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Sold Out – Handbuilt Pottery 101; with Deborah Donahower

January 29 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Date: Mondays, January 29th – March 25th (no class on President’s day Feb 19)
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Total Sessions:
Deborah Donahower
Room 117
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
Intro / All Levels
Sliding Scale:
$190 / $275 / $350

About the class

Deborah Donahower takes you through the fundamentals of working with clay in hand building in this 8 week course. Designed for all levels (beginners and those more experienced) Deborah thoughtfully explores the tried and true techniques of ceramic work with her students through structured assignments, allowing her students to develop their own creative voice in the process.

Students will receive instruction in hand building, and basic glazing techniques. With your 8 week class registration, students receive the opportunity to purchase a studio pass for ½ off during the duration of their class. Sign ups for membership will be included in your pre class email.

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Deborah Donahower

Instructor / Artist

Deborah Donahower received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Studio Art, with an emphasis in Ceramics, Printmaking and Pastels. She has been teaching art to adults and children for 40 years and it is her passion to empower budding artists with the basic foundation skills in art and help them bloom into their own creativity and personal style. Deborah’s teaching style is structured and starts with building a strong foundation around the fundamentals of clay.

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