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ADULT COMMUNITY CLASSES

Pocosin Arts has something for everyone, no matter your experience level! Space is limited, so register now!

Scholarships available - call (252) 796-2787 or email info@pocosinarts.org to apply
Aug. 30 - Oct. 11 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meets Weekly on tuesdays
Sept. 1 - Oct. 13 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Meets Weekly on Thursdays
Sept. 20 - Oct. 25 10:00 - 12:30 pm
Meets Weekly on Tuesdays

Pottery: Wheel throwing and Hand building

Pottery: Wheel throwing and Hand building

From Inspiration to Jewelry

Explore the possibilities of clay with Chrystal O’Boyle! Students will learn to use both the pottery wheel and hand-building to make cups, bowls, boxes, and more. Whether you have never worked with clay before, or you already have some experience, there is something for everyone!

Explore the possibilities of clay with Ashley Paskov! Students will learn to use both the pottery wheel and hand-building to make cups, bowls, boxes, and more. Whether you have never worked with clay before, or you already have some experience, there is something for everyone!

Learn the basics of making jewelry, using hand tools and basic processes. Starting from your drawings and moving into metal, we’ll make wearable art using brass and copper, and if students wish they can make a final piece with silver. With practice, these same skills are also used in advanced work.

Oct. 25 - Nov. 15 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meets Weekly on tuesdays
Fri. Sept. 23
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Sat. Oct. 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watercolor Painting

Try-It Night: Pottery

Clay Day: Pumpkins!

$100
(materials not Included)

FREE for all ages!

FREE for all ages!

Learn to use a variety of watercolor techniques to paint subjects such as landscapes, portraits, and abstract studies. At the end of the course, you will choose your own subject to make your final paintings unique to you.

Have you always wanted to try working in clay, but didn’t want to take a longer class to find out if you liked it? This free event is for you! Stop by to watch or try it out or stay for the entire evening!

Stop by the clay studio and get ready for fall by making your own clay pumpkin in this free event! You’ll use templates to cut out a pumpkin silhouette and personalize them with underglazes. Make a pumpkin for yourself, or help your kids make one too!

Instructors

Chrystal O'Boyle

Chrystal has had a lifelong love of the arts. Born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Chrystal attended the School of Art at the University of Arkansas and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in art education. In 2018 she became a teaching artist at the Community Creative Center, instructing classes in ceramics, painting, and glass fusing. In the past year, she completed her post-baccalaureate at the University of Oklahoma studying ceramics. While in Oklahoma she also worked as a studio school instructor at Oklahoma Contemporary. When she isn’t in the studio she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Ashley Paskov

Ashley recently completed an MFA at Edinboro University. She works with earthenware clay to create macro-botanical ceramic sculptures. Currently, Ashley’s work focuses on intuitive systems in the development of nature, delving into defense and healing mechanisms. She recently has begun exploring forged copper, and steel, as well as flocking, emphasizing hard and soft surface texture. Originally from New England, Ashley has made the southern leap to North Carolina, where she is excited to be in a position to create opportunities for her fellow artists and eat all the seafood she can manage.

Annemarie Pomp

Annemarie Pomp is a retired art teacher with 30 years experience. She graduated from Newark State College (Kean University) with a BA in Fine Arts Education.

She works in ceramics, jewelry making, painting, photography and fiber arts. Annemarie has received many awards and her work can be found at the Chowan Arts Council, Perquimans Arts league and on the Pocosin Arts Metals Guild Blog. She has exhibited on the Outer Banks, Pocosin Arts Center, River Walk and Arts of the Albemarle.