Pressed Leaf Dish Workshop

Join instructor Dolores Kirschner in the studio to make a beautiful and simple dish using real leaves!  This is a great way to bring a little bit of nature into your home, or give a plant lover the perfect gift.  All materials are provided, just bring your creativity.  This workshop is suitable for both adults and children, and makes for a lovely ‘Mommy and Me’ morning.  $45 for adults, $35 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.

Date Night at Clay on Main

Enjoy a night out with your sweetheart at Clay on Main!  This two hour workshop is for couples looking to enjoy some casual time together with other couples, making a ceramic project in our studio. BYOB and take a break during your time here and enjoy our unique space.  This workshop is geared towards adults.

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.

Opening Reception: Rebecca Ross

Berks County artist Rebecca Ross is having a solo exhibition at Clay on Main in Oley, PA from January 12 through February 16, 2020, with an opening reception on January 12th from 4-6pm. The show focuses on a group of figurative, religious oil pastels created over the past thirty years. Forty-one works will be featured in the show. Other series included in the show are based on yantras, Pennsylvania-German hex symbols and crop circle geometry.

Much of Rebecca’s work is made in an oil pastel, scratch board technique. Rebecca says, “ My artworks are made with both oil pastel and wax crayon. I create my own scratch board by blocking out large areas of the page with neon and glitter crayon. Location and size of the blocks of color are chosen based on anticipated placement of figures and symbols in the final work. After completing the base coat, I cover it with a mix of oil pastels. Different colors are put in different areas of the page. I favor darker colors for the outer layer. I draw with pen nibs for scratch board, combs, razor blades and map making tools. The work is both additive and subtractive, like oil painting. Part of the work is made by using oil pastels to draw over scratched areas.”

Rebecca has lived in Berks County for over twenty-six years. In the 1980s she received a B.F.A. in art from the University of Nebraska and an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from James Madison University in Virginia. Rebecca has an art studio in Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading. Six of her most recent works are also featured in the show. They are colored pencil drawings and acrylic paintings based on live musical performances.

Hand Crafted Soap and Ceramic Soap Dish

Join instructors Linda Hoover and Lizzie Wenrich to learn the craft of making cold process natural soap and a simple soap dish.  An ideal opportunity for home school students to combine science with a fun project and for anyone who desires learning the process.  Students will learn safety steps and the chemistry of making soap by the method used before commercial “soaps” were available.  Essential oils and their benefits will be explored. The instructor will prepare a batch of soap while teaching the process and each student will receive a portion to scent with essential oils as desired. A personalized ceramic soap dish will also be made and decorated by each participant.  Both items available for pick up at a later date.

$50 for adults, $30 for school aged children.  Register at least one week prior to class to ensure enrollment.  A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.  All prices include materials.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration can be completed by contacting the studio during regular business hours, 610-987-0273, or by registering online HERE.

Create Your Own Talismans

Explore your personal talisman and symbology near the Winter Solstice with Dolores Kirschner, who will guide you through the process of sculpting and creating a small talisman of your very own to take home.

$45 for adults, $25 for school aged children.  Register at least one week prior to class to ensure enrollment.  A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.  All prices include materials.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration can be completed by contacting the studio during regular business hours, 610-987-0273, or by registering online HERE.

Crafting Grab Bag

Come out to Clay on Main for a day of experimentation.  We’ll have at least three different crafting projects (ceramics, glass, fibers!) all set up, and  you can try as many as you’d like.  This is a great way to spend time together as a family and learn a new craft!

$35 per person.  Register at least one week prior to class to ensure enrollment.  A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.  All prices include materials.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration can be completed by contacting the studio during regular business hours, 610-987-0273, or by registering online HERE.

Encaustic Painting Workshop

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 instructor Lisa Gauker and the medium guide your creative process.  No painting experience necessary.  Previous students welcome. Children ages 12+ welcome.

$50 for adults, $30 for school aged children.  Register at least one week prior to class to ensure enrollment.  A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.  All prices include materials.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration can be completed by contacting the studio during regular business hours, 610-987-0273, or by registering online HERE.

Creative Wreath-making

Get creative with materials as you dive into making that perfect wreath to hang on your door!  Alizabeth Wenrich will guide you through the process and you can expect to take home your project to enjoy!

$50 for adults, $30 for school aged children.  Register at least one week prior to class to ensure enrollment.  A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.  All prices include materials.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration can be completed by contacting the studio during regular business hours, 610-987-0273, or by registering online HERE.

Fused Glass Bowls Workshop

Come create a luminous and functional work of art. Liz Wheeler 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 adults, $30 for school aged children.  Register at least one week prior to class to ensure enrollment.  A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.  All prices include materials.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration can be completed by contacting the studio during regular business hours, 610-987-0273, or by registering online, click HERE!

Bookmaking

Join Megan Lee as she leads students in an intro to bookmaking.  Students will leave with a project of their own completed during their time in the workshop!

$50 for adults, $30 for school aged children.  Register at least one week prior to class to ensure enrollment.  A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.  All prices include materials.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration can be completed by contacting the studio during regular business hours, 610-987-0273, or by registering online HERE.