Felting Basics Workshop

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 least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.

To register for this workshop, click here!  Or register by phone by calling 610-987-0273.

Glass Ornaments Workshop

Instructor: Dolores Kirschner

Working with fused glass is easy and rewarding. Dolores Kirschner will lead you through a simple, intuitive process that is accessible to ages 4 and above and all skill levels. Clay on Main will fire your ornaments into a colorful, translucent ornament, to be picked up later. This workshop is perfect for creating gifts, or for just spending some quality time with a loved one.

$50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children

Clay on Main offers workshops about twice a month, exploring diverse topics.  Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.

To register for this workshop, click HERE.  Or call the studio at 610-987-0273.

Decorate Your Own Fermentation Crock Workshop

Instructor: Liz Wheeler

People who get into fermenting love a good ceramic crock with a water seal. Clay on Main’s skilled potters have thrown crocks on the wheel, with a water seal, a lid, and a weight to keep your veggies submerged underwater. Come out to our studio to personalize your vessel using carving, colored slips, and oxides; you can pick up your glaze-fired piece two weeks later. You can use it for the Funky Ferments workshop, see below!

$75 for each adult, $43 for school-aged children (includes a wheel-thrown crock with a water-sealed lid & weight

Clay on Main offers workshops about twice a month, exploring diverse topics. Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.

To register online, click HERE.  To register via phone, please call 610-987-0273.

Don’t forget to register for the Funky Ferments Workshop HERE!

The Beauty of Plants in Detail Workshop

Instructor: Susan Munch

We will focus in on the finest patterns in plant structure, using detailed drawings and/or close-up photography.  Participants will use magnifying glasses and microscopes to dive into layers of miniature detail, and Susan will help you depict them with pencil and paper, or using a camera.  When you sign up for the workshop please indicate whether you are more interested in drawing or in photography.   If primarily the latter, you will need to bring your own camera capable of taking close-up pictures.  If you are combining the two methods you will be able to take a turn with the instructor’s camera.

$50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children.

Clay on Main offers workshops about twice a month, exploring diverse topics. . Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.

To register for this workshop, click HERE. Or register by calling the studio at 610-987-0273.

Tole Painting on Ceramics Workshop

Instructor: Lorraine A’Brunzo

Tole painting is a European folk art, originating in Germany and the Netherlands, that uses special brush techniques to decorate household items made of tin or wood. Lorraine A’Brunzo has adapted Tole painting for use on ceramics. Come and create your own wall hanging using Clay on Main’s ceramic pieces, or potters can bring in a bisqued piece to decorate.

$55 for each adult, $23 for school-aged children (includes a handmade ceramic wall hanging)

Clay on Main offers workshops about twice a month, exploring diverse topics. Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.

To register online, click HERE.  Or register via phone by calling 610-987-0273.

Monoprinting & Image Transfer Workshop

Monoprinting is a type of printmaking that inspires an immediate, fresh approach, as each print is completely unique. JoAnn will show you how to make monoprints for greeting cards, to display, or to use in your collage and art work. We’ll be working with acrylic paints and gelatin plates and also exploring techniques to transfer images from printed material. We’ll create texture, pattern and interest in the prints using everything from stamps to things you find around the house or in nature.

Instructor: JoAnn Morrell

$50 each adult, $18 for each school- aged child.

Clay on Main offers workshops about twice a month, exploring diverse topics.  Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.

Register online HERE or call the studio at 610-987-0273.

Opening Exhibition: Kristen T. Woodward

Join us in the Clay on Main galleries for an exquisite new show of works by Kristen T. Woodward, entitled ‘Canaries In The Coal Mine’.  Kristen has been a professor of art at Albright College since 1998 and encaustic artist exhibiting throughout the country.

Kristen’s exhibition at Clay on Main encompasses multi-dimensional concepts, interwoven between two new bodies of work.  These two series, while displayed each in their own right, play into similar concepts that Woodward has been exploring for years.  Her ease of use with the encaustic medium lends itself to the rich surfaces she creates and the narrative that changes with each viewing of the work.  These paintings engage, then transform before your eyes.  Don’t miss this stellar new work from Kristen!

Show runs from September 16th, through October 21st.

Exhibition Opening: September 16th, 4-6pm.  

Learn more about Kristen and her work: http://faculty.albright.edu/art/ktwoodward/

Kids’ Summer Camp: “Around the Ancient World”

July 30th- August 3rd:   10am- 3pm.

Kids ages 6-12 will spend five days learning, playing and creating in Clay on Main’s ceramics studio with instructors Liz, Ray, and Jasmine!  Each of the first four days will focus on ancient times in a different part of the world: Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.  Using techniques and materials from each, we’ll create a ceramic vessel or sculpture; we’ll also explore other crafts, music, and food.  The fifth day will be our chance to have an informal reception and share our work with family and friends.  While expressing themselves creatively and getting to know one another, campers will learn a bit of geography, history, chemistry, and geology.  Physical activity is sure to be part of each day, whether we go for a walk on a sunny day, or play active indoor games.

$300 per child ($275 for each sibling).  Clay on Main will provide snacks, but please pack a lunch.

To register your child, CLICK HERE.  Registering more than one child?  Give us a call to get the sibling discount!  610-987-0273.

Drawing- Beyond Graphite w/ Ron Schira (4 Part Series)

Human beings have been drawing for tens of thousands of years, and we still find pleasure and peace in this simple, meditative exercise.  The course will cover realistic and/or abstract observation of spaces, quality of line, light, shadow and color. Students may use the materials of their choice; suggested materials include charcoal, colored pencils, oil pastels, chalk, or watercolors, and of course paper –  a 16×20″ tablet of 90# is fine.  (Cheap is good). Devices such as iPads or Androids can be used for research. Instructor Ron Schira brings to class his decades of experience as an artist who draws, as well as the perspective he’s gained as a visual arts critic.

Drawing: Beyond Graphite will provide working artists and novices alike with an opportunity to focus and create in a supportive environment, while benefiting from Mr. Schira’s extensive experience in a wide variety of media and his acute understanding of what makes a drawing work.

Wednesdays 7/11/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8  5-7pm

$150 ($130 with member discount)

Click HERE to register!