Ceramics Classes with FAA

Meet the Instructors

Dianne Stiver-Lang

Brittany Weisbarth

Register for a Ceramics Class

  • To view our entire digital catalog for Fall 2022, click here
  • To go directly to our registration site to see all of our offerings, click here
  • To speak directly to a customer service representative, call (440) 951-7500. 
  • All ceramics classes are offered in-person only
  • Adult Ceramics classes for have an additional clay fee of $10 per bag.
  • Ceramics tools are also available to purchase for $12 per kit.
  • Both tools and clay can be purchased at the Customer Service Center.
  • The Fine Arts Association offers Private Art Instruction for those who would like a one on one experience that fits to their schedule. 
  • Please contact Customer Experience at (440) 951-7500 x2 if you are interested in Private Instruction.
  • Unless indicated, most courses are designed to permit students to continue from previous sessions 
  • New students are always welcome!

CERAMICS CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth

  • for ages 2-6
  • Tuesdays from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Session 2: From March 22 to May 17, 2022
      • Class #: VAF2220B

Little hands, big projects! Young children explore clay as they create seasonal-themed items

CERAMICS CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

for ages 6-9

  • Session 1: Mondays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • From January 24 to March 14, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2221A
  • Session 2: Mondays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • From March 21 to May 16, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2221B

Students’ imagination is encouraged through learning three methods of hand-building in clay. Master the art of slab, coil, and pinch pot building. This session’s projects may include seasonal items, animals, and birdhouses. Clay fee is included in tuition.

Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth
for ages 6-9

  • Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Session 1: From January 25 to March 15, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2221C
    • Session 2: From March 22 to May 17, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2221D
Students’ imagination is encouraged through learning three methods of hand-building in clay. Master the art of slab, coil, and pinch pot building. This session’s projects may include seasonal items, animals, and birdhouses. Clay fee is included intuition.
 
This class is available in both Fall and Spring sessions. 
Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

For ages 10-15

  • Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Session 1: From January 24 to March 14, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2222A
    • Session 2: March 24 to May 16, 2022
      • Class #: VSP2222B

In this popular class, students explore sculptural and functional forms using hand-building techniques and take turns using the pottery wheel. Emphasis is placed on creativity. Students produce a multitude of creative projects including lidded pots, functional items, and seasonal-themed items. Clay fee is included in tuition.

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

Join the waitlist: *Should more spots open, individuals will be contacted in the order of waitlist registration.*

  • for ages 6-9
    • Summer Session= Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
      • From June 14th to July 26th, 2021
        • Class #:VAS2121A

Student’s imagination is encouraged through learning three methods of hand-building in clay. Master the art of slab, coil, and pinch pot building. This session’s projects may include seasonal items, animals, and birdhouses. Clay fee is included in tuition.

Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth

  • for ages 6-9
    • Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Will be available in Fall of 2021
Student’s imagination is encouraged through learning three methods of hand-building in clay. Master the art of slab, coil, and pinch pot building. This session’s projects may include seasonal items, animals, and birdhouses. Clay fee is included in tuition.
 
This class is available in both Fall and Spring sessions. 
Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang
  • For ages 10-15
  • Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • From June 14th to July 26th, 2021
      • Class #: VAS2122

In this popular class, students explore sculptural and functional forms using hand-building techniques and take turns using the pottery wheel. Emphasis is placed on creativity. Students produce a multitude of creative projects including lidded pots, functional items, and seasonal-themed items. Clay fee is included in tuition.

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang
  • For ages 10-15
    • Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      • From June 16 to July 21, 2021
      • Class #: VAS2121B
Young children will explore basic hand-building techniques used in clay to create fish, name plaques, and other awesome projects. Clay fee is included in tuition.

Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth

  • for ages 6-9
    • Session 1= Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m.
      • From 1/26/2021 to 3/16/2021
      • Class #: VASP2121C 
    • Session 2= Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
      • From 3/23/2021 to 5/18/2021
      • Class #: VASP2121D
Student’s imagination is encouraged through learning three methods of hand building in clay. Master the art of slab, coil and pinch pot building. This session’s projects may include seasonal items, animals, and birdhouses. Clay fee is included in tuition.

CERAMICS CLASSES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth
for ages 10 and up

  • Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
    • Session 1: From January 25 to March 15, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2223A
    • Session 2: From March 22 to May 17, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2223B

This class will have artwork featured in our student show at the end of the Spring Semester. 

Create family FUN! Explore the use of the potter’s wheel with your loved ones. Hand-building will also be a technique used. Projects include seasonal-themed items. Adults are welcome to register for this class too for a family experience. Cost includes one adult & one child. 

This class is offered in both Fall and Spring sessions.

Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth
for ages 10 and up

  • Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Session 1: From January 25 to March 15, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2223C
    • Session 2: From March 22 to May 17, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2223D

This class will have artwork featured in our student show at the end of the Spring Semester. 

Create family FUN! Explore the use of the potter’s wheel with your loved ones. Hand-building will also be a technique used. Projects include seasonal-themed items. Adults are welcome to register for this class too for a family experience. Cost includes one adult & one child. 

This class is offered in both Fall and Spring sessions.

CERAMICS CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

for ages 13-18

  • Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Session 1: From January 27 to March 17, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2226A
    • Session 2: From March 24 to May 19, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2226B
This class will have artwork featured in our student show at the end of the Spring Semester. 
Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

For adults

  • Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Session 1: From January 24 to March 14, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2224A
    • Session 2: From March 21 to May 16, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2224B
This class will have artwork featured in our student show at the end of the Spring Semester. 
 
Basic and advanced techniques of hand-building, wheel-throwing, and glaze application are taught in this class. Students are encouraged to develop individual pursuits in clay. The instructor assists students with reaching individual goals. Beginners through advanced welcome.
Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

for adults

  • Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Session 1: From January 27 to March 17, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2224C
    • Session 2: From March 24 to May 19, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2224D
This class will have artwork featured in our student show at the end of the Spring Semester. 
 
Basic and advanced techniques of hand-building, wheel-throwing, and glaze application are taught in this class. Students are encouraged to develop individual pursuits in clay. The instructor assists students with reaching individual goals. Beginners through advanced welcome.
Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang
  • For high school – adult
    • Summer Session: Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
      • From June 14th to July 26th, 2021
Basic and advanced techniques of hand-building, wheel-throwing, and glaze application are taught in this class. Students are encouraged to develop individual pursuits in clay. The instructor assists students with reaching individual goals. Beginners through advanced welcome.
Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang
  • For high school – adult
    • Session 2= Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      • From March 26th to May 21, 2021
      • Class #: VASP2124D 
Basic and advanced techniques of hand-building, wheel-throwing and glaze application are taught in this class. Students are encouraged to develop individual pursuits in clay. Instructor assists students with reaching individual goals. Beginners through advanced welcome.
 
This class is offered both Spring and Fall Sessions.
Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang
  • For high school – adult
    • Session 2= Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      • From March 26th to May 21, 2021
      • Class #: VASP2124F 
Basic and advanced techniques of hand-building, wheel-throwing and glaze application are taught in this class. Students are encouraged to develop individual pursuits in clay. Instructor assists students with reaching individual goals. Beginners through advanced welcome.
 
This class is offered in both Fall and Spring sessions. 
Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang
  • for ages 13-18
    • Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • From June 14 to July 26, 2021
      • Class #: VAS2126 
Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang
  • For high school senior – adult
    • Summer Session= Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      • From June 16th to July 21, 2021
        • Class #: VAS2124B
All skill levels are welcome in this morning class. Students will hand-build or use a pottery wheel. Students are encouraged to pursue individual goals while the instructor assists them. Clay fee is not included in tuition for this class. Clay can be purchased at customer service for $10 per bag.

CLAY STUDIO CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

adults 

  • Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Session 1: From January 27 to March 17, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2225A
    • Session 2: From March 24 to May 19, 2022
      • Class #: VASP2225B
This class will have artwork featured in our student show at the end of the Spring Semester. 
 
Need a longer session in the studio? Learn basic and advanced techniques of handbuilding, wheel-throwing and glaze application. Instructor assists students with reaching individual goals. This class will have artwork featured in our student show at the end of the Spring Semester.
Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

For adults

  • Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Session 1: From August 27 to October 15, 2021
      • Class #: VAF2125C
    • Session 2: From October 22 to December 17, 2021
      • Class #: VAF2125D
This class will have artwork featured in our student show at the end of the Spring Semester. 
 
Need a longer session in the studio? Learn basic and advanced techniques of handbuilding, wheel-throwing and glaze application. Instructor assists students with reaching individual goals. This class will have artwork featured in our student show at the end of the Spring Semester.

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

Join the waitlist: *Should more spots open, individuals will be contacted in the order of waitlist registration.*

  • For adults
    • Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
      • From June 14th to July 26th, 2021
      • Class #: VAS2124A
Basic and advanced techniques of hand-building, wheel-throwing, and glaze application are taught in this class. Students are encouraged to develop individual pursuits in clay. The instructor assists students with reaching individual goals. Beginners through advanced welcome.

CERAMICS WORKSHOPS

Pumpkin Ceramic Workshop
October 14-21

All Ages Welcome. 10 and under must attend with accompanying adult.

Students will create their own ceramic pumpkin using Terra-Cotta (Orange Clay). Pumpkins can be used as a light-up Jack-o’-lantern or pumpkin jar. All supplies provided.

Holiday/Tree Ceramic Workshop - Session 1 November 4-11

All Ages Welcome. 10 and under must attend with accompanying adult.

Students will create their own tabletop light-up tree made from ceramic clay, colored bulbs and electric cord. All supplies provided. Makes an excellent gift.

Holiday/Tree Ceramic Workshop - Session 2
November 18-December 2

All Ages Welcome. 10 and under must attend with accompanying adult.

Students will create their own tabletop light-up tree made from ceramic clay, colored bulbs and electric cord. All supplies provided. Makes an excellent gift.