Classes & Workshops


| Adult Classes | Sip and Spin Class | One-day Pottery Workshop | Kids/Family Classes | Pottery/Ceramic Art Summer Camp | Custom Classes & Private Lessons | Custom Parties | Workshops |


Adult Classes

Classes in all levels of wheel throwing, hand building, decorating, sculpture, glazing, tile/mosaic are offered in a fully equipped studio. Classes cover wheel throwing and hand building techniques.

The classes are kept small to allow for individualized attention and study within the group setting. We encourage mixed interest classes to provide students with a better understanding of the wide range of possibilities clay has to offer.

Next 8 week session starts MAY 7th.

CLASS SCHEDULE*: Pick ONE time slot from schedule below

Monday Classes:
9:30AM - 11:30AM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building
4:30PM - 6:30PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building
7:00PM - 9:00PM - Intermediate & Advanced Wheel and Hand Building
7:30PM - 9:30PM - Beginner & Intermediate Wheel and Hand Building

Tuesday Classes:
1:30PM - 3:30PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building
7:00PM - 9:00PM - Beginner & Intermediate Wheel and Hand Building
7:30PM - 9:30PM - Intermediate & Advanced Wheel and Hand Building

Wednesday Classes:
11:00AM - 1:00PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building
7:00PM - 9:00PM - Beginner & Intermediate Wheel and Hand Building
7:30PM - 9:30PM - Intermediate & Advanced Wheel and Hand Building

Thursday Classes: 11:00AM - 1:00PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building
7:00PM - 9:00PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building
7:30PM - 9:30PM - Observational Sculpture

Friday Classes:
10:00AM - 12:00PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building
7:00PM - 9:00PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building

Saturday Classes:
12:00PM - 2:00PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building
12:00PM - 2:00PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building

Sunday Classes:
12:00PM - 2:00PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building
3:00PM - 5:00PM - All Levels Wheel and Hand Building

OUR LOW $300 FEE ALSO INCLUDES:

Two hours class a week for 8 weeks.
25 lbs bag of clay
Glazes
Unlimited access to the studio 7 days/week during open studio hours.

OPEN STUDIO SCHEDULE*:

Monday: 11:30AM - 7:00PM, 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Tuesday: 2:00PM - 7:00PM, 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Wednesday: 1:00PM - 7:00PM, 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Thursday: 1:30PM - 7:00PM, 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday: 2:00PM - 7:00PM, 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 2:00PM - 7:00PM
Sunday: 1:30PM - 7:00PM

Registration: $90 non-refundable deposit is required to register. The remaining balance payment of $210 is due April 30th, one week prior to the beginning of the session at the latest and is non- refundable after that.
Make-ups: Up to 2 missed classes can be made up during the same session if the student has given 24 hour prior notice he/she will miss a class.
Tools: Pottery tool kit is required and can be purchased at registration or on your first class for $15.
Firing fee: 4 cents/cubic inch covers bisque and glaze firing.
*All classes and open studio time is subject to change or cancellation.

Sip and Spin Class

Friday night is for letting loose and relaxing! Couples, singles and friends come join us and get a little dirty while enjoying the wine or beer you brought in. This class can be repeated many times but gives you the freedom to register one class at a time. Our instructor will show and assist you with the basic techniques of the potter's wheel and will move on to more advanced projects if you are a repeat offender :) We will glaze and fire one piece at no extra cost. There is an extra $8 for any additional piece you may decide to get fired. The glaze color varies every week. We will contact you approximately 2 weeks after your workshop, when your work is ready to be picked up. Please register before the class as space is limited.

Upcoming dates:
Friday, March 21st: 7-9pm
Friday, April 4th: 7-9pm
Friday, April 18th: 7-9pm
Friday, May 2nd: 7-9pm
Friday, May 16th: 7-9pm
Friday, May 30th: 7-9pm
Friday, June 13th: 7-9pm
Friday, June 27th: 7-9pm
Friday, July 11th: 7-9pm
Friday, July 25th: 7-9pm

The cost of the workshop is $58 and will include instruction, clay, tools, towels, aprons, glaze, and firing. Additional pieces can be fired for a $8 fee.

Cancellation Policy: No refund after one week prior to class.

ONE-DAY Pottery Workshops

Join us on for our next one-day workshop at Choplet Ceramic Studio!  The workshop will give you a hands-on introduction to working with clay on the potter's wheel. No experience is necessary!

Upcoming dates:
Sunday, March 16th: 11am-1pm
Sunday, March 30th: 11am-1pm
Saturday, April 12th: 9:30am - 11:30am
Sunday, April 27th: 11am-1pm
Saturday, May 3rd: 9:30am - 11:30am
Sunday, May 11th: 11am-1pm
Sunday, May 25th: 11am-1pm
Saturday, June 7th: 9:30am - 11:30am
Sunday, June 15th: 11am-1pm - Father's Day
Sunday, June 29th: 11am-1pm
Sunday, July 13th: 11am-1pm
Sunday, July 27th: 11am-1pm

The cost of the workshop is $58 and will include instruction, clay, tools, towels, aprons, glaze, and firing. Additional pieces can be fired for a $4 fee.

Cancellation Policy: No refund after one week prior to class.

Kids/Family Classes

For information on Policies and how to Register for any of the following kids classes, please see here.

Clay and firings included. Tool kit is $15, if participants do not already have one.

10 weeks KIDS After School Pottery: 4/02 - 6/18: Wheel Throwing (optional pick-up) - Ages 7 and Up

Children will learn to center clay and pull up walls on the potter's wheel, in various shapes such as bowls, mugs and plates. The class will also cover hand building techniques to create handles and alter shapes made on the wheel as well as trimming. Children will experience professional surface decoration and glazing. Each student will received individualized attention according to their interest and skill level.

7 years old and up
Wednesday: 3:30-5:30pm

10 Week Session: $435
4/02, 4/09, 4/30, 5/07, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 (no class 4/16, 4/23)

Optional pick up from PS84 & Brooklyn Arbor PS414: $100 (Children from all schools welcome!)

17 weeks KIDS After School Pottery: 1/31 - 6/20: Wheel Throwing & Hand Building (optional pick-up) - Ages 7 and Up

These 17 weeks session class follows the winter school year calendar. Children will be exposed and gain the experience of an actual professional pottery studio. During each weekly program, the students will learn to use the potters wheel as well as hand building / sculpting techniques. Multiple surface decoration techniques will be demonstrated and used. No prior experience is required. More challenging work will be assigned to students with previous experience.

7 years old and up
Friday: 3:30-5:30pm

17 weeks session: $740-$775 (depending on payment option)
Dates: 1/31, 2/07, 2/14, 2/28, 3/07, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/04, 4/11, 5/02, 5/09, 5/16, 5/30, 6/06, 6/13, 6/20 (no class 2/21, 4/18, 4/25, 5/23)

Optional pick up from PS84 & Brooklyn Arbor PS414: $170 (Children from all schools welcome!)

CHILD and Caregiver Pottery: 1/07 - 2/11 - Ages 3 - 6

These classes are specifically geared for fun and artistic discovery for younger children and their mature classmate. Children will gain knowledge and confidence with hand building projects that can be created with 2 or 4 hands and will explore colors and textures while decorating their pieces. Adult must take class with child. Projects made in this class make for wonderful family gifts!

3-6 years old + caregiver
Tuesday: 3:45-5:15pm

6 weeks session: $490 for both participants
Dates: 1/07, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/04, 2/11

6 weeks KIDS and Family Pottery: 11/09 - 12/21 and 1/11 - 2/15: Wheel Throwing and Hand Building - Ages 6 and Up (Adult Optional)

These ceramics classes are specially geared towards fun and artistic discovery. We offer expert instruction that will lead participants on the path of creative discovery. In our friendly and relaxed environment, your child will gain knowledge and confidence in the arts, while learning creative thinking. Parents are welcome to register and join the fun if they wish! 

6 years old and up
Saturday: 9:45-11:45am

6 weeks session: $260/person
Session 1: 11/09, 11/16, 11/23, 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 (no class 11/30)
Session 2: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/01, 2/08, 2/15

NEW: Kids One Day Pottery Wheel Workshop - Ages 7 and Up

This 1 1/2 hour workshop is a wonderful introduction to working on the professional potter's wheel. Children will create a bowl or a goblet shape that will be fired and glazed by Choplet studio and ready for pick up 2 weeks later. No doubt you will notice how proud your child is when using their own creation at the breakfast table!

7 years old and up
Sunday: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Pottery Workshop Tuition: $68/child ($64 per additional sibling)

Upcoming dates: 2/16

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL: A Family Affair

Get creative this Mother's Day! In this workshop, participants will learn different hand building techniques and utilize a multitude of textures and colors to make a fun and unique gift with Mom & for Mom! The whole family is welcome!

Date: Sunday AM: 5/11 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuition: $58 for one, $108 for two, $150 for three

For information on Policies and how to Register for any of the above kids classes, please see here.

Pottery/Ceramic Day Camp

Choplet Ceramic Studio organizes week long CLAY CAMP when school is in recess.

CLAYMATION AND WHEEL THROWING CAMP - Ages 7 -14

This exciting new children's class will be an introduction to wheel throwing, hand building, and 3-D stop motion animation. Besides learning basics in vessel making and sculpting, students pieces will come alive through the art of claymation. In this coarse students will invent dynamic characters in a plot driven story line. Students will work as a team sculpting and directing their own video shorts which will be posted to YouTube for friends and family to enjoy! This introductory class provides hands on help to all skill levels and interests. #wallaceandgromit #nightmarebeforechristmas #gumby #chickenrun #californiaraisins Wheel throwing and glazing will also be covered in this class.

WHEEL THROWING AND HANDBUILDING CAMP - Ages 7 -14

Children and teens (ages 7 to 14) are invited to join a professional ceramic studio and explore the numerous possibilities clay has to offer, such as hand building, sculpting, tile/mosaic making, decorating and glazing, and wheel throwing. At our facility, students have the satisfaction of creating an artwork from scratch and bringing it to its final completion. Every day participants are encouraged to explore their creativity and begin a new project led by an accomplished artist.

We will meet Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm, unless noted.
At this time we are scheduling the following weeks in 2014:

M-TH, June 23-26, 2014 - Wheel/Hand Building
M-TH, July 7-10, 2014 - Wheel/Hand Building
M-TH, July 21-24, 2014 - Claymation/Wheel
M-TH, July 28-31, 2014 - Wheel/Hand Building
M-TH, August 4-7, 2014 (9-12pm) - Wheel/Hand Building
M-TH, August 4-7, 2014 (1-4pm) - Wheel/Hand Building
M-TH, August 11-14, 2014 - Claymation/Wheel
M-TH, August 25-28, 2013 - Wheel/Hand Building

The price is $320/week and includes material and Firing fee. Tool set is needed and can be purchased at Choplet for $15. Students can enroll in one or multiple weeks. We will be happy to add more weeks if there is a demand.

No refund or credit will be issued for missed classes.

Registration: $160 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Balance payment is due at the latest, one week prior to the beginning of the session and is non- refundable after that
Tools: Pottery tool kit is required and can be purchased for $15.
Materials Fee: There is a $42 material fee/person for the Claymation Camp.

Please feel free to call us if you have questions or would like to make a reservation: 917-547-8316

Custom Classes & Private Lessons

If there is a class you want, but it doesn't fit your schedule, Choplet, can arrange a custom class that suits your skill level and your availability. We just need 5 people to start a new class.

Private instruction can also be arranged to really focus on your specific needs. Call us to design and plan your unique and unforgettable event.

Custom Parties

  • For Toddlers, Kids, Teens birthday parties for age 4+!
  • Bachelorette and girls night out parties.
  • Corporate Events
  • Groups should be a minimum of 5.

Workshops

We offer guest artists, mold making, glaze chemistry, raku firing workshops during the year. Please refer to the Class/ Workshop Schedule to find the dates and theme of the next workshop.

Next MOLD MAKING WORKSHOP is Saturday MAY 24th and MAY 25th, 9am to 12:30pm each day.

The workshop fee is $190 for non-members, Discounted to $160 for current members.

Registration: $90 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Balance payment is due one week prior the workshop date.

Next RAKU WORKSHOP is Saturday, OCTOBER 12th, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

You can bring up to 8 pieces. The fee is $165 for the day. This workshop is limited to 10 people.

Upcoming Raku workshops: 10/12, 11/09.

Registration: $90 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Balance payment is due one week prior the workshop date.

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