Adult Classes

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Clay Classes with Marilyn 

Students in Marilyn Ritchie’s classes explore hand building and use the wheel.  Students will experiment with a wide variety of suggested projects, including pinch pots, handled objects, enclosed objects, and slab constructions; all of which have many fun and practical uses.  Past students have created dishes, vases, art pieces, soap dishes, baskets and many other items.

Instructor: Marilyn Ritchie

Session 1: Beginning February 2, 2021 and running through March 9, 2021

Session 2: Beginning March 16, 2021 and running through April 27, 2021

Session 3:  Beginning May 4, 2021 and running through June 8, 2021

Ages: 18 +

Cost per session: 

$125.00 which includes 25# of stoneware clay, glaze and 2 firings

Tuesday evening classes,

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Trifecta Earrings and Pendant 

 Learn or enhance your soldering and wire forming skills making this gemstone embellished trio of copper earrings and a pendant.  You will form a heavy gauge copper into spirals (or any other shape you choose), hammer it flat and then solder bezels to your wire. After cleaning and refining you will add a patina to your pieces that will give them a more burnished and vintage look.  Finally, you will learn to set your stones in the bezels with specialty tools and then add your earwires. There is a minimum of 6 participants so sign up now!

Instructor: Dale Koebnick
Dates: Postponed--Date to be Determined

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost per student:  $110.00

     Each student received a kit (included in the price of the class) which includes the copper wire, gemstone cabachons, bezel cups, sterling silver earwires.  All tools will be provided by the instructor.

Social distancing is available in all classes with maximum number of students in class 8-10

Fiesta Earrings

Who doesn't love a fun, colorful pair of earrings?  Learn to create the earring base with a single piece of wire. This is a good opportunity for a quick introduction to working with heavy gauge wire. Come explore the tools that make that job easier. Learn to coil wire around the base and embellish with beads or crystals. Learn to form the ear wires and add them to your earrings. Wear your Fiesta Earrings home.

Instructor: Dale Koebnick
Dates: Postponed--Date to be Determined

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Cost per student:  $60

Your choice of wire of various gauges for earring base, ear wires, beads for embellishment.
All tools will be provided by instructor.

Social distancing is available in all classes with maximum number of students in class 8-10

Souper Bowl for

FUNDING FOOD & Support for the CAC

Support local food banks and the Cultural Activities Center all in one evening.   Bring a group of 6 to 10 friends and your own refreshments and make a bowl.   If you choose to keep your bowl, pay $25.00 per bowl about the size of a medium soup bowl. We will glaze and fire it and call when it is ready for you to pick it up.  Larger bowls will be priced according to size. If you choose to donate your bowl, your bowl along with many others will be sold in October at a Souper Bowl event to support local Food pantries and the CAC.   Celebrity bowls will be auctioned and Souper Soup recipes will be featured in September & October.   A portion of all proceeds will go to local food pantries to serve those in need and a portion stays with the CAC to support creative missions in the arts for the community.


Call 254-773-9926 to reserve your Souper Bowl party event.   Great for children, "girls' night out," bridal shower, church groups and more.  Come by the CAC and see some of our bowls already on display. 


Individuals can sign up for Souper Bowl Tuesdays in the clay room with Angela Mowery. Limited seating.  Call 254-773-9926 to reserve a seat for an hour between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in the clay room at the CAC.

Thank you to Heart of Texas Corvette Group for donating the clay for this project.