Workhouse Ceramics Studio

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The Workhouse Ceramics program offers a variety of classes for ages 5 and up in wheel-throwing, hand-building and ceramic sculpture. Our Instructors are emerging, pre-professional or professional ceramic artists and/or Ceramic art educators. We pride ourselves on giving our students individual attention and providing them with a wide array of philosophies and techniques for accomplishing individual goals and complementing their work in clay.

As a part of our commitment to the promotion of artistic and cultural creativity within our community the Ceramics Program at the Workhouse Arts Center will offer any student who wishes to learn more about studio practices, management, and increase their technical knowledge an opportunity to participate in the Workhouse Ceramics Work Study Program. This program also involves the training in various areas of our ceramic studio operations for any beginning thru advanced students wishing to help with daily operational activities in exchange for open access to studio during no-class times and/or tuition reductions.

The Workhouse Ceramics Program also provides and is currently involved in extensive outreach activities with local Girl Scout Troops, Fairfax County Public Schools, Prince William County Public Schools, Falls Church City Public School system and Private schools in Northern Virginia. These activities involve mentoring and providing visiting artists for students enrolled at South County High School, George Mason High School, Thomas Jefferson and Dale City Elementary Schools and Prince William Academy to name a few.

The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program is a collective and highly dynamic environment with the goal for the promotion of Ceramic Arts through research, education and outreach. The Ceramics Program housed in building 8 at the Workhouse is a state of the art expansive and open aired facility with two indoor kiln rooms, an outdoor kiln yard with a 32 cu. ft. gas downdraft shuttle and Raku kiln(s). We also have a spray booth, 21-Brent CXC wheels, fully equipped raw materials lab with AMACO Ball Mill, blunger and clay storage/mixing room, slab rollers, extruder, extensive shelving and workspace for either hand-building or wheel-thrown work. Our studio facility is also home to 6 private and shared resident artists’ studios whose works range from functional to sculptural and a retail gallery for the exhibition and sale of Resident and Visiting Artist works. If you are interested in the ceramic courses at the Workhouse Arts Center, you may register at the main Workhouse Arts Center website. The studio is open for viewing to the general public Weds.-Sat. 11am-7pm and Sundays 12 noon-5pm.  Classes are held 7 days a week and are 9 weeks in length and our students ages range from 5 years and up.  We offer beginning thru advanced classes in Handbuilding, Wheel-throwing and Ceramic Sculpture.  Our Instructors are Resident Artists in the Ceramics Program and other professional ceramic artists from within the metro D.C. area.