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Intro. to Wheel Throwing (Age 16+)

September 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 20, 2023

One event on October 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm


September 6, 13, 20, & October 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Experience the fun of throwing on a potter’s wheel in this thorough introductory class! You’ll learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls, and more. Teaching Artist Maarten will guide you through the process of throwing, shaping, and trimming pots, as well as basic surface decoration and glazing techniques. This class is designed for students with little or no experience on the potter’s wheel. All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Maarten Tromp van Holst

Maarten Tromp van Holst was a student at Eastern Oregon University in the 1970s. He apprenticed with Betty Feves in Pendleton, Oregon. Maarten worked for a pottery supply company in Portland for three years and became a production potter for B. Welsh Pottery for several years. After a long hiatus, he reconnected with his pottery wheel that had sat idle for years. Maarten has taught for Art Center East many times over the years and is currently producing work in his own studio. He loves art and craft and wants others to experience and gain an appreciation for them.

Cost: $120 Member / $144 Non-Member

(Youth Scholarships Available)

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September 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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