Classes, Events and Calendar
FUSED GLASS CLASSES
At Hands On, we offer a variety of walk-in project kits so that customers may do a fused glass project at any time, even without an appointment. If you would like to take a more intensive glass class or learn how to make a project which is not on our "walk-in-project" list, you'll want to take one of our FUSED GLASS Basics Classes. We offer these classes on the fourth Saturday of the month 10am-1pm. Discover the basics of working with hot glass. Come learn about the different types of glass, how to score and break glass, volume control, slumping and dichroic glass. Our classes are designed for people who are not artists but just want to have fun. If you’ve always been curious about how glass pieces are made, this class is for you. Classes cost $10 plus the price of the project you choose. All tools and materials are provided.
Upcoming Glass Classes September 26th 10am October 24th 10am November 28th 10am
SPECIAL NOTE: If you have a group of 6 or more, we can customize a Fused Glass Class just for you! Call us to discuss the possibilities.
THURSDAY NIGHT PAINT THERAPY CLASS
This is an art class for non-artists...a chance to have some uninterrupted relaxation time for YOU and an opportunity to express yourself if a whole new way. Learn how to create a project using a new painting technique that we will break down into easy steps so that it's simple and fun for everyone! You choose your ceramic piece and we provide everything else—absolutely no experience is required. $10 class fee (includes studio and glazing fees, tools, instruction, patterns and snacks) plus the price of the piece you choose to paint.
September 24th 6:30pm: BOOtiful Halloween Candy Bowl October 22nd 6:30pm: Rustic Tree Platter November 5th 6:30pm: Rudy the Reindeer Tray
MUD MONDAY Clay Class: October 12th 4:30pm
It's Monday Funday at Hands On! Don't be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands wet and messy as we get creative with clay on the second Monday of every month. We'll create a different project, using a variety of handbuilding techniques and tools in each session. In October, we will create a cool Halloween skeleton. This event is geared towards kids ages 7 and up. $15 (plus tax) covers everything!
LEAPING INTO LITERACY Class: Wednesday October 28th 4pm or Tuesday November 17th 4pm
We've partnered with CCMS (Consumer Credit Management Services) to hold a monthly class where your child can learn about financial literacy. This class is geared towards children in grades 1-5. In addition to learning about money and how to handle it, each child will paint a Frog Bank (to store all their savings). Each month the class is sponsored by a local business and therefore there is no fee for the class. It is FREE to the first 15 kids that register (by calling Hands On at 736-4475). PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
MedARTation Class: October 27th 6pm
This is a brand-new class at Hands On. We've partnered with Kirsten Clancy at YogaCentric to create a class that's part guided meditation and part art. Each month we will offer a guided meditation and guided art project (using a variety of painting techniques) which are centered around a specific theme. This month's theme is FOCUS and MANDALAS...and the art project uses designer stamps and templates to create a Mandala Plate.
.$15 (plus tax) includes everything, even a snack. Your choice of tile, plate or vase.
Pottery Wheel Throwing Class for Adults:Next Class Starts October 6/7
Learn the various aspects of wheel thrown pottery, including how to wedge, center, throw, trim and glaze. This is a pottery wheel class for beginners and hobbyists. Classes meet once a week at the times shown below with 2 hours instruction and final 1/2 hour with routine clean up. Cost for this 6 week session is $165 and includes glazes, kiln time and the first 25 pound bag of clay. Pottery tool kit will be supplied to first time students. Additional clay supplies can be purchased as needed. We will also be recycling clay, which will be available for free use.
Instruction will include how to wedge, center, throw and trim clay. We will spend time getting the feel of the clay and practicing techniques to yeild simple forms such as bowls, mugs, vases, etc. Week 6 will cover the glazing process.
All pottery wheel classes are taught by Paula Dodd, member Magic Valley Arts Council. Reservations for classes are now being taken at Hands On. Call 736-4475 to reserve your spot. Deposit $75 at time of reservation with balance due at first class.
Dates and Times: Tuesdays or Wednesdays 8:30am - 11am or Tuesdays 6pm-8:30pm or Wednesdays 1pm-3:30pm
FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC NIGHT
Join us on the first Friday of each month 7-9pm for First Friday Music Night, featuring live music, studio-fee-free pottery painting (for new projects), drinks, snacks and a whole lot of fun. This is family-friendly event and a great way to spend a Friday evening in downtown Twin Falls. No reservations required. Just drop in anytime between 7 and 9 in the evening. Check out the other businesses in downtown Twin Falls that are also open on First Fridays (Rudy's, A Cook's Paradise, Jensen Ringmakers, Scrappin' Girlfriends, Twin Falls Sandwich Company and Slice) and then stop in at our place, grab a drink and hang out and be creative.
This month's featured musician is LANCE WELLS.
A unique storytime & pottery painting adventure especially designed for kids ages 2-8. We read a story together, have a snack & complete a painting project that relates to the story. Parent participation is required. Call the studio at 208-736-4475 for information and reservations. $10 (plus tax) per child.
Thursday October 15th 7-10 pm
Our special ladies night out, devoted to socializing, creating, eating and fun! You bring your friends and whatever you wish to drink. We'll provide music, chair massages for all the painters and dessert too! Join us as Breanna creates awesome HENNA TATTOO designs for all of us. $12 cover charge includes all your glazing and studio fees, dessert and chair massages). Advanced reservations appreciated by calling 736-4475.
See our calendar for additional details
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