Classes & Instruction

Yona, Guam

Are you interested in private or small group lessons?

Dixie Cartelli has been teaching art & ceramics for over 10 years. She has taught all age groups from children's to adult's classes in a variety of institutions including museums, public & private schools, Montessori schools, and private studios.

 

We offer four types of instruction, see below for more information...

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Student opening clay on potter's wheel.

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First-timer trying their hand at the pottery wheel!

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Young student sketches out design for fairy cottage.

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Young student throws first pot.

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Student putting finishing touching on bowl on pottery wheel.

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Young student glazes her dinosaur.

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Student holding pinch pot.

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Adolescent student's sculpture.

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Students' (aged 5-11) greenware fairy cottages.

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Student coning up on pottery wheel.

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Young students creating decorative tiles based on historical art.

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Coning up on the pottery wheel.

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Young student learns to throw.

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Adolescent student's visual narrative interlocking-tiles.

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Young student learns to throw for the first time.

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Adult trims her pot's foot.

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Young student's handbuilt dinosaur.

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Student forming clay on potter's wheel.

Clay Classes & Workshops

Learn the Pottery Wheel...

Pottery wheel classes are limited to two people at a time.

Wheel lessons pricing is $35/hr per person and includes access to basic studio equipment and materials. There are small additional fees for firing.

Pottery wheel lessons can be recurring or simply a single class.  

Contact Dixie via the CONTACT​ page to schedule classes.

Clay Workshops...

Clay workshops are designed to teach a specific skill, technique, or end-product.

In the past this has included topics such as fantasy architecture design, the Mishima technique, clay basket weaving, ceramic puzzles, relief sculpture, and visual narrative in clay.  

Clay workshops are a flat-fee, and can take place in a single day or in a multi-day event. 

 

To view the current available workshops and to reserve your spot visit the EVENTS page. Please note that spaces are limited!

Contact Dixie via the CONTACT​ page if you would like to request or suggest a topic for a future workshop.

Handbuilding & Sculpting...

 

Handbuilding is the art of making functional ceramics without the use of a pottery wheel. 

Handbuilding and sculpting classes can be scheduled for groups of 6 or less. Perfect for a birthday party or a fun night out!

Pricing is as follows:

$25/hr per person, for 2 students.

$20/hr per person, for at least 4 students.

$15/hr per person, for at least 6 students.

The above prices include access to basic handbuilding studio equipment and materials.

There are small additional fees for firing.

 

Please note that small group lessons can be recurring or simply a single clay evening. However it is recommended that if you schedule a clay evening, you also consider scheduling a follow-up session for your group- to allow them to glaze (add color) their creations.  

 

Contact Dixie via the CONTACT​ page to learn more about scheduling classes for yourself or a small group and to see a list of project choices for your small-group class!

"Young Masters" Art Class...

Unlike clay classes and workshops, the Young Masters art classes are designed to provide a broad overview of art-making techniques and methods, introduce the old-masters along-side modern artists, and to teach and engage the student's creative mind. This series of classes is appropriate for students grade k-12. 

Painting, drawing, fibers, textiles, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital media, calligraphy, and collage are all potential methods of exploration in Young Masters. 

(Please note, clay-work is not included in the Young Master's classes.)

The Young Master's class series is often used to supplement a school art class, or as an art class for homeschooling students.

 

Classes begin the week of Sep 1st, and continue until the week of May 15th. However, you are welcome to start whenever works best for your family!

Young Masters Samples

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Student sketching mandala.

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Liechtenstein inspired Pop-Art

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Graphite and charcoal self portrait

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Watercolor self-representational mandala

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Illuminated manuscript calligraphy study

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Intro to observational drawing with basic forms

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Notan: contrasting paper cutting

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Self-portrait painting

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Watercolor self-representational mandala

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Mixed-media printmaking

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Illuminated manuscript calligraphy study

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Watercolor self-representational mandala

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Self-portrait painting

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Coat of Arms design

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Illuminated manuscript calligraphy study

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Printmaking

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Embroidery