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Class Information

The Cottage Place Art School is a fun place to come and enjoy the unique setting, while experiencing joy in creating works of art together!

Classes Offered This Year Include

• Personal One-On-One Pottery Lessons.
• Group Events That You Can Schedule —
   you pick out an art project to do together.
• Open Studio Time for artists to come and work.
   Email Eileen about availability.
• One Scheduled Pottery Sale to attend this summer:
   Crosslake Art Crawl, July 13, 2019, 9am to 4pm.
• Occasional Pottery Sales in the Barn.
   To be posted on the Crosslake Chamber of Commerce Event website.
   (look for signs the day before the sale)

 



Concerning Your Finished Art Projects

Refers to your clay projects only.


Due to the medium of working with clay, there is a drying time required before pieces can be put in the kiln, fired, and glazed. Your pieces will need to dry slowly depending on the size you make them. Before our last session together Eileen will discuss with you what glaze colors you would like and she will glaze them for you. Arrangements will be made for shipping your pieces to you when they are finished.
Payment will be collected for shipping costs before you leave. If you live in the five state areas (MN, WI, IA, ND, SD), we will ship them by Spee-Dee Delivery. Outside those areas we will use UPS. You can expect your pieces to be delivered generally within 3 weeks.

 

Classes Offered Summer of 2019

 

KIDS CLASSES OFFERED

Kids One-On-One Wheel Throwing with Clay Class
Ages 6 years old thru 15 years old.


How to set up a class

Email Eileen at thecottageplace@yahoo.com or call 218-251-8487 to set up an appointment.

Class Choices —
A One-Hour Class for $30.00 (Cost includes lesson, materials and firing.)
A Two-Hour Class for $60.00 (Cost includes lesson, materials and firing.)
Classes are for beginner level.

NOTE: Refer back to top of page for shipping costs (if needed) and pick-up times to be worked out with Eileen before class is over.

 

ADULT CLASSES / TEENS OFFERED

One-On-One Wheel Throwing with Clay Class
How to set up a class

Email Eileen at thecottageplace@yahoo.com or call 218-251-8487 to set up an appointment.

Class Choices —
A One-Hour Class for $30.00 (Cost includes lesson, materials and firing.)
A Two-Hour Class for $60.00 (Cost includes lesson, materials and firing.)
Classes are for beginners to advanced students.
NOTE: Options are available for advanced potters. We can talk about your needs and decide what would serve you best (prices may vary).


NOTE: Refer back to top of page for shipping costs (if needed) and pick-up times to be worked out with Eileen before class is over.

 

Group Event Classes


A group event could consist of a family, group of friends, or a special event offered by a community group you are a part of. You simply need to pick one art project from the list below and set up a time with Eileen to have your art event in the Barn!

Email Eileen at thecottageplace@yahoo.com

LIST OF ART PROJECTS


Lace Pottery Bowl
Lace pottery is food safe and dishwasher safe. You will be transferring a lace doily to your stoneware slab of clay. A number of steps are involved in making your bowl. If you would like a two-tone glaze, you will be painting on an underglaze over your doily. If you would like a solid color, you will not do that step. The bowl size will be 6 inches wide by 2-1/2 inched deep. *This project will need two weeks to dry and be fired. So you will need to pick them up or have them shipped.

Handmade Pottery Tile
Your handmade pottery tile will be ½ inch thick and 6x6 inches wide. This tile could be used as a coaster or put them altogether and make a tile design that could be put on the wall or as tile inlays on the floor. You can use your imagination and come up with a unique use for them! They will be made of stoneware clay and glazed. The construction process uses a slab technique. Then you will either be adding clay to make a design on it or cutting away a design. You could do both, adding and cutting away if you would like! A choice of glaze colors will be offered. It will be an overall color. *This project requires slow drying and a glaze firing. It will generally take two weeks before it will be ready to be picked up. You can also arrange with me to have them shipped if you would like.

PROJECT COSTS
Lace Pottery — Individual cost $15.00 (Discounts: Group of 6 – one project free, group of 10- two projects free.) Class time — approx. 1 -1/2 hours.

Handmade Pottery Tile — Individual cost $12.00 (Discounts: Group of 6 – one project free, group of 10 – two projects free.) Class time - approx. 1-1/2 hours.

 

One Scheduled Pottery Sale in the Barn This Summer.
Occasional Sales will be added this year. Watch for signs or check the Crosslake Chamber of Commerce event website.


Crosslake Art Crawl
9:00am to 4:00pm  July 13, 2019  Saturday
We will be the starting point to explore 4 creative studios selling original and unique works.

Parking will be in the horse pasture and on the road.

 

Clay Equipment used at the Cottage Place Art School

• Two electric potter’s wheels with bats (using a Masonite bat allows your piece to not be distorted when removing it from the wheel)
• Slab roller (used for rolling out a slab of clay that is even in thickness)
• Pneumatic extruder (used for making handles and coils of clay)
• Tools and work aprons will be provided. If you have anything you would like to use for creating texture, pictures of projects that inspire you, or embellishments to add to your artwork, please bring them with you!

 

Additional Policies at The Cottage Place Art School

• Use of alcohol not permitted on school property
• Smoking outside only please
• Weapons not permitted on school property
• No pets please