Ah Haa School for the Arts

  • CERAMICS OPEN STUDIO | Throwing, Trimming & Glazing




The semiannual Visual Arts Open Studio Program is part of Ah Haa School for the Art’s commitment to fostering creativity and experimentation in a communal atmosphere of conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Visual Arts Open Studio Program is ideal for practicing artists working in painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber arts, and more.

Our space accommodates 5, 100 square foot, dedicated studio spaces with the following equipment of your choice: an easel, oversized painting gator board, five-foot worktables, and chairs. Participants will have WIFI and 24-hour, uninterrupted studio access over a four-week period during the following sessions:

Spring Session: May 1st – May 28th

Fall Session: October 23rd – November 19th

$375 Per Session

All interested participants are required to apply HERE. Memberships are approved on a case-by-case basis by the Visual Arts Program Director. Please email natalie@ahhaa.org with questions.





For Teens Grades 7 – 12

This five-week independent studio course gives students some valuable time and space to explore their own art in Ah Haa’s studio setting. While self-guided, all students will have access to an Ah Haa instructor each Wednesday, who can answer questions and help with materials. During other days of the week, students are also welcome to work independently after school without a mentor. Ah Haa provides each student some basic materials for their art making: clay, paper, canvas board, etc. Additional materials can be purchased separately. Use of Ah Haa’s art making tools and equipment: brushes, pencils, palettes, potters wheels, etc., is included.

Spring Session: May 4 – May 25

Monday – Friday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

$200 Per 4 Week Session

Students may work in the X Room Monday-Friday and have access to the Ceramics Studio Tuesday and Wednesday. Students are approved on a case-by-case basis by the Youth & Teen Program Director. Please email hannah@ahhaa.org with questions and register here.





Our ceramics studio is part of Ah Haa’s commitment to create opportunities for access to hands-on arts practices for those who want to create. Membership includes access to the studio equipped with twelve pottery wheels and accompanying handbuilding tables, a slab roller, extruder, three electric pottery kilns, and a glazing kitchen. Materials including clay, glazes, and firing fees are not included in the membership fee and may be purchased from Ah Haa. Students may access the ceramics studio during the following times*:

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM-9:00 PM & Saturdays 10:00 AM-6:00PM 

$100 Per Month

Included in your monthly fee is a dedicated storage shelf and shared space in a lockable cabinet. Open Studio spaces are available first come, first served, and a waitlist will be established with full capacity. Membership fees are due the Monday before the first day of each month. Failure to pay on time will result in the immediate loss of your membership and movement to the bottom of the waiting list. Please note that adult and youth students enrolled in our traditional classes have priority over the main classroom space during scheduled class times. Open Studio members may work in the glazing kitchen during scheduled class times, which includes a handbuilding table and two wheels.

All Open Studio members are required to have completed a 4-week ceramics class at Ah Haa or similar ceramics program. Memberships are approved on a case-by-case basis by the Ceramics Program Director. Please email tara@ahhaa.org with questions and to apply.