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Storytelling through Surface on Clay

May 10 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Date: Fridays, May 10 – May 31
 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Haylie Jimenez, Resident Artist
Location: Room 117 
Adults, 18+
Skill Level:
 All Levels
Sliding Scale:

About the class

Class will be focused on generating imagery for surfacing flat or 3d objects and treating the surface of the clay with various glazes, underglazes, washes, and carving techniques. An emphasis will be placed on visuals from memories and personal experiences through activating these various modes of introspection and self reflection.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when registering or by emailing Sean at

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

Haylie Jimenez

Sonoma Community Center Resident Artist

Haylie Jimenez was born in Orlando to a single mom with two other siblings. She moved to rural Northern Georgia as a child and spent her adolescence here. Haylie moved to Chicago in 2016 to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in pursuit of a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. Spending five years in Chicago created a space for growth and finding queer BIPOC community that has allowed her to find important ways of healing and joy. The importance of this community is the core of Haylie’s work. Graduating in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic proved to bring its own set of challenges and opportunities, showing in various group shows around Chicago and in 2021, having her first duo show (titled “can we get something sweet?” with her twin and biggest inspiration, Sydnie Jimenez as well as another duo show with Sydnie in LA titled
“Give me pleasure, Give em hell.” Haylie is currently working with Sydnie at the Archie Bray in Helena, MT developing her practice of drawings on ceramics, preparing for various duo shows with her twin sister, Sydnie Jimenez, in New York, Boston, and Miami.

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