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Summer Adult Schedule

Summer 2021: June - September

PDF of Summer Booklet - coming soon

We offer weekly classes in painting, drawing, pottery, mixed media, metal design and jewelry! Classes typically meet once a week for six weeks. Most adult level classes are open to ages 18 and up. See our full Summer Adult Schedule below and find the perfect class for you!

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Members of Emerge Gallery & Art Center, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, are able to sign up for classes at a reduced member price. Not a member? Become a member of Emerge today! All memberships are on a yearly basis. Click here to learn more about our memberships.

Class Guidelines and refund policy

  • There will be temperature checks at the beginning of each class.
  • All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a face mask. We will have some available for purchase or you may pack your own.
  • We encourage you to dress for mess. To reduce sharing items, Emerge will not be able to provide aprons. We encourage you to pack your own apron or wear clothes you are ok with getting art on.
  • The in-person class size has been reduced to 4-5 depending on classroom size.
  • Emerge will offer a Zoom option for a few of the classes. Students must have their own supplies (except for clay that would have to be purchased through Emerge with contactless pick up).
  • The in-person class and Zoom class are not interchangeable.
  • Emerge asks that if anyone in your household is sick or showing signs of becoming sick, that you do not attend class.
  • If someone is sick or showing signs, please let us know and Emerge will issue a refund for any unused class time.


BOOKMAKING

Introduction to bookmaking

Learn the basics of bookmaking! This course will cover a variety of techniques including sewn bindings, folded structures, and using adhesives. Participants will construct both hard cover and soft cover books, books for journaling and sketching as well as artist books. Tools and some materials provided. No experience needed. [Min. 4, Max. 5] Ages 16 and up with special permission.

Instructor: Liz Steiner

Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

In-Person Class Cost: $85 for Emerge members, $125 for non-members 

Zoom Class Cost: $75 for Emerge members, $115 for non-members 

Summer 2021: Session 1: June 9 - July 21 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of July 6

Reg. Code: TDM-86

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Summer 2021: Session 2: August 4 - September 8 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: TDM-87

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Private Lessons in BookMaking are also available!

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METAL DESIGN & JEWELRY

Daytime Metalsmithing Basics: I made it myself

That’s what you’ll tell friends when they ask about the unique piece of jewelry you’re wearing. Learn metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, and riveting to make a variety of projects. First-time participants will make a bracelet that involves all of these basic methods. Returning participants will work with the instructor to problem solve, refine their basic skills, and explore more advanced techniques such as enameling, etching, alternative materials, and stone setting. [Min. 4, Max. 5] Ages 16 and up with special permission.
Supplies are included with the exception of fine metals, such as silver, that students may wish to use in class.

Instructor: Liz Steiner

Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Cost: $115 for Emerge members, $155 for non-members 

No Zoom Class Option

Summer 2021: Session 1: June 10 - July 22 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of July 6

Reg. Code: IMD-86

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Summer 2021: Session 2: August 5 - September 9 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: IMD-87

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Private Lessons in Metal Design & Jewelry Making are also available!

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POTTERY

Handbuilding: Large Vessels!

The wheel can pose lots of challenges when trying to create large and tall vessels, this is where hand building comes in “handy”! In this class we will make our own hump molds and learn how to use them, along with coil building, to create large vases and other types of tall vessels. The best part is the wheel can be part of this process! Let’s see who can make the most ornate and tallest vessel in this session! [Min. 4, Max. 5] Ages 16 and up with special permission.

Instructor: Lacey Hargroder

Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

In-Person Class Cost: $85 for Emerge members, $125 for non-members

Zoom Class Cost: $75 for Emerge members, $115 for non-members

Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.
$20 Tool Kit (includes: bucket, large sponge for cleaning, wooden and metal rib, wire tool, needle tool, double end loop and large loop trimming tool, modeling tool, and sponge).

Summer 2021: Session 1: June 8 - July 20 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of July 6
Reg. Code: ACT-86

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Handbuilding: Template Slab Building

In this session we will learn the magic of using templates to create slab-built wall hanging works of art! We will create our own unique templates, make slabs, heavily surface decorate them, and attachment them together to form unique wall art that can function as decoration or literally function. Want to make a wall hanging vase, planter, mailbox, spice rack, or anything your creative mind can dream up?! The possibilities are endless! [Min. 4, Max. 5] Ages 16 and up with special permission.

Instructor: Lacey Hargroder

Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

In-Person Class Cost: $85 for Emerge members, $125 for non-members

Zoom Class Cost: $75 for Emerge members, $115 for non-members

Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.
$20 Tool Kit (includes: bucket, large sponge for cleaning, wooden and metal rib, wire tool, needle tool, double end loop and large loop trimming tool, modeling tool, and sponge).

Summer 2021: Session 2: August 3 - September 7 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: ACT-87

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Introduction to Wheel Throwing

If you’ve never tried the potter’s wheel but have always wanted to, then this class is for you. If you’ve thrown on the wheel before but need a refresher or are new to Emerge, then this class is for you too! During this introductory class, you will learn the fundamentals necessary for throwing cylinders and bowls. The session will focus on techniques for centering, opening, pulling, trimming, and glazing; and, by the end of the session, students will have several finished pots to take home. Class size is restricted so students can get the technical instruction required to establish a good foundation for continued learning. This class is a prerequisite for continuing pottery classes. [Max. 4] Ages 16 and up with special permission.

Instructor: Kim Sawyer

Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Cost: $95 for Emerge members, $135 for non-members

No Zoom Class Option

Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.
$20 Tool Kit (includes: bucket, large sponge for cleaning, wooden and metal rib, wire tool, needle tool, double end loop and large loop trimming tool, modeling tool, and sponge).

Summer 2021: Session 1: June 9 - July 21 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of July 6.
Reg. Code: IWT-86

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Summer 2021: Session 2: August 4 - September 8 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: IWT-87

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Continuing Potter: Beyond the Basics

Continuing students will hone their skills at centering, opening, and pulling during this 6 week class. Projects are designed to help improve the fundamentals necessary for crafting advanced cylinders and bowls. Advanced skills such as increasing scale, pulling spouts, and attaching handles will be addressed to challenge potters who have more wheel experience. Each project will include glazing and surface decoration discussions. This class is project driven and will allow students to take home several functional pieces! Introduction to Wheel Throwing is a prerequisite to this class. [Min. 4, Max. 5] Ages 16 and up with special permission.

Instructor: Rae Koenig

Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

In-Person Class Cost: $85 for Emerge members, $125 for non-members

Zoom Class Cost: $75 for Emerge members, $115 for non-members

Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.
$20 Tool Kit (includes: bucket, large sponge for cleaning, wooden and metal rib, wire tool, needle tool, double end loop and large loop trimming tool, modeling tool, and sponge).

Summer 2021: Session 1: June 10 - July 22 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of July 6
Reg. Code: CPW-86

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Summer 2021: Session 1: August 5 - September 9 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: CPW-87

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POTTERY CLUBS

The Firing Circle

Membership to THE FIRING CIRCLE is open to all current and previously enrolled students taking classes through our pottery program. If you have not taken a pottery class through Emerge, you must first enroll in the Clay Studio Orientation Class prior to joining THE FIRING CIRCLE. Members of the Firing Circle are paying only for the use of the kiln facilities. They are not eligible for use of the pottery facility including wheels, tables, equipment, etc. This is simply a club for those individuals who wish to create and work on their artwork off site, but need kiln usage. Clay and glazes are not included. Clay may be purchased at class rates. Clay not purchased at Emerge is not permitted. Dues run on a 6-month basis. Members pay for firing by drying room shelf load.

Membership Rates: $25 for members, $65 for non-members Firing Rates: $10 per drying room shelf – Must place receipt on drying room shelf in order to be fired with potter’s name.


Private Lessons in Pottery are also available!

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Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media

Private Lessons in Drawing, Painting, and/or Mixed Media

Private lessons are available in Drawing, Painting, and/or Mixed Media! These hands-on lessons are taught in the one-on-one format with the instructor demonstrating, then letting the student try it. Class dates and times are scheduled by the student and instructor’s mutual agreement. Call Paula Rountree at Emerge (252) 551-6947 or e-mail at paula@emergegallery.com for more information and to schedule.
Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members (4 one hour lessons)
Bring a friend: two people $100 each, three or more $75 each (members only).

Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour - one person for $40 an hour, two or more people $35 an hour per person (members only)



PHOTOGRAPHY

Private Lessons in Photography

Private lessons are available in photography! These hands-on lessons are taught in the one-on-one format with the instructor demonstrating, then letting the student try it. Class dates and times are scheduled by the student and instructor’s mutual agreement. Call Paula Rountree at Emerge (252) 551-6947 or e-mail at paula@emergegallery.com for more information and to schedule.
Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members (4 one hour lessons)
Bring a friend: two people $100 each, three or more $75 each (members only).

Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour - one person for $40 an hour, two or more people $35 an hour per person (members only)



TEXTILES

Private Lessons in Textiles

Private lessons are available in textiles! These hands-on lessons are taught in the one-on-one format with the instructor demonstrating, then letting the student try it. Class dates and times are scheduled by the student and instructor’s mutual agreement. Call Paula Rountree at Emerge (252) 551-6947 or e-mail at paula@emergegallery.com for more information and to schedule.
Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members (4 one hour lessons)
Bring a friend: two people $100 each, three or more $75 each (members only).

Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour - one person for $40 an hour, two or more people $35 an hour per person (members only)