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Youth Ceramics – ages 12-17 Winter Session – 8 weeks

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until March 8, 2024


Join art instructor Jennifer Hawkins for a new session of clay projects!

12-17 years old – Friday Afternoons

Students will learn slab, coil and pinch construction techniques and various surface design techniques.  Students will also learn about Ceramics in the larger world through videos etc.

Class projects: Time will be spent learning and practicing skills and techniques. There will be specific projects and some open time for student generated projects.

-Slab Boxes on a Theme

-Double pinch pot Animals, etc.

-Textured Bowls 


Dates: Fridays, 1-3pm

  1. Jan 12
  2. Jan 26
  3. Feb 2
  4. Feb 9
  5. Feb 16
  6. Feb 23
  7. March 1
  8. March 8 (Non-clay day. Tea/hot chocolate party.  Review/Critique. How to pack your ceramics to take home possible preview of upcoming Youth classes.)

Make up day:  April 5  1-3 pm   (for both morning and afternoon classes)


Cost: $95

Preregistration Required


Calendar Heads up!

Jan 19 – school day for Joseph & Enterprise

March 15 – is a school/ work day for the county

March 22 – is the beginning of Spring Break


Student Behavior Expectations (Please share these with your children)

Students will be expected to be Respectful, Responsible and Safe.


  • Listening to and following instructions the first time
  • Putting effort into projects
  • Not rushing through
  • Being civil


  • Appropriate use of tools and materials
  • Taking care of projects as instructed
  • Treating others with respect
  • Cleaning up


  • Walking (not running)
  • Listening to instructions and following them
  • Passing supplies (not throwing)

Students will focus on learning and creating in clay, some talk and discussion is good! However, a lot of chatter is not. Students will be reminded of appropriate behavior which will be posted in the classroom as well. If students do not abide by the above Behavior Expectations a parent will be called and asked to come and pick up their child.

About the instructor:

Jennifer Hawkins is a native of Wallowa County. She grew up on a ranch; herding sheep, working cattle working in the wheat fields.  She studied Art Science and Education at the University of Oregon receiving a BS, MS and MFA. She enjoys teaching, especially the next generation, sharing her gifts and insights helping to inspire others.  

Jennifer currently teaches Visual Arts at Joseph Charter School, Imnaha Bridge School, and Troy School.  Jennifer also enjoys roaming the wild places from which she draws her inspiration for creating art. 

“I am inspired by the beauty of nature; its colors, textures and forms. I immerse myself in nature whenever possible, especially the ‘wild places’. The Wilderness makes my soul sing and renews my spirit.  My intent in my art is to transform the beauty I see/perceive with heart, mind and spirit into new creations, interpretations in the media that speaks.”


March 1
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Arianna Olsen
541-432-0505 x2


Josephy Center for Arts & Culture
403 N Main St
Joseph, OR 97846 United States
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