Ceramics II


Ceramics II

Class Code: 6CER33B21-A

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - November 3, 2021

Class Time: 5:30-9:30pm (30 total hours)

Instructor(s): Rosa Dorantes

Age Group: Ages 16+

Continuing Class (See prerequisites in description) in Ceramics

Price: $560.00

Member Price: $521.50

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7 spots remaining

Description

Ceramics II is designed for students who have successfully completed Ceramics I and are looking to further advance their knowledge and creativity in working with clay. Students will learn advanced concepts in surface design and refine techniques, both in hand-building and wheel-throwing, to create more consistent, aesthetically-pleasing functional and sculptural pieces. Interesting forms, creative designs, and good craftsmanship are essential in creating engaging pottery and will be emphasized in the class. PREREQUISITE: Ceramics I

New Health and Safety Guidelines

All students must review and adhere to all of The Crucible's Health and Safety Guidelines to best protect our students and staff during this public health crisis. Classes have been modified to Alameda County’s latest safety recommendations and will continue to adapt as things change. If your class is cancelled by The Crucible due to updated county guidance, we are pleased to offer you a refund for a class or session that cannot run.

Students who withdraw at least seven days prior to the first scheduled session of a class will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee. No portion of tuition will be refunded or transferred if a withdrawal is made less than seven days before the class start date. Classes are subject to cancellation; and in the event that The Crucible cancels a class, students receive information about refund, credit, or transfer. If you are interested in taking a class, register early so we know you're interested! There are no make-up classes. No exceptions. While it is infrequent, instructors are subject to change. See all of The Crucible's Policies and Resources here.
At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

Teacher Bio: Rosa Dorantes

Rosa DorantesFor the past twenty years, Rosa Dorantes has been dedicated to sharing her knowledge of ceramics. An Oakland-native, Rosa has transformed our Ceramics Department into a sanctuary that keeps students coming back. Since she has taken over as Department Head, multiple students have taken Ceramics I with Rosa three times in a row.

Rosa’s mother immigrated from Nicaragua and her father from Mexico—but Oakland is home for Rosa and her family. Her parents met on the streets of San Francisco. Her mother was lost, and her dad had directions. The rest was history.

“I was born in Oakland, and Oakland is where I first fell in love with ceramics when I was 14,” Rosa told us. “For me, coming to The Crucible is my journey really coming full circle. Now, I get to share my passion for ceramics with my community, while being immersed in the greater arts community at The Crucible.”

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