Classes at the Kish Center Explore Working With Clay
We are excited to welcome the Kish Center for Pottery and Ceramics to downtown Woodstock! The Kish Center is the clay division of Woodstock Arts, which offers opportunities for the community to explore working with clay. Woodstock Arts, formerly known as Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, is bringing a vibrant art scene to Woodstock. While it is, perhaps, best known for its performing arts program, Woodstock Arts also offers so much to the visual arts community.
The Kish Center is an expressive addition to downtown. It is housed in the gray building located behind the Woodstock Arts Event Green, and it has been renovated into a full clay studio, including pottery wheels, space for hand building and a kiln. When you are exploring downtown, stop by and peek in the window at the new studio, the only one of its kind in the area.
Classes are offered on the wheel, sculptural projects and functional pottery, weekly for children, teens and adults in all skill levels. Regardless of what type of ceramics project you are drawn to, there is an opportunity for everyone. The next session of classes begins the week of Nov. 8. Check out www.woodstockarts.org to keep up with new opportunities.
Sculptural Classes with Betsy begin Nov. 8. Figurative Sculpture will be 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Teen Figurative Sculpture takes place 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays.
Wheel Classes with Don begin Nov. 8. Clay for All is offered 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and 9:30-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and 1-2:30 p.m Tuesdays.
Functional Pottery Classes with Heather begin Nov. 10. Teen and Adult Functional Pottery will be 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Create with Clay for Students, ages 6 and older, is offered 4-5 p.m. Thursdays.
– Heather Stevens is a photographer, owner of Joyful Day Photography, and studio manager at the Kish Center. www.joyfuldayphoto.com.