Teen Classes

We are here to provide an environment in which teens can challenge themselves to develop and refine their techniques in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. 

Grades 7-12

Ceramic Room Hangout with Jessi Tucci

Mondays // July 15 + August 12 // 1-3pm

$15 ACB Members or $25 Non-Members per date

Grades 7-12

Teen hang in the studio! (No parents necessary! Jessi will be there to supervise but not to instruct.) Students must have prior experience.

Raku Candles with Jessi Tucci and Ryan 

July 7 // 12-2:30pm at ACB with Jessi and July 14 // 12-5pm offsite at Ryan’s

$75 ACB Members or $85 Non-Members

Teen 12+ and Adults (parents must attend firing with teen)

First session will meet with Jessi at the Art Center to throw some candle forms. Second week we will meet off site at Ryan's house to do a raku fire. Once the work is fired, Ryan will walk everyone through mixing and pouring candles.

Raku: must have closed toe shoes, jeans and a long sleeve denim or nonflammable jacket if you want to participate in the firing process. Bring sunglasses and hair must be pulled back. You do not have to participate and can watch if you want to. It's a 4-5hr process so bring drinks, snacks/lunch and company if you'd like. (1 person per enrolled student and only to firing day not the wet clay class)

Teen Wheel with Jessi Tucci

M-F // July 29-Aug 2 // 1-3pm

$85 ACB Members or $95 Non-Members

Learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing. Learn how to complete works with texture, color, etc. This class is perfect for beginners, but if you have experience, we will push your skills!

Downtown Digital: an Urban Photography Workshop with Jamie Johnson-Cooper 

M-F // Aug 5-9 // 10-noon

$55 ACB Members or $65 Non-Members

A picture is worth a thousand words, what will yours say? Come explore downtown and find new perspectives through the lens of your camera. Whether you have a DSLR or a smartphone, you can capture the environment around you in unique and inventive ways. We will play with natural lighting, different angles, and camera settings to create one of a kind digital artwork. You don't need to go far to find a whole different world, there's one hiding right under your fingertips.

Open Forum with Jessi Tucci

M-F // Aug 5-9 // 1- 3pm

$85 ACB Members or $95 Non-Members

Teens will tell Jessi what their goals are to create in a week. Sculpture, handbuilding, and wheel options. Demos for all will be done throughout the session as requested. Freedom to create without any guidelines! 

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Friday/Saturday: 10am - 4pm

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Burlington, Iowa 52601


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