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Karen VanVyve: Headliner


With Karen VanVyve
Tuesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
Thursdays 9:00am-12:00pm

Get your hands dirty and experience the satisfaction of designing your own pottery.  In this class you will create bowls, cups, boxes, animal sculptures, lidded vessels and more!

Students will be introduced to basic hand building techniques which include pinch pot, slab, and coil construction.  Students will learn alternative decorating processes to make their work unique - such as slip, sgraffito, image transfer, and stenciling. Potters will explore texture and color and use a variety of glaze’s on their work.  

You'll also have the opportunity to work on the pottery wheel. 

We will explore these techniques through classroom demonstrations, which students can use to personalize their own projects. 


Potters need 3 to 4 classes to complete ONE piece from creation to firing, so please plan accordingly.  Clay pieces that are left in the studio for 60 days or more may be thrown out or repurposed by the Beach Art Center.

Tuesday Evenings 6:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday Evenings 6:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

Weekly Classes
Level: All Levels - Age 15+
Supply Fee: $25 (initial and as needed) 
Supply List: No

Class Fee: $30 Non-Member, $24 Member

Student Supply List: 

Students must purchase materials from the Beach Art Center at the first class and each time more clay is needed.

Materials Fee (paid to Instructor) of $25 includes, clay, glaze, and firing. 

All tools provided.

Members receive a 20% discount on this class. If you are a current Member, type the word "Member" into the Promotions box when you check out to receive your discount.


We also offer "Pottery Open Studio" space to our Pottery Class Students only.  

As a BAC Member, students will receive 1 (free) Open Studio per 1 (paid) Pottery Class.  Non-Member students will be charged a fee of $10 for Open Studio.

Pottery Open Studio is limited to 4 students per time slot.  Open Studio registration is required.  Click here for Info/Registration.

Karen VanVyve: Photo Gallery
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Membership Benefit:

$6 OFF

Our Members receive a discount. Sign up and receive $6 off every class!

Karen VanVyve: Text
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After years of creating art and some years teaching others how to make it, I have become aware that so much of the joy of what I do is about the connections made with other people and art. For me expression in creativity started with sewing at an early age and spread into other genres such as painting, jewelry making and pottery.

Karen VanVyve: Mission
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