Arbutus believes that one of the most important things we can do to perpetuate traditional crafts is help start the next generation of crafters. We offer a number of classes for youth of various ages.
At this time, parents registering youth should register using the parent's account.
Ages 14 and up welcome!
In this beginner wheel throwing class we will cover the basics of centering on the wheel! We will focus on throwing bowls and cylindrical forms. I will go over trimming your pottery and attaching handles or adornments. There will be demonstration on various surface techniques throughout the process of finishing your pieces, such as adding texture when the clay is wet to layering glazes once the piece has gone through itâ€™s first firing. Working with clay is the medium in which I use to balance my body and soul and I hope to share that sentiment with you in this 6-week course.
Instructor: Andritta Bernstein
Capacity Remaining: 8
Schedule Details: 2/27/20-4/2/20 Thursday evenings from 6-9pm
Dates: 2/27/2020 - 4/2/2020
Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Building: Arbutus Folk School
Room: Ceramic Studio
Embrace the winter darkness with candle-making and beautiful lanterns. Enjoy the magic of light, the smell of warm beeswax and creating some beautiful containers for tealights. Ages 7 - 12
Instructor: Hilary Morris
Schedule Details: Thursday afternoons 3:45-5:30 pm
Dates: 2/13/2020 - 2/27/2020
Times: 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Front Classroom
Ages 9 to 16 years old.
Registration closes 3 days before the start of class.
Instructor: Meghan Hopkins
Capacity Remaining: 6
Schedule Details: Friday afternoons, 3:30-5:30 pm, Feb 7th-28th
Dates: 2/7/2020 - 2/28/2020
Times: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Schedule Details: Friday afternoons, 3:30-5:30 pm, March 6th-27th
Dates: 3/6/2020 - 3/27/2020
Schedule Details: Fridays afternoons, 3:30-5:30 pm, May 1st-22nd
Dates: 5/1/2020 - 5/22/2020
Capacity Remaining: -3
Dates: 1/22/2020 - 2/26/2020
Wednesday eves, January 22nd through February 26th, 6-9 pm
We will needle felt several projects with wool. Students can be beginners or have some felting experience. Come enjoy the soft wool, and create something beautiful in a fun and relaxed environment. Ages 7-12
Capacity Remaining: 4
Dates: 1/16/2020 - 1/30/2020
Thursday afternoons 3:45-5:30 pm
Dates: 1/10/2020 - 1/31/2020
Friday afternoons, 3:30-5:30, Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
Our current open office hours are Mondays and Thursdays, 10-2 pm. Since we have very limited staff, we recommend calling the facility before coming to be sure we are there. We are closed on major holidays.
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