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Art Classes & Events

The studio is open by appointment only or

you can registered for one of our scheduled workshops.

Visit our face book page for seasonal classes.

Masks are required for anyone entering the studio, at all times.. 

( Teacher is medically high risk ).

*Tools and Equipment will be sanitized and ready for your use prior to your arrival.*

Just Friends,
Private Pottery Workshop

A one time ( 2 hours ) PRIVATE  pottery wheel lesson can be scheduled with your friends, date night, or a Parent/ Child bonding time, or birthday celebration.  Additional time can be schedule at a rate of $40. an hour. You'll have the entire studio and instructor reserved just for your group.  Workshop includes demo, tools, and equipment to borrow during class time. Last 15-20 minutes are devoted to clean up.  Options to fire/glaze are available, for additional fee.  But only if instructor thinks your pieces will withstand a firing.  If you get your item fired, expect to return in a few weeks for a 2nd glaze session/class. We'll notify you when its ready & you can schedule a time to come by.

2 Hour time slots available : 

Summer Hours :  Thursday - Saturday

**   Just Friends, Automatic discount  **

when you have 4+ people on same transaction

2  Friends  :

     COST :   $110.  Cash discount / $132. Credit

3  Friends 

     COST :   $165.  Cash discount / $198. Credit

4  Friends  :

     COST :   $210.  Cash discount / $248. Credit

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 Try it Pottery Workshop

Our Try it  Group Wheel Workshop, is a one day,   2 hour class.  And its exactly what it says.  Teacher will give you a quick intro and demo for wheel throwing, then you try it.  Materials, supplies, and 1 brick of clay are included, to borrow while in studio. Additional clay available to purchase, but typically not needed. Aprons are available, but we recommend wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Last 15-20 minutes of class is devoted to clean up. All students required to bring (1) hand towel you don't mind getting dirty to class.

** Registration required. **

Since the purpose of this class is to give students the experience, our expectation is that all pieces created during class will be deconstructed at end of evening and clay recycled.  If you are particularly pleased with your piece and instructor feels its structurally sound, and likely to fire successfully you may opt to have your item fired  for an additional fee and return at a later date to glaze ( paint).  This process takes a few weeks. Be the 1st to know, Follow our Facebook page, to be notified when new classes are offered.

COST (1) Person :   $56. Cash discount / $66. Credit

CLASS is  2 HOURS

   

On-site Mini Paint Parties

Let Urban Easel Art host your next mini party!  Ideal for a small get together with just 4-6 people.  Onsite mini paint parties are held in our Martinsburg Studio, are just  $38. person, + tax  + (1) $28. party fee, and are great for a small get together with a few friends, or ladies night out. All art supplies and materials are included.

With Urban Easel you can take the stress out of planning for an event! All you have to do is provide any refreshments to accommodate your guests, and we do the rest – that includes setting up, cleaning up art materials and providing all the necessary art supplies. 

WHY CHOOSE US

  • Learn From Our Professional Artists

  • We are locally owned and operated

  • We have years of experience

  • Our track records proves, we host amazingly fun, social painting party

An instructor and all art supplies are provided.  Sorry, there will be no "carry-out" paint permitted.  To reserve your party, you must sign up online and and make a $70. non refundable deposit. This will be applied towards cost of event, if all goes as scheduled.  Deposit holds your party date/time for which another class can not take place.  We will get back with you details on how to pay deposit, and to schedule your preferred date. Host is responsible for providing us with a final head count1 week prior to celebration. The remaining balance to be paid in full collectively prior to start of event.  **

Date: Select date & times

      COST :   $38.   Person Cash +   $ 28. Party Fee

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These are the same as onsite mini parties, except we come to you. Ideal for 6  people  or up to 50, to make  your girls night out, holiday  party, birthday party, family reunion or special event memorable. We can cater to any location. Fun for the absolute beginner, to the seasoned artist as we will guide you step by step.  Off site Local mini parties are just  $40. cash per person, + tax  + (1) $45 party fee. 

An instructor and all art supplies are provided.  To reserve your party, you must sign up online and and make a $115. non refundable deposit. This will be applied towards cost of event, if all goes as plan.  Deposit will hold your party date/time for which another class can not take place.  We will get back with you details on how to pay deposit, and to schedule your preferred date. Host is responsible for providing us with a final head count 48 hours prior to celebration. The remaining balance to be paid in full collectively prior to start of event.  **

Date: Select date & times

  ***  Sorry, not offering any large gathering/ parties right now due to COVID    ***

      COST :   $40   Person Cash +   $45. Party Fee

Private Art Lessons

For private lessons, our instructors focus on challenging an artist's existing skills and taking them to a more advanced level, while introducing them to new techniques, materials and styles in fine art. We offer skills in drawing, acrylic painting, water color, oil pastels, Curriculum's are customized to build students skills and knowledge of art with their interests in mind. We customize a curriculum or area of focus where our art students will build confidence, see results and have a fun experience too. Private lesson pricing based on 1 student per session and includes all art supplies. Canvas painting add $10.  These can take place weekly or just a one time deal. Just contact me to make an appointment.  Select day and evening hours are available, in  our Martinsburg studio. Private lessons are cash only and are due at time of service. These are only offered in Fall/ winter time. 

60 minute lesson . . . . . . . $ 50. per lesson

61-90 minute lesson . . . . .$ 75. per lesson

91 - 120 minute lesson . . .$ 95. per lesson

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 6 Week - Intro to Pottery
- Wednesdays -
January 4, 11, 18, 25,  Feb. 1, 8,  2023

6 pm - 8 pm

  * Registration now open, sign up soon.  Just a few spots remain.

  Make Wednesdays your favorite day of the week.  Class consists of 6 weeks, perfect for the beginner with absolutely no experience or those looking  refine their wheel skills.  What to expect: 1st class we'll learn basic hand building techniques & how to attach clay properly. Most of the classes will be spent on the wheel, learning to center and how to pull a wall, not necessarily make something.  Over the course of 6 weeks, you'll learn about different stages of clay, through the making process. Last class is learning how to glaze so you can finish up your work.  Note: Last  20 minutes of each class devoted to clean up.  This intro class is meant to be taken multiple times, before going to intermediate level.  The only thing you'll need to bring is your creativity, and a hand towel you don't mind getting dirty.

This 6 week class is discounted  $ 90. + off normal fee.  Cost is determined for a full class.  No credit will be given for any missed group class.  With this in mind, we try to be reasonable & know that life happens.  

* If you are sick or have been around anyone with Covid.  PLEASE stay home, we will work with you to get time made up.  Will allow (1) make up session per student, to be used on Wednesday prior to our normally scheduled class at teacher's discretion and must schedule with teacher. MASKS are required for anyone entering the studio.  In the event of inclement weather, we will host a makeup session ( Thursday- Saturday , at teachers discretion ).

Workshop includes :

  • 14  total studio hours:  

                     6  ( 2 -hour)  sessions 

                     2  ( 1 hour )  bonus time - Teacher choice after week 2 

  • 5  bricks of clay

  • basic pottery wheel tools to borrow

  • use of pottery equipment

  • a personal shelf in the studio to store your work during course 

  • Glaze & glaze materials

  • Firing & glazing of (1) favorite item ( must be structural sound )

 

Optional additional services & fees:

Since we are an inclusive studio, and try to keep this class accessible for folks rather than restricting how much you can make.  Options to  fire/glaze  additional art work made during 6-week course are available for additional fee. 

Absolutely No outside clay or glaze permitted in studio.  If you would like extra time to practice or finish up projects, independent open studio time & extra materials are available during the week.  Can schedule time in blocks of 1 hour increments to work on your own. 

Tuesday - Saturday time available.

CLASS COST . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 150.  + tax

Materials /Studio Fee. . . .  $ 230.

Total due / tax included. .  $ 402.80

When you register for class, a non-refundable deposit of  $ 102.80  is due within 3 days , this will reserve a spot in the class, for which another student can not attend.  This will go towards the balance provided everything go as planned. Remaining balance due on 1st day of class in cash.

Our pottery classes have a small teacher, student ratio, to provide more attention.  Seats sell out fast, register early to reserve a spot.

Wine & Wheel

 3 Hour  Workshop

This 1x introductory pottery workshop,  lasting  3 hours, can be taken as a group class or private pottery wheel experience.  All art supplies are included and everything creating on the wheel, to glazing is done in just one visit.   Last  15-20  minutes are devoted to clean up.  Most of the class will be working on the wheel, and getting to experience the pottery wheel in a real working studio.  The last hour we'll be learning how to glaze/ (paint) to finish your art. This is a great option, to utilise, if you are short on time, or just visiting Martinsburg for 1 evening and you need to complete the entire process in one session.

 

** Your art work will be left in studio for about 5 weeks to dry then be fired by teacher, to complete the clay to ceramic process.  You will be notified when art work is done, and can schedule a time to pick up.  **

These are only held on Thursday- Saturday.  This is a BYOB event.  If you choose to have adult beverages all folks in attendance must be 21+.   Minimum number of people to make a reservation is a party of three (3).   A $56. refundable deposit is required to secure a reservation. This will go towards the final cost.

Workshop includes :

*   Demonstration

*  1  brick of premium stoneware clay

*   Pottery Tools & equipment to borrow

*  Premium lead-free food safe glazes in assorted colors

*  Premium Glazes

*  Firing of  up  to ( 1 ) item/ person.  

*  3 hour workshop

Note: It rarely occurs on beginner pieces, but any oversize artwork outside of our glaze graph will incur an additional fee to cover extra kiln space & glaze.  (Art work will only be fired if instructor thinks your pieces are structurally sound to withstand a firing. If none of your art work is approved for firing, you will be offered a  (1x time credit, for  1 hour of Independent Studio, to try and make something on the wheel. Not transferable & absolutely no cash value)

COST (1) Person :   $110. Cash discount / $126. Credit

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