Our outreach to teens and adults includes classes, workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions, and artist presentations related to the exhibits. Participating artists share their processes and ideas with community members to bring deeper meaning to the exhibit experience. Painting, drawing, printmaking, calligraphy and mixed media are taught by local and visiting artists.
Check out the "Frances Senska Pottery Studio" on the second floor of the Annex, Room #290. The space is filled with natural light and we have kick wheels, electric wheels, a slab-roller, and a tile press. Local potters and visiting ceramic artists offer classes and workshops in wheel-thrown and handbuilding techniques in terracotta, mid-range porcelain and stoneware and high-fire stoneware. Surface treatments such as carving, underglazing and glazing are also taught. Ceramic sculpture, primitive firing, and raku processes are other exciting options.
Students currently enrolled in an Emerson pottery class also have access to the pottery studio during open studio hours for a small fee, to work on projects outside of class time. Also check out the Emerson's Art Classroom, Studio #219 where classes are taught in 2-D & 3D artforms. Our Schools in the Gallery program conducts its hands-on art activities in Studio #219.