Ceramics – Advanced

Dennis Ott
Dennis Ott
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Dennis Ott
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Dennis Ott
Dennis Ott
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Dennis Ott
Dennis Ott

Description

Ceramics – Advanced*

Mondays  |  4-7pm  |  6 Instructor-Led Class Sessions + 6 Open Studio Practice Sessions

*Note that the Monday class is reserved for experienced ceramicists! (Beginners are welcome in Dennis Ott’s Tuesday or Wednesday classes or in Neil Kennedy’s Pottery Wheel for Beginners on Saturdays.)

The Sedona Arts Center’s ceramic department operates free from the constraints of grades and benefits from the talents of its ceramic faculty and assistants as well as nationally recognized guest instructors. This combination allows our department to offer flexible and diverse programming in both traditional and contemporary techniques.

Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter’s wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week.

In-Person Classes
COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

    • We require that masks be worn at all times while inside our buildings.
    • Enrollment in classes and workshops is limited to ensure social distancing is possible.
    • Staff perform a rigorous sanitation protocol throughout the day.
  • Thermometers are available in the Gallery and Studios for self-checking of temperature upon entrance.
  • Sanitation stations are available at each entrance to the Center. Paper masks are available for no charge.

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Dennis Ott

Dennis Ott

Dennis Ott

Over the last 25 years since retiring from the corporate world Dennis Ott has grown from being a ceramics student at the Sedona Arts Center, to a beginning wheel instructor, to heading up the Art’s Center’s Ceramics Department for the past 16 years. Along the way he organized workshops in Italy, taught clay on the Navajo Reservation, built a kiln in Nicaragua, restarted the Loving Bowls project in Sedona and interacted with many clay artists organizing presentations and exhibitions.

Dennis received the Sedona Mayor’s Arts Award for art instruction in 2017. In 2018 Dennis was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award for an individual arts instructor.

First bag of clay included.  Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag.  Glazing and firing fees included.   Enrolled students may also participate in one open studio session per week.

Cancellation Policy

Registration and Cancellation Policies

Registration

  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Classes must be paid in full upon registration
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Classes Cancellation

  • Students must cancel or transfer at least 7 days prior to the first day of class
  • If a student cancels or transfers before the 7-day cut-off, a 15% fee will be applied
  • If a student cancels within 7 days prior to class, there are no refunds
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the class for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

Covid-19 Update for In-Person Classes and Workshops: 

As long as SAC is able to provide an environment that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings, and assuming all other normal criteria are met and the workshop or class goes forward, the above cancellation policies are in effect.

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