KROGER CAN HUNGER FOOD DRIVE
Kroger is helping to end hunger in our community! Support the Can Hunger Food Drive when you purchase a $1, $3 and $5 icon at the checkout counter. Proceeds to benefit 2nd Harvest Food Bank. You can also support the Salvation Army’s Annual Kettle Drive at all Kroger locations!
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOANS
Application deadline for physical damage, December 12, 2016
Application deadline for economic injury, July 17, 2017
You may be eligible for financial assistance to repair or replace disaster damaged property following Hurricane Matthew.
Homeowners, businesses and renters can apply for disaster relief for physical disaster; economic injury disaster and home disaster. Disaster declaration now covers the counties of Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne. For business loans, home loans, non-profits, economic injury loans and agricultural cooperatives
Register online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
or call 800.621.3362,
800.659.2955 or 800.877.8339 for the deaf and hard of hearing
FREE COUNSELING TO H.M. DISASTER SURVIVORS
SERVICES AVAILABLE UNTIL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16
There is help for disaster survivors suffering from depression in the weeks following Hurricane Matthew. Free crisis counseling counseling services are available through the partnership with FEMA and the State of Georgia. Services available through December 16th. Counseling services available through the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 800.715.4225.
Free counseling services available in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties to individuals and households who sustained damage from Hurricane Matthew October 4-15
SAVANNAH CHATHAM COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS MUSIC EDUCATION FUND
Help support our local public schools in efforts to engage young children with positive educatioal lessons about life through music. A portion of sales from the new Pikklesticks CD will be donated to Savannah Chatham Public Schools to help fund Music education!
The new CD by Pikklesticks is produced by Dizzy Productions. Music is animated, fun and educational! Dizzy Productions has pledged to provide $4. to the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools district for every CD that is sold. The CD sells for $12.95 + $2. S&H. Can be purchased at www.pikklesticks.com, iTunes and at Amazon.com. For more information call 912.346.2940
JUNIOR LEAGUE COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FUNDS
Application deadline, Wednesday, November 30th
The Junior League is taking applications for community projects and community assistance funds that align with the K-12 Education Performance focus. Three projects will be selected and are awarded to 501(c)3 organizations to assist with underfunded projects.
For application and more information visit www.jrleaguesav.org-communityimpact or call 912.790.1002
Fort Pulaski has reopened to Visitors
Fort Pulaski National Monument has reopened to the public after being closed since Oct. 5 due to extensive damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. After a month of intense recovery operations conducted by Fort Pulaski staff and members of the National Park Service’s Eastern Incident Management Team, Cockspur Island and Fort Pulaski are again accessible to the visitors.
Normal operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. have resumed. Due to ongoing recovery efforts, the fort will only be accessible to visitors attending ranger-led programs. Tours of Fort Pulaski will be offered every day at 10 am, 1 am, 2:30 pm and 4 pm. Tours are limited to 30 people and are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Reservations will not be accepted and all tour schedules are subject to change.
Most trails on Cockspur Island are now open with the exception of the Lighthouse Trail, Picnic Area Trail, Nature Trail Loop, and the National Park Service maintained portion of the Rails to Trails. These trails remain closed due to widespread damage. Rangers ask visitors to be careful — more than 300 trees were downed on the island during Hurricane Matthew.
The Cockspur Island Lighthouse tower and island are still closed to the public — including kayakers and boaters — due to preservation efforts. Use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, is prohibited within the boundaries of Fort Pulaski National Monument.
LET'S HELP SADIE
The Humane Society is seeking someone with a big heart to welcome Sadie into their home. Sadie is a 7-year old St. Barnard that needs a hospice home. She likely has bone cancer and is expect to survive from 3 to 6 months. She is now at The Humane Society. The adoption fee will be waived.
Needs to be the only pet, with no young children. Seems to prefer women. Contact the Humane Society for Greater Savannah for adoption details, 912.354.9515.
Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Tuesdays -- 6:30 pm Thursdays -- 12:45pm FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Memorial Outpatient & Wellness Center, Memorial University Medical Center
These weekly yoga classes are free for cancer survivors and those in treatment. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. The instructor is Yoga Alliance registered with more than 200 hours of training, including specialized yoga training for cancer survivors at OM Yoga in New York. For more information or to register, call Katy Keyes at 912-350-9031
Session 7 -- November 1st - December 2nd
(If you would like to register for more than one session at a time you can do so.) Fee $20 a child or $30 for family per session for Port Wentworth Residents only. Non-Resident rate is $45 per session. Toddler class is only on Tuesday 5pm-5:45pm ages 3 & 4. Ages 5-12 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 - 7:00. Instructor Kayla Vavrasek, former Elite Level Gymnast 912-966-7428
BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED FOR PORT WENTWORTH YOUTH BASKETBALL
The city of Port Wentworth Youth Basketball program is growing and is in need of volunteer coaches. For more information contact 912.966.7428 or email
PORT WENTWORTH WRESTLING REGISTRATION
Deadline to register is Thursday, December 1
The city of Port Wentworth Youth Wrestling Program starts December 6. Registration ends December. Register at Port Wentworth City Hall, 305 South Coastal Highway. Practices are held at the Community House, 300 Appleby Road.
For ages 5-14 personal weight should be 35-lbs to 200-lbs. Dress in shorts, t-shirts and socks.
$20. per child and $30. per family for Port Wentworth residents. $45. per child for non-Port Wentworth residents. For more information call 912.966.7428 or contact
CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FREE HIV TESTING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 8AM - 3PM
THE CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING THE HIV TEST FOR FREE AT THEIR EISENHOWER DRIVE LOCATION ON WORLD AIDS DAY, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1.
1395 Eisenhower Drive. This year’s theme is “Leadership, Commitment, Impact.”
More than 1.2 million in the U.S. are living with HIV and nearly one in eight of them does not know it. The test is a simple swab inside the oral cavity. Free and confidential. For more information call 912.356.2441.
A Gracious Christmas
Thursday, December 1st 9 am - 1 pm First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue
Local food stylist and cookbook author Libbie Summers and Savannah designers Louisa Laird and Emily McCarthy will share holiday ideas and tips at A Gracious Christmas, to be held Thursday, December 1st, from 9 am - 1 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue.
In addition to presentations and demonstrations, the event will include a delicious seated lunch featuring food created and presented by local chef and restauranteur Kirk Blaine (Castaways in Sandfly and Howlin' Hound in midtown); a marketplace with handcrafts, fair trade coffee and chocolate, cookbooks, topiaries and more; and an expanded silent auction.
Summers first earned her culinary skills as a chef on private yachts. Today she is the artistic director of her own lifestyle brand, A Food-Inspired Life, where the beauty of food serves as the inspiration for film production, product design, and events. Summers will be the keynote speaker at the lunch, focusing on food-inspired holidays.
Workshop presenters include Laird -- well-known locally for her exquisite Christmas decorations and tablescapes -- who will speak about creating elegant tablescapes and topiaries for the holidays; and lifestyle designer McCarthy -- active in the gift and paper industry for more than 10 years -- who will talk about gracious gift-giving.
The marketplace will feature items made by church members as gifts as wells as gift ideas from crafters and artists in emerging nations. In addition, church member and artist Carolyn Neely has designed original artwork for notecards. Silent auction items include a weekend at Tybee, an oyster roast, a progressive dinner as well as gift baskets, art and gifts from local merchants.
Tickets for the event including presentations and lunch are $45. Tickets for the luncheon only are $25. They may be purchased on the website or by sending a check to the church. Checks must include the names of each ticket holder.
Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Tybee Island's Fresh Air Home.
HUMANE SOCIETY QUARTERLY BOOK SALE
Saturday, December 3 9am-noon
The Humane Society Thrift Store Book Sale will be held at their location at 7215 Sallie Mood Drive. Proceeds from this popular event benefits the Humane Society for Greater Savannah and the pets in its care. All 'parking lot' books, videos and CDs will be 25-cents. For more information 912.354.9515 ext. 114.
HERE’S THE HOLIDAY PARADE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD.
TYBEE XMAS PARADE - 1pm
TYBRISA STREET TO BUTLER AVE TO THE TYBEE GYM WHERE SANTA IS WAITING
SAVANNAH’S LIGHTED XMAS PARADE – 5:30pm
WEST RIVER STREET THRU DOWNTOWN TO CITY MARKET
RICHMOND HILL XMAS PARADE – 10am
BLUFFTON HOLIDAY PARADE – 10am
STARTING AT BLUFFTON TOWN HALL
BEACH INSTITUTE HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
Sunday, December 4 5pm
The Beach Institute Holiday Jazz Concert is Sunday at 5:50 at the musuem at 502 E. Harris Street. 'Jazz at the Beach' will feature performances by Teddy Adams and the Three Divas Huxie Scott, Gina Rene and Claire Frazier plus, ‘Magic Mark’ Dunston
Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at the Beach Institute website
www.beachinstitute.org/events or at the door. Food and wine will be served.
JUNIOR LEAGUE ANNUAL THRIFT SALE
Friday, December 9, 5:30-7:30pm and Saturday, December 10 7:30am-2pm
The Junior League of Savannah will have their 69th Annual Thrift Sale at the Savannah Civic Center. Preview shopping is Friday, December 9.
Admission is $5. Preview shopping is Friday from 5:30-7:30pm. Shoppers have first dibs on merchandise at 2x the bargain price. Date re-scheduled after Hurricane Matthew. Free Parking.
At 2pm doors close and the Brown Bag Bolt begins. For $10. Ticket holders can purchase brown bags. At 2:30 doors re-open and everything you can fit into the brown bag is yours until 3!
Purchase tickets at Savannah Civic Center box office or by calling 912.651.6550 or visit savannahcivic.com
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH CHRISTMAS CONCERT
FRIDAY DECEMBER 9 7PM
The annual Christmas Concert at historic Sacred Heart Catholic Church will feature the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Folk Choir in 'A Joyous Christmas Folk Concert' Friday, December 9th. Special guest is Nashville artist and songwriter Joni Bishop. An exhibit of folk art, photography and crafted musical instruments by Joni Bishop will be on display.
1707 Bull Street. 912.232.0792
SANDFLY MARKET VETERANS BENEFIT FUNDRAISER
Saturday, December 10, 6-10pm
JOIN SANDFLY MARKET IN THE EFFORT TO HELP LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS IN A BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR THE RALPH H. JOHNSON VA MEDICAL CENTER FOR SAVANNAH HOMELESS VETERANS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH FROM 6 TO 10PM. ADMISSION IS AN ITEM FROM THE DONATIONS LIST BELOW.
Sandfly Market Place is located at 8511 Ferguson Avenue. For more information call 912.777.4081.
Donations needed include shampoo, conditioner, soap (bar or shower gel), hand sanitizer, tooth paste, tooth brushes, mouthwash, floss, deodorant, razor, shaving gel, shaving cream, feminine products, lotion, combs, laundry detergent, reading glasses, new clothing, rain gear. New items that are in packages include underwear, t-shirts, socks, baby diapers, baby wipes. Also canned goods and snack type foods
SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR HOLIDAY CONCERT
Sunday, December 11 3pm Lucas Theatre
The Downtown Neighborhood Association and Holidays on Broughton present The Savannah Choir in a holiday sing a long at the Lucas Theatre. This holiday tradition will feature harpist Kristin King and the Premier Choir. Tickets are $25. For ticket information call The Lucas Theatre box office at 912.525.5050 or visit www.lucastheatre.com.
HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT
Monday, December 12 Noon
The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament is set for Monday, December 12 at The Landgings Golf Club. Originally planned for October but delayed due to clean-up after Hurricane Matthew.Driving range and lunch at noon. Shotgun start at 1:15pm. Green fees are $150. per golferor $600. per foursome. Information on Gold, Silver, Bronze and Tee sponsorships is available on the downloadable registration form at www.HospiceSavannah.org/Golf or call 912.429.7910
Saturday, December 16 7PM
The American Legion Post 135 Ballroom on Bull Street will be the place for the 6th annual Homegrown Holiday Hoedown to benefit Loop It Up Savannah. Music will be provided by The Accomplices, The Trainwrecks, The Hypnotics and Austin Quattlebaum.
1108 Bull Street. Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7pm. Tickets are$20 in advance and $25 day of show. Includes food. Ages 21+. Photo booth with Santa Claus!
SBA offering Disaster Assistance Loans for Businesses and Homeowners
Application deadline: December 16, 2016
These loans are offerend for businesses and homeowners who were affected by Hurricane Matthew between October 4-15, 2016 and has been expanded to cover the counties of Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effinghame, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne in Georgia. Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available for homeowner. Visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
Divine Rest Incorporated’s 3rd Annual Hope for a Home Gala
Saturday January 14, 2017 from 6 pm – 10 pm at Savannah Station
Enjoy a night of dinner, dancing and a silent auction to raise money to build homes for homeless women in our area. Tickets are $50 per person.
Faith Equestrian’s Hearts for Healing Gala
Tuesday February 14, 2017 from 7pm – 10 pm at Tybee Island Wedding Chapel
Enjoy a night of gourmet dining, silent auction, and songs from the Great American Songbook lead by the brilliant John Brackett Quartet. Proceeds go to Faith Equestrian’s therapeutic program for children with disabilities. Early bird tickets are $125. $150 per person after January 14th.
BETHESDA ACADEMY FARM & GARDENS
Bethesda Academy Farm and Gardens has new farm stand hours on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Each week, this popular organic farm stand, which is managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques. The organic farming program at Bethesda merges plant life sciences with real world applications, instilling a strong work ethic and a sense of stewardship. The farm stand at Bethesda Academy is open to the public.
NEW FARM STAND HOURS Every Wednesday from 3-5 p.m.
WHERE: Bethesda Academy 9520 Ferguson Avenue Savannah, Georgia
MORE INFO: Visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or contact Merrin Slocombe at (912) 344-7196 or
CHATHAM COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
The Chatham County Animal Control wants you to stop by and adopt a new, furry family member. Open Daily from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located at 7211 Sallie Mood Dr., just behind the Humane Society.
Now Registering Session V Visual & Performing Arts Classes and Workshops
The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs is offering creative opportunities to children, teens and adults this fall in our Session V Visual & Performing Arts Classes and Workshops. Day and evening sessions are offered for students in all skill levels. Classes begin October 29 and run through December 16. All classes and workshops are held at the Department of Cultural Affairs studios, located at 9 W. Henry St. Weekend workshops and six week classes are available. Visual arts sessions include ceramics, performing arts, fibers, metals, jewelry, and glass. New offerings this session are: Improv for Teens, Intro to Acting for Youth, Alternative Advanced Jewelry, Combining Fused & Stained Glass, Character Design, Abstract Painting and Literary Arts. Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted. Class schedule and registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783. Full schedule below. The City of Savannah is committed to provide leadership in fostering programs that educate and expose citizens to a rich and diverse range of cultural expressions, to support artistic programs that celebrate creativity, create educational opportunities, encourage economic growth and enhance Savannah’s reputation as a cultural destination
Session 5 Classes and Workshops October 29, 2016 – December 16, 2016
Ceramics Alternative Surface Treatments Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 17+ Saturday, October 29, 9:30am – 12:30pm This workshop will explore multiple techniques for altering the surface of leather-hard clay. We will explore mocha diffusion, inlay and sgraffito to name a few. Leather hard slabs will be provided. No experience is required. $25/$20 city residents
Holiday Clay: Parent and Child Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 5+ Saturday, December 10, 10am - 12pm Come join us for a holiday themed parent and child workshop and make your own festive piece of art! Students will learn basic hand building techniques and decorating techniques! $20/$15 city residents
Youth & Adult Six-Week Classes
Performance: Improv for Teens, Saying Yes! And… (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Bree Doehring Ages 14-17 Mondays, November 7 – December 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm This six-week class guides new improvisers into the world of make-believe and creativity. Students will learn to support their peers, make positive choices, and employ acting skills. Students will also learn to create scenes and participate in group games and exercises. Students will get to perform for friends and family during a recital after the six-week course concludes. $75/$70 city residents
Intro to Improv: Adults Class (6 Weeks) Instructor: John Brennan Ages 18+ Mondays, November 7 – December 12, 6:00pm – 7:30pm This six-week class introduces Savannah’s Improv Company (SiC) method to create improvised scenes based on audience suggestions. Students in “Intro to Improv” will participate in group games and exercises that help everyone remember how to play. The focus will be on having fun and learning how to start an improv scene. As a bonus, you’ll get to perform for friends and family during a recital after the six-week course concludes. $75/$70 city residents
Actor’s Studio: Intro to Acting for Youth (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Bree Doehring Ages 9-13 Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 4:00pm – 5:30pm For six weeks, students will participate in activities and exercises to help them make character choices and learn how to convey emotions to an audience. From monologues to silent scenes, blocking, and expressive movement, this course will help prepare you for all the elements of theatre and help you conquer the stage! $75/$70 city residents
FibersHand Embroidery (6 Weeks) Instructor: Mary Bass Ages 15+ Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13 , 10:00am – 12:00pm Join this class and explore the art of hand embroidery! All levels welcome to participate. This course will cover the fundamentals of hand embroidery, a variety of techniques and different stiches. Students will learn the basics of embroidery and decorate an item of their choice. $85/$80 city residents
Hand Weaving (6 Weeks) Instructor: Mary Bass Ages 15+ Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14 , 10:00am – 12:00pm Learn to hand weave from start to finish! Students will learn how to create their own weaving board and will work with a variety of fiber materials. The course will cover basic hand weaving techniques on a cardboard loom and students to create a small bag, a stuffed animal, or a decorative pillow. $85/$80 city residents
Metalsmithing/Jewelry Open Studio (6 Weeks) Studio Technician: Tana Fileccia-Flagg Ages 17+ Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13 , 3:00pm – 6:00pm Open Studio in metalsmithing and jewelry allows participants time to practice skills learned in previous classes, access to specific materials, tools and equipment, as well as work on personal pieces independently. Fee includes a supply packet. The studio technician will be on hand to oversee students’ use of tools and equipment. Please note this is not an instructional class. This session is open to students who have completed a metalsmithing class in our facility. $150/$140 city residents
Beginners Jewelry (6 Weeks) Instructor: Jessica Anderson Ages 17+ Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 12:00pm – 3:00pm Join this introductory course to jewelry design! The focus of this six-week course is to introduce basic tools and techniques used by jewelers. Students will work with wire wrapping, beading, cold-connections and learn some basic soldering skills to create several pieces of jewelry. $150/$140 city residents
Alternative Advanced Jewelry (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Andrea Vicens Clavell Ages 17+ Fridays, November 4 – December 16, 9:30am – 12:30pm During this six-week workshop, students will explore the use of found objects, plastic, resin, fabric, or the material of their choice to create a wearable piece of jewelry. This class will give you the freedom to create something different and unique. We will emphasize the use of cold connections and solder to hold the piece in place. By the end of the course, students will have a more conceptual view of the jewelry industry and take home hand-made pieces of wearable works of art. $150/$140 city residents
GlassCombining Fused and Stained Glass (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Kristin Fulford Ages 17+ Mondays, November 7 – December 12, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Design your own one of a kind piece of fused glass to incorporate into a stained glass pattern. This six- week class will teach students the basics of fused glass and stained glass techniques. Students will have a finished stained glass piece at the end of the session. $150/$140 city residents
Painting and DrawingCharacter Design (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Adam Uhlig Ages: 12+ Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 4:00 – 5:30pm This six-week class will focus primarily in foundational drawing techniques. Students will learn the fundamental principle of using basic shapes to construct images, specifically designing characters. Lesson one covers some of the basics for drawing the human figure (no nudity). The rest of the lessons build off this principle and dives into how to draw with stylization, movement (gesture drawing), and how to develop details. As students learn and discover their own shape language from these classes, they will be able to use this principle in many more ways than just character design. $75/$70 city residents
Abstract Painting: Working with Form (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Heather MacRae – Trulson Ages: 17+ Fridays, November 4 – December 16, 9:30am – 12:30pm During this six-week course, students will look at still-life, landscapes, human forms, lines and shapes and learn how to use color, gesture, and mark-making techniques to break down, deconstruct visual subjects and reconstruct those forms onto canvas as two-dimensional art works. $90/$85 city residents
Literary Arts Write to the Point! Creative Writing for Youth (6 Weeks) NEW Instructor: Bree Doehring Ages: 12-16 Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13, 4:00pm – 5:30pm Join this six-week course to experience the world of poetry and creative writing! Through writing activities focused on plot, dialogue, character, and rhythm, students will learn the aspects that make a well-crafted story and put pen to paper to create their own tales. $75/$70 city residents
Ceramics Beginning Wheel (6 Weeks) Instructor: Shawn Patrick PM Ages 17+ Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13, 6:00pm – 9:00pm This introductory class will teach you the basics of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel. Trimming and decorative techniques will be taught to give each vessel its own flair. Students will work at their own pace and receive individual attention. $150/140 city residents
All Speeds: Beginning to Intermediate Wheel-Throwing (6 Weeks) Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 17+ Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13, 9:30am – 12:30pm In this class you will learn how to use basic tools and technics to shape clay into functional forms on the pottery wheel. Students will work on refining their skills as they work at their own pace and receive individual attention. $150/$140 city residents
Hand-Building (6 Weeks) Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 17+ Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 1:30pm – 4:30pm This hand-building and sculpture class is open to all skill levels. This class will help develop basic skills in clay construction, glazing, and decorative techniques. Learn techniques such as pinching, coiling, and using slabs to make basic forms and will explore the use of tools, techniques, and alternative finishes, creating abstract and realistic pieces. $150/$140 city residents
Raku (6 Weeks) Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 17+ Thursdays, November 3 – December 15, 9:30am – 12:30pm This ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique in which 1800° glowing red hot works are removed from the kiln and placed into a reduction chamber filled with combustibles is sure to inflame and inspire. This is an advanced techniques class focusing on alternative firing methods. We will explore traditional Raku as well as horsehair and saggar firing. Students will make their own pots to experiment on using different clay bodies. Ceramics experience is required. $150/$140 city resident
Open Studio with Dave (6 Weeks) Instructor: Dave Peterson Ages 17+ Thursdays, November 3 – December 15 , 6:00pm – 9:00pm The open studio session allows students time to practice skills learned in previous clay classes. This is not an instructional class. This session is open to students who have completed a ceramics class in our facility. $150/$140 city residents
Open Studio (6 Weeks) Instructor: Clair Buckner Ages 17+ Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 9:30 – 12:30pm Fridays, November 4 – December 16 , 9:30am – 12:30pm The open studio session allows students time to practice skills learned in previous clay classes. This is not an instructional class. This six session studio time offers the freedom to come one or two times a week. Additional sessions can be purchased as needed. This session is open to students who have completed a ceramics class in our facility. $150/$140 city residents $35 per additional session and 25# clay $25 per additional session (3 hours)