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Adult Classes

Fall 2020: September - December

We offer weekly classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, 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.

PAINTING & 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. 4, Max. 5]
First day supplies are included. The instructor will provide a supply list at the first class.

Instructor: Gail Ritzer

Tuesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm 

In-Person Class Cost: $65 for Emerge members, $105 for non-members

Zoom Class Cost: $33 for Emerge members, $53 for non-members

Fall 2020: Session 1: September 8 - October 13 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: PDM-81

register here

Fall 2020: Session 2: October 27 - December 8 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of November 24 for Thanksgiving
Reg. Code: PDM-82

register here


BOOKMAKING

Introduction to Bookmaking

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. No experience needed. [Min. 4, Max. 5]
Some tools and materials provided for the in-person class.

Instructor: Liz Steiner

Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

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

Zoom Class Cost: $38 for Emerge members, $78 for non-members

Fall 2020: Session 1: September 9 - October 14 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: ITB-81

CLOSED

Fall 2020: Session 2: October 28 - December 9 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of November 24 for Thanksgiving

Reg. Code: ITB-82

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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@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 for $100 each, three or more $75 each (members only).

New Option! – 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)



METAL DESIGN & JEWELRY

DAYTIME CLASS OPTIONS

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]
Supplies are included with the exception of fine metals, such as silver, that students may wish to use in class.

Instructor: Liz Steiner

Tuesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm 

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

No Zoom Class Option

Fall 2020: Session 1: September 8 - October 13 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: TDM-81

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Fall 2020: Session 2: October 27 - December 8 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of November 24 for Thanksgiving

Reg. Code: TDM-82

register here


EVENING CLASS OPTIONS

Metalsmithing: mold making

In this class you will learn how to create one part and two part molds. You may select natural or found objects and create a mold that will be used in the casting process. You will learn how to make your own mold, pull a wax form and then create any type of jewelry or object with it. Your wax will then be mailed off to a casting company and returned to you. You will also learn how to finish your cast object, or even use your cast creation in a larger format. [Min. 4, Max. 5]
All materials included plus cost of casting 2-3 molds in bronze.

Instructor: Lisette Fee

Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Cost: $140 for Emerge members, $180 for non-members 

No Zoom Class Option

Fall 2020: Session 1: September 8 - October 13 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: ADM-81

CLOSED

Fall 2020: Session 2: October 27 - December 8 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of November 24 for Thanksgiving

Reg. Code: ADM-82

register here


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]
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

Fall 2020: Session 1: September 10 - October 15 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: IDM-81

Full

Fall 2020: Session 2: October 29 - December 10 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of November 24 for Thanksgiving

Reg. Code: IDM-82

register here


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@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).

New Option! – 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)



CERAMICS & POTTERY

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. 4, Max. 5]

Instructor: Lacey Hargroder

Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm 

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

Zoom Class Cost: $38 for Emerge members, $78 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).

Fall 2020: Session 1: September 9 - October 14 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: DPW-81

Register Here - only Zoom option available

Fall 2020: Session 2: October 28 - December 9 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of November 24 for Thanksgiving
Reg. Code: DPW-82

register here


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. 4, Max. 5]

Instructor: Gail Ritzer

Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm 

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

Zoom Class Cost: $38 for Emerge members, $78 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).

Fall 2020: Session 1: September 10 - October 15 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: THB-81

register here - Only zoom option available

Fall 2020: Session 2: October 29 - December 10 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of November 24 for Thanksgiving

Reg. Code: THB-82

register here


Handbuilding: Surface. Surface. Surface.

This class is all about surface decoration and design. You will create hand built wall hanging ceramic works of art. Functional or decorative, it's up to you, either way they will be dripping in texture and color. We will cover additive and reductive process. The artworks you create in this class will surely make excellent holiday gifts! [Min. 4, Max. 5]

Instructor: Lacey Hargroder

Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

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

Zoom Class Cost: $43 for Emerge members, $83 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).

Fall 2020: Session 2: October 27 - December 8 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of November 24 for Thanksgiving

Reg. Code: ACT-82

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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]

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).

Fall 2020: Session 1: September 9 - October 14 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: IWT-81

Full

Fall 2020: Session 2: October 28 - December 9 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of November 24 for Thanksgiving

Reg. Code: IWT-82

register here


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]

Instructor: Rae Koenig

Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

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

Zoom Class Cost: $43 for Emerge members, $83 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).

Fall 2020: Session 1: September 10 - October 15 (6 classes)
Reg. Code: CDW-81

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Fall 2020: Session 2: October 29 - December 10 (6 classes)
*skipping the week of November 24 for Thanksgiving

Reg. Code: CDW-82

register here


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

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@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).

New Option! – 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).

New Option! – 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).

New Option! – 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)