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Course Description

ALL LEVELS WELCOME. Explore the potter’s wheel in this challenging, but fun, class. Instructor, Kate Kasmer, will demonstrate all of the basics steps needed to create your own functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Wedging, centering, and throwing small forms will all be covered, as well as handle-making and simple decorative techniques for personalizing your work. Intermediate and advanced levels students will continue building their skills while exploring more challenging techniques and troubleshooting.

*Wheelthrowing can be very messy so please dress accordingly- short sleeves recommended. Feel free to bring an apron.

*Additional clay available for $50 a bag (includes glaze & firing cost).

OPEN STUDIO TIME Additional studio hours are available to adult students who are registered for a class to practice the skills you have learned.

AAN is able to provide scholarships/tuition aid through the Healing Through the Creative Arts Program. This program is made possible through funding from the Town of Nantucket Human Services Department. For questions or assistance please contact Elizabeth Buccino, Director of Education

Cancellation Policy

AAN depends upon student tuition to continue to offer classes and workshops. Due to our commitment to small class sizes and the hands-on nature of art education, we are greatly impacted by cancellations. Nevertheless, we do understand that plans change. If you need to cancel your reservation for a class or workshop, please note our cancellation/refund policy here and let us know as soon as possible.


Materials included in tuition.

Wednesday PM Wheelthrowing 18+

Kate Kasmer

Kate Kasmer is a longtime summer resident of Nantucket, and has been coming to the island since she was little. She currently teaches elementary art in the Haverford School District outside of Philadelphia Pa. Kate majored in ceramics and art history at Syracuse University, and has a masters degree in Art Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she was an associate professor of ceramics. Kate has also taught general art and wheel throwing at the Mainline Art Center, the Philadelphia Senior Center, and the Miquon School in the Philadelphia area. Kate is excited to bring her knowledge and talents to the Artist Association this summer.
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