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Open Studio and Gallery Hours

2017
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: CLOSED (except classes)
Wednesday 10:00 am- 7:00 pm
Thursday CLOSED (except classes)
Friday Available for Private Events
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED (except clases)

WORKSHOPS ARE BACK

Art of Sgraffito

Bonnie Mitchell a ceramic artist, living in Milford, Ohio, who gets inspiration from her love of animals and nature. The technique she uses is called Sgraffito, which comes from the Italian word ‘graffiare' meaning "to scratch".In her mini workshop, you’ll learn basic Sgraffito techniques of applying a black underglaze to a white, leather hard, 4X4 clay tile. You will be guilded step by step through the process of carving through the black underglaze to reveal the white clay beneath to create wonderful, contrasting designs. Square 4X4 tiles and black underglaze will be supplied. Students should bring a simple design or picture to transfer to the tile and their favorite carving tools. The studio will have carving tools available.The two hour mini workshop includes everything you need to create your custom four inch square tile, plus snacks and drinks. Cost of this workshop is $40 and is limited to ten adult participants. The workshop is on Sunday January 21 from 5pm - 7pm.

scrafito Cat
Stenciling

The studio is excited to partner with Laura Davis from Core Clay to offer this four hour workshop. It will be help on Sunday April 8, from 4 - 8 PM. Specific details and workshop cost willl be available soon.

Yoda Dish
Many Dishes

UPCOMING CLASSES

Register for classes!

Sign up now for a 6-week autumn session or our shorter 4-week sessions.

All sessions are open to anyone age 18 and older, with any level of experience. The session price of $180 for a 4-week class or $235 for a 6-week class covers class time, open studio time, 25 pounds of clay, tools, glazes and kiln firings.

The shorter 4-week session is offered Sundays, while the 6-weeks sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Check Class Schedules for times and offerings.


Calendar

New Studio Classes!


Gifts and Goodies

Love the idea of a child's homemade gift, but you always seem to run out of time (or patience). We have the solution for you! It is our new children's program called Gift and Goodies. It is a two hour class where your child will make a ceramic gift to brighten someone's day. Just when you think this class can't get any better, it does. In addition to a hand made gift, each participant will receive a voucher for a sweet treat from Loveland Sweets. It's a perfect combination: a handmade gift and a yummy goody. We schedule the Gift & Goodies event two to three weeks before a gift giving holiday, so it will be ready in plenty of time.
Scheduled days are on specific Sundays from 4:30 - 6:30pm.
January 28 - Valentine’s Day
April 29 - Mother's Day
May 6 - Father's Day
June 3 -end of school, teacher’s present
November 11 - Christmas
December 2 - Christmas








Sculpting Class!

Raddle Animal Project

Whistle Stop is excited to be offering a new Sculpture class beginning in 2018. Mari Brock will be sharing her time and talents on Sunday afternoons in a four week class all about sculpture. She will start with beginning techniques and lead students step by step though the sculpting process. Classes initially will involve instructor lead projects, but as students gain confidence and skills, participants can choose projects that they find most interesting. The first class will be held on February 11, 18, 25 and March 2 from 4:30 - 7:00pm.

Raddle Animal Project Cupcake box


Dog Sculpture


CLASS SCHEDULES

January 2018

6-Week Winter Sessions (Register Now)

Adult Ceramic Sampler- $235

January 2 - February 6
  • Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm,
    Instructor: Bonnie McNett.
  • Tuesdays: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm,
    Instructor: Joy France.

Adult Wheel Throwing Basics and Beyond- $235

January 4 - February 8
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm,
    Instructor: Adriana De Palma
  • Thursdays: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm,
    Instructor: Adriana De Palma

4-Week Winter Sessions (Register Now)

Adult Ceramic Sampler- $180

January 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Sundays: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm,
    Instructor: Heloise Besse.

Adult / Child Clay Class (Register Now)

Saturdays, January 6, 13, 20
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm,
    Instructor: Bonnie McNett
    Three 2-hour, instructor-led classes. Price: $120 for one adult and one child. $75 for each additional adult. $45 for each additional child. Includes tools, glazes, firings.
Saturdays, January 27, Feb 3, 10
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm,
    Instructor: Bonnie McNett
    Three 2-hour, instructor-led classes.

Art of Sgraffito Workshop

Sunday, January 21, 5:00-7:00pm - $40
  • Instructor: Bonnie Mitchell
  • 2-hour workshop - all supplies provided
  • Beginners welcome

Gifts and Goodies

Sunday, January 28, 4:00-6:00pm - $40
  • Project - Heart Box
  • Instructor-TBD
  • Ages 8+, 5-7 year olds accepted with accompanying adult
  • Loveland Sweets Certificate presented at pick up of finished project.




Cocktails & Clay

Friday, January 26, 7:00-9:00pm - $40
Saturday, January 27, 6:00-8:00pm - $40

Project -Oval Serving Tray

Joy France



February 2018

6-Week Febuary Sessions (Register Now)

Adult Ceramic Sampler- $235

Feburary 13 - March 20
  • Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm,
    Instructor: Bonnie McNett.
  • Tuesdays: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm,
    Instructor: Joy France.

Adult Wheel Throwing Basics and Beyond- $235

Feburary 15 - March 22
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm,
    Instructor: Adriana De Palma
  • Thursdays: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm,
    Instructor: Adriana De Palma

4-Week October Sessions (Register Now)

Intro to Sculpting

Sunday, February 11, 18, 25, March 4
4:30-7:00pm - $195
  • Instructor-Mari Brock
  • Ages 18+
  • Beginners welcome

Adult Ceramic Sampler- $180

Febuary 11, 18, 25 and March 4
  • Sundays: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm,
    Instructor: Heloise Besse.

Adult / Child Clay Class (Register Now)

Saturdays, Feb. 17, 24, March. 3
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm,
    Instructor: Bonnie McNett
    Three 2-hour, instructor-led classes. Price: $120 for one adult and one child. $75 for each additional adult. $45 for each additional child. Includes tools, glazes, firings.

Cocktails & Clay (Register Now)

Saturday, Febuary 23, 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday, Febuary 24th, 6:00-8:00pm

Project - TBD
Instructor: Christine Kidwell
Ages 21+, All skill levels welcome.