Open Studio - Pottery
POTTERY OPEN STUDIOS
Mondays with Steve Strunk, 10:30 to 1:30 - $20 a Session ($25 non-members)
Tuedays with Howard Hartke, 10:30 to 1:30 - $20 a Session ($25 non-members)
Wednesdays with Howard Hartke, 10:30 to 1:30 - $20 a Session ($25 non-members)
Fridays with Steve Strunk, 10:30 to 1:30 - $20 a Session ($25 non-members)
Sessions are designed for experienced potters who are familiar with the VAC Pottery Studio, have previously participated in a VAC pottery class, can work without supervision and have approval from a VAC instructor. Does not include clay. Clay may be purchased for $25 per 25 lbs. Session includes glazing (using VAC standard glazes) and firing for 1 item. Additional items can be glazed for $5 per item and fired for $5 per item. Clay, tools, and projects cannot be stored in the Pottery Studio. A rental locker with digital lock is available for $5 a week or $15 a month to store clay, tools, and in-progress pottery work for those not wanting to transport items to and from home.
You are welcome to use the full 3-hour period, or just a portion of the time, however, the fees are per session, for whatever amount of time you are there. Please do not arrive before 10:30 am and be ready to leave no later than 1:30 pm. Open Studios will continue to be available every week until a class session takes over the Open Studio timeslot. The VAC may substitute Open Studio Session Coordinators with other Instructors, advanced students or staff members at any time without notice.
An Annual Individual VAC Membership costs $60 ($55 to renew) and will pay for itself after receiving a 20% discount on your first few classes!
Register Online: To reduce personal contact, please register in advance and pay for sessions online. If you have any trouble using the website to register or pay your fees, please call the VAC at 941-639-8810 (from 10am to 2pm, Monday through Friday) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will help you. Please do not show up without registering. If there are no advance registrations, session may be cancelled.
COVID-19 Precautions: Worktable separations will accommodate social distancing guidelines. The tables will be wiped before and after each class, however, cleaning wipes will be available in each classroom. As an extra precaution, we suggest each participant wipe their space before and after use. Gloves and masks are not required but are available at the front desk for those who wish to use them. Personal hand sprays will also be available.
We encourage anyone who registers for an Open Studio Session and does not feel well to remain home and let us know. You will receive full credit for the day.