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Adult Classes

We offer weekly classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, pottery, mixed media, metal design and jewelry design! Classes typically meet once a week for six weeks. Most adult level classes are open to ages 18 and up. See our full Fall 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.

Fall 2019: September - December

CERAMICS & POTTERY

Open Ceramics Studio

An amazing benefit of being enrolled in one of our pottery classes is that you can come in an work in the studio anytime during our open hours to gain extra practice! While camps and classes occupy the main studio during the summer, we have a satellite room that potters can work in.

DAYTIME CLASS OPTIONS

Daytime Potter’s Wheel

This is the perfect class for those interested in learning and perfecting throwing on the potter's wheel. Intro students will learn the basics of wheel throwing while intermediate and advanced students will work with the instructor on problem solving and refining their skills. [Min. 6, Max. 8]

Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.  Ages 16 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Instructor: Heather Suter
Cost: $75 for Emerge members, $115 for non-members

Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 11 - October 16 (6 classes)
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Fall 2019: Session 2: October 30 - December 11 (6 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28
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Daytime Handbuilding

This class will cover handbuilding, glazing techniques, and surface decoration. Students will learn how to make various seasonal projects while learning to use a slab roller, extruder, and other tools. [Min. 6, Max. 8]
Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well. Ages 16 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Instructor: Gail Ritzer
Cost: $75 for Emerge members, $115 for non-members

Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 12 - October 17 (6 classes) 

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Fall 2019: Session 2: October 31 - December 12 (6 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28
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EVENING CLASS OPTIONS

Topics in pots: visiting techniques

 It's Resolution Season and this is the time of year when everyone wants to lose weight, reduce debt, minimize clutter, etc. It seems like everyone wants to make things smaller. But not you! You want to get bigger…pots. So if your New Year’s Goal is to make larger pots, this is the class for you. We will dedicate 6-weeks to work through a series of exercises and techniques designed to help you make bigger and taller pots than you currently are making. But bigger is only better if the pot is well thrown. So class demonstrations and discussions will address good and efficient throwing techniques. Potters should be able to center and pull 2lbs of clay. [Min. 6, Max. 8]

Instructor: Rotation
Cost: $85 for Emerge members, $125 for non-members
Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well. Ages 16 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 10 - October 15 (6 classes)
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Fall 2019: Session 2: October 29 - December 10 (6 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28
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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. [Min. 4, Max. 6]

Instructor: Kim Sawyer
Cost: $95 for Emerge members, $135 for non-members
Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well. Ages 16 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 11 - October 16 (6 classes)
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Fall 2019: Session 2: October 30 - December 11 (6 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28
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Continuing Potter: Beyond the Basic

THURSDAYS 6:00pm-8:30pm 

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 well made 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. 6, Max. 8]


Supply Fee: $20 per bag of clay - covers glazes & firing as well.  Ages 16 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 12 - October 17 (6 classes)
Instructor: Rae Koenig
Cost: $85 for emerge members, $125 for emerge non-members 
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Fall 2019: Session 2: November 7 - December 19 (6 classes)
Instructor: Julie Rogers
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28

Cost: $85 for emerge members, $125 for emerge non-members 
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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. (Those wishing to use the Emerge Facility and supplies should enroll in Mudhole.) 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. .

Mudhole

Membership to MUDHOLE is open to all current and previously enrolled students taking classes through our pottery program. Dues run on a 3-month or a 6-month basis. Membership entitles you to use our facilities any time during our open hours, whether you are currently enrolled in a class or not, the ability to purchase clay at class rates, use of glazes, and your work will be fired though our facility.

3 Month Membership Rates: $95 for members of Emerge, $135 for non-members

6 Month Membership Rates: $145 for members of Emerge, $185 for non-members.


Private Lessons in Pottery

Private lessons are available in pottery! 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. Supply Fee – $20 per bag of clay- covers glazes & firing as well. Call Paula Rountree at Emerge (252) 551-6947 or e-mail at paula@pittcountyarts.org for more information and to schedule. Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members. – 4 one-hour lessons Bring a friend: 2 people $100 each, 3 or more $75 each -4 one hour lessons (members only).


New Option! – Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour - $40 an hour for one person, 2 or more people $35 an hour per person (members only)



METAL DESIGN & JEWELRY

Open Metal Design Studio

As a benefit of enrollment in our metals program, current students are able to come in and work during our open studio hours currently scheduled for Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm until 8:30pm.

DAYTIME CLASS OPTIONS

Glass on metal


For thousands of years, craftsman have employed the art of enameling to put color and imagery on metal, which often meant dangerous chemicals or painstaking labor. But with the development of new techniques like roller printing, galvanic etching, and custom toner decals, creating detailed and interesting enamel jewelry has never been this easy or safe! Over the course of the class, students will have the chance to learn a variety of enameling techniques, including stencils, basse taille, champlevé, and cloisonné, as well as how to etch copper to produce unique pieces.

WEDNESDAYS 10:00am-12:00pm 

Instructor: Hosanna Rubio
Cost: $95 for emerge members, $135 for emerge non-members 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 11 - October 16 (6 classes)
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Fall 2019: Session 2: October 30 - December 11 (6 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28 
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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. 6, Max 7] Instructor: (see times below) Supplies are included with the exception of fine metals, such as silver, that students may wish to use in class.

Instructor: Liz Steiner
Cost: $95 for emerge members, $135 for emerge non-members 

THURSDAYS 10:00am-12:00pm 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 12 - October 17 (6 classes)
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Fall 2019: Session 2: October 31 - December 12 (6 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28
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EVENING CLASS OPTIONS

Instructor: Lisette Fee
Cost: $115 for emerge members, $155 for emerge non-members 

TUESDAYS 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 10 - October 15 (6 classes)
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Fall 2019: Session 2: October 29 - December 10 (6 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28

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Glass on metal


For thousands of years, craftsman have employed the art of enameling to put color and imagery on metal, which often meant dangerous chemicals or painstaking labor. But with the development of new techniques like roller printing, galvanic etching, and custom toner decals, creating detailed and interesting enamel jewelry has never been this easy or safe! Over the course of the class, students will have the chance to learn a variety of enameling techniques, including stencils, basse taille, champlevé, and cloisonné, as well as how to etch copper to produce unique pieces.

Instructor: Hosanna Rubio

THURSDAYS 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 12 - October 17 (6 classes)
Cost: $115 for emerge members, $155 for emerge non-members 
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Fall 2019: Session 2: November 7 - December 19 (5 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28 and Jingle Art Jam December 5
Cost: $95 for emerge members, $135 for emerge non-members 
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Private Lessons in Metal Design & Jewelry Making

Private lessons are available in metal design & jewelry! These lessons hands-on are taught in the one-on-one format with the instructor demonstrating, then letting the student try it. Only 1st class supplies are included. Supply list will be provided at 1st class. 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@pittcountyarts.org


New Option! – Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour - $40 an hour for one person, 2 or more people $35 an hour per person (members only)



PAINTING AND DRAWING

DAYTIME CLASS OPTIONS

Intro to painting, drawing & mixed media


Do you want to learn to paint or draw? Are you interested in working with mixed media? Would you like to perfect your skills? If so, sign up for this fun class! This open studio style class offers fellowship with other artists interested in painting, drawing, and mixed media while working on great new projects. [Min. 6, Max. 12]First day supplies are included. Instructor will provide a supply list at the first class. Ages 16 and up or by special permission for senior project.

Instructor: Gail Ritzer
Cost: $65 for emerge members, $105 for emerge non-members 

TUESDAYS 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 10 - October 15 (6 classes)
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Fall 2019: Session 2: October 29 - December 10 (6 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28
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EVENING CLASS OPTIONS

Painting and Drawing

Whether it is watercolor, acrylic, oils, charcoal, or graphite that strikes your fancy, we have the class for you! Our classes are small and are taught like several private lessons at once, geared towards your specific interests and subject matter choices. You will learn just as much from your classmates as you will from your instructor. Our class structure is great for beginners or experienced painters and drawers to further their skills! Mediums that can be covered include acrylics, watercolor, oils, graphite, charcoal, pastels, and more! [Min. 6, Max. 12] First night’s supplies are included. Instructor will provide a supply list at the first class

Instructor: Aliyah Bonnett
Cost: $75 for emerge members, $115 for emerge non-members 

THURSDAYS 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 12 - October 17 (6 classes)
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Fall 2019: Session 2: November 7 - December 19 (5 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28 and Jingle Art Jam December 5 
Cost: $65 for emerge members, $105 for emerge non-members 

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TEXTILES

EVENING CLASS OPTIONS

Beginning AND CONTINUING SILK PAINTING

Silk painting is a very unique craft. The ink used into the silk, and resist techniques provide ample opportunities to create unique compositions and patterns. Students will be provided with plenty of materials to get started as well as information to order their own supplies for working from home. [Min. 6, Max. 8]

Instructor: Tori Goldson
Cost: $75 for emerge members, $115 for emerge non-members 

TUESDAYS, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 10 - October 15 (6 classes)
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Fall 2019: Session 2: October 29 - December 10 (6 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28
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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@pittcountyarts.org for more information and to schedule. Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members. – 4 one-hour lessons Bring a friend: 2 people $100 each, 3 or more $75 each -4 one hour lessons (members only).


New Option! – Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour - $40 an hour for one person, 2 or more people $35 an hour per person (members only)



BOOKMAKING

Introduction to Bookmaking
Location: The Art Lab at 729 Dickinson Avenue, Greenville, NC


Learn the basics of book making! 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.

EVENING CLASS OPTIONS

Instructor: Liz Steiner
Cost: $75 for emerge members, $115 for emerge non-members 

WEDNESDAY, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Fall 2019: Session 1: September 11 - October 16 (6 classes) 
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Fall 2019: Session 2: October 30 - December 11 (6 classes)
**Skipping Thanksgiving week November 25 - 28
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Private Lessons in Bookmaking

Private lessons are available in bookmaking! 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@pittcountyarts.org for more information and to schedule. Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members. – 4 one-hour lessons Bring a friend: 2 people $100 each, 3 or more $75 each -4 one hour lessons (members only).


New Option! – Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour - $40 an hour for one person, 2 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@pittcountyarts.org for more information and to schedule. Cost: $150 for members, $190 for non-members. – 4 one-hour lessons Bring a friend: 2 people $100 each, 3 or more $75 each -4 one hour lessons (members only).


New Option! – Need only one lesson? Schedule by the hour - $40 an hour for one person, 2 or more people $35 an hour per person (members only)