4 Elements Studio in Utica, ny 


Adult Wheel Throwing for all levels 

In this class, beginners will learn the basics of wheel 

throwing, centering clay, throwing a variety of shapes,

firing and glazing. For intermediate students, this class

will focus on throwing more complex forms and surface decorating.         


​February 1,8,15,23 / 6-8 pm      

Workshop fee - $155


March 1, 8, 15, 22 / 6-8 pm                                         

Workshop fee - $155 

April 5, 12,19,26 /6-8 pm  

Workshop fee - $155

May 3, 10,17,31  /6-8 pm 

Workshop fee - $ 155 

Thrown /Altered /The Textured Surface


This is course will support and encourage all levels to establish

and improve throwing skills. Focus will be on practicing throwing

techniques, as well as altering the form and addressing the surface

with texture to enhance the form.

Day 1 Demonstration on throwing techniques and
        individual throwing support. (Make 2-3 pieces)

Day 2 Wheel time (make 2-3 more pieces).
​       Trim and clean up previous work. Surface demonstration

Day 3 Trim and clean up previous work. Complete Surface and Critique.

Day 4 Glaze and Potluck!

May 5, 12,19,26 / 1-3 pm                                                        

Workshop fee - $155

Intro to Traditional Mexican Pottery


Learn about Mata Ortiz Pottery, some of the finest ceramic art from

Casas Grande, Mexico. Through hand-building techniques of slab

construction, paddling, and coiling you will create your own Mexican

inspired pieces. Surface designs will be applied using underglazes.

Day 1 Construction and Mata Ortiz History

Day 2 Complete construction, plan and paint surface

Day 3 Complete Surface and Critique

Day 4 Glaze and Potluck!

May 7,14,21,28 / 2-4 pm 

Workshop fee - $155

​​Open Figure Drawing 


This figure drawing class will focus on short poses , gesture 

drawing , with emphasis on form through light and shadow.

Participants will be drawing from a live model. 

April 30 - July 9 / 6-9 pm 
​(No Session on May 28th)

Session fee $75

Drop In fee $10

Introduction and Exploration of Silk Painting 

with Susan Macrina

This workshop is designed to present different introductory techniques

to achieve color,texture, and pattern using Jacquard dyes on silks.

Class will experiment with free-form, abstract color mixes,

and  water-based resists. Participants will be taught methods

for preparing and stretching silk for painting.

Each participant will create a 2 pieces of silk.

April 14 / 1 pm - 4 pm

Workshop fee - $125

​​Figurative Sculpture Course 

Students will have the opportunity to express their ideas of the human

landscape, learn the foundations of anatomical gesture and form,

and also be given the opportunity to discuss their work with the 
instructor and other class members. Students will be sculpting a

portrait bust.  

June 9,16,23,30 / 1-4 pm

Course fee - $155



Fee to all of our classes are fully refundable with written cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to class start, 50% will be refunded within two weeks . No refund is available once class has started. Payment must accompany registration . 


You can also  enroll by mail at 4 ELEMENTS STUDIO

                                                730 BROADWAY 

                                                UTICA , NY 13502


                            OR BY PHONE AT ( 315 ) 794-1689




Workshop fee - $155