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November 2018

Clay on Main’s Annual Holiday Boutique

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - December 21 @ 5:00 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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Join us as we turn our entire gallery space into a holiday boutique filled with handmade items to be sold.  Our Co-Op members are hard at work making everything from ceramics to textiles- there's something for everyone! We have several Open House dates, and will be participating in the Fall Into Winter Tour November 17 & 18, 10-5pm.  Boutique will be open regular gallery hours: Sundays 1-4pm, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10-2pm, Wednesdays 12-9pm- or give us a call!  If someone…

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January 2019

Felting Basics Workshop

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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$50.

Instructor: Sandra Britland Enjoy a cozy morning working with felt, a wonderfully accessible, friendly, pliable material. In addition to functional items such as hats and purses, felt can even be shaped into whimsical sculptures. Come to Clay on Main to gain some new skills and spend time working with your hands under the expert guidance of Sandra Britland. $50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children. Clay on Main offers workshops about twice a month, exploring diverse topics. Register at…

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Bread from Scratch Workshop w/ The Oley Baker

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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$50.

Instructors: Pam and Tom Kopel of The Oley Baker $50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children Tom and Pam, also known as “the Oley Baker,” will share their knowledge about all things bread-related in this tasty workshop. You’ll learn all about leavening, kneading, and baking, including how to create your own sourdough starter, and how to harvest yeast from the air. Plan to sample some of their wares accompanied by butter and cheese from Valley Milkhouse. If you’re into…

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February 2019

The Art of Cheesemaking Workshop

February 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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$50.

Instructor: Stefanie Angstadt Stefanie and her colleagues have been producing cheese at the Valley Milkhouse since 2012, and believe it or not, she’s willing to share their secrets! Come spend a few hours learning the history, craft, and techniques of cheesemaking. We’ll provide the materials, and you’ll get to take home your cheese-in-the-making. $50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children. Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. All materials included. Our workshops are family-friendly; children…

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Encaustic Painting Workshop

February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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$50.

Instructor: Lisa Gauker Surround yourself with the heavenly smell of beeswax, while crafting a richly layered, gorgeous painting.  Encaustic is an ancient technique used by contemporary artists, where molten beeswax and resin over paint create luminous effects. This technique creates depth because of its multiple layers.  Come with an idea or just let the medium guide your creative process.  No painting experience necessary. $50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children. To register online, click HERE, or register by calling…

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March 2019

Make a Home for Mason Bees Workshop

March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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$50.

Instructor: Lisa Gauker Of the 4,000 bee species in North America, Mason Bees are among the easiest to raise, while also being gentle and amazing pollinators. By raising solitary Mason Bees, we can increase their population. It’s a great way to supplement the stressed Honey Bee and sustain our future food supply. Come spend a Saturday morning with Lisa, who is an avid naturalist and beekeeper, to learn all about Mason Bees, while making a shelter for them to take…

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Fused Glass Bowls Workshop

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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$50.

Instructor: Dolores Kirschner Come create a luminous and functional work of art. Dolores will lead you through the process of using brightly colored glass to create simple patterns. All work is done at room temperature and is accessible to students ages 4 and up of all skill levels. Your creations will be fired and available for later pickup. Fused glass creations are utterly lovely with an inviting surface – you’re sure to be pleased! $50 for each adult, $18 for…

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April 2019

Make Your Own Clay Bread Baker Workshop

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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$60.

Instructors: Liz Wheeler and Amanda Condict Bread baked in a ceramic vessel has a flavor and texture like no other. Replicating the benefits of baking in a brick oven, your bread will have a tender, moist interior and crispy, evenly golden crusts. The unglazed clay absorbs heat to ensure even baking on all sides, while the porous surface absorbs moisture. In this workshop, we’ll create lidded baking vessels that can be used in the oven, and are completely food-safe. You…

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May 2019

Design Your Own Tattoo Workshop

May 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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Instructor: Megan German Professional tattoo artist Megan German will help you develop a tattoo that will look good for the long term, as well as share her knowledge about the history and techniques of tattooing. Bring your ideas, or take advantage of Megan’s library of original designs and experience to develop one during class. $50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children. Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. All materials included. Our workshops are family-friendly;…

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Encaustic Painting Workshop

May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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$50.

Instructor: Lisa Gauker Surround yourself with the heavenly smell of beeswax, while crafting a richly layered, gorgeous painting.  Encaustic is an ancient technique used by contemporary artists, where molten beeswax and resin over paint create luminous effects. This technique creates depth because of its multiple layers.  Come with an idea or just let the medium guide your creative process.  No painting experience necessary.  Previous students welcome. $50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children. To register online, click HERE, or…

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July 2019

Tie-Dyeing Workshop

July 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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$50.

Tie-Dyeing Instructors: Dolores Kirschner and JoAnn Morrell Tie-dyeing is a simple craft that’s fun to do with friends. We’ll provide t-shirts, or bring your own shirt or other piece of fabric (cotton only, please!) Dolores and JoAnn will use their knowledge of color theory and textiles to help you create a vibrant, harmonious combination of color and pattern. $50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. All materials included.…

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