Date: Fridays, February 2nd – March 22nd
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions: 8
Instructor: Resident Alumni Dan Clauson & Director Meg Billingham
Location: Room 117
Ages: Adults, 18+
Skill Level: All Levels
Sliding Scale: $190 / $275 / $350
About the class
In this 8 week course, students will engage with clay in thoughtful exercises that reflect on our body’s connection to ceramics and objects. This course is a focus on what it means for us to hold clay, and for clay to hold the body.
We will go into the history of the figure in clay, functional objects, and contemporary somatic experiences and artwork. There will be a lecture, a demo, and a clay exercise in each of the 8 classes. Each class is a concentrated theme on “Holding”, with the lecture, demo, and exercise focusing on that theme. Through this class, students will be reinvigorated with ideas around clay, the body, and the intentionality of object making. There will be experiments and tests that each student will craft, but there is no expectation of production or end product through this course. It is a course on thinking, playing, and refinding joy and curiosity in the making process.
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.
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