Planter & Garden Sculpture Mini Class (Friday Evening)

Planter & Garden Sculpture Mini Class (Friday Evening)


Instructor: Bethany Rusen

Friday Evenings, March 30, April 6 and April 20, 6:30-8:30 pm.

The goal in life: more plants. The problem: a place to put them!

In this three week mini class, we will hand build a variety of planters and garden sculptures for your yard, home or garden! This class is for all levels, from beginners who have never touched clay before to more experienced clay artists. We will begin with the basics of coil building and progress from there to more complicated forms. Come with pictures, sketches or ideas of what you'd like to build!

We will be using a special architectural clay body for these projects that will allow your finished work to be displayed outside and withstand the winter freeze.

Tell all your green thumbed friends!

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About Bethany: Bethany Rusen is the founder and owner of Black Hound Clay Studio. She has almost 20 years of teaching experience in clay, including community art centers, college level classes and specialized lectures and workshops. She earned her BFA in ceramics from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Class Policies and Information:

All tools, glazes and firing are included in class tuition.

A 25 pound block of clay will be available for purchase for $25 at the first class.

All classes take place at 711B South 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143. Students will be contacted via email and phone by 2 pm of the class day if classes are cancelled due to weather or teacher illness. In the case of a cancelled class, a make up class will be tacked on to the end of the session.

Currently enrolled students can attend Weekend Open Studios at BHCS from 10 am to 4 pm each Saturday. The cost of each Saturday is $15. 

Prorated tuition is not permitted in the case of missed classes. 

BHCS reserves the right to cancel class if there is insufficient enrollment. In the case of a cancelled class, a full refund will be issued.