Join our Studio Artists!
Join our Trackers Art Studio, playing and learning skills with fellow Apprentices. Together as a team you…
- Work with a Trackers Art Teacher mentoring you in pottery and ceramics.
- Learn to be self-directed, empowered to craft your journey as an artist.
- Build a portfolio of your work, taking home and using what you make.
- Find a cohort of fellows creating art and crafts together in our ceramics studio.
Learn Pottery & Ceramics
In monthly studio weekends you study the art and craft of pottery and ceramics through the following skills:
Craftsmanship & Form Craft handmade pottery for your home—bowls, cups, art, and more. Practice shop and tool safety. Learn to care for and maintain studio equipment. Delve into physical and material sciences: chemistry, thermodynamics and more!
Art & Design Learn to design in three dimensions, bringing your creative ideas to life. Explore the basics of sculpture and expressive forms. Paint, glaze, and decorate your work. Develop your personal style as an artist.
Traditional & Modern Go beyond the basics. Explore many traditional pottery styles. Get experience using a potter’s wheel and a kiln. Fire your works using old and new methods: from outdoor pit fires to our electric kiln.
Our Apprenticeship teachers are experienced artisan educators teaching authentic skills. They inspire positive growth through connection to nature, community, craft, and art.
Need After School? This is our Weekend Apprenticeship. Go here for Pottery After School Program.
Explore the Program Schedule
This program is Fall to Spring. There is one Weekend Studio Day a month and five optional Seasonal Gatherings the entire family can attend. Schedule options below.
Weekend Studio Days 9 total - Typically 1 Saturday a month (9 AM - 12:30 PM)
During Weekend Studio Days, kids get hands-on time in our Trackers Arts Studio. Studio Days include:
- Mentoring with our Pottery and Ceramics teacher, building art and design skills.
- Hands-on crafting time at our tables, wheels, and kiln, making projects to take home.
- All programs material and equipment provided by Trackers Art Studio.
- Connection while learning with new friends and other artists in training.
Seasonal Gatherings 5 total - Weekday evenings or Weekends during the day
Trackers families can attend Seasonal Gatherings filled with food, fun, and connection. These events are optional and include:
- Tracktoberfest Welcome the autumnal harvest with festivities, food, and music.
- Track-or-Treat Trick-or-treat on a fun and mysterious tracking trail through the Trackers Lodge.
- Holiday Party Herald the arrival of winter with food and friends at our Holiday Party.
- Garden Party Help plant our gardens for summer and fall in Sandy, Oregon.
- Graduation Wrap our year together with a community potluck and BBQ.
Get a Trackers Art Studio Membership
For your registered year (Sept - August) you receive a full Trackers Art Studio Membership which includes:
- 9 Art Studio Days, 5 Seasonal Family Gatherings.
- A Trackers T-Shirt, Trackers Woodcarving Guide & monthly Trackers Journal.
- 50% off the Trackers Archery Range for immediate family members (free during Seasonal Gatherings).
Tuition includes all Studio Days and Seasonal Gatherings. Reserve your place with a $95 non-refundable deposit, then pay the remaining tuition in 8 monthly payments of $80 (total $735). Your first payment is due August 31.
Returning Student Discount Apprentices returning from a previous program year (within Fall to Spring) receive a 15% discount. Use your discount code (emailed) or Contact Us firstname.lastname@example.org to receive one.
Need Financial Help? We offer Opportunity & Merit Scholarships of 5% - 15% off. Up to a $110 discount off the full tuition. It's quick and easy to apply.
Please note, scholarships and multiple discounts cannot be combined.