Headwaters to host adult ceramics course
The workshop will concentrate on various hand-building techniques with a deep dive into clay and glaze, what they actually are and how to use them.
BEMIDJI — Adults interested in learning more about ceramics may participate in an eight-week introductory course offered by Headwaters Music & Arts in Bemidji.
The program is led by sculptor and artist Timothy Johnston and will be 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, March 16 through May 4. Participants will explore the different ceramic processes involved with pottery and sculpture.
The workshop will concentrate on various hand-building techniques with a deep dive into clay and glaze, what they actually are and how to use them. This workshop is for any adult interested in advancing their knowledge of clay and sculpture. The cost to attend is $200 per participant for the eight-week workshop or $180 for Headwaters members.
Johnston is an art instructor and artist with experience in ceramics, plaster, mold-making, painting and printmaking. He received a bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University in 2012. Johnston has been teaching arts at Headwaters since 2022, and he is currently the lead teacher for the 3-6 Grade Art Club.
“I believe that students are capable of doing great work at any age, and my job is to inspire and empower them to think and work like artists, while working alongside peers,” Johnston stated on the organization’s website. “I challenge students to try new things and to achieve what they thought they couldn’t.”