Teen and Adult Classes

Winter Session

Randall Museum classes provide excellent opportunities for teenagers (age 16+) and adults to expand their creativity, design, science investigation and collaboration skills in a controlled environment. Classes are offered in our diverse subject-themed spaces: art studio, science studio, The Garage (STEAM), and ceramics studio. Explore your favorite hobby or establish a new one. Be sure to invite your friends!

Randall Museum Friends member registration is one week earlier than public registration and members receive a $5 discount. Become a member today!*

 

*Must become a member by the day before member registration to take advantage of benefits.

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Classes Return to the Randall Museum January 2018

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Ceramics – Creative Ceramics

Join us back at the Randall Museum in our newly renovated Ceramics Lab! This class welcomes adults of all levels to make both functional and nonfunctional ceramics. Learn basic clay handling, hand building and wheel throwing. Finish up your pieces with investigations and surface decorations and glazing options. Bring your inspiration and curiosity and delve into your creativity through clay in a social and supportive environment. The instructor will work with more advanced students to explore and develop individual techniques and projects.

Instructor:
Tomoko Nakazato
Fee:
Randall Member: $255
Non-member: $260
Course Number:
#12398 – Wednesdays
#12399 – Thursdays
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays1/17 – 3/76:30 – 9:30 pm18 and upRegister
Thursdays1/18 – 3/86:30 – 9:30 pm18 and upRegister

Ceramics – Potter’s Wheel

Come learn the potter’s wheel in our new Randall Museum Ceramics Lab! This friendly and supportive studio environment is the perfect place to develop your throwing skills. You’ll learn to wedge, center and pull up the clay walls of your hand thrown clay pieces. Everyone will begin throwing cups and bowls and progress at their own pace to more advanced forms like vases and plates. You will glaze all your work to be fired in the Randall kilns.

Instructor:
Andrew Kontrabecki
Fee:
Randall Member: $210
Non-member: $215
Course Number:
#12402 – Mondays
#12403 – Tuesdays
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Mondays1/22 – 3/56:30 – 9:30 pm18 and upRegister
Tuesdays1/16 – 3/66:30 – 9:30 pm18 and upRegister

Programming & Electronics for Creatives

This is a hands-on course for anyone who would like to have electronic processes and microcontrollers demystified. We’ll explore the basics of electronics and Arduino programming to create personal creative projects from ground up. You’ll learn to work with lights, motors, sensors and programmable controls with an emphasis on creative and artistic exploration. No experience is required. Basic Arduino supplies are provided for use during the first class. You will need to purchase additional materials for your individual project(s). This might cost between $25-$100, depending on your project. We recommend you bring your own laptop; laptops can be provided for use in class if needed.

Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $245
Non-member: $250
Course Number:
#12423
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Saturdays1/20 – 3/103 – 5:30 pm16 and upRegister

 

Woodworking with Hand Tools @ Sunnyside Playground

Woodworking with hand tools can be extremely creative and satisfying. This hands-on class will introduce you to the classic tools needed to make furniture: Layout tools for marking, bit/brace for drilling, hand plane, various types of saws, chisels and more. You’ll practice these tools and techniques with coaching and guidance throughout the process. This class is a great start for folks with little or no woodworking experience. There will be an additional $15 fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. This class is located at Sunnyside Playground NOT at Randall Museum.

Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $252
Non-member: $257
Course Number:
#12435

Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Thursdays1/18 – 3/86:30 – 9:30 pm16 and upRegister

 

Woodworking In Small Spaces @ Sunnyside Playground

Are you interested in woodworking but don’t have space for a full-scale industrial woodworking shop? This hands-on class will introduce you to techniques and tools that you can use in your garage, back porch or even on your kitchen table. We’ll explore the classic hand tools needed to make furniture: chisels, hand planes, measuring and marking tools and various types of saws. We’ll also learn to use, evaluate and select small power tools, drills, saws, biscuit joiners, power planes, sanders and more. We’ll look at shop vacs and dust collection, clamps, fences and hold down systems. With 20+ years as a professional woodworker, instructor Mike Bray knows scores of tricks and techniques for working safely and accurately in small spaces. This is a great class for folks with little or no woodworking experience, and for those looking to refine their skills. There will be an additional $30 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. This class is located at Sunnyside Playground NOT Randall Museum.

Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $252
Non-member: $257
Course Number:
#12433

Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Tuesdays1/16 – 3/66:30 – 9:30 pm16 and upRegister

Woodcarving: Spoons, Bowls and Bread Boards @ Sunnyside Playground

Learn to cut, carve, sand and finish utilitarian and decorative spoons, bowls and bread or cheese boards. You’ll begin by practicing with hand carving tools to learn the basic properties of these tools and the wood itself. Then, you can choose to carve a spoon or small bowl using a combination of traditional and modern tools. If time permits, pair your spoon or bowl with a shaped wooden cutting board. Returning students are welcome, and should contact the instructor prior to the first class to discuss your project. A $40 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. This class is located at Sunnyside Playground NOT Randall Museum.

Instructor:
Sheri Tharp
Fee:
Randall Member: $252
Non-member: $257
Course Number:
#12570

Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays1/17 – 3/76:30 – 9:30 pm16 and upRegister

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