Adult & Teen Class Offerings

Adult Clay: Exploring the Figure

Continuing with explorations of the human figure, students will sculpt busts beginning with a wall form giving attention to the cleat attachment. Students will focus on three- dimensional construction of the head and shoulders of a human form. Beginning students will focus on completing projects designed for learning basic techniques.


Beginning students will complete a basic course in clay. Clay is available for purchase at $15.75 / 25 lbs and a pottery tool kit is availbale for $25.  Supplies and tools are in addition to tuition fees. 

Adult Clay

Adult Clay Section I: 


Instructor: Aria Finch
Adult, Intermediate to Advanced
Tuesdays for 8 weeks
April 9 - May 28
9 am - 12 noon
$105 members | $130 non-members

Adult Clay  Section II: 


Instructor: Aria Finch
Adult, Beginners to Advanced
Tuesdays for 8 weeks
April 9 - May 28

6-9 pm
$105 members | $130 non-members

Adult Clay Section III: 


Instructor: Aria Finch
Adult, Beginners to Advanced
Thursdays for 8 weeks
April 11 - May 30
9 am - 12 noon
$105 members | $130 non-members

Adult Clay Section IV:


Instructor: Anna Edwards

Adult, Beginners to Advanced
Thursdays for 8 weeks
April 11 - May 30
6-10 pm
$105 members | $130 non-members






Throwing on the Wheel

Instructor: Aria Finch

Make various thrown bowls and cups with emphasis on inventive surfaces. 
Students must have had a previous class in clay at the RMAC. 

Age: 11 years to teen
June 10-14 and June 17 and 21
10:30 am - 12 pm
$65 members; $75 non-members

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Gratton Workshop:



Contemporary Collage
Instructor: Natasha Bowdoin
Saturday, June 8, 9 am - 4 pm and
Sunday, June 9, 1-5 pm
Fee: Suggested donation of up to $125


Discover the contemporary possibilities of collage. A hybrid at its core, collage crosses the boundaries of photography, sculpture, painting and drawing. Students will learn some basic principles and construction techniques of collage while experimenting with different kinds of mark making and a variety of materials, including two- and three-dimensional media. Tracing the history of collage through a tour of images collected and presented by Bowdoin, students will gain a deeper understanding of historical precedents within the medium as well. Students will work with paper and found objects, gain familiarity with cutting and gluing techniques and learn principles of decalcomania, assemblage and basic image transfer processes. To register, please contact Tiffany Melancon at 575-500-0363. *This workshop cannot be registered for online*


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Adult Clay: Summer Open Studio
Instructor: Aria Finch



During the summer months, current adult clay students may continue their explorations in an open studio. The studio is available during the Museum’s public hours, except during children’s clay classes, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 pm. Participants must be current ceramics students. If you are a past student and wish to sign up, please see Aria Finch in advance.

Age/Level: Adult, beginners with ability to work independently through advanced
Public Museum Hours, except during children’s clay classes (please see summer camp schedule)

June 1 - September 6
$105 members; $130 non-members