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Our Studios

  • Ceramics

    Develop your creativity through the exploration of clay! We offer a range of classes to assist beginning to advanced students in developing skills, practicing new methods and techniques in pottery, and nurturing creativity and mastery. Our experienced and supportive instructors will help you become better acquainted with the working properties of clay, offering individualized guidance to develop techniques for hand building, throwing, and glazing. Available in our spacious ceramics studio are stoneware and porcelain clays, pottery tool kits, slab roller, pugmill, extruders, 20 wheels, electric bisque kilns, and two high fire (cone 10) kilns. Studio access is available for former or advanced students.

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  • Culinary Arts

    Sink your teeth into a variety of food preparation techniques and learn from experienced culinary artists how to make the most of fresh fruits and vegetables, ferment produce for pickled treats or tasty beverages or how to bake mouth-watering desserts and decorate them so they are stunning!

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  • Jewelry

    Our unique program in jewelry design and fabrication maximizes an exceptionally well-equipped jewelry studio to appeal to the beginning student as well as to the professional jeweler. Our program enables beginners with no previous hand tool experience to design and create original professional-quality jewelry in silver or gold, as well as in non-precious metals. Additionally, it offers opportunities for more advanced students to learn new techniques and explore different materials from instructors with diverse professional backgrounds. Classes and workshops focus on basic fabrication, wire jewelry, mold making, and electro-plating as well as lost cast waxing. Studio access is available for former or advanced students to work independently.

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  • Mixed Media

    Explore a rich variety of craft methods and media through workshops and classes that include everything from macrame, printmaking (block print and silkscreen), book design, mosaics, collage and decoupage! We’ll also offer classes and shorter workshops in soap making, candle making and more! Offerings change regularly so there’s always something new for you to try out!

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  • Surfboard Shaping

    Learn the exciting craft of surfboard shaping! Under the supportive guidance of an experienced shaper, you will go through the step-by-step process of transforming a foam blank into a surfboard you can ride! Classes includes an orientation to the shaping and sanding bays as well as the glassing room, demonstrations on how to safely and effectively use the tools and materials, and instruction on key design elements that are essential for crafting a board you are stoked on. Absolute beginners to more advanced shapers are welcome to participate in this hands-on program and make the most of the expertise of our shaper-instructors and of our amazing shaping facility equipped with all the tools and materials you need. Shaping bay and glassing studio access is available for former or advanced students to work independently.

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  • Textiles

    Learn the art and craft of weaving, decorating or dying textiles. The warp and weft of your world will never look the same again. Classes and workshops cover a variety of topics including natural dye, weaving, embroidery, fancy stitching, silkscreening and more. Offerings change regularly so there’s always something new for you to try out!

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  • Woodworking

    Expand your ability to explore form and function by learning how to make things out of wood! Our woodworking program focuses on small projects/kit work to maximize opportunities for beginning students to safely learn their way around the tools and equipment in a woodshop. Supportive and experienced instructors cover properties of wood, safe use of machinery and teach techniques on table saw, band saw, miter saw, drill press, drum/disc sanders, planer and jointer. Studio access is available for former or advanced students to work independently.

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