$25 for a 25 pound bag.

Studio Practices- What to Expect While You Are Creating with Us!

The Paramount Center for the Arts welcomes all people to the Studios with the expectation of inclusion and respect towards all, including yourself, fellow students, instructors, staff and volunteers.

Instructor Prep Time: Please allow your instructor time to prepare your classroom; if you arrive more than 15 minutes earlier than the class start time, please explore one of our onsite exhibition spaces or wait in the Lobby in the Visual Arts Department.

Cleaning: Please help keep the Studios a welcoming space by cleaning up your area before departing the building.

Food and Beverage: The Visual Arts Department offers a Lobby Area for students and instructors to enjoy food and beverages. There is an onsite microwave and refrigerator, along with vending machines. For your safety, we ask that you please do not eat in any of the Studios.

Ceramics Studios: To ensure the appropriate firing temperatures and to protect the kilns, all clay must be purchased through the Paramount Center for the Arts, no outside clay bodies or glazes should be introduced to the Studios. If you have any questions about clay and glazes, please connect with our Ceramics Technician.

Open Studio Access: Ceramic Artists are welcome and encouraged to utilize the Studio outside of class. Studio availability is Monday through Wednesday 10am-9pm and Thursday through Saturday 10am-4pm, when classes are not in session. Please check the calendars posted outside the Pottery and Handbuilding Studios to see when studios are open and available for use! 

Weather Closures:  In the event of severe weather, the Visual Arts Department will update the phone messages on the Information Desk (320) 257-3125, announce closures on the Paramount website homepage, and will communicate via email to any students whose class meeting time is impacted by the closure.

September 25, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Paramount Center for the Arts

913 West St. Germain StreetSt. Cloud, MN 56301United States