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Class/Workshop Schedule

We offer a full range of classes for adults and children and our gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase:

Gift Certificates - Ceramic Classes - Sip & Spin Class - One Day Pottery Class - After School Program / Children Classes - Summer Clay Camp - Workshops - Private Classes - Custom Classes & Parties

Refer to Classes page for more info. Also, learn about our Instructors here.

Refer to Studio Rentals for studio potter membership options.

Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class Students

For Questions/ Reservations:
Please call (917) 547-8316 or Email: info@choplet.com

We now offer online registration, you can register with your credit card here.

Gift Certificates - Purchase Online (Visa & MC only, Amex not accepted.)

Our gift certificates are valid for a duration of one year from the date of purchase. You can purchase them at Choplet or we can e-mail them to you. Also, you may purchase gift certificates online here. Gift Certificates can be applied to any of our services such as 8 weeks ceramic classes, one day ceramic class, kids class, summer camp, workshops, private class,monthly and hourly studio rental, gallery items. You can also call us to create a custom one!

Next 8 Weeks CERAMIC CLASSES Starts May 7th!
Online Registration for Classes (Visa & MC only, Amex not accepted.)

Wheel Throwing - Hand Building - Tile - Sculpture

8 Week Tuition: $300, includes unlimited access to the studio 7 days/week during open studio hours - Open Studio Schedule.

All Levels Wheel and Hand Building

Learn to create pieces using either handbuilding, throwing or a combination of both that can be used for either functional or sculptural work. Surface decoration techniques demonstrated will include applied texture, colored slips and glaze application. You are encouraged to let your instructor know of any project you may have in mind and it will be used to feed the class demonstrations. This class is designed for all skill levels.

Day Dates Time Instructor
Monday AM 5/12 - 6/30 9:30 - 11:30 AM Biata Roytburd: Ex1 Ex2
Monday PM 5/12 - 6/30 4:30 - 6:30 PM Biata Roytburd: Ex1 Ex2
Tuesday PM 5/13 - 7/01 1:30 - 3:30 PM Jaleh Fazel: Ex1 Ex2
Wednesday AM 5/07 - 6/25 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Brooke Winfrey: Ex1 Ex2
Thursday AM 5/08 - 6/26 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Jaleh Fazel: Ex1 Ex2
Thursday PM 5/08 - 6/26 7:00 - 9:00 PM Damien Garcia: Ex1 Ex2
Friday AM 5/09 - 6/27 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Larisa Daiga: Ex1 Ex2
Friday PM 5/09 - 6/27 7:00 - 9:00 PM Jake Ziwich: Ex1 Ex2
Saturday PM 5/10 - 6/28 12:00 - 2:00 PM Larisa Daiga: Ex1 Ex2
Saturday PM 5/10 - 6/28 12:00 - 2:00 PM Jasmine Zimmerman: Ex1
Sunday PM 5/11 - 6/29 12:00 - 2:00 PM Damien Garcia: Ex1 Ex2
Sunday PM 5/11 - 6/29 3:00 - 5:00 PM Damien Garcia: Ex1 Ex2

Beginner & Intermediate Wheel and Hand Building

Learn to throw bowls, cylinders, vases and plates on the potter's wheel as well as the fundamentals of handbuilding techniques such as slab, pinch, coil and extrusion fabrication. Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques will also be demonstrated. Satisfy your curiosity and experience a fun and thorough introduction to ceramics.

Day Dates Time Instructor
Monday PM 5/12 - 6/30 7:30 - 9:30 PM Sabri Ben-Ashour: Ex1
Tuesday PM 5/13 - 7/01 7:00 - 9:00 PM Bobby Croze: Ex1
Wednesday PM 5/07 - 6/25 7:00 - 9:00 PM Jake Ziwich: Ex1 Ex2

Intermediate & Advanced Wheel and Hand Building

Practice and Refine your throwing and handbuilding techniques and develop your personal style that will make your work unique and recognizable. You are encouraged to communicate to your instructor your personal project and set of goals. It can be as diverse as throwing on a larger scale, making well fitted lids or elegantly balanced bottles or incorporating alteration techniques in your handbuilding or wheel thrown work. The instructor will demonstrate more advanced in surface decoration and glazing.

Day Dates Time Instructor
Monday PM 5/12 - 6/30 7:00 - 9:00 PM Bobby Croze: Ex1
Tuesday PM 5/13 - 7/01 7:30 - 9:30 PM Jaleh Fazel: Ex1 Ex2
Wednesday PM 5/07 - 6/25 7:30 - 9:30 PM Brooke Winfrey: Ex1 Ex2

Observational Sculpture

This class will be focused on the power of observation and is based on working from models. Students will learn to sculpt anatomy figure such as heads, bust, feet etc, but also natural elements such as flowers, branches, or really anything you can come up with. Students can bring 3 Dimensional inspiration objects or pictures. The class will cover all techniques from slabs; pinch building and even wheel throwing in order to find the best way to sculpt a variety of forms that are properly built to fire successfully in a kiln. Specific projects are welcome!

Day Dates Time Instructor
Thursday PM 5/08 - 6/26 7:30 - 9:30 PM Biata Roytburd: Ex1 Ex2

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 for $15 at registration or on your first class.
Firing Fee: 4 cents/cubic inch covers bisque and glaze firing.
Note: All classes and open studio hours are subject to change or cancellation.

For more details and open studio schedule, refer to the Adult Classes section on our Classes page.

SIP & SPIN CLASS - 2014 Dates!
Online Registration for Classes (Visa & MC only, Amex not accepted.)

Tuition: $58/person

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.

Day Date Time
Friday PM 3/21 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday PM 4/04 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday PM 4/18 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday PM 5/02 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday PM 5/16 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday PM 5/30 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday PM 6/13 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday PM 6/27 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday PM 7/11 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday PM 7/25 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Payment due in full at registration.
Cost includes instruction, clay, tools, towels, aprons, glaze, and firing. Additional pieces can be fired for a $8 fee.

Cancellation Policy: No refund, credit only if cancelled one week prior to the class.

ONE DAY WHEEL THROWING POTTERY CLASS - 2014 Dates!
Online Registration for Classes (Visa & MC only, Amex not accepted.)

Pottery Workshop Tuition: $58

This workshop will introduce you to the basic skills of throwing on the potter's wheel. No prior experience is required. You will get to keep the bowl or cylinder you have successfully created. We will glaze and fired it for you with our glaze pick of the week and we will contact you approximately 2 weeks after the workshop when your piece is ready to be picked up. Additional work can be glazed and fire at an additional cost of $8/piece. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Day Date Time
Sunday AM 3/16 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday AM 3/30 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday AM 4/12 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday AM 4/27 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday AM 5/03 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday AM 5/11 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday AM 5/25 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday AM 6/07 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday AM 6/15 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday AM 6/29 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday AM 7/13 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday AM 7/27 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Payment due in full at registration.
Cost includes instruction, clay, tools, towels, aprons, glaze, and firing. Additional pieces can be fired for a $8 fee.

Cancellation Policy: No refund, credit only if cancelled one week prior to the class.

For more details, refer to the One-Day Pottery Class section on our Classes page.

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL: A Family Affair
Online Registration for Classes (Visa & MC only, Amex not accepted.)

Sunday May 11th 9:30 - 11:30 AM

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

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!

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

Payment due in full at registration.
Cost includes instruction, clay, tools, towels, aprons, glaze, and firing. Additional pieces can be fired for a $8 fee.

Cancellation Policy: No refund, credit only if cancelled one week prior to the class.

For more details, refer to the One-Day Pottery Class section on our Classes page.

Kids One Day Pottery Wheel Workshop - Ages 7 and Up
Online Registration for Classes (Visa & MC only, Amex not accepted.)

Sunday: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Pottery Workshop Tuition: $68/child ($64 per additional sibling)

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!

Day Date Time
Sunday AM 2/16 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Payment due in full at registration.
Cost includes instruction, clay, tools, towels, aprons, glaze, and firing. Additional pieces can be fired for a $8 fee.

Cancellation Policy: No refund, credit only if cancelled one week prior to the class.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM / CHILDREN CLASSES: 2014
Online Registration for Classes (Visa & MC only, Amex not accepted.)

Policies and How to Register

Registration Form for After School Program and Children Classes

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

Wednesday: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

10 weeks session: $435

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

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.

Day Dates Time
Wednesday PM 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)
3:30 - 5:30 PM

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

Friday: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

17 weeks session: $740-$775 (depending on payment option)

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

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.

Day Dates Time
Friday PM 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) 3:30 - 5:30 PM

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

Tuesday: 3:45 - 5:15 PM

6 weeks session: $490 for both adult and child

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!

Day Dates Time
Tuesday PM 1/07, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/04, 2/11 3:45 - 5:15 PM

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

Saturday: 9:45 - 11:45 AM

6 weeks session: $260/person

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!

Day Dates Time
Saturday AM Session 2: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/01, 2/08, 2/15 9:45 - 11:45 AM

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

Sunday: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Pottery Workshop Tuition: $68/child ($64 per additional sibling)

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!

Day Date Time
Sunday AM 2/16 10:00 - 11:30 AM

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

For more details and to see examples of work, refer to the After School Classes, Kids/Family Classes, or Early Start Classes sections on our Classes page.

SUMMER CLAY CAMP - 2014 Dates!
Online Registration for Classes (Visa & MC only, Amex not accepted.)

We can add more sessions if there is demand! Students can enroll in one or multiple weeks.

Ceramic Day Camp Tuition: $320/week

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.

Week Date Time Theme
Session 1 M-TH, 6/23 - 6/26 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wheel/Hand
Session 2 M-TH, 7/07 - 7/10 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wheel/Hand
Session 3 M-TH, 7/21 - 7/24 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Claymation/Wheel
Session 4 M-TH, 7/28 - 7/31 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wheel/Hand
Session 5 M-TH, 8/04 - 8/07 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wheel/Hand
Session 6 M-TH, 8/04 - 8/07 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wheel/Hand
Session 7 M-TH, 8/11 - 8/14 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Claymation/Wheel
Session 8 M-TH, 8/25 - 8/28 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wheel/Hand

Registration: $160 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Balance payment is due one week prior to the beginning of the session, at the latest, 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.
Missed Classes: No refund or credit will be issued for missed classes.

For more details and to see pictures, refer to the Pottery/Ceramic Day Camp section on our Classes page.

Wheel Throwing / Hand Building Camp

Wheel Throwing / Hand Building Camp:
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Claymation Camp

Claymation Camp:
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WORKSHOPS: Mold Making/Slip Casting & Raku
Online Registration for Classes (Visa & MC only, Amex not accepted.)

Mold Making/Slip Casting Workshop Tuition: $190 (Members = $160)

Raku Workshop Tuition: $165

Want to spice it up? Bring a new type of firing to your artistic expression and register for a Raku firing workshop! If you are thinking about commercializing one of your design or wish to introduce shape repetition in your creative endeavor, then the mold making workshop is for you!

Workshop Date Time Instructor
Mold Making Sat 5/24 - Sun 5/25 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Cassandra Kellam: Ex1 Ex2
Raku Saturday 11/09 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Damien Garcia: Ex1 Ex2

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

For more details, refer to the Workshops section on our Classes page.

Mold Making Workshop Student Working

Mold Making Workshop
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Raku Workshop

Raku Workshop:
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PRIVATE CLASSES

$60/hour for one person, $100/hour for two.
$60 non-refundable deposit required to book a class

For more details, refer to the Custom Classes & Private Instruction section on our Classes page.

CUSTOM CLASSES and PRIVATE PARTIES

Contact us for information about setting up custom classes and parties. For more details/pictures, refer to the Custom Parties section on our Classes page.


For Questions/ Reservations: Please call (917) 547-8316 or Email: info@choplet.com
Refer to Classes page for more details.